These contracts have been written for builders and tradesman who undertake work in the client's home, either working alone or employing a team. They help protect the tradesman from unreasonable liability, yet are relatively short so that clients are happy to sign.
Building trades contracts
Builder's contract: short version
A very simple contract for a general builder to use for every domestic or business client. Very easy to use. Helps to protect against claims and get money in. Use whether you are self employed as individual or work through a company. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.
Building contract: small works
A straight forward small works construction contract for a building company employing staff for domestic and industrial work. It helps to protect against claims and get money in from clients. Use for single contract or as an umbrella agreement for multiple contracts. Requires that you attach specification of work. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item and leaving you simply to choose and use.
Building contract: small works: client version
This straight forward small works construction contract is for a construction client, not contractor. Use for work at your home, office or factory. You stay in control. Makes clear that the contractor is independent and self employed at all times. Allows you to define the work to be done and make sure it gets done. Takes some of the risk out of using an unknown firm or counter party. Provides for use of sub-contractors, high level confidentiality and many smaller incidentals that may arise from time to time.
Builders contract with sub-contractor
This construction sub-contract is for a builder to buy and use for any small works project. Suitable for a deal with a one man sub-contractor or a large company providing a specialised service. Makes clear the self employed status of the sub-contractor if a sole trader. Allows you to define the work to be done and make sure it gets done. Takes some of the risk out of using an unknown tradesman. Contains many other provisions useful in a contract of this type. Comes with extensive notes explaining every item.
Tradesman contract with householder client
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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