Category: Rehabbing
I’ve witnessed an interesting phenomenon as I’ve renovated dozens of houses over the years, getting many contractors’ estimates and seeing their work–it’s a process that I’ve named “The Contractor Cycle.” The 4 Phases of the Contractor Cycle: Phase 1: Getting Contractors’ Estimates
1) You must accurately communicate the work to be done. I always do this in writing, unless I am working with someone who has a proven track record with me. While it isn’t a contract or true “specification”, I usually work up a word document that I later print out, or turn into a PDF if I am e-mailing it. I use a lot of pictures and text box call outs on these pictures to indicate what I want done.
For a major home improvement or renovation, a homeowner usually hires the services of a contractor to do the job efficiently and quickly. For a first-time homeowner, however, he would be surprised to know that there is a law that would attach his property to his contractor, a legal remedy known as mechanics liens. Although a mechanics lien is unavoidable, there are a few things a homeowner could do to protect his home. The basics of mechanics liens