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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Northernlawn, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Northernlawn

    Northernlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    What should a contract between you and your customer have in it?
  2. Mancinioldhorse

    Mancinioldhorse LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    It should have your company name, address or po box....phone #, e-mail address and or website.

    Then the customer name, address, phone number, date and job number or reference number. Then the quote, (bid)..then a description of the work proposed, then the schedule discription, Then the proposed start date, then completion date (if construction) then the payment terms, then the legal jargon.

    here's a sample of my legal jargon, (Keep in mind that I do both maintenance and landscape construction)

    All materials to be specified and guaranteed. All work is to be completed in a professional and workman like manner according to standard practices. Any alteration or deviation from the above specifcations involving extra costs will be executed only upon a written agreement, and will be billed accordingly. All agreements contingent upon accidents, injuries, illnesses, or weather delays beyond our control. Cancellation of this agreement by either party requires a 30 day written notification. Owner to carry all of the appropriate fire, tornado and other neccessary insurances.


    Acceptance of proposal:

    The above prices, specifications, and conditions are satisfactory and hereby accepted. This proposal may be withdrawn, if not accepted within 14 days

  3. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    It should contain lots of stuff written up by a lawyer, if you want to prevent yourself from getting screwed over.

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