No fee (pro bono) or reduced fee services
Architects may from time to time offer their services pro bono (for the public good) whether generally or in response to natural disasters such as bushfires. Even though your services are offered free of charge, or partially free, your professional obligations to the client and your liabilities as an architect in providing those services are not reduced in any way. It is very important to have a formal agreement with the client for the services you deliver for all your engagements. To reflect the nature of pro bono services, you should use the 2019 Client Architect Agreement (CAA2019) contract that includes special conditions tailored to providing pro bono or discounted services.