July 15, 2015
By Bob Incollingo
Does your standard form home improvement contract contain the following clause?
|Correction of Work. As an absolute precondition to the institution of civil suit or demand for alternative dispute resolution by the Owner against the Contractor, Owner shall allow and afford Contractor reasonable notice, opportunity, access, and adequate time to cure and correct any Work which Owner contends fails to conform to the requirements of the Contract Documents, during which time all provisions of the Contract Documents shall apply, including Owner’s obligation to pay current all installments due on the contract price.
Circle one: YES NO
If you circled YES, congratulations! You are smart enough to be a home improvement contractor.
If you circled NO, please put down your pencil. Rest. Tomorrow, you must take this test again.
South Jersey construction attorney Robert J. Incollingo is a Director of the Remodelers Council of the Builders League of South Jersey, and practices construction law, business law, and real estate law in Gloucester County, Burlington County, and Camden County, New Jersey from his office in Cherry Hill.