By Christopher G. Aiello
A subcontractor – contractor agreement is used when a contractor hires someone else (known as a subcontractor) to help with a specific task on a project. For example, an HVAC expert may be brought in to replace the central heating for a home under renovation.
Sub-contractor agreements are formal written documents that outline the terms and scope of work for the sub-contractor in a project. They spell out the duties of the contractors and subcontractors and how they should relate with each other until the project is concluded.
These documents are useful in case a dispute arises, to prove what the contractor and subcontractor agreed on. The agreements save subcontractors time and money, helping to work out difficulties formally.
When committing to such agreements, a subcontractor should keep the following pointers in mind.
What should be in a Subcontractor – Contractor agreement?
1. The scope of