In California, the terms of all home improvement projects over $500 (combined material and labor costs) must be in a contract and include specific information about your consumer rights and responsibilities.
XYZ CONSTRUCTION, INC.
xxxxx Address – Santa Sierra, CA 90000 – License #012345 (C-12 Earthwork and Paving)
CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT (Home Improvement)
This Construction Contract (“Contract”) is entered into by and between XYZ Construction, Inc.
(“Contractor”) and ____________________ (“Owner”), whose residence address is ________________________, and project address is ________________________.
1. DESCRIPTION OF WORK (Full detail of project) 2. DESCRIPTION OF MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT (Include raw material descriptions, quantities, etc., and equipment or appliances) 3. CONTRACT PRICE (Detailed breakdown of all costs and compensation) 4. PAYMENT SCHEDULE (Identifies payments to be made at specific segments or intervals of the project) 5. START AND COMPLETION OF WORK (Identifies start and end dates) 6. PERMITS AND TESTS (States who will pull building department permits and/or schedule operational tests) 7. PERMISSIBLE DELAYS (Identifies potential delays that are acceptable) 8. EXTRA WORK (Additional work requires change orders that must be written and signed by all parties.) 9. NOTICE OF MECHANICS LIEN 10. RELEASE OF MECHANICS LIENS (Conditional and unconditional release forms available on CSLB website) 11. ATTORNEY FEES (Outlines expectations in the event of a dispute) 12. CONTRACTORS REQUIRED TO BE LICENSED (Identifies state law requirement for contracting) 13. COMPLETE AGREEMENT (Describes the overall contract obligations of each party) 14. OWNER’S RIGHT OF CANCELLA TION (Explains parameters of cancelling the contract)
By: ____________________________, Arnold W. Mason, President xxx CONSTRUCTION, INC. DATED: _________________________ _______________________________ [Property Owner’s Name] DATED: _________________________