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    should the contractor allow the policies to expire

    The certificate’s coverage periods should be checked and the owner must be given the opportunity to replace the policies should the contractor allow the policies to expire, with a back charge to the contractor for these expenses.
    Hi,
    This phrase sounds odd to me. what does it convey? I can understand the part in bold but not the rest.

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    Re: should the contractor allow the policies to expire

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    The certificate’s coverage periods should be checked and the owner must be given the opportunity to replace the policies should the contractor allow the policies to expire, with a back charge to the contractor for these expenses.
    Hi,
    This phrase sounds odd to me. what does it convey? I can understand the part in bold but not the rest.
    This is probably referring to an insurance policy that covers the property during construction. If the contractor lets the policy lapse the owner has the right to reinstate the policy and bill the contractor for any expenses the owner incurs.

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    Re: should the contractor allow the policies to expire

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    This is probably referring to an insurance policy that covers the property during construction. If the contractor lets the policy lapse the owner has the right to reinstate the policy and bill the contractor for any expenses the owner incurs.
    The certificate’s coverage periods should be checked and the owner must be given the opportunity to replace the policies should the contractor allow the policies to expire, with a back charge to the contractor for these expenses.

    This is fairly sloppy writing in that there is no mention of who will check the coverage and when that coverage will be checked. At a minimum I would replace "should" with "shall" and replace "must" with "shall".

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