Matt, this is a great resource. Both homeowners and contractors should always sign agreements such as this to set guidelines / expectations and protect themselves from any potential issues / disputes.
That looks like an interesting site, what do they do exactly?
That agreement is way out of date. The EPA has special requirements due to the lead paint laws that are in effect that must be outlined in the agreement to keep the contractor in compliance. Offending contractors who do not comply with the new rules, can be fined upwards to $30,000 per offense per day in worst case issues. Currently the fines have been around $5,000 for not having proper paperwork done and signed. Owners cannot opt out of having the work done without proper procedures in effect.
woah, thanks for the heads up. i was just forwarded that link, so i had no idea.
Matthew here is a link you may find interesting.
As a LRRP contractor I must provide pamphlets in all the older homes that I work in.
Part of this is that I must attempt to contact any other people that can be effected by this law. Meaning If I was to do a project in a multi-family home for one of the tenants, I need to contact everyone that could possibly be effected on the same floor that I was working on. If I did not do this, I would be violating the law and subject to fines and legal suites if someone became lead poisoned as a result of me doing something wrong. To add injury to insult there is no way to find out if the offended tenant already suffers from lead poisoning prior to me doing the work. Making me in effect responsible for their health and the costs involved even if I was not the one who got them sick!