Building a New House-Change Orders Huge Problem
We are building a house & have a good part of it done-framing, windows, rough, electrical, roof. Rec'd $35 K in change orders and all but a couple of minor ones are due to changes contractor made. Our contract states that contractor must put change orders in writing but did not. He promises to going forward. Might have made other decisions if we had been told in advance. What does one do? We do not want work to stop, this will add delay and add'l cost and must pay invoices as they arrive. Can the sum be paid now and disputed at the end?
Contractor says there is nothing to negotiate. Want him to act positively so work will continue to be of good quality. We are in a very difficult position. We think the contractor underbid and is making up for the difference in this way.
Anyone had similar experience and how did you proceed or resolve?Thanks