Construction Contracts Kirkby Stephen

Sometimes the subcontractor in Kirkby Stephen 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.

J M Smith Building Construction
01768 341230
Brow House
Kirkby Stephen
 
E M Treece
01768 371221
42 South Road
Kirkby Stephen
 
S M Wilkinson (Builder)
01768 341839
Ash Garth
Kirkby Stephen
Membership Associations
FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1987

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Davidson Brothers
01768 341467
High Street
Kirkby Stephen
 
Barker G A & J
01768 341207
Dyke Nook
Appleby in Westmorland
 
Paul Stout
01768 371045
Rose Cottage
Kirkby Stephen
Membership Associations
FairTrades Registered
Year Established
1982

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Graham Alderson Joinery Contractor
01768 372758
The Warehouse
Kirkby Stephen
 
Richard Lindsay Design
01900 606669
2 Calva House
Workington
 
Metcalfe P
01768 352745
Mid Town Cottage
Appleby in Westmorland
 
Whitaker W D
01768 351362
Gort Hall
Appleby in Westmorland
 
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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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