A home is a sanctuary where people go to take refuge at the end of a long day from work or school and relax, unwind, and do things to take care of themselves such as eat, take a bath, and sleep. A home is where a person is the most comfortable place where they can be themselves without pleasing other people like they do when they go outside and socialize. So it is a big concern when problems arise in someone’s home such as having their water pipes burst and flood their area or when the roof has leaks that could damage the ceiling or when a home is infested with pests such as termites. Some home repairs can be simple enough that the homeowner can do by themselves but some damages are way beyond a simple man’s capabilities and that’s when a handyman is hired to fix the problem. If you’re a professional handyman, to officiate a work order for your client to fix a certain problem, you need to make a contract to ensure that your agreement with the homeowner will be followed thoroughly. Read the article to know how to make a home repair contract.

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 What is Home Repair?

Home repair is the process of finding out the problems within a home and resolving them by repairing the parts of a home that has the problem in it. It is also one way of maintaining a home to keep it in tip-top shape. The complexity of home repairs can vary from “do it yourself” (DIY) projects to complicated and risky repairs that need a professional such as a qualified handyman, or a carpenter to do the job.

Details to Include in a Home Repair Contract

  1. Title of the Contract: At the topmost part of the contract, give it a title. The title is up to you but it must describe that the contract is about home repair. For example, you can simply title the contract as “Home Repair Contract”. By giving it a title will clearly define what the contract is all about.
  2. Information of the Parties Involved: Type the names of you as the contractor and your client with both of your contacts information such as your address, phone number, and email address. Don’t forget to include your license number as well.
  3. Timeline: State when the work will approximately start and end. This is to let the client know when you’re expected to begin the home repair and when you will complete the job.
  4. Scope of Work: This section is where you describe and the home repair project and the work that it entails in great detail. Don’t forget to include what specific materials, tools, and equipment must be used and other special work or cleanup work to be done by you as the contractor.
  5. Cost of Services: State the total amount of the project cost. Don’t forget to include other or additional possible costs on top of the main costs if there is extra work or extra materials to be used in the project.
  6. Downpayment Details: List down your terms regarding how much the downpayment the client should give for you both to land on a deal and how much is the downpayment limit should be following the law to ensure you’re not violating it.
  7. Payment Schedule: The payment schedule must list down the dates when payments from the clients are due at specific phases of the project. Describe each project phase well and list the exact amount that is due. You can also include the time allowance you will give if the payment is made late and your stipulations regarding late payments.
  8. Other clauses: Include other clauses that are relevant to the contract such as warranty details, cancellation terms, refund terms, and other legal obligations related to creating a contract.
  9. Signature line: This is where both parties put their signatures and the date when they signed them. This symbolizes that the contract is legal.

FAQs

What are the most expensive things to repair in a home?

The most expensive home repairs are the foundation, roof, hot water system, termite damage, water damage, installation of new pipes, HVAC repair, and mold removal.

What are the most common home repairs?

The most common parts of a home that needs to be repaired are the roof, water heater, foundation, siding, HVAC system, sewer line, water line, and deck.

How much money should be prepared for home maintenance costs?

It is advised to set aside 1%-4% of your home’s value for home maintenance. For example, if a home is valued at $200,000, you would need to set aside a budget of around $2,000 up to $8,000 per year to spend on upkeep.

Once you’re done writing the contract, make sure to review it for any errors or inaccuracies before you discuss its contents with your client. Explain the contract well and welcome any inquiries to ensure no misunderstandings will take place and you can sign the contract without reservations. To help you get started on creating the contract, download our free sample templates above to use as your guide!

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