How to fire a contractor. Always terminate the contractor in writing, rather than orally. Even if the contractor doesn't show up for work, you have to document the termination by sending a written notice specifying the reason for the dismissal.
How do you tell a contractor they are no longer needed?
So you could say something like, “We are grateful for the great work you've been doing for us. Unfortunately, due to a change in circumstances, we will not be needing these services anymore. We are sorry to see you go, but you will be the first person we will call should we need these services again.”
What are three ways a construction contract can be terminated?
A construction contract may be terminated if a party fails to perform work required by the contract, if one party goes bankrupt, or if one party does not agree with the contract and cannot negotiate conditions.
What not to tell a contractor?
- 'I'm not in a hurry'
- 'I know a great roofer/electrician/cabinet installer!
- 'We had no idea this would be so expensive'
- 'Why can't you work during the thunderstorm/snow/heat wave?
- 'I'll buy my own materials'
- 'I can't pay you today.
- 'I'll pay upfront'
- 'I'm old school.
What do you say when letting a contractor go?
- Describe the issue you identified.
- Explain how it impacted you and your company.
- Specify what the contractor can do better next time.
- Share Consequences of the behavior going unaddressed.