If there is nothing binding, why bother? It matters not one iota the name. If you want a signed document, then you want a binding agreement. For simple stuff, like residential lawn mowing, I suspect these "binding documents" quickly find the wastebasket when the owner gets inside the house. They know it is nothing they would plan to keep if they don't like your service. As for you, the LCO, I've read so many times, "two weeks notice, " or "one month's notice" to cancel. Why would you want to obligate yourself to a situation you wish to extradite yourself for two or four weeks? If the customer does not like your work, and they hire another grass cutter to begin immediately, what is your leverage? Remember, many of our customers are business people who deal with contracts, agreements, etc often in their work. Who knows more about these documents, somebody who does it for a living with high stakes, or the grass cutter?