8. Terms of Contrat de construction de maison individuelle (CCMI)
- Cooling Off Period
- Specification of Works
- Contract Price
- Stage Payments
- Works Programme
- Contract Guarantees
8.7. Sub-Contracting Building in France - CCMI Contract
The main contractor is permitted to sub-contract elements of the build, but the law provides that the sub-contracts must be in writing, and meet minimum requirements of the main CCMI contract.
Nevertheless, there has been concern for sometime that sub-contractors in a CCMI are not adequately regulated and suffer from delays in payment from the main contractor. The problems that can then arise between main and sub-contractors have often been to the detriment of the client.
In order to ensure that these problems are kept to a minimum, the Goverment and trade organisations have recently introduced a model standard contract for use between the main contractor and their sub-contractors, called the Contrat de sous-traitance dans le secteur de la maison individuelle.
You would be well advised to ensure that the main contractor uses this contract.
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