Tradesman contract with householder client

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This contract is for any construction industry tradesman to use for every domestic or small business contract. It is intentionally simple, so that your customer will not quibble. It does not matter what is your trade. You just add the details of the actual work to be done.This contract helps to protect your legal rights against your client, reduces the scope of complaint and helps to get your money in. This is the contract you need whether you are self employed as individual or work through a company.
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About this tradesman contract

This contract is for any work which could broadly be referred to as “construction work”

This document template has been kept simple so that you can use it even on a very small job.  We have included terms that limit your liability for work not done, breach of agreement or accident, and protect you from excessive claims from the client for things you could not foresee. The confidentiality paragraph helps to prevent unhappy clients posting negative reviews about your business on social networks and forums.

We have provided several payment options to make sure that you get paid what the client owes you for your work, in full and on time. In case the client does not pay up-front, the contract contains alternative provisions for payment.

This contract also contains drafting notes to make quite clear what the text means and to advise you on choosing from the options we give.

Examples of users of this document

In drawing this document template we have used the term “Tradesman / Plumber”. This is for reference only. The document is suitable for all construction industry trades and many others where the tradesman is working in someone’s home. Here are example trades:

  • Plumber
  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Painter/Decorator
  • Roofer
  • Tiler
  • Glazier
  • Brick layer
  • Plasterer

Alternatives to this tradesman contract

Net Lawman also offers a range of more comprehensive construction industry contracts at Building trades contracts and other consumer services at Contracts for services.

Contents of this contract

  • Specifications and requirements
  • Accounts and expenses
  • Safety and insurance
  • Limitation of liability
  • Uncontrollable events (just in case you need it)
  • Confidentiality (including limitation of publicity)
  • Miscellaneous legal matters
Sample tradesman contract with householder client

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08 June 2021
Very easy to use and once I understood the way in which the document works it was straight forward to tweak for my business needs.
Would certainly consider net lawman again for future legal documents.
Chris Perkins
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18 December 2017
Great. Just what I needed and was easily branded to my company details
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