Once we are contracted to perform any work, either
maintenance or landscape construction, we believe that landowner and contractor
become partners whose best efforts will ensure the best results from the
project. The intent of these terms are to clarify the roles and
responsibilities of, and to protect, both contractor and landowner.
1. Quotations are valid for thirty (30) days. Estimates are
valid for the remainder of the year in which they are written.
deviation from agreed specifications and/or terms shall be by mutual agreement
and shall be charged as extras. Payment for extra work and allowances for
omissions shall be due when rendered.
3. All onsite material remains the
property of the contractor until full payment has been received for job
4. If the customer chooses to terminate the contract or abandon
the project in any state of its development, the contractor shall be entitled
to just and equitable compensation for all services performed on the customer?s
behalf up to the time of such notification.
5. All drawings and
specifications, if any, remain the property of the contractor until the account
is paid in full.
6. This agreement is contingent upon weather, acts of God,
product availability and any other delays beyond our control.
7. The owner shall be responsible at cost for the removal of
any obstruction, which occurs during excavation. This could include buried
rocks, stumps, foundations, etc.
8. The contractor shall not be responsible
for any unseen circumstances which may result in damage to the landscape (ie:
vandalism, Act of God, etc).
9. In any garden renovation, some alteration
or damage to existing systems may occur. While every reasonable precaution will
be taken to minimize damage, contractor cannot be held responsible for any
damages incurred. In a garden renovation of a large-scale, contractor may
recommend certain systems be integrated into the new design.
client/owner will be responsible for location/stake out of all property lines,
underground wiring and piping (e.g. cable, TV, gas, telephone, hydro, water,
irrigation, lighting, etc). The contractor will not be responsible for claims
or damages arising from the owner's failure to properly locate property lines
and/or utilities and under underground services.
11. All hard landscaping is guaranteed for one (1) year
against defects in workmanship and materials from the time of completion.
12. No warranty will be provided for any/all planting material
supplied/installed by the contractor or employees, save for replacement from
our own stock. Warranties are available from the nursery.
warranty/guarantee is limited to a one-time, free of charge repair and/or
replacement of each item completed by the contractor. Acts of vandalism and
animal damage are not guaranteed.
14. Accounts must be made in full before
any replacements of material under this guarantee.
15. During the guarantee
period, the owner is responsible for the prevention of damage to the
16. Payment schedule
100% payable by the end of the month in
which the work was invoiced
a) 10% on contract award .
on commencement of project.
c) 50% within 30 days of rendered invoice.
17. No warranty and/or guarantee work will be performed
until contract payment is received in full. Balances outstanding for over 30
days will void any warranties and/or guarantees. Outstanding balances will be
charged interest at 2% per month.