Also, this is actually a construction group, not a contractor. Misspoke* Archived Message
Posted by Carl Spackler on March 31, 2021, 10:01:05, in reply to "Does your contract have language stating no verbal changes are enforceable?"
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.
- Anyone have experience with contractors doing unapproved work and trying to get payment for it? - Carl Spackler March 31, 2021, 8:23:20
- MAJOR UPDATE: Contractor backed off. Tried to guilt trip and then conceded* - Carl Spackler April 5, 2021, 12:36:34
- Does your contract have language stating no verbal changes are enforceable? - uofi1998 March 31, 2021, 8:38:54
- Also, this is actually a construction group, not a contractor. Misspoke* - Carl Spackler March 31, 2021, 10:01:05
- Here’s the language... - Carl Spackler March 31, 2021, 8:56:35
- What kind of repairs were unapproved? There might be language in the contract - longsnapper March 31, 2021, 8:35:29