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What Terms Should You Include in Your Services Agreement?

A Services Agreement is a legal agreement between a service provider and its customers that outlines the terms and conditions of the services or products provided. These agreements are frequently found on company websites or given to customers to review prior to beginning a project.


Services Agreements typically outline the service being provided, how it works, what to expect as a customer, what your responsibilities as a customer are, how to use the service properly, and other details. A well-written terms of service agreement is a valuable tool for business owners because it protects their company from future legal issues and ensures that their customers understand what is expected of them when using their products or services.


There are a lot of sections you can include in your Services Agreements, depending on the type of service you offer them.


Here are some contract terms you should include in your Services Agreement:


  • Accurate names of the parties - if your businesses are incorporated, make sure to include the correct legal names of your legal entities

  • Clear description of services to be performed

  • Clear payment terms

  • Your ability to terminate the contract

  • Contract amendment rights

  • Clear description of IP ownership

  • Dispute resolution processes

  • Confidentiality

  • And there is so much more!


And remember, make sure you and your client sign the Services Agreement BEFORE you begin performing services. You want to make sure and start the project and client relationship with clear, written terms that have been agreed by both parties.


If your business provides services to clients, you should have a legally protective Services Agreement prepared by a lawyer to present to your clients to make sure everything you need is properly outlined.


Do you need a legally protective Services Agreement for your business? We can help! Send us a message or book a free discovery call to learn more about our contract services.


Please contact Serna Legal Services at (312) 601-9859 or info@sernalegalservices.com if you’d like to learn more about WHAT TERMS SHOULD YOU INCLUDE IN YOUR SERVICES AGREEMENT?


This content is published by Serna Legal Services, LLC and is available for informational purposes only and is not considered legal advice on any subject matter. By viewing this content, the reader understands there is no attorney-client relationship between the reader and the publisher. The content should not be used as a substitute for legal advice from a licensed professional attorney, and readers are urged to consult their own legal counsel on any specific legal questions concerning a specific situation.


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