Interior Design Contract

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  • Provide clarity to your clients
  • Suitable for all Australian states and territories
  • Peace of mind that your interior design business is legally protected
  • Drafted in plain English by Australian lawyers
  • Complete our Interior Design Contract template in under 10 minutes
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What is an Interior Design Contract?

An Interior Design Contract is your MOST important legal document. If you only have one contract in your interior design business, this is it!

An Interior Design Contract sets out the legal agreement between an interior designer and their clients.

It covers all of the important terms of your agreement, including services. fees, expenses, payment terms and limitation of liability. It also covers Intellectual Property rights.

Your Interior Design Contract should be tailored to each specific client. A well-written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection; it will also help manage your client’s expectations.

 

Who can use this template?

  • Interior Designers
  • Interior Decorators
  • Suitable for all Australian states and territories

 

Do I need a contract for my interior design clients?

Yes, definitely! A contract protects both you and your clients.

You should always have a contract signed before starting a new interior design job for a client.

Putting things in writing protects both parties and gives certainty.

Contracts are about more than wrapping your clients up in red tape and telling them what they can’t do. Think of your contract as relationship insurance: it does all the hard, boring work of keeping the relationship on rails so that you can focus on the fun part – the actual designing.

 

Other names for an Interior Design Contract

  • Interior Design Terms & Conditions
  • Terms of Trade
  • Interior Design Service Agreement
  • Client Agreement

 

What does this Interior Design Contract template include?

Our Interior Design Contract template covers everything you need:

  • Services – description of your services
  • Fees – what you charge for your work
  • Expenses – any extra charges for expenses (disbursements)
  • Payment Terms – essential, how you will get paid! Includes deposit and overdue amounts
  • Our Responsibilities – what you are responsible for
  • Client Responsibilities – what the client is responsible for
  • Intellectual Property – this covers intellectual property rights for the works you create
  • Disclaimer – an important legal clause
  • Client’s Warranty and Indemnity -an important legal clause
  • Changes to Scope – how you will deal with change requests and out of scope work
  • Confidentiality – both parties agree to keep confidential information private
  • Limitation of Liability – to protect you against claims for losses and damages
  • Termination – this explains how either party can terminate the agreement
  • Dispute Resolution – process to deal with any problems that may arise
  • General – standard contract clauses such as Assignment, Severance, Entire Agreement, Waiver and Governing Law

 

How do I fit all of the details of the Scope into the contract?

The best way to do this is to have TWO documents that you provide to clients:

1. Proposal – a detailed overview of the design services you will provide and the scope of your engagement

2. Terms and Conditions – all of the legal considerations and your official agreement

This gives you more flexibility, and it means that you can customise each proposal without having to condense the detailed information into a standard contract.

 

What happens if the client wants to change the scope?

We have included a clause to cover any changes to the scope and how you can address this. Any requested changes which are out of scope will normally incur additional fees for the client.

You also have the option to refuse any changes to the original scope unless the client agrees to pay you additional fees for the work.

 

Is this template legally binding?

Absolutely!

All of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

We are affiliated with a commercial law firm based in Sydney.

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Do I get to choose my own deposit amount and payment terms?

Yes, you do!

You can specify a deposit amount as a percentage of the total estimated fees. You can also choose when you invoice for the balance of payments.

Our template allows you to set your own payment terms to help speed up clients’ payments (e.g. 7 days).

What happens if the client wants to change the scope?

We have included a clause to cover any changes to the scope and how you can address this. Any requested changes which are out of scope will normally incur additional fees for the client.

You also have the option to refuse any changes to the original scope unless the client agrees to pay you additional fees for the work.

Why should I invest in a quality Interior Design Contract template?

You’ve spent countless hours dedicated to learning how to attract the right clients.

Your heavy financial investments in your own personal growth are slowly but surely paying off.

You’re not going to let all that go to waste with a crappy contract, are you?

The booking process is the most fragile part of the selling process. Don’t let your future clients slip away with a shady contract pieced together like Frankenstein.

With this contract template, your clients will know you take your business seriously. You’ll stand out from your competition, but best of all, your clients will trust you right from the start.

FAQ

All of our templates come in Word format (docx). We recommend that you use Microsoft Word on a desktop to fill in the template.

Yes, all of our templates have been drafted by qualified Australian lawyers who hold an Australian legal practicing certificate.

Yes, the template is suitable for all Australian states and territories.

What do I have to do after I download the template?

The template includes instructions on how to use it, as well as helpful comments along the way to guide you. Don’t just take our word for it, read what other customers have said about our products here.

Estimated time to complete the template in Microsoft Word is around 5-10 minutes. We have designed our templates to be very user-friendly.

How often are the templates updated?

We frequently update our template library and provide minor updates to wording and formatting in our documents.

If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. You have lifetime access, so any updates are provided free of charge.

Refunds

We offer a 14 day moneyback guarantee on all purchases.

We want to make sure you are 100% happy!

We have worked hard to provide quality legal documents for Australian small businesses.

We’re confident you will LOVE our products – but we offer this extra guarantee so you don’t have to worry.

Our no-hassle, 14-day refund policy means that if you are not satisfied, for any reason, we’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy, even if that means a full refund.

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31 August 2021
chantelle C.
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I recommend this product
Interior Design Contract

The contract was more comprehensive than other templates I had found online easy to use and commentary which provided support on areas that could be adapted. Clear instructions

KP
29 July 2021
Kim P.
AU AU
I recommend this product
Interior Design Contract

A total weight was lifted off my shoulders purchasing the Interior Design Contract! It's exactly what I needed for my business. Not being my area of expertise, having a ready made Services Contract was amazing. So easy to use, I now feel confident knowing I have a professional template to provide clients that clearly identifies my services, terms and conditions. Total transparency for both parties. Thank you!

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31 May 2021
Kirsten L.
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Glad this exists, Great service!

Although the contract wasn't exactly what I needed, Adrian was quick to respond in assistance with a full refund, am very appreciative this kind of service exists and will recommend to any businesses just starting up who can't afford the legal fees to setup a contract from scratch. Thanks again Adrian!

MB
25 May 2021
Melinda B.
AU AU
I recommend this product
Made a difficult task easy!

So easy to use, very thorough and gave me confidence that I have my end covered.

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25 September 2020
Cassandra D.
AU AU
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Interior Design Terms and Conditions

It was thorough however I think it is important to have contracts specific to each business. I don't use this template for this reason.

28 September 2020
Easy Legal Templates

Thanks for your honest feedback, Cassandra. Much appreciated. It's tricky to create a template which will cover every situation, but we have drafted the Interior Design T&Cs to cover the typical needs of an interior designer. It includes things like changes to scope, IP rights for your concepts/designs and a disclaimer specifically for interior designers. We also provide it in Word format so you can change/edit the document as required. To get a custom drafted contract from a lawyer normally costs $1500+ so we do believe our template (which was drafted by a commercial lawyer) is still great value for anyone looking for an affordable contract to get started. We are always looking to improve our products and will definitely take your feedback on board. Thanks again.