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  • Karen

    Administrator
    April 10, 2022 at 9:02 am

    GibsonT

    For clarification: the only one that has authority to make any decisions at a condo is the board, unless they delegate that responsibility to someone else.  In my experience, delegations of authority need to be cautiously given.

    One approach might be to make an outline of the work you need and ask a number of folks to give you a proposal.  This is similar to a job description.  This way you can be clear about what you want and you can measure the performance of the contractor by comparing performance to the outline.

    There are pros and cons of contracting an owner or resident to do the work.  Sometimes a non-resident can be better.

    Cautions: always ensure that contractors have liability insurance and that they have a valid Worker’s compensation account.  Otherwise, if they make a major mistake or have an accident, the condo could be liable.