Client and Architect Agreement 2009 guide letters

Five optional guide letters have been developed to assist architects in using the Client and Architect Agreement 2009 (CAA2009).

The introductory guide letter is intended for use by the architect immediately after the initial meeting with the prospective client. It is intended to be a confirmation of everything discussed with the client—it assumes the architect will forward a draft of the agreement as an attachment to the letter.

The subsequent guide letters deal with the situation where an engagement is proceeding but the formal agreement has not been signed and returned by the client, and confirming that the client does not agree to the engagement of a cost consultant.