Can a contractor also be a subcontractor?

Can a contractor also be a subcontractor?

Subcontractors can be anything from an individual self-employed person – eg a plumber carrying out work for a building contractor – to a large national organisation. A subcontractor has a contract with the contractor for the services provided – an employee of the contractor cannot also be a subcontractor.

Can independent contractor hiring subcontractor?

Subcontractors are hired by independent contractors rather than a company or individual to do a specific job. And even then, sometimes a general or independent contractor might get paid but not pay a subcontractor. However, there are more legal options for subcontractors.

Can a main contractor engage a sub contractor?

A main contractor may engage another person in order for that sub-contractor to undertake a speci c part of the main contractor’s works. While this concept is not new, it has arguably become more prevalent in the modern construction industry. Much of this is due to the complexity and specialised nature of modern construction.

What are the terms of a sub-contractor agreement?

A Sub-contractor Agreement clearly sets out the terms and conditions of the relationship. A Contractor Agreement (Individual) allows you to hire a contractor that is an individual (ie. not a registered company).

How are sub-contractors named in a JCT contract?

The naming of sub-contractors is a species developed in the intermediate JCT form of contract. Essentially, the employer names one or more preferred sub-contractors. To that list the main contractor may add further potential sub-contractors.

Can a employer sue a subcontractor in the UK?

The employer therefore cannot sue the sub-contractor in the event that the sub- contractor’s work is defective, is lacking in quality, or delays the works. On the other hand, the employer is only obliged to pay the main contractor and so sub-contractors 2 Subcontracts

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