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Contract for Building
(Construction or Repair)
This Contract is made on
August 16, 2007
BETWEEN the contractor
whose address is
referred to as the “Contractor,”
AND the Property Owner(s)
whose address is
referred to as the “Owner.”
If there is more than one Property Owner, the word “Owner” shall mean each Property Owner named above.
1. Agreement. The contractor agrees to perform certain construction, alteration or repair work (referred to as
the “work”) in accordance with this Contract. All work will be done in a good, sound and workmanlike
manner. The Contractor will begin the work no later than
and complete the work on or before
2. Work. The work is described as follows: (check box if applicable)
! A detailed Description of the work is attached hereto as Schedule
The work will be completed exactly in accordance with the Drawings, Plans and Specifications made by
the Architect.
These Drawings, Plans and Specifications are signed by the Owner and Contractor or their approved agents and identified as follows:
(check box if applicable)
! Copies of said Drawings, Plans, and Specifications are attached hereto as Schedule
The
Owner will provide the Contractor with all the Architect’s drawings and explanations as required to indicate the
work to be done. The Contractor will follow these drawings and explanations as long as they are consistent
with the original Drawings, Plans and Specifications.
3. Location. All work will be completed on the property (called the “Property”) known as:
4. Price. The agreed upon price is
to be paid as follows:
Schedule of Payments: (check box if applicable)
! A detailed schedule of Payments is attached hereto as Schedule
5. Materials. The Contractor will provide the materials, supplies, equipment, services and labor necessary for
the complete performance of this Contract. Unless otherwise agreed, all materials will be new and of good
quality.
6. Compliance with Laws. The Contractor will comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws
regarding work, materials and the safety of persons or property. The Owner will not be responsible for any
loss or damage to the work or any property of the Contractor.
7. Arbitration of Disputes. Either the Owner or the Contractor may submit any dispute related to this
Contract to arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry
Arbitration Rules. The decision will be binding upon both the Owner and the Contractor.
8. No Oral Changes. This Contract can only be changed by an agreement in writing signed by both the
Owner and the Contractor. no variations, alterations, deviations, deletions or extra work can be made unless
both the Owner and the Contractor specifically agree in writing.
9. Failure to Complete Work. The Contractor must properly and diligently complete the work provided for
in this Contract. Otherwise, the Owner may notify the Contractor in writing that he must begin work within
three days or the Owner will complete the work by other means. Any additional cost to complete this work
will be charged to the Contractor.
Contract for Building
(Construction or Repair)
This Contract is made on
August 16, 2007
BETWEEN the contractor
whose address is
referred to as the “Contractor,”
AND the Property Owner(s)
whose address is
referred to as the “Owner.”
If there is more than one Property Owner, the word “Owner” shall mean each Property Owner named above.
1. Agreement. The contractor agrees to perform certain construction, alteration or repair work (referred to as
the “work”) in accordance with this Contract. All work will be done in a good, sound and workmanlike
manner. The Contractor will begin the work no later than
and complete the work on or before
2. Work. The work is described as follows: (check box if applicable)
! A detailed Description of the work is attached hereto as Schedule
The work will be completed exactly in accordance with the Drawings, Plans and Specifications made by
the Architect.
These Drawings, Plans and Specifications are signed by the Owner and Contractor or their approved agents and identified as follows:
(check box if applicable)
! Copies of said Drawings, Plans, and Specifications are attached hereto as Schedule
The
Owner will provide the Contractor with all the Architect’s drawings and explanations as required to indicate the
work to be done. The Contractor will follow these drawings and explanations as long as they are consistent
with the original Drawings, Plans and Specifications.
3. Location. All work will be completed on the property (called the “Property”) known as:
4. Price. The agreed upon price is
to be paid as follows:
Schedule of Payments: (check box if applicable)
! A detailed schedule of Payments is attached hereto as Schedule
5. Materials. The Contractor will provide the materials, supplies, equipment, services and labor necessary for
the complete performance of this Contract. Unless otherwise agreed, all materials will be new and of good
quality.
6. Compliance with Laws. The Contractor will comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws
regarding work, materials and the safety of persons or property. The Owner will not be responsible for any
loss or damage to the work or any property of the Contractor.
7. Arbitration of Disputes. Either the Owner or the Contractor may submit any dispute related to this
Contract to arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Association’s Construction Industry
Arbitration Rules. The decision will be binding upon both the Owner and the Contractor.
8. No Oral Changes. This Contract can only be changed by an agreement in writing signed by both the
Owner and the Contractor. no variations, alterations, deviations, deletions or extra work can be made unless
both the Owner and the Contractor specifically agree in writing.
9. Failure to Complete Work. The Contractor must properly and diligently complete the work provided for
in this Contract. Otherwise, the Owner may notify the Contractor in writing that he must begin work within
three days or the Owner will complete the work by other means. Any additional cost to complete this work
will be charged to the Contractor.
10. Failure to Pay Contractor. The Contractor may stop work and terminate this Contract if the Owner fails
to pay the Contractor any sum within
days after the date fixed for payment. The Owner must then
pay for all work which has been completed, together with the Contractor’s reasonable profits and damages.
11. Fire Insurance. The Owner will adequately insure all buildings as well as any work and materials used in
the buildings against fire. The policy will provide for extended coverage in the names of both the Owner
and the Contractor.
12. Other Insurance.
The Contractor will maintain insurance coverage required under the Worker’s
Compensation Laws of New Jersey. The Contractor will also provide general public liability insurance
protecting the Owner from liability for injuries to persons or property which occur on or about the Property.
The insurance will provide limits of not less than
for injuries to any one person, and
for injuries in any one accident or occurrence, and
for
loss
or
damage
to
property. The Contractor will protect the Owner from all claims and liability related to the construction or
repair work.
13. Ownership of Materials. The Contractor will continue to own all materials delivered and work performed
until paid for by the Owner. The Contractor will have access to these materials and work at all reasonable
times.
14. Care of Property. The Contractor will protect the work, materials, property and adjacent property from
damage or loss. The Contractor will also take proper precautions for the safety of the public. The Property
will be kept free of waste, rubbish and surplus materials. The Contractor will leave the Property “broom
clean” before being entitled to the final payment under this Contract. The Contractor will also pay for,
repair or replace any damage or loss caused by the Contractor’s failure to perform this Contract.
15. Permits. The Contractor will obtain all building permits or approvals as required by law. The Owner will
pay for these permits or approvals and cooperate in obtaining them.
16. Payments. The Owner will pay the Contractor according tot he terms of this Contract provided that:
a. Architect’s Certificate. Before each payment, the Contractor will obtain a certificate from the Architect
stating that the work has been done exactly in accordance with this Contract.
b. Releases. Before each payment, the Contractor will obtain releases of liens from all persons who may
claim a lien upon the Property. The Contractor will also state in writing that all persons who did work
have been paid in full.
17. Contractor’s Continuing Liability.
The Contractor will be liable for defective, faulty or improper
materials or workmanship. Upon written demand, the Contractor will immediately remedy all defects,
faults or omissions and complete all unfinished work. The Contractor’s obligations will not be affected by
the issuance of an Architect’s Certificate.
18. Notices. All notices under this Contract must be in writing. The notices must be delivered personally or
mailed by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the other party at the address written in this Contract or
to that party’s attorney.
19. Parties. Both the Owner and the Contractor are bound by this Contract. All parties who lawfully succeed
to their rights and responsibilities are also bound.
20. NOTICE TO OWNER.
a. Do not sign this contract if blank.
b. You are entitled to a copy of the contract at the time you sign.
c. Keep it to protect your legal rights.
Do not sign any completion certificate or agreement stating that you are satisfied with the entire
project before this project is complete.
Home repair contractors are prohibited by law from
requesting or accepting a certificate of completion signed by the owner prior to the actual completion
of the work to be performed under the home repair contract.
21. Signatures. Both parties sign and agree to this Contract. THE OWNER ACKNOWLEDGES RECEIPT
OF A COMPLETELY EXECUTED COPY WITHOU CHARGE.
Witnessed or Attested by:
(Seal)
Owner
(Seal)
Owner
(Seal)
Contractor

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