Here’s the language... Archived Message
Posted by Carl Spackler on March 31, 2021, 8:56:35, in reply to "Does your contract have language stating no verbal changes are enforceable?"
“Any alteration or deviation from above specification involving extra cost will be executed only upon written orders, and will become an extra charge over or above the proposal.” |
I assume that’s the language that would cover us?
Contractors notoriously take advantage of verbal agreements over and above contact scope. Change orders should always be formally documented.
My question to you is how much is the fight worth? Contractors can place liens on your property. They’ll likely never be able to push to foreclosure over it without proper documentation but you’ll spend a ton of money to protect your rights, and it will be a huge pain - especially if subs start placing liens and making demands of you to make payments.
Might have to chalk it up to lesson learned - never sign a contract that doesn’t include something stating only written changes are enforceable, and always formally document change orders with details.