Running out of time but there is so much construction work to do? If the delay is not your fault, you can request for an extension of time in your contract.
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Delays can always happen. There are a lot of factors that can happen during the construction phase that can lead to a delay. If the delay is not caused by the contractor, then an extension of time (EOT) can be applied.
This extension of time is a formal request for an additional time period that can make up for delay losses. This is permitted by the law for numerous valid reasons and depending on your contract’s time clause.
What is more important is that you must inform the other contracting parties about your time extension or you may be in a contract dispute.
Some of the acceptable reasons to request an extension of time would be:
You must be able to prove that you are performing well in your work as a contractor. You must be prepared to show sufficient evidence that the delay was caused by external factors that are beyond your control and not by your underperformance.
This type of contract provides a fixed price for the work to be done. The total contract price is agreed upon by the parties before the work begins.
This a type of contract that is used for projects with costs that are unpredictable in advance. The client reimburses the expenses in the contract alongside an additional profit margin during the end of contract.
These are contracts for jobs with prices that ranges from $5,000 to $20,000. These can be paid as per milestones or in full.
These are home building contracts that costs above $20,000. These contracts require you to have insurance, an understanding of the Consumer Building Guide, and a clause dedicated for dealing with contract variations.
As a contractor, you can file a request for extension of time addressed to your head contractor. You must submit to the one responsible for contract administration, and let the builder and client decide.
If your reason is deemed valid, you can proceed with claiming the extended time period to make up for delays.
Requesting for an extension of time starts through writing a letter of request attached with supporting documents. There are multiple templates that you can use as a basis for your letter. The important thing is to make sure you provide the necessary documents to support your request.
Your letter must contain the number of additional days you would need to complete work. It must include the details of the delay such as:
If applicable, include the logo of your construction business on either upper left or upper right corner of your letter.
Just like a normal letter, sign your request for extension of time by providing your company or business name, registered business address, and contact information.
Contracts Specialist can help you communicate sudden changes or variations in your construction contract. Whether it is informing your builder with time or cost changes, you can only get expert legal advice.
We can help you understand and get through the legal process needed to enforce your rights properly. We can also give assistance on how to construct your extension of time request letter properly.
We will guide you on the right process so that you will be given extra time to work on your project without going through a contract dispute.
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