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Service Contract Between Residential Landlord and Gardener


This Service Contract Between Residential Landlord and Gardener allows a residential Landlord to appoint a Gardener – who may be an individual or a company – to provide gardening or garden maintenance services to one or more properties on a regular basis.

It is assumed that both the Landlord and the Gardener are acting in the course of a business. This document is not suitable for “business-to-consumer” relationships.

The properties covered by the Contract are set out in Part 1 of Schedule 1. There is optional wording in clause 2.8 allowing the Landlord to add or remove properties to/from the list.

For each property, a “level of service” is specified. The levels of service are set out in Part 2 of Schedule 1.For example, the Gardener may offer a basic weekly service entailing mowing and weeding and a full outdoor maintenance service to include fence repairs and maintenance of hard landscaping. Example levels of service are included in the template but they should be reviewed carefully and amended as appropriate to suit the circumstances.

The frequency and timing of the Gardener’s visits is also specified in Schedule 1, together with the fees payable.

If the Gardener is providing materials as well as services, there are provisions for obtaining the Landlord’s approval of the cost. Clause 7 contains optional guarantee provisions in relation to hard landscaping work carried out by the Gardener.

This Service Contract sets out in detail the rights and obligations of each party. Key points including practical arrangements, the payment mechanism, insurance, liability and confidentiality are covered.

Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused options should be removed from the document.

This Service Contract Between Residential Landlord and Gardener contains the following clauses:

1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Provision of the Services
3. Landlord’s Obligations
4. Cancellation of Visits
5. Fees, Payment and Records
6. Liability, Indemnity and Insurance
7. Guarantee
8. Confidentiality
9. Force Majeure
10. Term and Termination
11. Effects of Termination
12. No Waiver
13. Further Assurance
14. Costs
15. Set-Off
16. Assignment and Sub-Contracting
17. Time
18. Relationship of the Parties
19. Non-Solicitation
20. Third Party Rights
21. Notices
22. Entire Agreement
23. Counterparts
24. Severance
25. Law and Jurisdiction

And a schedule:

Part 1: Properties, Service Required & Fees
Part 2: Levels of Service

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