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basis, so keep good records. Assume that the owner orally requested a change in the placing of outlets after the wall was finished. If you didn't get a change order and did not agree, in writing, on a price, you still may recover the reasonable value of your work. The reasonable value is what it would have cost generally, at average local prices, to have the work performed. Subcontracts Although most of the discussion relates to contracts between an owner and builder, the same precautions should be taken with changes to contracts between contractors and subs. But keep in mind that contracts between businesspeople (as between a contractor and a subcontractor) are much less regulated. They are presumed to know the