A Good Contract Should Include

• The contractor's name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address


• A detailed description of the work to be performed. Attachments might include: house plans, specifications, plot plan, etc.


• A timetable for the construction, including approximate start and completion dates


• The total price of the project and payment schedule


• Detailed specifications


• Who will obtain and pay for necessary permits and other approvals


• Insurance provider


• The procedure of handling change orders


• Provisions of conflict resolution in case of a contract dispute


• Warranties and guaranties


• Contractor's license number