German Construction Law

The BGB is the short for Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch, the German Civil Code. This set of rules governs most parts of private law in Germany. It also contains the basic rules on construction contracts and it is therefore the first book to look into when confronted with a legal questions. As the German Civil Code is not easy to find in English, I have created a page from which you can find the relevant extracts for constuction law:

This and the VOB/B which are standardised terms and conditions for construction contracts in Germany are the key set of rules for any construction project. I will post an English version of the VOB/B soon.

One thought on “German Construction Law

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s