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#1 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 01:55 PM

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. 

 

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 02:03 PM

It is to the point now where even a contract isn't much good(it is better than nothing). That is why I am so glad to be retired and not having to deal with any of it.

 

One point is that you need to put something that limits your liability after they take it. Years ago a local shop lost everything because the owner of the mower stuck his hand under the deck with the blade spinning. It did not matter that he had tied the safety bar to the handle. That is how crazy the legal(not justice) system has gotten. I only do favors for friends. The risk for anyone else is too high. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 02:30 PM

Myself, I would just have lawer draw it up period, and be done with it. It won't cost as much as compared to missing something on the contract that could inevitably come back. In which case pretty much negates having a contract in the first place. Cheers:)

Edited by stiemmy, August 16, 2015 - 02:34 PM.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 05:01 PM

This ________, while in my possession during the restoration, is my property and my responsibility. When it is done and you have paid me in full, it is your property and your responsibility.

This is non-negotiable and legally binding. If you don't like it, you may complain to my Canadian friend Gerald, who has a chainsaw fetish.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:37 PM

This ________, while in my possession during the restoration, is my property and my responsibility. When it is done and you have paid me in full, it is your property and your responsibility.

This is non-negotiable and legally binding. If you don't like it, you may complain to my Canadian friend Gerald, who has a chainsaw fetish.

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That may work lol, at least it will probably scare them sh*&tless


Edited by adamjd200, August 16, 2015 - 08:38 PM.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:40 PM

That may work lol, at least it will probably scare them sh*&tless

why does my post form a link?


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 08:56 PM

why does my post form a link?


Not sure, but if you linked 'shirtless' to what I think you linked it to, you're getting a warning point, buster!
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:01 PM

Not sure, but if you linked 'shirtless' to what I think you linked it to, you're getting a warning point, buster!

No, my intention was to sensor a word that means  poop.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:12 PM

No, my intention was to sensor a word that means  poop.


Had ya going! LOL.......
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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:14 PM

Had ya going! LOL.......

Ha, ha, I had a feeling you knew what I meant.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:18 PM

Not sure, but if you linked 'shirtless' to what I think you linked it to, you're getting a warning point, buster!

 

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

I was not ready for that...

 

Ben W.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:25 PM

:rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

 

I was not ready for that...

 

Ben W.

Believe me, I wasn't either, also apparently I can't spell, should have been 4 letters not 5.


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:30 PM

You can probably find a standard contract online and tweak it to what you need.

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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:30 PM

That may work lol, at least it will probably scare them sh*&tless

 

 

Plz fix your link....   :poke:  :poke:  :poke:


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Posted August 16, 2015 - 09:32 PM

Plz fix your link....   :poke:  :poke:  :poke:

Didn't want a link to begin with, don't have a clue what it even is.






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