How to Avoid Construction Payment Disputes

Payment Dispute Headaches

One of the biggest headaches of being a contractor is being paid in a timely manner for completed work. Buyers will often bite off more than they can chew and don’t have the budgetary reserve to handle overruns or unforeseen problems.

For example, a routine electrical wiring job can become a nightmare if there’s an underlying plumbing issue that prevents the work from being completed. This situation backs up the contractor doing the electrical work, and if the customer becomes unable or unwilling to pay for the electrician’s time or work, the electrician may need to take legal action in order to collect.