Household Services Agreements


Read notes and guidance on household services agreements and their content.

What Net Lawman says about these templates:

"These contracts have in common that they are for a business or sole trader who provides a service to consumers where all or part of the work is carried out off-premises, often likely to be at the client's home.

They are relatively short, uncomplicated agreements, designed to protect the service provider, that any client should be very happy to sign."

Template: Childminding Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a contract for someone who looks after children in a client's home. It sets down firm guidelines in plain language without legalese. The main purpose of the contract is to set out the expectations of both sides, particularly that of the parents, who have obligations in the areas of children's discipline and household administration."

Template: Child Care Business: Terms and Conditions

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"These are comprehensive terms under which a childcare provider supplies client families with part-time or full-time help. The main purposes of these terms are to manage the client’s expectations of the level of service you offer (what you can and can’t control, and what you need from them in order to provide the service) and to limit your liability should something happen that is outside of your control."

Template: Personal Trainer Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"Contract for self employed home fitness trainer to present to clients to sign. Sets down firm guidelines in plain language without legalese. Main purpose of contract is to set out the expectations of both sides. Home fitness trainer will work in client's home. Also sets out your own work specification and availability. Provides for up front payment for a specific number of sessions or payment by the week or month. Includes very full explanation and forms to cover Consumer Contracts (ICAC) Regulations."

Template: Cleaner Service Contract: domestic or office

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a simple and short contract for a self employed cleaner working in the home or the office of a client. The cleaner may work as a sole trader (in their own name) or through a company. The main benefits of this agreement are to disclaim of liability for your work and to set the terms for avoiding problems, particularly around payment."

Template: Entertainer Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a contract for a self employed entertainer to present to clients to sign. It is suitable for a large number of types of entertainment, from performances of music, theatre or dance to magic, comedy and interactive games. The contract sets out the expectations of both sides, in plain language. Because the audience may be children, there are also terms covering parental absence. It is suitable where the client is a business (e.g. for corporate entertainment) and where the client is a private individual (e.g. for a children’s birthday party or a wedding)."

Template: Window Cleaner Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This is a straightforward contract for a self-employed window cleaner that is simple enough to present to clients with confidence before work starts. It primarily limits your liability and helps make sure you are paid."

Template: Wedding / Events Planner Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"This contract is for use by an event planner with his or her clients. The event could be personal or corporate, from a wedding or ‘milestone’ birthday party to an office Christmas party, press conference or product launch. It provides for a wide range of possible involvement in the event whether single tasks such as organisation of the entertainment or catering, or complete management."

Template: Tutororing Contract: home or away

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"Contract for self employed children's tutor to present to parents to sign. Sets down firm guidelines in plain language without legalese. Main purpose of contract is to set out the expectations of both sides. Tutor will work in family home. The parents have obligations in the areas of children's discipline and household administration. Also sets out your own work specification and availability. Private clients will not be happy to be offered a twenty page legalistic document. This contract has been drawn to be sufficiently “unthreatening” as to enable you to obtain a client’s signature without delay or apology."

Template: Computer Repair Service Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"These are simple contractual terms to be provided alongside a specification of work when performing a computer repair or maintenance service to private individuals. The work could be varied, from installing software to recovering PCs infected with viruses and malware to upgrading hardware or fixing broken parts. The main purpose of the contract is disclaim liability for your professional work. It covers what is necessary in order to protect you, while being short and in plain English so that clients are happy to accept."

Template: Carpet Cleaner Contract

What Net Lawman says about this template:

"These are a set of terms and conditions for a professional carpet cleaner to use with domestic and small business clients. They limit the liability of the cleaner, aid compliance with consumer law, and help ensure that you are paid on time and in full. The terms have been kept simple so that you can use it even on a very small job. The document should fit on two sides of A4."


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