CONTRACTOR RECOMENDATIONS REFUSED BY CUSTOMER HOLD HARMLESS FORM OR INDEMNITY FORM
If you have been a contractor for a while, sooner or later you will need this form! Here is the scenario... You sign a contract to do a particular job. In the course of doing this specific job, you discover something that could cause a problem in the future so you tell the customer about it and give them a price to fix it. They, for whatever reason, refuse to have the remedial work done. The last thing you want to happen is for your customer to be calling you up when the future problem happens and blame you because you did not tell them about it or explain what could happen. If you had used this form and had them sign it... then you could pull this signed form out and show it to them... not using this form in a situation like this could mean lawyer time!
Here is a "REAL WORLD Example: You are a plumber replacing a ballcock and while doing that you notice the supply valve was "really hard" to turn and looked to be very old. You tell the customer and recommend it be replaced and a new supply be installed to the toilet. The customer tells you they just want the toilet to work and refuse the extra work you recommended. 3 months later the customer calls you up because the valve started leaking and ruined their new vinyl floor in the bathroom as well as the carpet in the adjoining bedroom... They ask you what you are going to do about it... If your answer is "NOTHING, IT IS NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY"... their next call is probably to their attorney! Having a signed "release" or hold harmless or indemnity agreement protects you. You get the picture...Click on links to see samples