TERMS AND CONDITIONS - Tree Work

Reef Tropical shall furnish all tools, equipment and labor to accomplish work described herein.  All operations shall be completed in a substantial and workmanlike manner. Details are to serve as a guide and shall be followed as close as practical. If extraordinary work is needed, you will be contacted and proposed separately.  

WORKING CONDITIONS. Customer is responsible for advising Contractor in writing prior to commencement of the work of the location of any life safety systems, utilities, as well as objects or structures which could be damaged by Contractor’s personnel, machinery, materials or vehicles.  Customer is responsible for providing ingress and egress to the work site. Contractor's employees shall not be required to work in hazardous, improper or unreasonable conditions, and the Customer agrees to address these conditions to Contractor’s satisfaction as well as cooperate with Contractor to provide a safe and proper working environment and to not interfere with the progress of the work.

CHANGES AND/OR ALTERATIONS. In the event there are any changes after Contractor has computed its costs, then it is agreed that the Customer and Contractor shall compute the additional cost for such changes and thereby agree upon the sum to be added to the amount set in this Agreement.

COMPLETION AND ACCEPTANCE. Customer shall immediately inspect the work performed by Contractor and any aspect of the work not acceptable to Customer must be specifically noticed in writing to Contractor within 5 days of Contractor’s performance of its work. Contractor shall then be given a reasonable opportunity to address such issue.  A full and complete acceptance of the work shall be presumed upon the Customer making payment.

PAYMENT. We require a credit card on file prior to start of work. Payment schedule should be reflected on proposal. If not, payment is due in full upon signing proposal. In the event any balance due Contractor is not paid within 30 days of Contractor’s invoice, then the Customer shall be in default. Customer shall be responsible to pay interest at the rate of 1½% per month (18% per annum) on any unpaid amount and to pay all costs and expenses, including but not limited to reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, incurred by Contractor in collecting any outstanding amount due under this Agreement, or enforcing its rights hereunder, with or without suit. Proper venue for any litigation stemming from this Agreement will be a court of competent jurisdiction in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Reef Tropical will set the payment schedule and submit to client for approval. Without adherence to the payment schedule, Reef Tropical reserves the right to stop work. Non or late payment will affect the completion time and schedule. 

Delinquent Accounts Policy: Reef Tropical reserves the right to initiate collection procedures if the customer’s account is 90-day past due.  Reef Tropical will attempt to collect past due by first calling the customer and then sending an e-mail to the customer. The past due account will be assessed a 2% late fee based on the open balance.  If the account continues to be past due after 90 days, 2% will continue to be assessed on the balance due every month thereafter. The customer will continue to receive phone calls and emails from Finance Department every month.  If the account continues to be delinquent for 120 days, the customer will then receive a final notification from our Finance Department stating that the credit card or checking account on file will be charged the balance due with 2% late fee accrued or a collections specialist will be contacted. This is the last option and we have hardly ever had to do this. 

Jurisdiction Venue: This agreement is enforceable in Miami-Dade County and Monroe County, as applicable.