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Can you change term of contract / CS webinars continue next week
October 21, 2023
Can you change term of contract 
I just noticed the terms of the commercial agreement are for ten years by default.  I already loaded it into my electronic template.  Is it acceptable to edit the contract for a month to month commercial subscriber like this? 
Andrew D
               The Standard Form Agreements come printed with a 5 year term of residential and 10 year term for commercial.  You can change the term in the printed form or you can change it by hand when signing up a subscriber.  Many provisions in the Standard Form Agreements are “business” issues, and while I may think they are “best practices” you and others may not; so change them.  The length of the contract term is one of the business terms you should change if you want to.  Once you buy the Kirschenbaum Contracts™ you can make any change you want, though I think you should be cautious.
                Most of the contract wording is legal wording and there for a very specific purpose.  Changing a single word could negate or emasculate the provision.  Any change to a legal provision will reduce the contracts effectiveness to provide the intended contractual protection you need. 
                I keep inviting you to join the Concierge Program.  The Concierge Program opens you to new opportunity to review and negotiate changes in the contracts getting the legal advice that is advisable.  Hopefully not sounding self-serving, I can’t see how you own an alarm business without signing up for the Concierge Program unless you have in-house attorneys or an attorney who is expert in the alarm industry on speed dial and actually picks up your call in timely manner.
               As far as month to month contracts, well they are legal, but will very likely reduce your equity in the business.  Bluntly, month to month contracts are worth less, will be valued with a lower multiple, than contracts with a longer term, even a year.  It’s interesting because if you have longer term contracts, say 3, 5 or 10 years, that are in renewal on month to month, those month to month contracts will not likely reduce your equity; will not be valued with lower multiple.  It might be that subscribers with longer term contracts are expected [hope may be better word] to continue on automatic renewal indefinitely, while an original month to month customer may have far less expectation because that customer’s frame of mind is that the contract is always cancelable at will any time.  Nevertheless, you can make any change you want, especially when it comes to the business decisions.

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Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
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