What are Interior Design Terms & Conditions?
Interior Design Terms & Conditions is a contract which 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.
For every new client engagement, you can customise this template to suit your requirements.
Do I need a 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.
Interior Design Terms & Conditions will help to set the ground rules in black and white so everyone is clear on their obligations and how everything will work. You need a proper written contract to enforce your rights and make sure your business is legally protected.
Having a contract will help avoid misunderstandings, late payments and out of scope work.
Are there any other names for Interior Design Terms & Conditions?
Yes, you might have also heard this contract referred to as an Interior Design Contract, Terms of Trade, Interior Design Service Agreement or Client Agreement.
All of them are basically the same thing, just different names for the contract you use with your interior design clients.
What does this Interior Design Terms & Conditions template include?
Our template covers everything you need:
★ Payment Terms (including Deposit)
★ Our Responsibilities
★ Client Responsibilities
★ Intellectual Property
★ Client’s Warranty and Indemnity
★ Changes to Scope
★ Limitation of Liability
★ Dispute Resolution
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.