A trustworthy contractor-subcontractor working relationship is a valuable aspect of all construction projects because general contractors rely heavily on their subs to provide quality results, which in return, reflects well on their business. A legal contractor-subcontractor contract reaffirms their mutual reliance to uphold a solid partnership. In regards to warranty claims, it removes the general contractor’s risk of being held accountable for a sub’s poor workmanship or behavior.
Under Minnesota law, if you do not have a written subcontractor contract, that subcontractor is considered your employee. In addition, a well-written subcontractor contract passes the general contractor’s warranty obligation through to the sub, so the person performing the work is responsible for any warranty defects.
MNCLS prepares subcontractor contracts for a reasonable flat fee. The contract is carefully crafted to meet all of Minnesota’s legal requirements using plain language so the contractors and subs can easily read and use the contract.
A well-drafted subcontractor contract will include terms that address the remedies available to the general contractor when the subcontractor performs poorly.
Depending on the subcontractor contract, we can help you understand what rights you have as the general contractor to maintain control of your job site.
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