Conflicts over change orders delay a project and lead to costly litigation. With this clear and concise manual, packed with proven advice, you can easily plan ahead to prevent annoying claims disputes - before you go to court. In straightforward language free of "legalese", "Construction Manual for Residential Contractors" tells you what you need to know about the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in the contract process. It describes the purposes of claims, Requests for Information, Requests for Clarification, and change orders, and helps you understand the important legal issues involved. Don't be on the losing end when it comes to construction claims. Turn to this essential guide to help you create the convincing paperwork that can ensure you get paid for your work - and even increase your profits.Using numerous time-saving sample forms, this practical manual shows you how to: prepare and establish change orders that protect your interests; use change orders to generate profits; maximize your compensation by exploiting hidden contract items; resolve claims conflicts quickly without going to court; reduce the cost of defending yourself when litigation is inevitable; employ the right defense team and strategies to win construction claims.