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Anyone can become involved in a construction dispute when they contribute to a project, and that holds true for contractors and subcontractors, as well. Regardless of whether you own a successful construction company and need to hire a subcontractor, or you are a subcontractor who is looking for work, having a strong agreement in place can prevent disputes from arising and protect your best interests. Below, our Tampa subcontractor attorney outlines the most important elements to include in these agreements below.

Scope of Work

Contractors who hire subcontractors to complete work should have an agreement that outlines the scope of work as specifically as possible. Scope of work agreements can include the job or jobs to be performed, timeframes for the work to be complete, and provisions for reasonable delays. Subcontractors who hire their own subcontractors should also draft an agreement that outlines the scope of work.

Procurement of Materials

The party that procures the materials to use for a certain job will incur more costs overall. All subcontractor agreements should clearly state which party is responsible for procuring and providing materials for any job.

Indemnification Clauses

Subcontractor agreements that include indemnification clauses should be reviewed very carefully. Subcontractors should only sign these agreements if they have insurance in place that will cover any risks. Contractors should also speak to an attorney about whether a court will uphold their indemnification clause. It should never be assumed that an indemnification clause alone can protect someone from liability.

Required Insurance

There are certain risks inherent with any construction job. Subcontractor agreements should outline which parties will have insurance, if workers’ compensation insurance is required, and which party will pay for coverage.

Payment Terms

Subcontractor agreements should also outline payment amounts and when payments are to be made. Subcontractors should beware of clauses that contain language such as ‘pay when paid’ or ‘pay if paid’. These clauses may mean that subcontractors are only paid if or when the contractor is paid, meaning the subcontractor’s payment is dependent on the contractor’s pay. An attorney should always review these terms to ensure they are fair.

Breach of Contract

Construction projects can take longer than expected before they are completed. Or, the work may not meet industry standards. These are just a few things that can go wrong in a construction project. Including a breach of contract clause in a subcontractor agreement can ensure that all parties are protected in the event that something goes wrong. A breach of contract clause can also stipulate how disputes are to be resolved should one arise.

Our Subcontractor Attorney in Tampa Can Protect Your Business

Whether you are a contractor or a subcontractor, it is critical that you protect your legal rights. At BBDG Law, our Tampa subcontractor attorney can draft an agreement that protects your best interests and rights, as well as those of your business. Contact us today by calling (813) 221-3759 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation with our experience attorney and to learn more about how we can help.