Rhode Island Edition Download - Construction Contract Writer

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Rhode Island Edition Download w/Three Years of Legal Updates - Construction Contract Writer
Rhode Island Edition Download - Construction Contract Writer

If you're a Rhode Island construction contractor, you need to be good at writing Rhode Island construction contracts.
Once installed on your Windows computer, Construction Contract Writer will make it easy to draft enforceable Rhode Island contracts that fit your jobs precisely and avoid the penalties imposed by Rhode Island and federal law.

  • Omission of either the Notice to Buyer or the Notice of Right to Cancel required by Rhode Island General Laws Section 6-28-4(a) and (c) gives the property owner the right to cancel the contract at any time (even years after completion) and demand a full refund. Failure to make that refund within 20 days makes the contractor liable for twice the refund amount. Omission of either notice is also is also a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 or imprisonment for up to one year. Rhode Island General Laws Section 11-1-2.
  • Omission of either the Notice of Possible Mechanic's Lien or summary of Title 5, Chapter 65 of Rhode Island General Laws makes the contractor eligible for a fine of up to $5,000 for a first offense or up to $10,000 for a second or later offense. Rhode Island General Laws Sections 5-65-10-c-1 and 2. In lieu of a fine, the hearing officer can order the contractor to attend continuing education courses. Rhode Island General Laws Section 5-65-10-d.
  • Rhode Island General Laws Section 6-34.1-1 voids any clause in a construction contract which would apply the law of another state to work done in Rhode Island.
  • Rhode Island General Laws Section 6-34-1 voids any clause in a construction contract which would indemnify someone their own negligence.
  • Rhode Island General Laws Section 34-28-1 voids any contract clause which would bar the enforcement of lien rights.
  • Omission of federal truth in lending disclosures required by 15 United States Code Section 1638 makes the creditor liable for both the overcharge and the debtor's attorney fees.
  • Omission of disclosures required by 12 Code of Federal Regulations Section 226.15 extends the right of rescission to three years (rather than three days).
  • Omission of 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.

System Requirements:

  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP (both 32-bit & 64-bit).
  • PC with 1 gigahertz (GHz) or higher Intel (or equivalent) processor recommended.
  • Requires up to 160 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space.
  • 512 MB system memory.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher video resolution, video adapter and monitor.
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive.
  • To listen to video tutorial - Sound card and speakers or headphones.
  • DSL or Cable internet connection is recommended for automatic updates and other optional program features.
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