How to Write an Electrical Contract

Electrical contract is an agreement between an electrician and client which includes each and every detail. It should have the basic agreement terms, the start and the proposed end date of the project, all costs associated with the project, and a small official statement which explains the mode of working through the contract.

This contract has a legal value, and it can be produced in the court of the law in case some complications arise.


  • 1

    Leave Spaces for Names:

    Create a sample copy first leaving the names of the client unfilled. Remember that only once you have to mention your contractor, may it be an individual or a commercial contractor, by his name. Throughout the rest of the agreement you will address him as the ‘contractor’. The person hiring the contractor should be mentioned by name at the start of the contract, and then he or she should be addressed by the term ‘Employer’ through the rest of the document.

  • 2

    Define scope of work:

    Define the scope of the entire electrical project in detail. The first paragraph after the introduction briefs about the type of electrical work that will be undertaken, and it is identified by the term ‘Works’. You may either write this in the form of paragraphs or in bulleted format.

    ‘Works’ should include information such as which rooms require electrical repair, or what components in those areas will require your services. Also mention the type of tools required for work.

  • 3

    Plan it out:

    Make a plan on how to proceed with the project. Pick up a small easy points and then move to difficult tasks later. After making a practical plan, add it to the electrical contract. Generally plans and agendas are added to the last section of the contract under a separate heading.

  • 4

    Address of property:

    Mention the location where the project will be carried out. Identify complete address of the property and the name of the person who is in charge of the area.

  • 5

    Payment schedule:

    Work out a payment schedule with your contractor and mention it on the contract under the heading payments. Each and every thing about payments should be crystal clear, as payment disputes are the main reason for conflicts between an employer and a worker.

  • 6

    If you are charging your Employer on per hour basis, make sure to include the maximum amount of hours you can dedicate to the project in one single day.

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