BIID & RIBA launch professional services contracts

By Elspeth Pridham
November 5, 2020

The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) has launched two new and updated Professional Services Contracts for Interior Designer Services, in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Offering a wide range of benefits to interior designers, the new digital contracts are available in two contract options for domestic and commercial projects; The RIBA/BIID Domestic Professional Services Contract 2020: Interior Design Services and The RIBA/BIID Concise Professional Services Contract 2020: Interior Design Services.

The contracts replace the BIID’s current client contracts which were designed to work for both domestic and commercial clients. With two new contracts now available, designers can be confident that the contract is specific to the type of client project they are working on.

The new contracts are created online using the RIBA Contracts Digital tool, which is designed to be quick and straightforward to use. It allows interior designers to create, alter, manage and view all of their contracts in one secure location before printing the final document. They also come with a ‘contract checklist’ to help the interior designer and client ensure that the key terms have been agreed, avoiding future misunderstandings.

BIID President Lester Bennett commented: “Interior designers should always have a contract in place when starting a new client project, to define both parties’ obligations and to ensure both parties are protected, which will help avoid any costly mistakes. The new RIBA/BIID contracts are designed to be clear and efficient and include everything necessary for interior design projects, both domestic and commercial, in an easy-to-understand format. Using these new contracts will ensure interior designers are following best practice ways of working, which is vital for our profession.”

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