Independent Contractor Agreement
An Independent Contractor Agreement is also referred to as a:
- Contractor Service Agreement
- Freelance Services Contract
- General Contractor Letter
- Consulting Agreement
What is an Independent Contractor Agreement?
An Independent Contractor Agreement is used to formalise an arrangement
between a client and a freelance contractor, whereby the contractor will
provide specified services for the client.
For example, this agreement can be used when a contractor is
hired to do repairs or perform renovations at a private residence or
business location. This form can also be used when engaging a
freelance writer or web designer to create content for a website.
What is an Independent Contractor?
An independent contractor is a person who provides services to
clients by working in a self-employed arrangement. Some
occupations commonly held by independent contractors are:
- Interior Designer
- Appliance Repairman
- Visual Artist
- Tradesperson (Electrician, Plumber, Carpenter)
- Cabinet Installer
- Personal Assistant
Why should I use an Independent Contractor Agreement?
LawDepot's Independent Contractor Agreement makes creating a
client/contractor arrangement simple and straightforward.
This contract includes the following features:
- Automatically customised for England, Northern Ireland,
Scotland, or Wales based on your selection.
- Supports the use of multiple contractors and multiple clients.
- Compensation can be entered as a flat fee or as an
- Optional clauses can be used to protect intellectual property and
- Specifies how contractor expenses should be handled.
An Independent Contractor Agreement formally establishes the details
of the given arrangement, which lowers the risk of misunderstandings
between the client and the contractor performing the work. Using this
contract helps to protect both parties from issues related to miscommunication.
Forms related to an Independent Contractor Agreement: