Construction Glossary and Terms

Back charge

Billings for work performed or costs incurred by one party that, in accordance
with the agreement, should have been performed or incurred by the party to whom it is billed.
Owners bill back charges to general contractors, and general contractors bill back charges to subcontractors.
Examples of back charges include charges for cleanup work or to repair something damaged by another subcontractor, such as a tub chip or broken window.


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