Create a snow-removal contract using a template from a website such as PrintableContracts.com or Template.net. Many of these websites provide access to these templates free of charge. You can also create such a contract without the use of a template as long as you take care to include all pertinent information. Though the format differs slightly from website to website, most snow-removal contracts contain generally similar information.
Creating a contract from scratch requires a greater time commitment but also allows for additional flexibility for both parties. Though it may not be necessary to include excessive legal terminology, if the contract must be examined in court, judges must make assessments based solely on the information included in the contract itself. They may not use information from verbal agreements or information exchanged through other channels.
Generally, a thorough contract contains the correct legal names of all parties involved; effective dates of the service; all relevant details of the plowing service, such as frequency or response times to calls; and payment details, including rates, dates, methods and frequency of payments. It also includes terms under which either party can terminate the contract as well as guidelines regarding how to settle any potential disputes.