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Our Aurora construction law attorneys are dedicated to assist in any way possible with all your construction law needs. Here at O'Flaherty Law Aurora, we have experienced legal teams on stand-by ready and eager to answer your construction law questions and take on your cases. We guarantee transparent billing, client-focused services, and effective, responsive communication to strive for successful results in all cases. Whether it's contract disputes, contractor agreements, or general maximum price contracts we do it all at O'Flaherty Law. Don't hesitate to reach out for any and all assistance we can offer.
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In this video, our Aurora construction law attorneys understand that general contractor agreements for construction projects contain many provisions that are subject to negotiation between the owner and the general contractor based on the specifics of the project and the relative negotiating power of each party. We at O'Flaherty Law Aurora are ready and eager to assist in any way we can with any part of construction law including general contractor agreements. Don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns.
In this video, our Aurora construction law attorneys explain guaranteed maximum price contracts in construction, including allowances, contingencies, schedules of values, and change orders in GMP contracts. In a guaranteed maximum price contract, the contractor will charge the owner the cost of the labor and materials plus a percentage of that cost for profit. The total cost to the owner may be less than the guaranteed maximum price, but it will not exceed it. Unlike a lump sum contract wherein a contractor is paid a flat fee for the work, the guaranteed maximum price contract allows the owner to potentially save money if the project ends up costing less than estimated.
In this video, our Aurora construction law attorneys answer questions about when someone can back out of a signed contract. We explain the FTC's three-day grace period to cancel a contract. For example, home repair or remodeling contracts also require a three-day right to cancel. This is required when the sale of services or merchandise is $25 or more, and if the contract is signed when the salesperson or contractor is physically present in the consumer’s residence.
We at O'Flaherty Law are here to help with all your contract needs especially when it comes to construction. Don't hesitate to reach out for any and all assistance you may need.