3 Most Common Mistakes
People Make When Hiring Contractors
the Contractor Before Work is Completed
Having Clearly Stated Agreements in Writing
the Wrong Contractor
contracts and agreement for work to be done
It is recommended that any work done on your property over $100 be clearly
defined in the form of a written contract or agreement.
This document stating exactly:
- What will be done,
- When it will be started and completed,
- Total amount of monies that will be owed upon completion, and
- A breakdown of all charges.
Charges that are not clearly
stated and understood in advance allow for additional charges to be fraudulently
Proposals from several companies
will provide clues to fair pricing for estimated work. Selecting the least
expensive proposal often results in poor quality workmanship and shoddy
For further information regarding:
- Advanced payment
- Down payments
- How much to pay
- Paying with cash or check
- Contractors who just started in business
- And alternative ways to pay for materials without paying the contractor
Refer to Chapters 5 &10 of the book How
to Hire a Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off!
the Wrong Contractor
Going through the process of finding contractors and repair people can
be long and frustrating; but it is absolutely necessary to insure your
work gets done right the first time. Be aware that many so-called contractors
are actually employees of larger companies who moonlight, have no insurance,
and may not be qualified.
are a few things to ask the contractor before making your decision
For more information regarding:
- Are you and your workers
covered by Workman's Compensation?
- Do you hold a current contractors
- Do you have a guarantee
policy? What is it?
- Have you done work for any
of my neighbors?
-A Few Questions to Ask Yourself
- Is this someone you feel
comfortable having around your home?
- Is the price competitive?
These are just a few of
the tips you need to know. To help you make the best choice, based on
sound information and proven techniques, the concise easy to read booklet,
How to Hire a Contractor Without Getting Ripped Off! Can be your
life saver and help to insure you hire the right person the first time.
Hiring the right person
the first time can save you countless hours of wasted time trying to get
things corrected or just trying to get the Company to come back out and
look at the problem.
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