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Allowances in Construction Contracts Part 3

A little foresight in the construction industry can go a long way towards avoiding disputes and maintaining owner-contractor relationships. While you can’t see the future, you can take steps to secure a project’s success by planning for potential conflicts in the contract drafting phase. Construction allowances are one of these potential sources of conflict. Throughout […]

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Allowances in Construction Contracts Part 2

Construction allowances are intended to allow a project to commence without being bogged down by the minutiae of pricing. But the smallest costs can often lead to the largest disputes. Contractors need to be especially careful when drafting contracts with allowances. In part one of this three-part series, a Houston construction lawyer outlined what allowances […]

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Allowances in Construction Contracts Part 1

Contractors know that they need to control as many variables as possible if they want to see their projects through from conception to completion. In this three-part series, a Houston construction attorney at Cotney Law will be discussing a potential unknown that can lead to a costly dispute: contract allowances. So often a dispute arises […]

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Why You Should Have an Attorney Review Your Construction Contracts Part 1

Although construction firms have a never ending list of tasks to accomplish, one they should never overlook is their construction contract. A construction contract can be the deciding factor in how things unfold on a project. Whether you’re a general contractor putting pen to paper with an owner or a subcontractor agreeing to work under […]

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Certificates of Completion Part 1

Contractors should have owners file a certificate of completion (or notice of completion) to alert the county when a project is completed. There are many reasons why contractors and owners should file a certificate of completion, but it’s important to understand that this vital piece of documentation helps resolve your contractual obligation and submits in […]

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Certificates of Completion Part 2

When owners file a certificate of completion with the county recorder’s office, it confirms that you, the contractor, are no longer bound to your contract and acknowledges that you have aptly completed the work outlined in your contract. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of by an unprofessional owner. A certificate of completion is an […]

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