Current Forms of Contract*
(* N.B. New Forms are expected to be available in Spring 2017 with accompanying explanatory information at that time – and not before – for those who wish to use them and the old Forms will at that stage be phased out for new contracts.)
Contract Growing Guidance
Practice Note No. 11
Guidance on the conditions of contract and other issues concerning the contract growing of plant material by nursery growers for their clients. This document updates the CPSE/JCLI Guidance for the Advanced Ordering or Contract Growing of Hardy Nursery Stock (HTA 1999). October 2014 | Download (pdf)
JCLI Contracts Forum
The JCLI Contracts Forum agrees and badges commercial and domestic project standard forms of contract and associated guidance documents for the landscape industry. The contracts and guidance are produced and published by individual member organisations.
The JCLI Contracts Forum is organised by the Landscape Institute. Its members are the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL), the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA), the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), the Landscape Institute (LI) and the Society of Garden Designers (SGD).
The JCLI badging of contracts is considered important for two main reasons: firstly, because ‘JCLI’ has a strong reputation for contracts, based on the reputation of the Landscape Contract originally produced in 1978; and secondly, because the documents are agreed by the members of the Forum and are therefore non-partisan industry standard documents.
History of JCLI
JCLI was originally the Joint Council for Landscape Industries and was convened in 1973 to bring together all those organisations in any way concerned with landscape design, construction or management. In 2004 it became the Joint Committee for Landscape Industries with a slightly different mission but was dissolved in 2010. The JCLI Contracts Forum was formed in 2010 by the Landscape Institute to continue the existing JCLI contracts and expand the range of contracts. ‘JCLI’ is no longer an acronym.
JCLI documents were always produced by individual member organisations but agreed by JCLI and badged JCLI. This continues with the JCLI Contracts Forum, which is only concerned with contracts and associated documents for the landscape industry.
The documents associated with the JCLI Landscape Works and Maintenance Works Contracts 2008 editions are all superseded.
They have been watermarked and are available for reference purposes.
Superseded Landscape Works Contract 2008 documents
JCLI Practice Note No. 8 (May 2008) | Download
Amendments and corrections to JCLI Landscape Works Contract 2008 |Download
Amendments and corrections to JCLI Landscape Works Contract with Contractor’s Design 2008 | Download
Model Certificates and other forms for use with the JCLI Landscape Works Contact and the JCLI Landscape Works Contract with Contractor’s Design 2008 Editions | Download
Differences between JCLI Landscape Works Contract 2008 and JCLI Agreement for Landscape Works (Feb 2002) | Download
Differences between JCLI Landscape Works Contract 2008 and JCT Minor Works Contract 2007 | Download
Differences between JCLI Landscape Works Contract with Contractor’s Design 2008 and JCLI Landscape Works Contract 2008 | Download
Superseded Landscape Maintenance Works Contract 2008 documents
If a novation agreement is required for a current project using JCLI LMWC 2008 the 2012 versions of the novation agreements are valid for both the 2008 and 2012 editions of JCLI LMWC and can be downloaded here
Practice Note No. 9 (August 2008) | Download
Model Certificates and Other Forms for use with the JCLI Landscape Maintenance Works Contract 2008 Edition | Download
Differences between JCLI Landscape Maintenance Works Contract 2008 and JCLI Agreement for Landscape Maintenance Works (Feb 2002) |Download
Differences between JCLI Landscape Maintenance Works Contract 2008 and JCLI Landscape Works Contract 2008 | Download