Construction Contracts Traverse City MI

Sometimes the subcontractor in Traverse City is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Gregory Michael Luyt
(231) 941-8048
Bowerman Bowden Et Al, 620-A Woodmere Road
Traverse City, MI
Specialties
Litigation, Business, Real Estate, Construction, Bankruptcy
Education
University of Pennsylvania,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan, Pennsylvania

Gregory S. Pierce
475 EASTWOOD SHR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Business, Construction, Commercial
Education
Eastern Michigan University,University of Detroit
State Licensing
Michigan

Jeffrey J. Fleury
475 EASTWOOD SHR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Commercial, Construction, Debt Collection
Education
University of Detroit School of Law,Michigan State University
State Licensing
Michigan

Ava K. Ortner
475 EASTWOOD SHR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Construction, Insurance, Real Estate, Contracts, Employment
Education
Wayne State University Law School,Oakland University
State Licensing
Michigan

Robert S. Whims
(231) 946-0700
603 Bay St, Po Box 705
Traverse City, MI
Specialties
Construction, Criminal Defense, Divorce, Business
Education
Pepperdine University School of Law,University of Michigan
State Licensing
California, Michigan

Mark R. Mueller
1131 E 8TH ST
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Insurance, Litigation, Car Accident, Construction, Contracts
Education
Michigan State University,University of Detroit
State Licensing
Michigan

W. Peter Doren
310 W FRONT ST STE 300
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
State, Local And Municipal Law, Real Estate, Construction, Land Use & Zoning, Energy
Education
Wayne State University,University of Michigan
State Licensing
Michigan

Frederick R. Bimber
109 S UNION ST STE 304
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Business, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Bankruptcy, Construction
Education
University of Michigan,London School of Economics; Kalamazoo College,London School of Economics; Kal
State Licensing
Michigan

Michael H. Whiting
(248) 641-9955
475 EASTWOOD SHR
TRAVERSE CITY, MI
Specialties
Construction, Insurance, Litigation, Foreclosure
Education
University of Notre Dame,University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
State Licensing
Michigan

Jennifer Elizabeth Nichols
(616) 752-2411
111 LYON ST NW FIFTH THIRD CENTER
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Specialties
Car Accident, Health Care, Construction, Entertainment, Financial Markets And Services
Education
Boston College Law School,Michigan State University
State Licensing
Michigan

Construction Contracts

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Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: February 1, 2007

By Ron Willis

Sometimes the subcontractor is asked to waive his rights for claims on extra work. Don't do it. Never give up your rights to claims for damages or the performance of extra work under any circumstances.

Subcontractors need to be compensated with more funds and time by the GC for all extras incorporated into the work that are not specifically spelled out in the contract documents. It is the general contractor's responsibility to retrieve those funds from the respective trades or owner that originally generated the extra. If the owner or any of the subcontractors or suppliers requests an extra from your firm, they should pay for it.

There is often a statement like this in the subcontract: “The subcontractor will not be paid for any extra work where the cost has not been predetermined and the time extensions have been agreed on in advance in a signed change order by the contractor.” This statement works in your favor.

However, back it up with a sentence something like this: “No extra work will be done unless requested in writing and a price agreed on by both the general contractor and the subcontractor.” However, as often as not, there will be a counter statement that says that the subcontractor must perform extra work without compensation when asked. It generally reads like this: “If any dispute arises between the contractor and subcontractor as to ...

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