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Snow Removal Contract
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Prepared for:
[Contractor Name]
Prepared by:
[Client Name]

Snow Removal Contract

This Snow Removal Contract (hereinafter referred to as the "Contract") is entered into and shall be effective as on [Date] (hereinafter referred to as the "Effective date")

By and Between

[Client Name], (hereinafter referred to as the “Client”), residing at [Address] and;

[Contractor Name], (hereinafter referred to as the “Contractor”), with a principal place of business at [Address].

The Client and the Contractor are collectively referred to as the "Parties" and individually as "Party".

WHEREAS the Client desires for the Contractor to render snow removal services.

WHEREAS the Contractor has the expertise and experience to render such services described herein.

THEREFORE the Parties agree to the terms and conditions mentioned herein the Contract.

Terms and Conditions

1. Scope of Work

The Contractor hereby agrees to render the services mentioned below:
  1. [Mention the services]

2. Term

The client and the contractor agree that the services are to be rendered From [Start date] to [End date] as per the schedule mentioned below:
  • [Mention schedule]

3. Payment

All the payments and transactions shall take place in USD through [Payment mode]. The payment shall be made after the invoice has been sent by the Contractor. Invoices will be issued upon completion of the services and the Client agrees to pay such invoices when due. If invoices are not paid by the due date, the Company will have to pay a sum of $[00.00] against any unpaid balance from the due date of the invoice until the date of payment.

4. Performance

The Contractor shall:
1. Perform services in an efficient manner.
2. Use quality equipment and materials.
3. Adhere to the pre-determined schedule.
4. Obtain documents such as licenses, permits, etc. which are necessary to perform such services.
5. Not obstruct the operations of the property while rendering such services.

5. Relationship of Parties

The Contractor, in the performance of this Contract, shall act in the capacity of an independent contractor and not as a partner, agent, or employee, of the Client.

6. Insurance

The Contractor shall maintain and declare the insurance coverage policy to the Client. The insurance shall act as evidence, that all such coverages do exist in full force. If the insurance expires before the expiration of the Contract, the Contractor shall provide the new insurance handout which shall include the new coverage plan to the client within [No. of days] days from the date of expiration of the previous insurance.

7. Default and Remedy

If the Contractor fails to render the services as per the terms and conditions outlined in the Contract, referred to as default;
The Client shall:
1. Send notice to the Contractor and request special care while rendering the services outlined in the Contract.
2. Ask the Contractor to cure the default.
3. If the Contractor fails, the Client shall cure the default on it's own, and fix any damages. The charges for such fixes will be adjusted from the due amount, to be paid to the Contractor.

8. Limitation of Liability

Both Parties shall not be held liable for any indirect, consequential, incidental, or punitive damages arising out of the snow removal services or any loss of income that both Parties might incur. However, the Parties shall be held responsible for any death or personal injury, fraud, fraudulent misinterpretation, and negligence.

9. Cancellation

Any Party may cancel the Contract without obligation to the other party as per the requirements mentioned below:
  1. Written notice of such cancellation to be provided at least [Number of Days] calendar days before the date of snow removal.
  1. If such notice is not given, the following rules shall be adhered to:
  1. If the Contractor cancels, the Client shall be paid a sum of $[0.00].
  1. If the Client cancels, the Contractor shall be paid a compensation of $[0.00].
Note: The sum shall be considered as compensation for the inconvenience incurred.

10. Dispute Resolution

In the event, any additional dispute arises between the parties with regard to the rights or duties created by this Contract, or in the event of a breach of this Contract by either party, the parties agree to meet and confer in a good faith effort to resolve the dispute.
11. Indemnification
Each Party indemnifies and holds the other Party and its authorized persons harmless from and against all losses suffered or incurred by them arising out of or in connection with this Contract.
12. Miscellaneous
1. Notice: Any all notices to the parties, physical or digital, shall be made to the respective parties through their certified mailing address.
2. Assignment: This Contract herein is binding upon the Parties outlined in the contract. The Contractor shall refrain from assigning this Contract, partially or as a whole, to any third party contractor or sub-contractor without the written consent of the client.
3. Governing Law: The Contract and all the terms contained herein shall be governed by and construed as per the laws of [State].
4. Severability: In the event that any provision in this Contract is held to be invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in any respect, such invalidity, illegality or unenforceability will not affect any other provisions of this Contract and all other provisions will remain in full force and effect.
5. Force Majeure: If either Party is unable to perform its obligations under the terms of this Contract because of acts of God, strikes, equipment or transmission failure or damage reasonably beyond its control, or other causes, the Parties shall not be held liable for such damages.
6. Amendments: No modification or waiver of the provisions of this Contract shall be valid or binding on either Party unless in writing and signed by both Parties.
7. Legal and Binding Contract: This Contract is legal and binding between the Parties as stated above. This Contract may be entered into and is legal and binding in the [State/Court/Region]. The Parties each represent that they have the authority to enter into this Contract.
8. Entire Contract: This Contract and other annexures, therefore, constitute the entire Contract between the Parties concerning the subject matter hereof and thus, supersedes all prior Contracts, purchases, understandings, and negotiations, written or phonated, between the Parties.
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Acceptance & Signature

Both Parties shall provide their acceptance by signing below:
[Client Name]

[Contractor Name]
Signature
Assign signer 1
Name
Assign signer 1
Date
Assign signer 1
Signature
Assign signer 2
Name
Assign signer 2
Date
Assign signer 2
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Thankyou

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How to Draft Your Own Snow Removal Contract?

When winter season is close, cold countries witness snowfall. The drop in temperature may get extreme with the snow piling up to several inches. This makes commuting difficult and dangerous. Therefore, ice removal is important to have a safe, clean, and maintained landscape.

Winter weather management can be done individually or by hiring snow removal contractors to keep your property snow-free. When we seek professional snow removal services, it is important to have a snow removal contract in place to establish important terms and conditions. This avoids any scope for liability and disputes.

However, drafting these kinds of service contracts are tricky and require a significant amount of time and energy. Thus generally, individuals seek legal help or refer to suitable contract templates available on the internet to meet their requirements

What is a snow removal contract?

A snow removal contract is a legally binding agreement between a snow removal contractor and a client seeking snow removal services. It lays out the exact service expectations, the timeline, the rates, and more. Once this contract is duly signed by both parties, it becomes a handy piece of legal evidence.

Types of snow removal contracts

There are essentially four types of snow removal contracts. Each having particular specifications as per the service required. You may choose the ideal type of contract based on the snow accumulation frequency on your property.

  1. Per push contract: In case of a per push contract you are liable to pay the contractor each time they remove ice from your property. This is ideal for low snowfall situations.
  2. Per event contract: Per event contracts also allow you to pay whenever the snow is removed. But, it goes event-wise. For instance, you will only pay if there is a snowstorm or heavy snowfall, where the snow has piled to an agreed upon height, usually 4-6 inches. This kind of arrangement is beneficial for property owners, having estates in areas where such events are less active.
  3. Seasonal contract: Seasonal contracts are generally considered to be the most popular due to their convenience. You pay the contractor a fixed subscription amount for seeking snow removal services as and when required. Such contracts usually last for 3-4 years, but can also be extended as per the frequency of snow accumulation in the city.
  4. Full-service contract: Full-service contracts are best for commercial properties situated in heavy snowfall areas. Thus, property managers get an ally to fight winter weather and maintain property. Even if there is no one to supervise, snow removal contractors will make sure that the property is appealing and attracts footfall. Such full-service plans have many snow clearing perks outlined for you to choose from.

Importance of a written contract

Written contracts are legally valid and can be used in the court of law. Though oral contracts are also valid, it might be difficult to prove legally during a breach. It takes less time and effort but the consequences of such an understanding might be unfavorable. Thus, it is best to go with a written contract as per the existing law.

A few terms to know when removing snow

Snow removal contracts involve some practices which property owners may not be fully aware of. Mentioned below are a few specifications to keep in mind while availing of snow removal services.

  1. Snow-plowing, shoveling, and blowing: When one says snow removal, generally people think of snow plowing. This is because snowplows can clear a broad area of land at a time. Snow plowing contracts are popular among individuals wishing to maintain their property. However, it may not always be the right option, as it can damage trees and shrubs. Instead, the snow blowing and shoveling technique is a good alternative method to clear snow. This method can be especially considered beneficial for commercial properties as one can ensure that the landscaping is beautiful, with the flora and fauna visible to potential customers and employees
  2. Snow hauling: When the accumulation of snow is extreme, you may arrange for snow hauling services. Here, the contractor shall clear the accumulated snow on your property and transport it to warmer regions, where the snow would melt naturally. This is a good ice removal technique to permanently get rid of excess snow.
  3. Snow banking: If you are the property owner of a vast area, then snow banking may be an affordable option for you. Areas such as the parking lots or lawns may have additional empty space where you can bank excessive snow. Your contractor will remove the snow from important areas of your property and bank it in such open areas.
  4. Estimate tonnage: Estimate tonnage refers to the amount of salting required to keep your property ice-free after the snow has been removed. However, you need to have a clear idea of such salting requirements for your property. Since purchasing too much salt may become expensive whereas too little might not be enough for your property.

Some key essentials for your snow removal contract

  1. The executive summary: This section is the introductory part of your contract. Here, you establish both the parties and provide their primary address and contact details. In addition, you also establish statements where the parties agree to fulfill their obligations as per the terms and conditions described in the contract.
  2. Payment: This entire section is extremely important. Here you establish the pricing and the payment mode. The pricing is usually set as per the inches of snow, the area, and the equipment used. In addition, you also mention the payment timeline for such snow removal services. For example, you may decide to pay the contractor in advance or pay them upon completion of their services.
  3. Performance: This clause shall define the warranties that the contractor shall provide to the client. This will include the efficient rendering of services, no property damage, time adherence, use of quality equipment, and more.
  4. Limitation of liability: This provision safeguards you from unforeseen situations. Here, you shall have a clear understanding of your liabilities and also the extent of such liabilities. For instance, neither party shall be held liable for indirect or consequential damages arising out of the snow removal services. Similarly, both parties can be held liable for fraud, negligence, death or personal injury, and more. These limits are set by the mutual consent of both parties.
  5. Cancellation: When it comes to winter weather, cancellation of snow removal services can prove to have its consequences. Hence, you should establish a written notice policy to avoid such circumstances. If there is non-compliance regarding such notice policy, a heavy fine shall be imposed. This secures the interests of both parties. Hence, if you cancel the contractor last minute, then the labor hours for such ice removal services are compensated. Similarly, if the contractor cancels at the last minute, then you will be compensated for such an inconvenience.
  6. Relationship of parties: Here, you establish the snow removal contractor to be an independent contractor and establish that no employee-employer relationship will be formed.
  7. Governing law: This clause establishes that if both parties are unable to solve grievances peacefully amongst themselves, then the matter is handled as per the laws of the state.

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