In the disclosure, state that this is the final contract. Any and all future amendments to it must be signed in writing by both parties.
The Outline for a Pest Control Contract
Even though this pest control contract outline offers a great kickoff point for your business, it’s crucial to adjust it to fit the needs of your business.
Pinpoint any contract gaps or potential conflicts/ misunderstandings by weighing all of the elements in your business operations.
ALWAYS meet with a trusted lawyer or legal consultant to ensure all of your bases are covered.
2. Adequately Document the Requested Services
By adequately documenting the requested services, you set clear, mutual expectations from the start of the relationship with clients.
For instance, if you’ll need free access to the attic, then you’ll want to include that piece of information in the pest control contract.
In addition, you’ll want to include any details or other specifics regarding the services. It’s important to detail all of the services within the contract.
Also, it’s important to have a disclosure about how any unexpected costs or changes may result in a change in the agreed upon price.
Here are a few disclaimers for you to consider including:
The estimate is an approximate price and may vary from the actual total price of services. After the start of the service, the client understands unexpected costs may impact the final price (including, but not limited to: unforeseen challenges, obstacles, obstructions, loss in profitability, etc.), the client may receive additional charges.
Even though the [pest control business name] will seek to avoid any property damage, no promises can be made. Any damages caused by [pest control business name] will be covered by [insurance provider name].
[Pest control business name] reserves the right to capture photographs and/or videos of the client’s property for marketing and/or media use.
The client understands they’re required to provide free access to areas needing pest control services (e.g. attic, crawlspace, etc.). At any time, [pest control business name] has the right to reject any property it deems unsafe.
Keep in mind, these disclaimers are an excellent place to start, but it’s important to adjust them and include any additional ones your business needs.
3. Explain the Payment Process
By explaining the payment process, clients can understand how they’ll be paying for their services.
For example, will they pay by credit card, cash, check, etc.?
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