Don’t Hire a Contractor Without this Info

Critical Documents Required from an Independent Contractor

 W-9 Form

Ask the contractor to update this form annually.  This form provides the information you need to give them a Form 1099 at year-end.   They will pay taxes on any Form 1099 income.

Scope of Work  –  Initialed and signed by both parties


Independent Contractors Agreement – protect yourself/business/community association

Items that must be addressed and included in the Independent Contractors Agreement are included in the post: Hiring a Contractor? Get this in Writing and Include these Terms!

 Final Lien Waiver –  Require after Punch List has been completed

  • Clarifies that full payment has been made.
  • Everyone is satisfied
  • The contractor has paid all his employees/subcontractors in full
  • Releases client/community association from any claims/liens (including Mechanics Liens)