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 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.