Our Interior Design Legal Bundle includes everything you need to make sure you’re legally protected:
- Interior Design Contract
- Independent Contractor Agreement
- Letter of Demand
What’s Included in the Interior Design Legal Bundle?
1. Interior Design Contract
An Interior Design Contract sets out the legal agreement between an interior designer and clients.
It covers all of the important aspects of your agreement, including your services. fees, expenses, payment and limitation of liability. It also covers Intellectual Property rights.
You should always have a contract signed before you start a new interior design job for a client. Putting things in writing protects both parties and gives certainty.
A well written agreement will not only provide you with legal protection, it will also help manage your client’s expectations.
2. Independent Contractor Agreement
Need some help? Looking to outsource? No problem, with an Independent Contractor Agreement you can engage a contractor to help you deliver amazing service to your clients.
It helps to set the ground rules so that both parties can understand their obligations from the start. This contract contains all the essential ingredients, including services, payment, confidentiality, termination and limitation of liability, plus much more!
5. Letter of Demand
When your gentle payment reminders fall on deaf ears, it’s powerful to have a firm and professional Letter of Demand up your sleeve. Our Letter of Demand template will help to keep the cash in your business flowing.
Use our Letter of Demand template to formally request payment of an outstanding debt and provide a warning before commencing legal action. You might be able to recover your debts yourself without spending money on a lawyer or debt collector.
Are these templates legally binding?
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.
I have an Apple Mac – can I still use these templates?
Yes, but we recommend you have Microsoft Word installed on your Mac.
Our documents contain smart fields which use a Microsoft Word feature called content controls. They help to save time in updating the template, but may not display correctly in Pages or Google Docs.
If you need a version of your templates without the content controls, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to email these to you.
Download our Interior Design Legal Bundle today and get the professional legal docs you need at an affordable price!
Why You Need This
Set your business up for success
Our Interior Design Contract template will help to ensure clear communication and defined responsibilities for you and your clients
Clearly set out the terms of your agreement
Lay the foundations for your business relationship so everyone is clear on their obligations and how the relationship will work.
Our Interior Design Legal Bundle will help you to avoid risk and limit your liability if something does go wrong.
Protect your business and assets
As the old saying goes, hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
You never know what will happen in the future, but it is vital that you have a contract in place to protect everything you have worked hard for.
How does it work?
You could be up and running in as little as 5-10 minutes.
1. Select the Interior Design Legal Bundle in the Shop and click Add To Cart.
2. Proceed to Checkout and complete your purchase.
3. You will receive an email with a download link immediately after you have completed your purchase.
4. Open the document in Microsoft Word and complete the highlighted fields with your personal information (name, ABN etc). Your document will be ready to go in minutes!
Do I need an Interior Design Contract?
Yes, absolutely! A contract protects both you and your clients.
You should always have a contract signed before you start 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 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
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 which you provide to clients:
1. Proposal – all of the details about the services you will provide and the scope of works
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.
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 will invoice for the balance of payments.
Our template allows you to set your own payment terms to help speed up payments from clients (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.
Can’t I just copy these documents from another website?
Don’t do this.
1. This is copyright infringement and is against the law.
2. You might accidentally copy terms and conditions from another country – if you end up in court for some reason it might be on the other side of the world!
3. Our templates have been drafted by an Australian lawyer to make sure they’re legally binding here in Australia.
Are these templates editable?
Yes, the templates come in Word format so you are free to make changes to the documents
However, we do not recommend you make changes outside of the fields we have highlighted in the documents. The clauses and wording have been written by a lawyer for a good reason. Deleting clauses or modifying them can affect the legal protections contained in the documents.
What if the law changes?
If the law changes, we’ll email you with the changes and updates to add to your existing templates. So please ensure you keep us updated if your email address changes.