If you're an Oklahoma construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Oklahoma construction contracts.
Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Oklahoma contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Oklahoma and federal law.
- Any attempt to limit the time allowed to enforce legal rights is void under Oklahoma Statutes Title 15 Section 216.
- Omission of the notice in Oklahoma Statutes Title 15 Section 765.6 gives an owner the right to file suit over a claimed construction defect without giving the contractor (1) written notice of the defect, (2) an opportunity to inspect the defect and (3) a chance to either make repairs or offer compensation for a defect.
- Oklahoma Statutes Title 61 Section 227 voids any attempt to apply the law of another state to Oklahoma construction contracts.
- Under Oklahoma Statutes Title 61 Sections 221 to 227, the Fair Play for Construction Act, interest accrues at 1-1/2% per month on delinquent payments to subcontractors.
- Oklahoma's Home Repair Fraud Act, (Oklahoma Statutes Title 15, Sections 765.1, 765.2 and 765.3) makes it an unlawful business practice to over-charge for home repair services or materials. A violation of the Act is also a violation of Oklahoma's Consumer Protection Act. On jobs over $500 or repeat offenses, punishment can be a fine up to $10,000 and up to ten years in jail. Oklahoma Statutes Title 15, Section 761.1.
- An owner has the right to cancel the contract until three days after a contractor delivers the notice required by Oklahoma Statutes Title 14A Section 2-503 (Home Solicitation Sale Act).
- Failure to make federal truth in lending disclosures requires restitution of the overcharge and makes the creditor liable for attorney fees of the debtor.
- Failure to include the disclosures required by 12 Code of Federal Regulations Section 226.15 extends the right of rescission to three years (rather than three days).
- Omitting insulation disclosures required by 16 Code of Federal Regulation Section 460 can result in an $11,000 fine.
When a job goes bad, you better have an iron-clad contract. Consider what happens if you get into a dispute before collecting final payment. An attorney for the other side won't be impressed with your two-page "legal in all 50 states" contract. Most likely, you'll discover that the signed agreement is either partially or totally unenforceable under state law. Game over! You lose. You're not going to collect another dime on that job. Fortunately, there's a better way.
Just answer a series of questions -- like an interview -- to construct a legal contract for each project you take on. Construction Contact Writer explains in plain English what you need to know before answering an interview question. If you know the job and you know what the job requires, Construction Contract Writer will do the rest.
Whether you are writing commercial or residential construction contracts, you'll be able to anticipate where disputes could arise and settle them in the contract before they happen. Then include the warranty protection you intend, the payment schedule, and create subcontracts from the prime contract.
Resolve key issues in your favor with bias control.
Many contract clauses in Construction Contract Writer suggest a bias that favors either the owner, the contractor or the subcontractor. That allows you to shift burden or risk to a particular party. Want to draft a contract that protects the property owner? No problem. Need an aggressive contract that pushes the limits in your favor? That's easy. Of course, if you just want a balanced and fair contract, Construction Contract Writer will do that too.
Need legal help drafting a contract?
Construction Contract Writer even includes a feedback button to an attorney on the Craftsman Book Co. staff to help if you get stumped. This service is free, and you can expect a response within 24 hours.
When you're done, save the contract for future use or modification at a later date. Print contracts directly or export to MS Word or Adobe PDF for electronic delivery or archiving on disk.
Construction contract law changes. But don't worry -- update subscriptions are available. Your contracts have to change to stay in compliance. That's why Construction Contract Writer includes an 'Update' button. You'll be invited to click 'Update' when a change affects the contracts you're drafting. A connection to the Web is required.
Even experienced construction contract attorneys will find plenty of useful reference material in Construction Contract Writer.
Construction Contract Writer cites local court decisions and code sections relevant to key interview questions.