In the Netherlands the building contract practice has a large variety of contract models and general terms & conditions. How should a client choose from these? How can a contractor find out what he may or may not be liable for? And what happens in common law and civil law if no contract is concluded? These and more questions are addressed in this guide. The most commonly used building contract models and terms & conditions are explained in a way that is legally sound, while understandable to the lay reader. This guide is therefore especially written for architects, consulting engineers, contractors, students at technical schools and all those working in the field of building law who are in need of thorough going information.