1. Overview: We will provide painting and remodeling services at the Property (the "Services") in accordance with a separate work order/invoice signed by you and us that specifies our services and charges. Our services will comply with standard industry practices, with such variations as we determine appropriate. We will calculate our charges using industry software that is generally accepted by insurance carriers, such as Xactimate, and will provide you or your insurance carrier an itemized invoice.
The exact scope of the Services will vary depending on the circumstances but may include some or all of the following: drywall repairs, flooring repairs, tile repairs, trim repairs, door repairs, finishing, painting, and restoration.
2. Limitations of our responsibilities: Painting Columbus is not responsible for any work not outlined in the estimate. Any additional work or revision of work scope must be in writing, with an additional estimate or quote. We are also not responsible for errors or omissions by other contractors who are paid to perform other specific work outside of the scope of the estimate provided by Painting Columbus. If hidden issues arise during the process of completing your work, Painting Columbus will stop progress to discuss how to handle newly discovered issues. Any new work derived from uncovering hidden issues that is not outlined in the original estimate will be added to a new scope of work on a new estimate.
3. Your responsibilities: We require access to the Property to perform the Services in the manner we deem appropriate and will limit access by others (including occupants and pets) to the job site to avoid exposing them to dangerous conditions. Before we begin our work, we ask that you remove personal items including cash, jewelry, firearms, collectibles and any other valuable items.
You release us from and agree to indemnify us and hold us harmless against any liability for personal injury, property damage or other damage or loss to you or others arising out of our work, except to the extent caused by our gross negligence or breach of this agreement
4. Insurance coverage: You hereby assign to us all insurance rights, benefits and causes of action you have relating to our work and agree we may reassign those. You acknowledge that we now own your insurance claim to the extent we provide Services. You authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company and will do all things necessary for us to process the insurance claim.
There is no assurance that insurance coverage will be available to pay any of our charges, and you are ultimately responsible for paying us for the Services, whether or not you have insurance. You represent that all information you provide us about your insurance coverage will be true and complete, and you authorize us to make all appropriate credit inquiries required to process the claim.
5 Payments: If you do not have insurance overage or do not intend to file a claim with your carrier, you will pay us 50% of our estimated charges prior to the first day of work and the remaining 50% balance the day we complete the Services. If you intend to file a claim with your insurance carrier, we will invoice them as a convenience to you, but you remain responsible for paying any amounts due. The balance is due upon completion of the services.
If balances are not paid in full within 30 days of the completion of services, we require interest on overdue amounts from the date due until paid at an annual rate equal to the lesser of 1.5% per month. Unless prohibited by law, if we use a collection attorney or agency and prevail, you will be required to pay us a collection fee equal to the greater of $100.00 or 25% of the balance due.
We look forward to working together. If you agree to these terms, please sign and date below.