page 17, line 6 of my new, revised contract

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by bobbygedd, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    help me with the wording here. the point i need to make, is that my records, will be accepted by both parties as accurate and true. page 17, line six will read:" completed services are documented, by us, at time of service, before leaving your property. our service records are error proof. customer agrees to honor our service records as true and accurate documentation of services rendered." as we expand, and during drought conditions, i'm getting more and more of, "you weren't here last week, " etc, etc. i can't deal with this crap. i've yet to take a loss on it, but i want it in my contract, incase it needs to go to court. opinions
     
  2. ajlandscaping

    ajlandscaping LawnSite Member
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    17 pages why so long and how many things do you need covered to take up 17 pages so far
     
  3. RobH

    RobH LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    17 Pages. Wow, Bobby it seems like you are covering all your bases 10x over.

    I bet your probably not even using a very large font. From the stories that you tell, you seem to have customers that are looking every which way to screw you over if they can.

    If you keep tweaking the contract, I don't see how you could ever lose in court.
     
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Wow, and I thought my contract was long. ;)
     
  5. DLS1

    DLS1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,619

    Bobby you posted you contract once before and it was only 1 or 2 pages.

    I sure would like to see your shrinks report on you to find out why you constantly make up stories (lie). Low self-esteem, need attention since you didn't get enough as a child,etc.

    Can you give us a hint.
     
  6. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    i'll give you one hint- it's wooden, and long, with metal on the end. i was looking for wording on this issue. apparently you are a back of the bus butt kissing non contract using business on a handshake getting smacked around lawnboy.
     
  7. Eddie B

    Eddie B LawnSite Senior Member
    from gone
    Posts: 859

    take out "our service records are error proof"
     
  8. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    sir, it reads, "our service RECORDS are error proof."
     
  9. daveyo

    daveyo LawnSite Senior Member
    from N.J.
    Posts: 907

    No way, no how, I have customers who own million dollar homes and I have customers who own homes in the high 200's and I can tell you not one of them would even read such a book. Please post useful info, I would go out on a limb and say you you are the only one with such lengthy contracts. My last install was worth more than a yearly lawn maintenance contract and I can tell you the contract was two-three pages long not including amendment and signature page. Maybe you should consult a lawyer and get a real contract, I guarantee it won't be two pages, not for lawn care.

    David
    O'Donnell Landscape Design
     
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    how can you adress issues such as - weather-heat/drought/rain. scheduling. cutting heights. bagging/mulching/discharging. outside contractors working on the property (roofers, etc). make up cuts. double /tripple cutting. extra services. payment policies. collection policies. penalties, etc, etc, etc in less than 2 pages?
     

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