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									Agreement Between Owner
and Contractor
This is an agreement between an independent contractor, and a company that is
engaging the contractor's services. An independent contractor is a natural person,
business, or corporation that provides goods or services to another entity under terms
specified in a contract or with a verbal agreement (assuming it satisfies the Statute of
Frauds). An independent contractor does not work regularly for an employer but works
when required. An independent contractor may be subject to the Laws of Agency
depending on the conduct of the employer and the independent contractor. This
document in its draft form contains numerous of the standard clauses commonly used in
these types of agreements, however, additional language may be added to allow for
customization to ensure the specific terms of the parties' agreement are addressed.
This form is useful to a person or entity that wishes to hire an independent contractor.
                                 CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT

THIS CONTRACTOR AGREEMENT (“Agreement”) made this _____ [Month] _____ [Date],
20____, by and between _______________________ [Instruction: Insert name of contractor],
located at _________________________________________ [Instruction: Insert address of
contractor]      (“hereinafter Contractor”), and ________________________ [Instruction: Insert
name of owner], located at ______________________________________ [Instruction: Insert
address of owner], (“hereinafter Owner”).

WITNESSETH, that the Contractor and the Owner for the consideration named herein agree as
follows:

1. Scope of the Work
    The Contractor shall furnish all the materials and perform all of the work shown on the drawings
    and/or described in the specifications entitled Exhibit A, as annexed hereto as it pertains to work
    to be performed on property located at:
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________
    [Instruction: Insert the location of the property]


2. Time of Completion
    The work to be performed under this Agreement shall be commenced on or before _____
    [Month] _____ [Date], 20____, [Instruction: Insert the commencement date] and shall be
    completed on or before _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20____. [Instruction: Insert the
    completion date]. Time is the essence of this Agreement.


3. The Contract Price
    The Owner shall pay the Contractor for the material and labor to be performed under the contract
    the sum of ________ ($____) [One thousand dollars only ($1,000)] [Instruction: Insert the
    amount payable by the Owner], subject to additions and deductions pursuant to authorized
    change orders.




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4. Progress Payments
    Payments of the contract price shall be paid in the manner following:
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________________________________________
    [Instruction: Insert the manner by which the contract price shall be paid]


5. General Provisions
    a. All work shall be completed in a workmanship like manner and in compliance with all
        building codes and other applicable laws.
    b. To the extent required by law all work shall be performed by individuals duly licensed and
        authorized by law to perform said work.
    c. Contractor may at his discretion engage subcontractors to perform work hereunder, provided
        Contractor shall fully pay said subcontractor and in all instances remain responsible for the
        proper completion of this contract.
    d. Contractor shall furnish Owner appropriate releases or waivers of lien for all work performed
        or materials provided at the time the next periodic payment shall be due.
    e. All change orders shall be in writing and signed by both Owner and Contractor.
    f. Contractor warrants he is adequately insured for injury to his employees and others incurring
        loss or injury as a result of the acts of Contractor or his employees and subcontractors.
    g. Contractor shall at his own expense obtain all permits necessary for the work to be performed.
    h. Contractor agrees to remove all debris and leave the premises in broom clean condition.
    i. In the event Owner shall fail to pay any periodic or installment payment due hereunder,
        Contractor may cease work without breach pending payment or resolution of any dispute.
    j. All disputes hereunder shall be resolved by binding arbitration in accordance with the rules of
        the American Arbitration Association.
    k. Contractor shall not be liable for any delay due to circumstances beyond his control including
        strikes, casualty or general unavailability of materials.
    l. Contractor warrants all work for a period of ___________ (___) [Twelve (12)] months
        following completion.
6. OTHER TERMS




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    ______________________________________________________________________________
    ______________________________________________________________________________
    _____________________________________________________________________

    Signed this _____ [Month] _____ [Date], 20____.




                  OWNER                                     CONTRACTOR




          ____________________                         _________________________

                Signature                                       Signature




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                                        EXHIBIT – A




                         DESCRIPTION OF WORK TO BE PERFORMED




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