Are you looking forward to hiring a construction company in Orange County for a job? Before finalizing the deal one should always have their lawyers go through the contract details to avoid future conflicts. A contract is signed for many reasons. One of it is to put everything in the paper, leave out the uncertainties and keep the work transparent. Such a signed document from both the sides establishes trust between the client and the contractor. Not only this but the document is to protect both the parties.
Creating a document that has everything agreed by the clients and the contractor is a tedious job but must be taken care of. The contract must have every term which is agreed upon by both the parties. It must also have any conditions that are stated by each party and also has to have clauses and statements as directed by the federal and state laws of the particular state. It is long and detailed but a few aspects to take care of before signing on the dotted line are given below.
- Crystal clear requirements:
State the exact requirements, list of products, materials needed, deadlines to be met, payment procedure and dates. Whatever words the contract uses must not in any way be vague and must be very clear. It should not have multiple meanings and interpretations by anyone which means the sentences must tell one meaning and story. Take the opportunity to explain any standards, regulations or special conditions.
- Include licensing, insurance and contact information:
The drawn contract will have clauses that state the solutions in any event of unprecedented situations. But along with it, including every detail on paper. This can include, permit for certain kinds of constructions, insurance details for workers, license the company has, where they received it etc. Such information seems unnecessary but not only is transparent but builds trust.
- Special care for cancellation policies:
There may be a change in circumstances that might cause problems with the construction. State clearly how the situation will work if the project is canceled or extended. What would be the cost bearing and who would do that. Make sure you include clauses that protect you from unexpected work. Your policy should be well equipped with any cancellation or refund. Also, a good idea would be solutions on how to resolve in case any conflict arises.
- Conform to the laws:
Ensure that you conform to the state laws which might give power to either of the party. But not doing so can land you in a big trouble. So even if it means to let go of a client, do it so that you are not in a deep problem.
It is the proof of an agreement that both the parties are now willing to work. Unless any one of the two parties sign, do not start on the project because without a signature, the document is an oral agreement that doesn’t have much credibility. Ensure that the signature is done on 2 hard copies one of which will go to each party.
In case you find working on such details very difficult and need help, find a lawyer to help you out with it. Do not in any case sign contract with companies if you are unsure.
CRM Construction Inc. is a construction company with 45+ years of experience in construction field. We build medical rooms, manufacturing facilities, factory planning, tenant improvement, architecture, repairs, maintenance and we remodel offices. With years of experience and number of projects, we have gained crucial insight in the construction domain.