Free contracts for residential building firms
Monday, January 15th, 2024
Building firms across the UK would want free contracts! Well let me tell you – customer contracts are here for the taking – free until 31.1.24. And you’ll find them in the HBXL 2024 Starter Pack. That’s alongside our EstimatorXpress, our award-winning estimating software, and a load of other extras.
But first let’s talk about why contracts matter. They play a key role in the success of residential construction projects. They provide the foundation for clear communication, mutual understanding, and above all legal protection. After all, one bad payer can take a building firm under…
If you prioritise well-structured contracts I can almost guarantee you’ll enjoy a smoother-running project with your interests properly safeguarded. So what does a customer contract at the start of a building project actually mean?
Payment on time
A well-drafted contract outlines the payment terms, including milestones or stages at which payments are due. This clarity helps you manage your cash flow more effectively, reducing the risk of delays and financial uncertainties.
By establishing a payment schedule in the contract, you can create a transparent framework that aligns the expectations of you and the customer. And it minimises disputes over payment issues.
Confirming the scope of the work
Contracts also play a crucial role in defining the scope of work and responsibilities for both you and your subcontractors. Without a clear agreement, misunderstandings can arise regarding the tasks each party is responsible for, potentially leading to delays, additional costs, and conflicts. By clearly outlining the scope of work in the contract, you can establish expectations and avoid disputes. And since no one wants conflict, you should be able to look forward to a more collaborative and productive working relationship with your subbies.
A legal tool
Contracts protect the rights and interests of all parties involved in a construction project. They provide a framework for addressing unforeseen circumstances, such as changes in project scope, delays, or disputes. A well-drafted contract includes clauses that outline how these situations will be handled, helping to prevent costly legal battles and ensuring a more efficient resolution process.
Something that is often overlooked is your legal obligations to the customer. Before starting a construction project, you’ve got to hand over specific letters and notifications. I’m talking ‘Right to cancel’ form, notice of ‘right to cancel’ and ‘start work now’ paperwork. There could be legal consequences if you don’t…And anyway it helps demonstrate your professionalism, adherence to the law, and a commitment to ethical business practices.
The software provides templates and tools specifically tailored to the residential construction industry, making it easier for you to create effective contracts that address key aspects of the project. This includes detailed payment schedules, scope of work, legal obligations, and dispute resolution mechanisms. All drafted in partnership with construction lawyers.
Because ContractsXpert virtually does the whole thing for you, you’ll save time and effort in contract preparation, reduce the risk of errors, and improve the overall quality of your contractual agreements – assuming you had something in place before…?
ContractsXpert – free with the HBXL 2024 Starter Pack
Take a look at the amazing deal we’re offering until 31.1.24.
Cashflow friendly Subscription Starter Pack – £649+VAT Plus freebies and extras worth £468+VAT!
- EstimatorXpress Plus £649+VAT p.a
- 2 extra months free (worth £108+VAT) 14 months for the price of 12!
- Free ContractsXpert ;software subscription for 14 months (worth £325+VAT)
- 1 x free marketing/business online training course (worth £35+VAT)*
One-time purchase Perpetual Starter Pack – £1359+VAT Plus freebies and extras worth £959+VAT!
- EstimatorXpress Plus £1359+VAT (RRP £1599 15% OFF SAVE £240)
- Free ContractsXpert software perpetual licence (worth £649+VAT)
- 2 x free marketing/business online training course (worth £70+ VAT total)*
Get your free contracts for building firms!
Order your HBXL 2024 Starter Pack today. Start as you mean to go on this year. Make things happen now. Give us a call on 0117 916 7898 or go straight to the shop and purchase either your Starter Pack Subscription or your Starter Pack perpetual licence. Want to take a closer look first? Download a free 14-day trial of EstimatorXpress Plus, our award-winning estimating software, or book a short online demonstration. But please note the offer ends 31.1.24 so get in touch asap!
*£35+VAT courses include Social Media Marketing, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin for Business, SEO for Business, Leadership Skills, Negotiation Skills, Presentation Skills. (Provided by our partners VideoTile). Ts & Cs apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions. Offer ends 31.1.24.