This is a legal agreement between a corporation or two individuals specifying the terms for snow removal from a property. You may sign a contract with a company or an individual to have snow removed from your home or a business such as clearing your driveway, shovel the sidewalk, or clear a parking lot. When a corporation sets up a contract it could state in there that the sidewalks and parking lots be clear of ice and snow by a certain time of the day. It can also just be a written agreement without involving an attorney or having it notarized by a notary public.
When filling out a snow removal contract there should be certain information included in the contract, which includes, but not limited to:
• Address of the property for snow removal
• Name(s) of the person who owns the property
• The name, address, and phone number of the company that is removing the snow.
• Length of the contract
• How much for snow removal
• What the company is suppose to do such as the driveway, sidewalks, etc
• When it is suppose to be done
• How much it will cost
• How payments are to be made
• What will happen if the bill is not paid
One of the most important aspects of such a contract is the fee schedule. There is usually no set fee but a price is set for each type of snow removal. It also should include how the services will be billed and when. Some companies want to be paid the day of the service while others will bill you each month for services rendered. Choose a company that best suits the way bills are paid. This is important to know, especially areas where there is sporadic snowfall.
Another important factor in such a contract is the time when the snow removal will take place. Many time individuals may not care when their driveways or sidewalks are done but others may. This is especially true for businesses, factories, restaurants, etc. They may be stricter about snow removal. For example, a restaurant may want it all done by the time they are open and if it is a particular heavy snowfall, they may want it done a couple of times during the day. It is important that the parking lots and sidewalks be clean and free from snow and ice to prevent someone from falling. If someone falls then they could sue the business so that is why it important to know when it will be done and how often.
Following these simple rules and making sure that the correct information is in the contract will help prevent problems later.