A legal contract can take many different types of forms. Not all legal contracts are written. Some legal contracts can be a simple matter of a verbal promise of something in exchange for something else. Statutes differ, but as a general rule, any contract involving remunerations of $ 500 or more requires documentation in order to be valid. Verbal contracts are made on the basis of ethics and tradition.
Written or printed (or word-processed) legal contracts can be quite simple or extremely complex. In its simplest form, a legal contract can be a sentence or two, with two or more parties signing the document. The contract constitutes a legal basis upon which any party can sue the other in case of a failure to comply with the terms of the contract. This failure to comply is called “breach of contract”.
The more complex legal contracts can be comprised of one page, many pages, or dozens upon dozens of pages. They can take the form of employment contracts, in which an employer and an employee or contractor agree on the job description and remuneration, or business contracts, which refer to contracts between two or more businesses. Business contracts can become very complex, including terms, conditions, specifically stated remuneration terms and deadlines, expiration dates, and so on.
Lawyers are often present during the signing of a contract. Sometimes a “notary public” is used. A notary public is someone who witnesses and validates written contracts, then physically places a seal of approval on the finished contract deal.
GiIes Dixon explains what makes a legally binding contract and how to use contracts to protect your business interests.
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Download this episode from VideoVocab.tv This is the second of our two-part lesson on English legal vocabulary related to contract law. In our last lesson (http we looked at some of the basic principles of contracts. Today, we’ll focus on specific terms and language found in contracts.
Question by gina: Should illegal people have the right to sign legal contracts?
It is obvious that illegal people are signing contracts to live in apartments. If they don’t pay their rent, should the apartment complex have the right to take them to court? Having a social security doesn’t not make you legal but this is happening all over the United States.
Answer by lostintheclover
If the are of legal consenting age they are bound by the same laws as everyone else.
You act like a boat load just showed up in your neighbourhood when illegal immigrants have been here since before we became a nation!
What do you think? Answer below!
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Catskill aqueduct. … Contract 58. March 4, 1913.
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Digital ID: 435513. [1918?]
Notes: Acc. Hdq. N. 1924
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