Who can use these Plumber Terms of Business?
These Plumber Terms of Business are designed for use by a plumber. 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 are they for?
It is sensible for a specialist such as a plumber to set out their terms of business. Our template contains a simple one-page form of agreement plus a set of standard Terms of Business which can be given to the 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 Contract Regulations apply.
What are the main issues for a plumber?
Price and payment. As plumbing services will 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 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.
Plumber’s duties. It is sensible to have terms that include a reasonable standard of care and an acknowledgement that work should comply with relevant legislation and British standards.
Client’s duties. The client should be required to give access at the agreed time; and to provide various facilities, as well as getting any necessary consents for the work.
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 plumber’s services.
Insurance and Liability. The terms may specify what insurance the plumber maintains and limit their liability to the amount recoverable from insurers in the case of any loss or damage.
Termination. The right to terminate for non-payment by the client should definitely be included.
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When I download the document, can I change it and/or use it more than once?
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