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MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT

3.14 The contractor must provide adequate experienced supervision of the project

8.2. The contractor confirms that he has sufficient funds to purchase material on time and pay his wages on time not to delay the project

9  CANCELLATION OF THIS CONTRACT.

9.1  BY THE OWNER.

The owner may cancel this contract:

When the contractor fails to progress at a rate which is not to the satisfaction of the owner.

9 .2    BY THE CONTRACTOR.

The contractor my cancel this contract:

When the owner fails to make any payment on the due date.

 

FINISHING SCHEDULE

Be as precise as possible to avoid misunderstandings. If you can’t complete the whole document when you sign the contract, complete it as you go along.

1. Bricks

2. Roof cover: colour and type

3. Window frames

 

PAYMENTS TO THE CONTRACTOR

You must be in control. Never pay him up front “for work he will do by Friday”, because this leaves you open to misunderstandings, arguments, and possible loss.

Explain to the contractor from the beginning that you do not want to steal his money and that you undertake to pay him for the work he has done, but that you will not pay him for work upfront.

 

HOW TO MANAGE AN ALTERATION

It is very complicated to draw up a contract and to manage an alteration project, because it has so many facets like demolishing, new work, changes to existing work and remove items for reuse. The best possible contract needs to be drawn up to avoid misunderstandings.

Record as much detail as possible in the contract. Make as many notes as possible on the plan (this forms part of the contract and MUST be signed with other contract documents).

 

TIPS WHEN DOING ALTERATIONS

1. FOUNDATIONS

1.1 If your house has cracks and you have, doubts about the soil employ the services of an engineer for the new work.

1.2 The minimum size of the outside trench for a single story building is 600 mm x 600 mm.

 

We have 3 options available for purchasing:

 

 

Option 1: R450
Memorandum of agreement (contract between client and contractor)
Finishing schedule (what goes where)
Payments to the contractor (the biggest pitfall for clients)

 

Option 2: R300
How to manage an alteration
Building tips when you have alterations done

 

Option 3: Both for R600

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