Legal due dates

The legal due dates vary depending on the applicable legal titles (mandate contract or work contract):

Mandate Contract (OR 394 ff.)

Basic principle

  • Payments for a mandate contract invoice are due immediately.

Payment due date on the invoice

  • If the architect (planner) sets a payment due date on the invoice, he grants a deferment until the expiration of the extended payment deadline. 

Work contract (OR 363 ff.)

Basic principle

  • The payment for work is – in absence of another agreement – due at the time of the delivery or the completion of the work (cf. OR 372 paragraph 1).

Delivery of uncompleted work

  • Whether the delivery of an uncompleted work leads to a payment for the work being due is disputed.

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