Understanding the homeowner’s responsibility when working with a contractor.
When working with a contractor, it is important for homeowners to understand their responsibilities in order to ensure a successful project outcome. The following are some of the key responsibilities that homeowners should be aware of:
Clearly communicate their project goals and expectations to the contractor. This includes providing a detailed project scope and any specific design or material preferences.
Provide access to the property for the contractor and their crew. This includes arranging for parking and storing equipment and materials on site.
Obtain all necessary permits and approvals before the project begins. This is the homeowner's responsibility and failure to do so can cause delays and added costs.
Provide a safe working environment for the contractor and their crew. This includes ensuring that the property is free of hazards, such as electrical or gas leaks, and that any pets or children are kept away from the work area.
Ensure that all payments are made in a timely manner, as outlined in the contract. This includes paying any required deposits and progress payments in accordance with the agreed-upon schedule.
Provide a clear and reliable point of contact for the contractor, and respond to any questions or concerns in a timely manner.
Be available for inspections and walk-throughs as needed, and address any issues or defects in a timely manner to avoid delays.
PAY ON TIME IN FULL.