Verification of a construction company based on an extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities
The selection and verification of candidates for repair work or the construction of a real estate object often comes down to viewing several ads or websites of organizations, and the contractor is determined by the name of the company, custom reviews, beautiful advertisements and other lures for clients. Almost all construction companies, at least occasionally, do not meet the deadlines a little, they slightly overestimate the estimated cost, and make minor flaws in the quality of work. But worst of all, when the company, which received the advance payment, does not even start work and generally ceases to exist. How to insure against such a turn of events?
Extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities — information on the reliability of the counterparty
Even before concluding a contract for the execution of an order, you should not be lazy and order an extended extract from the Unified State Register of Legal Entities of the company of interest. This document for any organization can be obtained from the tax office, which is in charge of the relevant company. Anyone can get a statement on the organization for a small fee.
There is a lot of useful information in it. Firstly, you can find out for certain about the life of the company, because everyone can talk about their «colossal experience», and sometimes it is better to bypass a company that has existed for only a couple of months..
Secondly, the statement indicates who is actually the director of the organization. This is important because the position of the leader is often held by so-called dummies. They do not actually take part in the activities of the organization, and such a «manager» may not be aware of possible fraudulent actions against clients until the moment when claims from defrauded customers rain down on him. This is an old trick of crooks, therefore it is worth checking the correspondence of the real director and the person indicated in the extract of the Unified State Register of Legal Entities.
The third nuance that deserves attention is the date of the latest amendments to the Unified State Register of Legal Entities in relation to the company. Long-standing construction companies in St. Petersburg, Moscow and other large cities enjoy great confidence, which only plays into the hands of the attackers. When there are changes, usually there is a change of participants and the head of the company, which is reflected in the statement.