What is a home improvement contract?
Nearly every homeowner wants to improve their property at some point, and that means hiring and negotiating with a contractor. Whether it’s a job as simple as putting in a cabinet or as complex as installing a swimming pool, homeowners and contractors need to put agreements in writing with a home improvement contract.
A home improvement contract is an agreement between a homeowner and a contractor about what is to be done with a residential property. It defines what a contractor is expected to do, a time frame for doing the work, compensation, and other considerations. Even if a homeowner is hiring a contractor to simply paint a fence or do an easy repair, it’s in everyone’s best interest to make sure they’re protected by a written contract.
Why do you need a home improvement contract?
Home improvement contracts are necessary to make sure that all parties are on the same page. They define the scope of work and what is to be done, and they outline payment schedules. The contract also outlines procedures in case something goes wrong with the project and someone needs to activate workers’ compensation insurance or enter arbitration.