Customers should use service contracts when using a service provider to perform a remunerated task in order to define the exact details of the agreement, including remuneration, obligations and confidentiality, if necessary. In the absence of a joint control agreement, a general contractor or developer usually cannot write a check at a lower level. Instead, they have to follow the standard payment model (pay their contractor and trust the contractor, people will pay on the entire line). The conclusion of a pooled check agreement, where by which its client gives permission to pay lower steps on a common check, gives the general paying party additional power to control the flow of payment. Let`s start with a few reasons why you may be placed in a position where a pooled check agreement might need to be enforced.