Electrical Contract Agreement Template (B158)

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Who can use these Electrician Terms of Business?

An electrician can use these Electrician Terms of Business. They are written in plain English and allow the user to detail the service they provide, their fees, and the terms governing their activities.

What is this contract for?

It is always sensible for a specialist such as an electrician to set out their terms of business and our template is designed for this purpose. There is a simple one-page form of agreement plus a set of standard Terms of Business which can be given to a potential client before any agreement is signed.  The form of agreement also contains suitable wording for use when the client is a consumer and the Consumer Contracts Regulations apply.

What are the main issues?

Price and payment.  As electrical services will usually include labour and materials, the pricing arrangements need to show this. Also, there may be a call out charge and/or variable rates depending on how long the job may take. In some cases you may need a deposit may be required, especially if materials or equipment have to be purchased in advance.

Scope of work should also be identified as far as possible. This may be difficult depending on the nature of the work.

Electrician’s duties.  The terms will have a reasonable standard of care and an acknowledgement that work should comply to relevant legislation and British standards

Client’s duties.  It is important for the client to give access at agreed times.  Also, make it clear if you want the client to clear furniture and carpets before work starts and to provide various facilities, as well as getting any necessary planning or other consent.

Exclusions.  The terms may list activities that are excluded from the services – e.g. removing floor coverings, and plastering or building work that is needed as a result of the electrician’s services.

Insurance and Liability. The terms may specify what insurance the electrician maintains and limit their liability to the amount recoverable from insurers in the case of any loss or damage.

Termination. The electrician needs right to terminate for non-payment by the client and the client needs if if the electrician commits or material breach of

What detailed terms does the contract contain?

The main points cover:

  • Definitions
  • Contract
  • Company obligations
  • Client obligations
  • Exclusions
  • Changes & extras
  • Charges & payment
  • Ownership and risk
  • Insurance
  • Completion, defects & warranty
  • Limit of liability
  • Termination
  • Copyright etc.
  • Force majeure
  • Disputes
  • A general clause detailing notices, assignment, the scope of the agreement, amendment, warranties and severance.

You need this document if you work as an electrician, and want a straight-forward contract for use with your clients.

For more information on each of these sections, see our Explanatory Notes  which you will  receive when you download the document from our website.

For information on signing documents see our Contract Signing page

When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?

Yes, all ContractStore’s templates are in MS Word and you can use the contract on more than one project. For more information, watch the video on this page of our website or see our FAQs

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