New Contract

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by drsogr, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    I just wrote up a new contract. This will be for residential work only. Can you guys look it over and tell me what you think? Anything I need to add, take away, or correct spelling on?

  2. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Lets try this again!

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  3. Woody82986

    Woody82986 LawnSite Silver Member
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 2,128

    It looks good to me. I have thought about using something similar to that for a while now. I like the term service agreement. It sounds much better than contract. I consider a contract to be binding by time, but an agreement can be cancelled at any time. I like that. I am guessing that this basically just covers your butt in case they have a problem rememberig the price or what you will and won't put up with...? That is what I would use it for anyway.
  4. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Yeah, I just really wanted something a little more than just a handshake. Something that I could at least go back to if they try to stick me. I figure if you have something like a contract then they will be more likely to treat you like a business, instead of just the boy down the street mowing my yard.
  5. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I like the $5.00 charge to clean off the dog crap from the tires.

    I never thought it being that big of a deal till I reliezed how many customers of mine have dogs.

    I would have at least $30.00 more each week If I chatged that fee for this season
  6. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Anybody else have any ideas? Anything?

  7. number1dad

    number1dad LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    The "Service Agreement" looks really nice. I think $5.00 for dog "cleanup" is somewhat low, but I do not have many clients with dogs that stay in the yard. The 14 day notice to terminate is good for both you and the client. You can get out of the agreement if things are not going very smoothly.
  8. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Looks good to me. In fact, I like it as well as, any I've ever seen.
  9. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    Yeah $5 dollars may be pretty low, but I guess it really depends on what type of yard you are talking about. If your talking a $20 dollar yard, $5 dollars is 25%. If you are talking a $40 dollar yard its not nearly as bad. Plus how much money does it really cost to wash off a mower? Just a pita more than anything. Heck if they want to pay $5 more every week, I can get the hose out and clean my mower. I keep it clean anyway. Thanks for the input.
  10. Trevors Lawn Care

    Trevors Lawn Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,180

    Get rid of the line at the bottom. It really messes up a good contract. Everything else looks good. You may want to add that you do not move any heavy stuff like picnic tables.


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