Trying to sift through countless pages of legal jargon on a 58,000 sq.ft. tenant fit-out building, and most is fairly standard. One particular clause, the way it's written, would have me warrant against defects and workmanship for a period of 1 year after the grand opening versus one year after the completion of my work. Would that give you pause or is this something you've seen as well?
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I'm doing the very thing I advise others not to do by asking painters for legal counsel, but I will have my attorney review everything as well. He still couldn't offer insight for what I'm asking about, which is whether or not you've experienced similar verbiage in contracts.
In that clause..."against defects
and/or workmanship" it's the "defects" that bothers me, since damages from other trades could be easily thrown in that category.
I have no problem extending a warranty well beyond a year if asked, but I don't want to be on the hook for recurring damages once I've completed my work and everything has been signed off as completed. Who knows when the grand opening will be? Maybe it gets delayed due to unforeseen circumstances, theft, vandalism, etc. Maybe an investor backs out or a project manager gets Covid...you get my point.