Then you write a good agreement with your craftsman
Clearly describe what work is to be performed. You can attach drawings, pictures and descriptions and refer to them. If there are parts of the project that are not included in the agreement with the craftsman, you can also write this.
The craftsman’s advice
Here you write if the craftsman advises you not to do anything. It can be anything from using a certain type of material to performing a job that would involve poor construction. If you want the work done, despite the craftsman’s advice, it is important that the craftsman writes down the risks.
Here you must write down the price for the work you have agreed on. Write even if you have agreed on a fixed price or an hourly price. If you as a consumer are worried that the price will skyrocket at an hourly price, you can write a ceiling price or an approximate price. Then the price must not exceed more than 15%. 25% applies to demolition and earthworks. Also write down whether travel costs are included in the price you have agreed on or not.
If you want to use the ROT deduction, you also fill it in.
During times, you should always write down the start of the project and when the work should be completed. As a consumer, you can claim compensation in the event of delays – if the delays have meant financial loss for you.
Changes and additional work
During a construction project, it is common for things to change along the way. To prevent disputes, it is therefore important to have agreed this before. Write about changes or additional work to be done for a fixed or current price, as well as what applies regarding scope and time.
Specify whether the payment is to be made after the work has been completed or if you have set up a payment plan where the payment is made after certain steps. In such a case, you can refer to an appendix with the payment plan. If you have agreed on an hourly price, it must be clarified how the price was obtained.
Here you can, among other things, write down what applies in the event of delays if the delays would entail major consequences for the consumer. You can also not receive compensation for delays that the craftsman can not handle or if the consumer himself wanted to change something that made it take longer to complete the work.
You can also write down what applies to, for example, working hours, cleaning and invoice fees.