Date: September 22, 2021 10:38PM
Be very careful with the contract. It might even be worth it to have a lawyer look it over for you, maybe your relative would be willing to look at it too. That is a really big job and lots of things could go wrong. Things like this come up on the court shows and shows like Mike Holmes Makes it Right. Everything has to be in the four corners of the contract, no changes unless they are written and both parties sign. There is no such thing as a verbal change to a written contract. Always include a "time is of the essence" clause and have specific things listed with specific times. Same goes for payments, you pay as you go for completed, correct work. Never give a big payment up front. Also, you want it to contain specific materials. Don't pay top dollar for crap materials. Check materials yourself. Check the license and insurance yourself.
Here is a short article, dig around under this guy and look for other things. I think he is great :)https://www.hgtv.com/shows/holmes-on-homes/articles/get-it-in-writing-a-contractor-talks-about-contracts
And do keep me up on how things are going. I really want to know your experience!
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/22/2021 10:39PM by Susan I/S.