Shandy Heil, Skinner, Patricia
While “supervising,” be firm but not overbearing and bothersome. Expect disruptions of your daily routine and some inconvenience. Keep your children, pets, and other obstacles from getting in the crew’s way. Make an effort to accommodate their needs, and they will be more inclined to fufill your needs.
As the work progresses, you will come to points in the contract where payments are to due to the contractor. Do not pay cash for the work; pay by check, money order or cashier's check. Follow the payment schedule that was included in your contract; do not let your payments get ahead of the work completed.
Withhold full payment until:
Remember - it is not sufficient for you to pay the contractor for the materials used on your home project; the contractor has to have paid the supplier, too. That's why you want receipts and releases of liens that the contractor may have granted temporarily on your property.
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