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The Construction Contracts Exclusion Order (Northern Ireland) 1999

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Development agreements

5.—(1) A construction contract is excluded from the operation of the 1997 Order if it is a development agreement.

(2) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a contract is a development agreement if it includes provision for the disposal of a relevant estate in the land on which take place the principal construction operations to which the contract relates.

(3) In paragraph (2) a relevant estate in land means—

(a)a freehold; or

(b)a leasehold for a period which is to expire no earlier than 12 months after the completion of the construction operations under the contract.

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