Remodelling a property is a big undertaking and a very exciting time for any homeowner. This is how you make your home truly your own, how you add value and how you support the kind of lifestyle you want.
At the same time though, this is also a very expensive process and a very lengthy and disruptive one. Your home will likely feel like a construction site for months and you’ll almost always go over budget. Afterward, you’ll have to live with what’s done until you move home!
So you need to make sure you have the right contract. At Carick, we always make it our duty to talk clients and customers through our contracts and to ensure they understand precisely what they’ll be getting.
You can also consider these following tips:
Check the Basics
Make sure your contractor is securing all necessary permits and approvals and that there are a start and end date for the project. You should also have a payment schedule outlined.
Importantly, make sure that the contract explains contingencies for any changes that might affect the cost of the job. Complications are common with large remodels, so ensure you won’t be left in the lurch.
Research Arbitration Options
It’s generally useful when remodelling contracts stipulate an arbitrator rather than judge but be weary if a specific arbitrator has been named.
Any further questions? We’re always happy to discuss our contracts and offer a highly flexible service to accommodate your specific needs.
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