Construction and architectural law concerns numerous civil and administrative aspects. Construction contracts law is the focus and regulates all the relationships between the client and the contracting parties involved in the execution of the works: this include for instance craftsmen, architects and engineers.

Private and Public Construction Law

Construction Law is additionally divided in private and public construction law.

Private Construction Law is based on the Contractual Law for Work and Labour; on the other hand, Public Construction Law encompasses public planning law, landholdings law, and building´s legislations.

Basics of Building Contracts Law

The building contracts law determines the contractual relationships between the customer and the contractor for the production and execution of a service in the construction industry. The regulations of a construction contract normally regulate the scope of services, purchase and particular issues related to the liability and guarantee of a construction. The general contractor´s agreement provides that the general contractor commits to the developers, to render the total construction services or to carry out essential parts of the construction work itself. This is often not done by the general contractor, but by subcontractors. Housing constructions in Hanover and in the nearby area can be extensively supported, so that all parties involved, contractors, general contractors, subcontractors need optimal contractual basis.

The construction contract must be designed as a contract of work, as the construction of the building as result will be considered as a final work. The rights and obligations derive from §§631 ff BGB (German Civil Code). Building Contracts Law is fundamental, as the legal basis are not sufficient and individualized regulation are often necessary, as also the German VOB (Construction Tendering and Contract Regulations) as basis is generally not enough.