Who writes the contract?

Reply

  #1  
Old 04-17-03, 09:56 PM
Deidra Kramer
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Who writes the contract?

Hello everyone...

I've read and been told about the importance of a contract but who is responsible for putting it together? The homeowner or the contractor? Is it customary for the contractor to present the homeowner with the contract covering the work that is expected, terms, warranties, payment, payment schedule etc? Then the homeowners make sure the contract addresses the above items and anything else of concern before signing. Is this how it plays out? Are there any web sites that address this and or has sample contracts? Do any of you have any sample contracts that you would be willing to share? I appreciate your help.

PS We do not have a general contractor. We plan to contact each specialist - electrician, dry waller, window installer, floor layer, roofer etc ourselves. Maybe this is a mistake?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 04-17-03, 10:27 PM
texsparky
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Post

Most legitimate contractors will provide you with a proposal outlining the scope of their work and a contract to sign before they begin the work. The need for the contract is a 2 way street.
 
  #3  
Old 04-18-03, 12:53 PM
Member
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 525
Good luck on your project. Allow about 5 times longer than you are anticipating if you are the general contractor. It will also be your responsibility to get in your subs in the proper order.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes