One of the toughest things to deal with on any project can be the relationships between owner and general contractor or the general contractor and subcontractor. In the worst case scenarios, tensions between those relationships can sometimes lead to one of those parties packing up their tools and walking off the job before it’s complete. But that action may make the situation a little hairier than you might expect, if you don’t do it the right way.
In a recent post from The Lien Zone, a great source for construction law related advice, Patrick Barthet offers some steps to take before calling it quits. You might think it’s as easy as making the GC or Owner just find a replacement to finish your work, but the contract you signed may get you into some legal or financial trouble if you’re not careful.
The article, titled “Think Twice Before Walking Off a Job,” offers four steps to take before taking drastic steps. First and foremost, you need to read and understand what the termination requirements are in your contract and provide the necessary notice. Second, you need to make sure that you have been paid the correct amount, whether itss too little or too much.
I don’t want to spoil the whole article for you, so I’ll encourage you to visit The Lien Zone and check out the rest of the post here: https://www.thelienzone.com/think-twice-before-walking-off-a-job/