CoA | Schedule of Payment

The Architect shall be paid Professional fees in stages, consistent with the work done. The stages of payment are divided during the course of the construction and  shall include the following :

schedule of payment

 CLIENTS BRIEF – STAGE 1:
On appointment and signing of Agreement – Rs 20,000/- or 5% of total fees payable, adjustable at the last stage, based on the Rough estimate of cost.

CONCEPT DESIGN –STAGE 2:
On submitting Conceptual designs and Rough estimate – 10% of total fees payable, based on the Rough estimate of Cost.

PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND DRAWING – STAGE 3:
On submitting the required Preliminary Scheme for the Client’s approval along with the Preliminary Estimate of cost – 20% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on Preliminary estimate of cost

DRAWINGS FOR CLIENTS / STATUTORY APPROVALS – STAGE 4:On incorporating Clients suggestions and submitting drawings for approval from the Client/Statutory Bodies –  35% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on Preliminary estimate of cost.

WORKING DRAWINGS AND TENDER DOCUMENTS – STAGE 5:
On preparation of working drawings, specifications, schedule of quantities, estimate, and tender documents – 45% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on Preliminary estimate of cost.

APPOINTMENT OF CONTRACTORS – STAGE 6:
On inviting, receiving and analyzing tenders and advising the Client on appointment of Contractors – 55% of the total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.



CONSTRUCTION – STAGE 7:
On submitting Working Drawings and details required for commencement of Work at site – 65% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

On completion of 20% of work at site – 70% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

On completion of 40% of work at site – 75% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

On completion of 60% of work at site – 80% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

On completion of 80% of work at site – 85% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

On Virtual Completion of work at site – 90% of total fees payable, less payment already made, based on accepted Tender cost.

COMPLETION – STAGE 8:
On submitting Completion Report and drawings for the project required in obtaining Completion / Occupation Certificate from Statutory Authorities and on issue of as-built drawings – 100% of total fees payable, less Retainer & payment already made, based on Actual total cost.

This post was about the Schedule of payment to an Architect as per COA guidelines. After the completion of the project and 100% of the Architect’s fees have been paid to him, is the Architect professionally liable for the building? To find out more about this go to:

The Council Of Architecture (CoA) in India has stipulated guidelines and regulations regarding an Architect’s profession and education. To know more, go to:

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