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Things that Needs to be Considered with a Constructor

By s3anduffy ·
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Jakarta, Indonesia - A contractor without a contract is just a worker and may sometimes put your project in jeopardy. Even the most honest person can never put into document every detail that happened during the discussion of the project. That is where the help of a contractor comes in. Axis Capital Group in Jakarta, a construction company based in Singapore has a list of contractors which have years of experience and wisdom in the field.

The Contractor
A contractor may mean a group or individual depending on the need and use. General contractor is an organization or individual that contracts with another organization or individual for the construction of a building, road or facility.

The Contract
To avoid being scammed, we need to look into the contract itself.

A contract protects the parties involved. Just because you had a great conversation during the first meeting at the house, and even though the work is only supposed to take two days, you'll regret not having a contract when one of you forgets half of that great conversation and the work isn't completed after two weeks.

The License
Contractors also hold certification for them to do their job. It is better to work with a well-certified contractor to make sure that your job will not be put in danger. While in some cities getting a contractor's license may be more a matter of writing a check than verifying skill, check to see that your contractor lists a license required for the work being done. A license may mean that your contractor passed the required exams, or it may just mean the state knows where to find him to collect taxes. But it also means your contractor has done the paperwork and is playing by the rules not some fraud person who just wants to leave you dry.

A Physical Address
Legitimacy is also shown if the contractor is able to provide a valid address. Should you need to track down your contractor after work has begun, you won't find him or her at a P.O. Box. Ask to drop off the deposit at the physical location listed on the contract.

Insurance
Injuries are inevitable in a construction site. Check with your locality if for the proper amount of liability insurance or if your contractor is an employee, you may ask his company whether he carries compensation insurance. If the location is your home and your contractor does not have the proper insurance, you may be held liable.

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