Antioch, TN asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee

Q: Can a company ask me to do more than what stated on the contract then threaten to hit me with a chargeback.

I'm in contractor by trade. I install sunrooms for this contract. Sometimes when I install sunrooms there's more work then installing a sunroom. This particular contract stated that the sunroom needed insulated tongue and groove flooring. I installed insulation and T&G flooring, because the stuff is falling out The company is claiming that I was supposed to put a 1/4-in board on the bottom. Nowhere on the contract does it state this, they told me that it's on the pay sheet itemized. I don't receive pay sheets until the jobs complete and there's no way for me to know this without it directly on the contract. Can the company hold me liable for this?

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Henry Ambrose
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  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Franklin, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If you did not receive instruction to install the 1/4" board, I don't see that you are at fault. I'm guessing they are refusing to pay you for your work. If they do this, call a lawyer who practices construction law in your area.

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