Designs are never perfect and plans are never final. Unexpected events,
changed conditions, compliance with building codes, technological advances,
new ideas, the price of labor and materials and endless possibilities
may call for changes to a construction contract and the modification of
a contractor's work in one way or another. We will develop contracts
that help you address change orders and ensure your interests are protected.
To enlist our help, call (720) 809-8310 for an initial consultation.
Allowances & Land Owners
An "allowance" in a construction contract is an amount specified
for certain items of work - usually materials or fixtures, but the details
are not determined at the time of contracting. Allowances can be practical
if a contract item has not yet been chosen or specified. However, the
general contractor's best interest is to minimize the cost of the
project (in a competitive bid situation) by intentionally under-estimating
allowances. Under-estimated allowances can be dangerous to the buyer because
they can easily add up to a huge cost over-run. If the value of the allowance
is less than the amount needed to make the actual purchase for an item,
then the money to purchase the item plus possible change order percentage
charges comes out of your pocket.
Contact Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. for Reliable Legal Assistance
When you enter into an agreement with a contractor, you have very specific
expectations regarding a project time frame and expenses. Our Longmont
construction attorneys at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can help
you spell out the obligations specifically to avoid the common pitfalls
associated with allowances and prevent future conflict.