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  • (a)

    the decisions required of the client in respect of the architectural service being provided by the architect, and

  • (b)

    the implications of those decisions for the performance of the service (particularly those implications related to timeliness, cost and changes to the service and any building or building related work consequential to the service).

  • (4)

    An architect should advise a client on the likelihood of achieving the client’s stated objectives having regard to the client’s stated budget and time requirements for the architectural service concerned.

  • (5)

    An architect should not disclose to any person any information agreed as, or understood to be, confidential that is acquired from or provided by a client in the course of the provision of an architectural service by the architect unless authorised to do so by the client in writing or as required by law.

(6)

An architect should, with reasonable promptness, respond to a client’s reasonable requests for information or other communications concerning an architectural service being provided by the architect to the client.

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Client agreements

  • (1)

    An architect should enter into a written agreement with the client concerning the provision of an architectural service.

  • (2)

    The architect should ensure that the written agreement:

    • (a)

      specifies the scope and nature of, and requirements for, the

service to be provided, and

  • (b)

    specifies the cost of the service to be provided and the arrangement for payment (including, where possible, estimates of disbursements and arrangements for their payment), and

  • (c)

    specifies the method of reporting to the client on the provision and progress of the service to be provided, and

  • (d)

    states the registration number of the architect responsible for the service to be provided, and

  • (e)

    makes provision for arrangements for:

    • (i)

      obtaining the client’s authorisation to proceed with the service described in the agreement, and

    • (ii)

      obtaining the client’s authorisation to change or amend the service described in the agreement and fees arising from such a change or amendment, and

    • (iii)

      the application of any pre-existing agreement to the provision of other services for the client, and

(f)

makes provision for the termination of the service by either party, and

(g)

makes provision for the withdrawal by the architect from the provision of the service in the circumstances referred to in clause 4 (3) of this Code, and

(h)

makes provision for contacting the architect at the place of business of the architect within normal business hours.

Architects Regulation 2004 Schedule1

NSW Architects Code of Professional Conduct

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