I'm finishing a contract (me HO). The contract specified a window
allowance. I ordered the windows. They came in at less than the
allowance. I'm deducting the full allowance from what the contract
specified. The GC is balking a bit saying: His allowance allowed for
installation -- not just material.
He says that is standard for allowances (at least around here). I'm
not surprised he would say this -- but would like a third party(ies)
opinion(s). Can anyone out there say yes or no: An allowance for
windows includes a portion for installation?
What does it say in the contract?
Allowances are typically used when an item(s) are not specified (color,
style, make, model, etc) in the specifications, drawings, or other
Whether it in includes labor is usually spelled out in the contract, and it
depends on what type of contract you have.
I'm not sure why you would deduct the full allowance. If the allowance was
for $5000 and you only spent $4000, then that is $1000 less you should have
to pay on the total contract.
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