2 Weeks Ago
Excellent post! I've had two houses in my life where the closing date had to be extended because they spelled my name wrong on the "contract." On the last refinance, they made me initial on pages where I had already signed, to show that I had signed.
I can only remember one contract I've had for work to be done by me in the past 25 years. I'm fortunate to be in a position where I can pick/choose who to work for and what jobs to take. However, two summers ago I had three different "licensed/bonded/insured/certified" contracting companies at our house, with signed contracts. Their work was so crappy, I had to tell them to collect their tools and leave. And, pay them to go away. It's unfortunate that along with contracts comes a requirement for willingness to go to court, where you will surely lose time/money. I have very little faith in "contracts," but I am in favor of writing things down so both parties are clear as to what will be done. So I guess that is a contract.