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Any opinions on this basic lawn maintenance contract?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by GG Green, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Just drafted up this basic residential/commercial lawn care maintenance agreement and was wondering what all you think.....Any helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...

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  2. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Interesting but doesn't the whole thing at the end about termination by You or the Client kinda defeat the purpose of a contract. That would be like a cell phone company letting you out of one of their contracts just cuz you didn't like that service. If only it was that way
  3. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Posts: 511

    good contract, just change it to 30 days written notice
  4. Ecoscape01

    Ecoscape01 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 375

    Is that a standard thing to offer the option to terminate?:confused:
  5. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Posts: 1,667

    Is it legal for you to charge a NSF?

    I just had a situation with the BBB, I drained my business account because I thought all payments were taken care of but the bank didn't do the BBB withdrawal.

    So first the bank tries to charge me $20 NSF and the Better Business Bureau tried to change me $20. I never paid anything but what bs.
  6. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Thanks for your input. If a customer is unhappy with the services we are providing why keep them locked in? Why deal with them for an additional month, why just not move on. It makes more sense for a contractor and a customer alike, don't you think?
  7. GG Green

    GG Green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 39

    Companies that I worked for here in Ontario charge NSF charges for bad cheques for services or products rendered and therefore I feel that it is a standard legal practice to recoop financial losses incurred. If a customer bounces a cheque and doesn't pay NSF charges why keep them?
  8. digitaltomato

    digitaltomato LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 1

    In your Lawn Care Maintenance Agreement you mention "whether" which means expressing a choice between alternatives as in "whether I should sign this agreement or not". I think what you mean is "weather" as in whether or not the weather is cloudy, raining, sunny etc.
  9. stephen424

    stephen424 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 730

    too late now. he drew that up in 2007
  10. SangerLawn

    SangerLawn LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 736

    I agree 100% but that leads me to the next question. If you really believe that then why even make them sign a contract?

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