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.The document is suitable to use for plumber, joiner, electrician, painter/decorator, roofer, tiler, glazier, brick layer and plasterer etc where the tradesman is working in someone’s home.You just add the details of the actual work to be done. This is the contract you need whether you are self employed as individual or work through a company. Extensive drafting notes explain every paragraph.
Suitable for use in: England & Wales and Scotland
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About this tradesman contract

This contract is for any work which could broadly be referred to as “construction”. It is not suitable for work worth more than, say £10,000.

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.

Most importantly, the agreement provides the simplest way to deal with the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013.These regulations can hit construction industry workers hard. We have included full, simple, precise explanations and procedure. We lead you through this swamp so that your work is done and you get paid.

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
  • Decorator
  • Roofer
  • Tiler
  • Glazier
  • Brick layer
  • Plasterer

Alternatives to this tradesman contract

Net Lawman offers several alternatives of construction industry and services contracts. For a contract drawn to favour the householder, or for larger building work, read all about them at Which Net Lawman construction 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

  • All about the contract: ground rules
  • On-site matters
  • Special factors of which the client should be aware
  • Payment: alternative arrangements
  • Safety and insurance
  • Limitation of liability
  • Uncontrollable events (just in case you need it)
  • Confidentiality (including limitation of publicity)
  • Miscellaneous legal matters

 

Draftsman

This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.

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