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Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Northernlawn, Jun 26, 2007.
What should a contract between you and your customer have in it?
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 This proposal may be withdrawn, if not accepted within 14 days
It should contain lots of stuff written up by a lawyer, if you want to prevent yourself from getting screwed over.