Special Conditions for HIA New Homes: Australian Capital Territory

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’s HIA ACT Residential Building Contract for New Homes 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 ABIC Simple Works 2018 H ACT contract.

These Special Conditions introduce a number of the definitions and mechanisms familiar from the ABIC SW 2018 H ACT contract into the HIA ACT New Homes contract.