Under California’s new law in effect as of July 1, 2012, as usual subcontractors and suppliers must serve a preliminary notice on the owner, general contractor, and construction lender. Also [...]
The simple answer. By statute, in many but not all cases. As a recommended procedure, always. Without sounding like a typical attorney, let us explain in more detail. First, there is never a [...]
There is no need to specify your exact profit and overhead in a contract–that is your private business.
11-15-12. No state regulates the amount of your profit and overhead. Basically, it is what the traffic will bear. However, most states have home improvement contract laws which require you to [...]
In most states, no. There is a major distinction between hiring an employee and an independent contractor. With the former situation, under respondent superior, the employer is liable for the [...]
It is very common for a construction contract to include a provision for binding arbitration. This means that in any enforcement procedures or for breach of contract for damages, you must seek [...]
A general contractor or sub not only bases their estimate upon the accuracy of drawings and specifications, but the whole logistical scheme, including preparation, manpower, ordering of materials [...]