Sometimes Contractors don’t claim the costs they are entitled to claim.
Who works for free? (An introduction to construction variation claims for construction project managers - part 1 - why you should submit claims)
It's often difficult for Contractors to make a profit. Margins are tight. Yet, some contractors do work for free. They neglect to claim for legitimate changes and delays caused by the client or due to reasons they could not have foreseen.
So what should contractors look out for? When can they claim additional costs?
Additional Costs Contractors Can Claim
The Contractor can claim additional costs when:
Claiming additional costs
The Contractor must be able to demonstrate that these events impacted them and prove the resulting costs. Include supporting documentation. (Documents That Will Make Your Construction Variation Claim Successful).
Don't work for free. Understand your contract and claim the legitimate costs that you are entitled to claim.
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This article is an extract from the author's book ‘Construction Claims: A Short Guide for Contractors’.
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