Contracting Agreement

How To Use

A contracting agreement need not be any more complicated than this one.
  • In fact, more complexity usually leads to more disputes.  In any event, provide the details of your agreement within this framework and you should be off and running.
  • As an owner, simpler contracts tend to create less distrust and other problems.  As a contractor, simpler contracts accomplish much of the same and tend to get the project moving because the potential customer is less wary of the agreement.
  • Make multiple copies.  Give one to each signatory.  Keep one in the related files.
  • Be sure to negotiate progress payments carefully.  This is often the “rub” or sensitive point in these kinds of transactions.