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Contracts, Return Visits, Need Advise!

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by bigjeeping, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    As I am drafting my contracts, I have one major question. I do have an attorney who will review the contract before I start distributing it.

    QUESTION - for residential drives, do you charge full price for a return visit during the storm? If not, what is reasonable? 50% of price, 75%? Do you salt again the second time?

    Let me know what you do!
  2. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    Everytime my blade hits the ground, they get billed.
  3. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Will the customers get pissed if you bill them $50 for one snow.
    That would be $25 per clearing, 2 clearings.

  4. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Heres My Conract Take A Look!!!!

    It will need plenty of revisions before I submit it to my attorney. I'm not going to pay $150/hour to her if I dont think it's already in top shape!

    I think I will add a "customer's responsibilities" section under "our responsibilities"

    LET me know what you think about the contract, and my policies.

    Attached Files:

  5. The Boss

    The Boss 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,099

    That looks good if that's what fits your needs. No offense but I personally could not operate off of that contract.
  6. bigjeeping

    bigjeeping Senior Member
    Messages: 675

    Ok well help me out... what wouldn't work for you? recommendations please
  7. pbeering

    pbeering Senior Member
    Messages: 266

    This is overkill for what you propose to do. You need a one page service agreement. Go to one of the office supply places or to McBee (www.mcbeeinc.com), or NEBS and get a service order. Add your plowing data in the service box and add some fine print about collection allowances. Then have your attorney review/tweak the fine print.

    I doubt anyone will sign this sort of agreement, (and I would not draft such an instrument if you came into my law office), at least not to have the drive plowed or the grass cut.