Some common examples of contractor-subcontractor disputes include mechanics lien claims filed by the subcontractor, even if they do not have the authority to do so. Project interruptions include poor cleanup, delays in deliverables, or inadequate workmanship. We provide proactive measures, including subcontractor contract creation and review, and reactive measures, including resolution enforcement, that attribute to contractor-subcontractor contracts.
Your insurance company should require a signed copy of the contractor-subcontractor contract, therefore requiring the sub to sign the contract. If your insurance company does not require a copy of the subcontractor contract, it instead becomes an issue of poor insurance coverage.
Yes, although you need to ensure the contracts support one another. The set of AIA documents consist of several contracts, all designed to work with one another. An AIA (The American Institute of Architects) subcontractor contract will reference provisions included in other AIA documents that, together, create the entire contract package. Using one of the AIA documents without using the entire package can create conflicts, what we call “Battle of the Forms,” which makes resolving disputes more difficult. Unless you’re using the entire AIA set, we don’t recommend using the AIA subcontractor contract. To properly uphold the contract in question, every contract needs to be consistent with one another.
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