Do This One Thing Before You Fire That Contractor
- Carefully read the contract and determine who needs to receive notice of your termination, and how that notice should be delivered
- Document the issues you are having with the contractor
- Take pictures and record videos to support your position
Look at your contract and determine what is the agreed on termination process and who needs to get notice of termination. Most contracts define the termination process and provide an opportunity to cure the problem causing the termination. Whatever the process you need to understand it and you need to follow it. So that no one can come back later and say that you didn’t do what the contract requires.
At the same time, you need to make sure you document every issue that you have on the job that is causing you to consider default and termination of your contractor. Are they late? Are they not showing up? Where are the emails giving them notice and allowing them an opportunity to fix it? We encourage our clients to have documentation – videos, photos, and texts to support their position.