Hiring a Contractor: Communication and Conflict Resolution

Keeping open communication is the best way to experience a successful project. never assume that the other person knows what you are thinking or how you want something done. Spell it out in writing. In a communication vacuum, errors are sure to happen.

Hiring a Contractor: Mechanic’s Liens – What Are They

When you hear the phrase “mechanic’s lien”, you may be thinking of the local auto repair shop but a mechanic’s lien has nothing to do with maintenance your car. By law a mechanic is a tradesman, contractor, or anyone who works with tools, including carpenters, electricians, masons, plumbers, roofers, and a host of others. A lien is a legal claim to physical property until a debt is paid off.

Hiring a Contractor: Having a Solid Contract in Place

A contract is an agreement between parties that clearly states the responsibilities and expectations involved in a project. Its design is to protects the rights of both parties involved. Once the contract is signed, it becomes a legally binding document, but should really be considered a statement of trust between contractor and the person hiring the contractor, whether that be a homeowner, project manager or company.

Hiring a Contractor: Selecting the Best Contractor

Finding a reputable and honest contractor is of extreme importance if your project is going to be completed in a timely manner and without a lot of worry and stress. While the vast majority of contractors are skilled at their trade as well as ethical in their business practices, their are a few rotten tomatoes out there.