5 Things You Should Know Before You Sign A Contract
Security from any fraud and unscrupulous activities should be a
serious concern for anyone who is into sales, lease, jobs, or
any kind of services that entail certain provisionary agreement
Whether a party is a first time or an expert person, the
industry and the services that go with it presents the concerned
person with risks and challenges that you cannot underestimate.
Every time that a person is engaged in a commercial transaction
in the society, he or she is in danger of submitting their
selves to probabilities of fraudulent activities.
That is why contracts were made to ensure the security of both
Generally, contracts are created to provide solid information
about the agreement that transpired between two or more parties
and that any details stated therein are bounded by certain laws
and regulations. Hence, it is extremely important for a person
to know the important details of the contract before he or she
signs and submits to the pact.
Here is a list of some of the things people should know before
they sign a contract. Knowing these will surely protect them
from any discrepancies or any fraudulent activities that may
1. Be aware that a contract is a legal document, bound by legal
provisions and stipulations.
As defined, it is a "legally binding," printed arrangement
signed by two or more factions or groups, which entails their
commitment to each other.
With the term legal, this means that any provisions stated
therein are bounded by law, in which, any act, made by a
particular party or all of the parties concerned, that
constitutes as non-conformity to the details of the agreement
will be held liable with the law.
This means that anybody could be imprisoned or held in custody
with the law unless other wise the concerned party is proven not
Hence, it is important to be meticulous about the details of the
contract before signing it to avoid any potential risk.
2. Make sure that you are dealing with trustworthy and reliable
It is extremely important to know first who the concerned person
is dealing with. Therefore, it would be better if an individual
or a party would try to do some investigations and background
checks first before they sign the contract.
If in the event that a person or a party is in doubt, it is best
to follow their instincts and forego the signing of the contract.
3. Know the fine print
The problem with most people is that they assume every detail as
part and partial of the whole agreement, thinking that
everything will be stated as agreed verbally, and that there
will be no harm if they will not read thoroughly the fine print.
This should not be the case; otherwise, they can get into
trouble with the parties involved or with the law.
People should bear in mind, that the law fully assumes that any
person or entity that has agreed to sign in a contract has fully
understand the details stipulated therein. Hence, there is no
excuse for any party who claims that they had missed certain
details in the contract.
4. Make sure that all of the details about the contract are
This means that all information pertinent to the agreement
should be stipulated clearly and completely. For example, for
service contracts, be sure that the beginning date and ending
date of the service is clearly stated.
5. Make certain that there are no blank spaces in the contract
Before signing a contract, concerned parties should try to
inspect the document meticulously and ensure that there are no
blank spaces present. This may pose greater risks if left
unattended, especially if their signatures are already affixed
on the contract.
All of these things are boiled down to the fact that people
should be very careful about transactions, deals, or agreements
that they commit to. It is relatively important to be aware and
knowledgeable of the details of the contract before signing it.
You may have heard that ignorance of the law is not an excuse.
This is true, therefore, it is better to be fully aware of it
than to be in trouble with the law in the end.