These Special Conditions have been prepared for use by the builder and the owner, as an alternative form of contract, where:
- the bank or financier imposes on the parties a Housing Industry Association HIA New Homes or Residential Building equivalent contract as a condition of approving finance, but
- where the parties had already agreed to include the role and functions of the Architect administering a contract under the relevant state or territory Australian Building Industry Contracts ABIC SW 2018 H contract.
These Special Conditions introduce a number of the definitions and mechanisms familiar from the ABIC SW 2018 H state and territory contracts into the HIA New Homes or Residential Building equivalent state and territory contracts. Refer to your state or territory page for the Special Conditions schedule. (Note. South Australia is an exception for preparation of these Special Conditions – see further information below).