Flanders has abolished its regulations governing access to professions. As a result, Flemish contractors wishing to work in Brussels or Wallonia may experience problems if they have no proof of their professional skills. As things currently stand, it is not clear how a court would rule in the event of a dispute concerning work done by a Flemish contractor in Brussels or Wallonia. The court may well find that the contractor has breached Brussels or Walloon regulations.
The Belgian Construction Confederation therefore advises all Flemish contractors to take the appropriate precautions: register your professional skills with the Crossroads Bank for Enterprises, even though it is no longer mandatory to do so. Formalis, the one-stop shop for the construction sector, can take care of everything!