Critique my contract!

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Slcareco, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    excellent contract jpm you dont mind if i use some of your material do you? its reallyyyyyy good!! i like alot and keep it coming guys!! thank you all its a real big help!!!
     
  2. moremowing4me

    moremowing4me LawnSite Member
    from S.C.
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    Dido!!!! ;) ;)
     
  3. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    ALarsh how would you shorten it then?? :dizzy:
     
  4. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    Try to stay away from personal wording like, we, you, I, etc...try to be a bit more formal. Watch your justification as well, you need to be consistant.

    Are you a fully insured company??? and for how much???

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    5. Any damages must be reported within 24 hours of service. Failure to report damages within that time frame constitutes a waiver, and releases SCOTTS LAWN CARE CO. from liability.

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    I would not sign that. I don't know many who would.

    Hope this helps.

    Richard
     
  5. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    good point and thanks but how would you word it to cover myself from damages that isnt from me they try to blame me for?
     
  6. ritchiem

    ritchiem LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    If you are honest and upfront with your clients, they will be too (most of them). If there is any dammage what-so-ever you need to let them know right away. Now if they are coming after you trying to get money out of you for nothing you did, they'll do it no matter what your contract says. And heck, the way your contract is, means that if my property is dammaged in any way shape or form, I got 24 hrs to come after you. Some people will take advantage of that. I would word it like this.

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    NOTIFICATION AND APPROVAL

    The Contractor must immediately notify the Owner of any damages and/or accidents to any property or individual. No repairs to be commenced without notifying and receiving the approval of the Owner.

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  7. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    i think ill just take that out then lol
     
  8. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    here is my contract after all your guys comments and suggestions so far let me know how it came out so far (not finished)
     

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  9. jpmako

    jpmako LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 593

    Looks pretty good but I would change Cutting Edge Landscaping, Inc. to Scotts Lawncare co before you sign anybody up.LOL :waving:


    Jason
     
  10. Slcareco

    Slcareco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    lol i know thanks man
     

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