National Roofing Legal Resource Center

Contract provision addresses timing and documentation for backcharges

This contract provision can be used to prevent contractors from assessing roofing contractors with backcharges in an untimely manner and without any documentation to support the backcharge.

Timing and documentation for backcharges: No backcharge or claim for services rendered or equipment furnished by Contractor to Subcontractor shall be sought to be imposed by Contractor unless previously authorized in writing or unless written notice is given to Subcontractor within five (5) days of the event, act or omission that is the basis of the backcharge. Further, the backcharge must be accompanied as soon as possible with supporting invoices, receipts, and other documentation to substantiate the alleged backcharge.


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