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Need a Quick Response!!!! Contract

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by solly4, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. solly4

    solly4 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Ive done numerous searches in here and am having trouble. I have to find some sort of contract for my client to sign this week. It is going to be a landscape job for a condo complex that was awarded to me. this is going to be one of the larger projects for me and this is only my second season. with residential i havent used contracts, just had them sign the estimates. I know that this is not the way to do it. so now that things are really starting to get going, i really need to cover my butt. Any help with an example that i can simply change some wording and maybe the company name would be great.
  2. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,776

    A contract is just an agrrement, so you don't have to worry about it having a certain look or anything.

    Itemize all the things you are going to do as detailed as possible. You might put in how many times you'll mow or trim things or whatever you do. Make sure to write that anything not specifically listed in the contract will be an extra and billed as such. It helps to include those would be billing rates. You want to put a date on it and include the time frame of the contract. Also, state that you may withdraw the proposal if not accepted in x amount of days (so they don't send it to you signed next year). Put your company name and signature on one line at the bottom with a date, and type in the clients name and have a place for a signature and date for him to sign keep a copy before you send it, send them two copies withinstructions for them to keep one and send the signed original back to you with the deposit in order to get on the schedule.

    Maybe someone will send you a copy of their contract, but that should help you if they don't.
  3. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I don't do much more than my proposal and my terms:
    The reason I don't have a contract is most companies will not sign it. They attach your proposal to their constract as an exhibit.

    Why spend a ton of money getting a lawyer to write a contract that will not be signed.

    I do spell out services and I have a grid listing when services will be performed.

    It will not post here but basically it is a monthly calender with a list of services.

    I enter either a M = Monthly, B =Bi-Weelky, X = service month. You get the idea.

    We mow bi-weekly early and late in the season. This allows us to do other seasonal task like trim hanging limbs and suckers from trees.

    Many companies want over seeding in the south.

    Hope this helps.
  4. LB1234

    LB1234 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,208

    go to staples or something and buy a contract form if you are that much in a rush.

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