Contract for a Service
Have you entered into an arrangement where one person is providing a service for you?
Or are you providing a service to another individual or business?
Ensure the rights and responsibilities of each party are clearly outlined in writing so that expectations are met on both sides.
Our Contract for Services rendered provides a comprehensive list of terms and conditions necessary in any contract, which can be tailored to your precise needs if required. The terms include but are not limited to:
- A detailed description of the Scope and Manner of the Agreement whereby the task to be performed can be outlined in detail and the expected result can be flagged.
- Detailed payment schedule
- Applicable interest to be accrued upon late payment
- Relevant penalty for late payment
- Applicable/Governing law of the Agreement
If you are entering into an arrangement of any nature with anyone, it is good business practice to either provide or obtain a warranty. It allows you to legally cover your bases and for each party to clearly know and understand the terms of the agreement.
Should a dispute arise down the track, having the agreement in writing means your rights are more likely to be upheld and should legal action be required, the written agreement is proof of the terms.
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Businesses that supply services are legally obliged to guarantee that those services will be:
- Provided with due care and skill
- Fit for any specified purpose (express or implied)
- Provided within a reasonable time (when no time is set).
A contract for the supply of services will usually state when the services will be provided and the date they will be completed. If not, the supplier guarantees to supply the service within a reasonable time. What is ‘reasonable’ will depend on the nature of the service and other relevant factors such as the weather, for example, if services are being performed in outdoor areas.
What happens if the guarantees are not met?
If you sell a customer a service that fails to meet one or more of the consumer guarantees, they will be entitled to a remedy such as a refund, a further service to rectify the problem or compensation for consequential loss. The service provider must then provide the appropriate remedy.
If the problem is MINOR and can be fixed, the seller can choose how to fix the problem.
If the problem is MAJOR or cannot be fixed, the consumer can choose to either terminate the contract for services and obtain a full refund, or seek compensation for the difference between the value of the services provided compared to the price paid.