i need a cotract.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by 2stroke, May 6, 2008.

  1. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
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    can someone please help me? i have a large HOA that supplied the cotract last year, and so far this year i have been working without 1. i need to protect myself and make sure i get paid.
     
  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    What is a cotract?
     
  3. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
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    Do you need a contact- someone to talk to. Or a contract- a document.
     
  4. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
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    sorry long day.. CONTRACT
     
  5. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    JMHO but I think contracts are worthless. If you do a lousy job, the customer will not pay. If the customer doesn't pay, you wont keep working. Either way, you lose. I use an agreement just so we both know what to expect. Never a problem in 20+ years but I might change my tune if I did have a problem.

    If you do pursue a legal contract, you should see a lawyer. Be prepared to spend some money to do it right.

    Good luck getting a customer to sign one though....been there, done that.
     
  6. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
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    well... this is on a 12 month payment plan.. what if they decide that they dont want to pay me the $1175.00 per month in the winter when im not doing anything there?
     
  7. metro1handyman

    metro1handyman LawnSite Member
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    I would say either you need a lawyer to right one up for you (contract lawyer) that's all they do. Or you could do what I do and look for all the contracts you can find and mealpiece your own together. Personally I haven't had any problems with just doing that.
     
  8. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Do a search for one and you can find a dozen in 2 minutes.
     
  9. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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    We bill 6 mos for mowing, 6 mos plowing. I c your point. Guess you can't just plow them in...lol
     
  10. 2stroke

    2stroke LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    thanx for the help.
     

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