Lawn Care Contract Basics

World Of Lawn CareA lawn care contract that defines the scope of work, terms, and conditions is an essential document for any lawn care professional. Using one with each customer will prevent misunderstandings and miscommunications and will go a long way to protecting your hard-earned profits.

A properly worded contract maps out three important pieces of information. First, it describes the specifics of your duties. Be specific and also spell out what is not included if there are questionable areas.

Second, a contract should highlight the schedule for payments. This is where you clarify what the monthly bill will run and how much is required up front. Yes, most lawn care professionals do require an initial deposit to cover for the bill in case the customer is ever late in paying.

Thirdly, you will need to clarify terms and conditions. Explain what the late charge amount is and when it will be assessed when a customer is late with their payment. Also, it explains that a notice is required (most require 30 days) prior to the cancellation of service.

Contracts may sound technical and not very friendly, but in actuality, they also protect your customers while serving as a selling point for your business. By providing details such as your business license and insurance policy information, you are letting your customers know that you are professional and properly insured in case of an accident or mishap.

If you’re just getting started in the industry, you may be uncertain of how to draft lawn care accords. If you have the funds, you can pay a legal professional to draft one for you. If not, there are template contract forms available which will serve your purpose quite effectively.

If you have questions about lawn care contracts or any other aspect of the lawn care industry, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at World of Lawn Care. We’re always happy to provide the insight and advice that new businesses need to hit the ground running.

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