Construction Contracts Broughton-in-Furness

Sometimes the subcontractor in Broughton-in-Furness is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Chris Hull Construction Ltd
01229 716821
2 New Street
Broughton in Furness
 
Chris Hull Construction Ltd
01229 716821
Orchard Barn
Broughton in Furness
 
Watson Bros
01229 716565
Tree Tops
Millom
 
David Webb Building
01229 775431
The Hollow
Millom
 
Barry Coward
01229 889208
Kirkby Hall
Barrow in Furness
 
Ausobsky D
01229 774257
High Brow Farm
Millom
 
Cl & Lj Garnett
01229 716119
1 Fellview Barn
Broughton in Furness
 
Eric Ashcroft
01229 716540
The Ghyll
Broughton in Furness
 
Peter Clucas Architect
01229 716828
8 Sawrey Court
Broughton in Furness
 
South Lakeland Bricklayers LTD
01229 889921
Dunnerdale,Sandside
Cumbria
 

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: February 1, 2007

By Ron Willis

Sometimes the subcontractor is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Subcontractors need to be compensated with more funds and time by the GC for all extras incorporated into the work that are not specifically spelled out in the contract documents. It is the general contractor's responsibility to retrieve those funds from the respective trades or owner that originally generated the extra. If the owner or any of the subcontractors or suppliers requests an extra from your firm, they should pay for it.

There is often a statement like this in the subcontract: “The subcontractor will not be paid for any extra work where the cost has not been predetermined and the time extensions have been agreed on in advance in a signed change order by the contractor.” This statement works in your favor.

However, back it up with a sentence something like this: “No extra work will be done unless requested in writing and a price agreed on by both the general contractor and the subcontractor.” However, as often as not, there will be a counter statement that says that the subcontractor must perform extra work without compensation when asked.

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