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Take a peak at my contract

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by birddseedd, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111


    I'v been trying to organize the services selection area. since you can have monthly/seasonal charges or per service charges. or a combination. I know how to fill it out because i made it. But how do other people see it.

    is it understandable?

    thanks for the advice.
  2. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Looks good except a few things I personally would change. Change Chose to either choose or chosen. Name of credit card holder should be included. I'm a little confused about the as needed part of mowing,but then you give them the option of weekly or bi-weekly?
  3. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Add "service address" under the client name also.
  4. birddseedd

    birddseedd LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    made the changes

    as needed. if i show up and it doesnt need it i wait till next week
  5. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    Ok I don't want to sound dumb here but who fills out the prices on the right hand side of the desired per occurrence service? Is this a priceline sort of deal where the customer writes there desired price? Not being a smart a#s but I see that and I'm confused if I were your customer...
  6. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Contractor fills out the prices and homeowner/client checks the box for the service they want........not confusing
  7. TriCityLawnCareLLC

    TriCityLawnCareLLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,025

  8. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,478

    so you drive out for free to see if the lawn is growing?

  9. rootytalbot

    rootytalbot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 273

    Being serious here ---
    Wow. That's a lot to read. Some could be omitted. Most average homeowners do not like a lot legal mumbo jumbo in my (unproven, just guessing) opinion.
    I could not read it all. Does it have a clause that says if any part of the contract is found "not enforceable" the rest remains in force.

    Too much stuff for my taste. I mean, I like it, but just figuring that out of 10 "free estimates", you will be the only one with a contract. That much reading might be a turn off to some folks. It might work on established clients, though. And it does not seem balanced. It seems to favor the author a little.

    Who let's "some yard guy" write down their card number with security code, et al? Not me, that's for sure. I would need a security reference in there that assures me that my card number is safe, at the very least.

    Maybe do a front and back. Legal crap on the front and break it into paragraphs with headers and then put all the multitude of service offerings on the back. And spread them out a little. It kinda reminds me of one of those health forms that asks if you have ever had any of the "following 500 dieases" -- and then there is a yes/no check box with 500 hundred diseases listed.

    Rip rip tear. "Hey honey, what was the name of that kid with mower behind his bike? You still got his number?"
  10. aaronmg

    aaronmg LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 357

    "Chose desired per occurence services" ?? Really??

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