Avoid Change Orders
Change Order Tips
The best advice concerning change orders is to avoid them if at all possible. Try to think out all possibilities prior to the start of your project. Try to preselect as many items as possible before you start construction. If you inform a contractor as to exactly what he will be installing, he or she cannot attempt to charge you extra money.
Always get the change order in writing before the work begins. Make sure that the paperwork clearly spells out what you want changed and how much it will cost. Indicate on the change order if the completion date will remain the same or be extended. Do the mathematics on the change order to show what the new contract price will be. Don't assume anything!! Get everything in writing!!!!!