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For home repairs, use contracts, not assumptions

When many people hire contractors to make home repairs and improvements, they just assume that the job will be done in a specific way. This may work out, but the problem arises when the contractor has different assumptions and the two do not agree on the scope of the project.

Why to write out a contrac rather than using a handshake deal

It can feel a bit awkward to ask someone for a written contract when they just want to shake hands and call it good. However, the reality is that handshake deals can be very problematic. You absolutely want to get that contract on paper.

Exploring the issue of changing employment contracts

When you are offered employment in Miami, you will be required to sign an employment contract. If you are not presented with a contract before your first day on the job, you should walk away immediately. Only a contract will protect you when there are issues with your employment status. With that said, let's explore the issue of changing employment contracts.

Tips for legally breaking an employment contract

Almost every job in Florida and through the country is considered employment at will. This means that both the employer and the employee can terminate the terms of employment at any time, often without warning, and will be free of any legal repercussions. Now, there are situations where the employer must give some sort of reason for termination and it must not be discriminatory. Here's how you can legally break an employment contract.

How can you get out of a real-estate agreement?

There are times when a real estate deal simply won't be the deal you thought it was. You may have decided to purchase a home, had an inspection and found there were problems you don't want to fix. Perhaps you entered into a contract and simply want to back out. In either case, there are some things you can do.

Dealing with construction disputes

When a construction contract dispute arises, you'll want to do anything you can to resolve it. These disputes usually occur because of the terms of the contract not suiting one or both parties. Perhaps one party isn't holding up his or her end of the deal, or the other is unhappy with the quality of work. In any case, that problem leads to a dispute.

Failing to perform: A material breach

For the most part, construction projects go as planned. People get what they want created, and the construction teams go away happy with payment. Realistically, not every project can go perfectly, and that can mean that certain projects end badly. Sometimes, it's necessary to end a project because of a material breach.

Choosing the right construction contract: 4 options

There are a few kinds of construction contracts to know about if you want to have work done on your home. They include fixed-price contracts, cost plus contracts, unit pricing contracts and time and material contracts. Each has its own benefits and downsides.

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