Throughout the years of restoring tractors for people, I never had contracts drawn up or agreements signed. Everything has always been a gentleman's agreement and a firm handshake. Never saw the need for anything more, as there hasn't been one case where I didn't get my money. However, this day and age seems to call for more drastic measures, as some people don't stand by their word, and handshakes to most, don't mean what they used to.
So with needing to get a contract drawn up and in order, I got to thinking about what the contract or agreement should include so that not only myself is covered, but also my customers best interest as well. I have some things in mind that I want included in the verbage, however I can't help but think that their should be more.
Please give some ideas, opinions, or requirements that you guys include in your agreements or contracts, and also if you go to the point of getting a lawyer involved just to make sure that your document in legit.