published: 09/01/2017 expires: 08/31/2019
Usage Notice: The 2017 - 2019 Texas Residential Construction Contracts documents expire 8/31/2019. Beginning 9/1/2019 the new 2019 - 2021 documents, with all the legislative and regulatory updates, will need to be purchased and implemented on all new projects.
Texas Association of Builders’ Contracts Package subscription is available to TAB Builder members for only $399.99 (plus tax). It’s your blueprint for typical construction and remodeling transactions in the State of Texas. In addition to addressing new legislatively mandated notice requirements for homes built near military installations, many additions and improvements have been made to the 2017-2019 package, which include:
► warranty parameters on foreclosures and rental properties;
► clarification of applicable code standards and builder obligations;
► recovery of certain attorney’s fees;
► a technology disclaimer for smart homes;
► revisions to the independent contractor agreements; and
► updates to the Express Home Warranty to reflect current building practices.
The end result is that the contracts are more clear and comprehensive than ever.
Please note: Your use of any of the documents contained in the Texas Association of Builders Contracts©Version 7.0 (the “Package”), for any reason, constitutes your agreement to the terms and conditions set forth in this document. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions set forth in this document, then you do not have permission to use any of the documents contained in the Package and before you use any of the documents contained in the Package, for any reason, you should immediately stop use of the Package in any manner.
Any unauthorized use of the documents contained in the Package may result in termination of your membership and possible legal action seeking appropriate damages. By using the Package and agreeing to the these terms, you represent that you are a Texas Association of Builders (TAB) member in good standing and that you will abide by the terms of this license. Should your membership lapse at any time, you will lose access to the Package and any updates to the Package.
The form documents included in the Package have been largely prepared at the request of TAB for the sole use of its builder/remodeler members. You hereby agree that you will not use, modify, change, alter, reproduce, assign, transfer, copy or otherwise distribute the form documents that are contained on the Package for any purpose other than in connection with a transaction or proposed transaction to which you are or may be a party. Violation of these terms will result in TAB pursuing any and all available legal remedies.
The Texas Association of Builders (TAB) has a standing Contracts Committee to ensure that its contracts are comprehensive, up-to-date, and the best product available in Texas. As such, the TAB contracts provide homeowners and builders an invaluable benefit in the form of enhanced legal protections, reduced liability, clear legal compliance with various Texas laws and a solid written warranty with some of the strongest performance standards in the nation. Many other form contracts, including the National Association of Home Builders’ contracts, fail to meet numerous statutory requirements in the Texas Property Code, as well as fail to properly waive all implied warranties as outlined by the Supreme Court of Texas, thereby exposing homeowners and builders to serious legal liabilities and significant expenses, including the voiding of non-compliant contracts.