One of the toughest jobs for corporate people or even home-bound folks, who have little or no knowledge at all to do minor home repair, is doing home emergency troubleshooting. Home safety is the utmost priority for every household, however, when crisis comes in, like plumbing defects, crack flooring and another home urgent situation; the repair may take longer as expected. Luckily today, there are home contracting companies that offer a one-stop-shop solution to all home emergencies, like plumbing services, flooring, electrical, painting, dry walling and many other things that is related to home repair or construction.
As a homeowner, there are five important things to consider before signing the home construction contract to remember for your protection.
1. Price Package. A legitimate home construction company has a prepared contract for you to sign, detailing the specific job that they are going to perform. The estimated price is commonly included in the bid proposal that the company will furnish you. Take a look at the entire price package or the details of the price and see if the offer is justifiable or not. Although the price quote is merely an estimate, it is but cautiously to ask the ball-park-figure in percentage for you to get the picture of the cost.
2. Duration of the project. The time frame is critical because this is where the price package is based. Professional home contracting companies compute their cost on the construction, the difficulty of the task, the needed manpower and the tools or equipment to be used and other materials. On your part, ascertain the duration of the whole project to avoid paying an additional cost due to the delays. Alternatively, you can amend the contract by freeing you from any obligations should the construction be delayed stipulating your conditions other than acts of God.
3. Payment. Every home construction company has its payment mode. Some companies demand an advance payment while others may bill you in full once the job is completed. Makes sure that the payment mode is clearly stipulated in the contract to avoid any delays due to non-payment of the agreed fees to the home construction company.
4. Resolution of Disputes. Disputes are among the items in the contract that is least unlikely to happen for home emergency repair, like plumbing, flooring, electrical, drywalling and all another needed home repair. However, when one party does not come to agreement on certain items specified in the contract, like the payment mode, the material used and the time frame, the resolution of the dispute must be done in the proper platform. You may refer this matter to your attorney or to any a legal counsel of your choice for the quick resolution of the dispute.
5. Legal counsel’s fees. In the contract, the company provides a percentage of the attorney’s fee that they agreed to pay or vice-versa. It is recommended, therefore, to read the fine lines when it comes to all the fees stipulated in the contract to unburden yourself from the legal fees that may be imposed to you. Reading the home construction contract can be tedious for a busy person, however, this piece of paper is your support should something is amiss in the entire home safety repair is not done.