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					An Office Remodeling Agreement is an agreement between a client and a contractor.
The agreement includes the terms and conditions for the contractor's duties and
payments, a detailed description of the work to be completed including completion
dates, and labor and materials cost. 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. Use this form when hiring a contractor
to remodel an office building.
                   OFFICE REMODELING AGREEMENT

               THIS OFFICE REMODELING AGREEMENT (the “Agreement”), entered
into this ____ day of _____________, 2______, by and between ____________________ (the
“Client”) and __________________ (the “Contractor”) collectively referred to herein as the
“Parties”.

              WHEREAS, the Contractor provides contracting services (the “Services”) for the
purposes of remodeling;

               AND WHEREAS, the Client wishes to obtain the Services of the Contractor for
the following remodeling project __________________________ [enter description of services
or work to be completed by the Contractor] (the “Project”).

               NOW, THEREFORE in consideration of the foregoing and of the mutual
promises and covenants contained herein, and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt
of which is hereby acknowledged, the Parties hereto agree as follows:

1.00           SERVICES

       1.01       The Client and the Contractor hereby agree that the Contractor shall
provide and perform the Services for the Client at the following address
______________________


        1.02           The Client and the Contractor hereby acknowledge and agree that the
specific Services to be performed by the Contractor for and on behalf of the Client to complete
the Project are contained in Schedule “A” annexed hereto.

       1.03           The Client hereby acknowledges and agrees that it shall obtain all
necessary permits and approvals from any governmental authorities, including but not limited to,
any zoning, building or electrical permits, prior to the Contractor commencing the Services.

       1.04           The Contractor hereby acknowledges and agrees that it shall contact and
make the necessary arrangements with all appropriate authorities for inspections required for any
Services completed in connection with the Project.

2.0            CONSIDERATION
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        2.01           The Client hereby agrees that it shall pay to the Contractor for completion
of the Project, in the amount of ________________________ ($____________) Dollars (the
“Consideration”) plus all applicable taxes and all costs incurred by the Contractor for materials
used in respect of the Project.



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       2.02          The Client hereby agrees that it shall pay to the Contractor the
consideration by way of cash, check or certified check, or by such other means as the Parties
hereto may agree in writing.

       2.03           The Client shall pay the amount due and owing to the Contractor plus all
applicable taxes and materials and supplies used by Contractor, upon satisfactory completion of
the Project.

       2.04             The Client hereby acknowledges and agrees that interest shall be payable
by the Client at the rate of _________ (___%) percent per month on any and all amounts which
remain unpaid to the Contractor.

3.00           COMMENCEMENT AND COMPLETION DATE

       3.01           The Client and the Contractor hereby acknowledge and agree that the
Services to be performed by the Contractor shall commence on the _____ day of __________,
2________, or at such other date the Parties hereto in writing may agree.

        3.02            The Client and the Contractor hereby agree that the completion Date (the
“Completion Date”) for the Project shall be _____________________, or such other date as the
Parties hereto in writing may agree.

4.00           INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

       4.01          The Client and the Contractor hereby acknowledge and agree that the
Contractor shall perform all of the Services contemplated herein for the Project as an
independent contractor and shall at all times, use its own tools and equipment for the Services to
be performed.

        4.02           The Client hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Contractor shall
perform all of the Services contemplated herein independent of the Client’s supervision, being
only responsible for satisfactory completion of the Project.

       4.03           The Client hereby acknowledges and agrees that the Contractor may at
times use subcontractors for part of the Services to be performed, but shall be solely responsible
for supervising the work of any subcontractors and for the quality of work such subcontractors
produce.

5.00           COMPLIANCE BY CONTRACTOR

        5.01           The Contractor shall at all times be in compliance with all state and local
licensing and registration requirements for the type of Services to be provided to the Client and
shall provide to the Client copies of such licensing compliance prior to the commencement of the
Services upon request.

6.00           LIABILITY AND INSURANCE



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       6.01           The Contractor shall maintain at all times a minimum standard
commercial public liability and property damage insurance with a ____________________
($____________) Dollar coverage limit and having the Contractor insured together with all other
Provincially/Stated legislated worker’s compensation insurance coverage and any other
insurance as may be reasonably required.

        6.02          The Contractor hereby agrees that it releases and forever discharges the
Client from any and all liability for any injuries incurred by the Contractor, its employees or any
subcontractors while performing the Services for the Client to the fullest extent allowed by law.

7.00           LIENS AND WAIVERS

       7.01            The Contractor hereby acknowledges and agrees that it shall provide to the
Client upon completion of the Project, lien waivers, releases or acknowledgements from each
subcontractor or material provider, acknowledging that such subcontractor or material provider
has been paid in full.

       7.02           The Contractor hereby agrees that it shall not use any materials from any
supplier without obtaining an acknowledgment of full payment for the materials.

8.00           MATERIALS

       8.01           Any and all material used by the Contractor in connection with the
Services shall be new, in compliance with all applicable laws and codes and shall be covered by
a manufacturer’s warranty, if applicable.

9.00           REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES

        9.01           The Contractor hereby represents and warrants to the Client as follows:

               (i)     the Contractor shall complete all Services in a workmanlike manner
                       according to standard practices prevalent in the Contractor’s trade;
               (ii)    all Services completed shall comply with all applicable building codes and
                       regulations; and
               (iii)   the materials used for the Services will be free and clear from defects.

10.00          DISPUTE RESOLUTION

       10.01          The Client and the Contractor hereby acknowledge and agree that should
any dispute arise under the terms of this Agreement, the Parties hereto agree to appoint a
mutually agreeable third party to mediate such dispute.




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       10.02           Should any such mediation be deemed unsuccessful, the dispute shall be
decided by a court of competent jurisdiction. The decision of the judge shall be final and binding
on the Parties.

       10.03          Any fees or costs incurred associated with any such mediation shall be
shared equally by the Parties.

       10.04           Any attorney fees incurred by the prevailing Party shall be paid by the
other Party in the eventthe matter is decided by a court.

11.00          INDEMNIFICATION

       11.01         The Contractor hereby agrees that it shall hold harmless and indemnify the
Client for all damages, costs and attorney fees that may arise out of harm caused to the
Contractor, subcontractors or any other third party, known or unknown, by the Contractor’s
performance of the Services.

12.00          GENERAL

       12.01           This Agreement shall be governed by and interpreted according to the
laws of the Province /State of _____________________________.

       12.02          The Contractor under this Agreement and any contract entered into
pursuant to the terms hereof the Contractor’s liability shall be strictly limited to the value of the
Services agreed to be performed.

        12.03        This Agreement may not be assigned or transferred by the Contractor
without the express written consent of the Client which consent may be withheld in the Client’s
discretion.

                12.04 This Agreement and the schedules referred to herein constitute the entire
agreement between the parties and supersede all prior agreements, representations, warranties,
statements, promises, information, arrangements and understandings, whether oral or written,
express or implied, with respect to the subject matter hereof. The parties further acknowledge
and agree that, in entering into this Agreement, they have not in any way relied, and will not in
any way rely upon any oral or written agreements, representations, warranties, statements,
promises, information, arrangements or understandings, express or implied, not specifically set
forth in this Agreement or in such schedules, documents or instruments.

               12.05 This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the
parties and their respective heirs, administrators, executors, successors and permitted assigns.
Nothing herein, express or implied, is intended to confer upon any person, other than the parties
and their respective heirs, administrators, executors, successors and permitted assigns, any rights,


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remedies, obligations or liabilities under or by reason of this Agreement.

               IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement.

                                                     (CONTRACTOR)
                                                     Per:


                                                     Name:
                                                     Title:
                                                     I have authority to bind the Company.




Witness:                                             Client




Comment: This basic agreement has been used for residential, commercial, industrial, and now,
I presume, office. Notice that office was not mentioned once in this agreement, but it must be.
This contract calls for no money to be paid until the project is complete. Yet materials must be
paid for on a timely basis. Seems one sided to me. If this Agreement is going to be the basis for
at least fourAgreements, it seems logical to me that the basic agreement be redrawn, especially
for commercial, industrial, and office. No contractor is going to buy this Agreement. It’s too
lopsided. Most of the remodeling contracts I’ve seen are 1/3. 1/3, 1/3.




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                                SCHEDULE A
                                 SERVICES




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DOCUMENT INFO
Description: An Office Remodeling Agreement is an agreement between a client and a contractor. The agreement includes the terms and conditions for the contractor's duties and payments, a detailed description of the work to be completed including completion dates, and labor and materials cost. 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. Use this form when hiring a contractor to remodel an office building.
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