Many questions without proper account settlement of architectural services. Frequently questions arise in construction projects. A construction project is lengthy and complex, also many actors–including architects involved. So it may cause at the settlement of an architectural order, that a client can not estimate whether the Bill is appropriate. Nieman Lab has much experience in this field. The case often happens at the beginning everything is discussed nicely and neatly, then creative work and finally it comes to the payment. The architect presented a Bill, more or less detailed. Unfortunately, not every Builder is a professional and can understand the technical language of the architects. Therefore there are lookup to settle an obligation for architects.
This obligation arises directly from the HOAI (fee schedule for Architects). Says so in 15 ABS. 1 HOAI literally “the Honoorar is payable if the power obtained and presented an auditable final invoice.” Here are clearly two basic requirements: the output must be removed and a verifiable Bill is to pass. Now the question is, what should be such a Bill to the content? According to the case-law of the Bundesgerichtshof, these are: the performance image the fee zone of the rate chargeable costs services under certain circumstances a distinction for services not rendered percentages may fee charges pass of the VAT if already received advance payments paid, with the principal to be enable this content, to check an invoice. Just an ordinary Bill leads to a qualification of architect his fee to request. An auditable final invoice has advantages but also for the architect, he works, neat and clear because no misunderstanding about jobs and his Honrar will then be charged as soon as he presented the Bill, what is within its power. As a result, there should be two parties – clients and architects on a testable statement. This article was written