Authorisation to Return Goods     Form BS06

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

This letter is to confirm that we shall accept the return of certain goods we have supplied to you and credit your account. The terms for return are:

1. The value of the goods returned shall not exceed £ ______________.

2. We shall deduct ______ % of the invoice value as a handling charge and credit your account with the balance.

3. All return goods shall be in a re-saleable condition and must be goods we either currently stock or can return to our supplier for credit. We reserve the right to refuse the return of goods that do not correspond with this description.

4. You shall be responsible for the costs of shipment and the risk of loss or damage in transit. Goods shall not be accepted for return until we have received, inspected and approved the goods at our place of business.

5. Our agreement to accept returns for credit is expressly conditional upon your agreement to settle any remaining balance due on the following terms: _________________
_________________
_________________

Yours sincerely

_________________

Health warning: Do not use this form if your customer has suggested that the goods are defective, or if he has purchased the goods in a consumer sale as to which see the notes to form BS03 above. This is to avoid you committing a breach of the Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 (as amended).

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Authorisation to Release Medical Information     Form OLF09

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I hereby authorise and request that you release and deliver to: _________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

all my medical records, files, charts, x-rays, laboratory reports, clinical records, and such other information concerning me that is in your possession. I would also request that you do not disclose any information concerning my past or present medical condition to any other person without my express written permission.

Yours sincerely

Signature _________________

Printed Name _________________

In the presence of

Witness’s address _________________

_________________

Authorisation to Release Confidential Information     Form OLF08

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I hereby authorise and request you to send copies of the following documents which I believe to be in your possession and which contain confidential information concerning me to:

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Documents:_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

[I shall of course reimburse you for any reasonable costs incurred by you in providing the requested information.]

Yours sincerely

Signature _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

Acknowledgement of Alteration of Order     Form BS02

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I refer to your order number dated _________________

This letter acknowledges that the order is altered and superseded by the following agreed change in terms

_________________

_________________

_________________

All other terms shall remain as stated.

Please indicate your agreement to the alteration by signing below and signing the enclosed copy of this letter which we should be grateful if you would return to us for our file.

Yours sincerely

_________________

The above alteration is acknowledged.

_________________

Acknowledging a Notification of Maternity Leave     Form E67

Dear _________________

Thank you for informing me of your pregnancy and the date that your baby is due. I am writing to you about your maternity leave and pay.

You are eligible for _________________.

You have told me that you would like to begin your maternity leave on _________________.

If you want to change this date, you must notify me 28 days before the new intended start date or, if that is not reasonably practicable, as soon as you can. Your maternity leave period will end on ________________.1

If you want to come back to work before this date, you must notify me eight weeks before your new intended return date or, if that is not reasonably practicable, as soon as you can. This is a legal requirement, but obviously it helps with planning. If you don’t give notice, the Company has the right to postpone your return for eight weeks from the date you informed me that you would like to return early or the end of your maternity leave period if this is earlier.

If you decide that you do not want to return to work, you will be required to give four weeks’ written notice in accordance with your contract of employment.

You are eligible for _________________.2

The Company will pay you for six weeks at 90 per cent of your average weekly earnings, calculated based on a legal formula, which I have calculated as _________________. The Company will then pay you the standard rate of statutory maternity pay of _______________for the remaining 33 weeks.3

During your period of maternity leave, we will make reasonable contact with you to discuss and plan for your return. If you have any questions, please contact me to discuss any aspects of your maternity entitlements.

Yours sincerely

_________________

Personnel Manager

1 i.e. 52 weeks after the start of maternity leave.

2 If the employee is not eligible, state ‘not eligible for statutory maternity pay’.

3 If the employee is not entitled to statutory maternity pay, replace with ‘I have given you form SMP1, which explains why you do not qualify for statutory maternity pay.You may, however, be entitled to maternity allowance. If you take this form to a Benefits Agency, it will discuss your entitlements with you’.

Affidavit     Form OLF02

I, _________________(name)
of _________________(address)
_________________(occupation)

MAKE OATH and say as follows:_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

Signature

SWORN AT _________________(address)
this ________day of __________________ year ______ before me,

_________________
(A Solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths)

Affidavit of Power of Attorney     Form OLF03

I _________________ ,
of _________________ ,

MAKE OATH and say as follows:

1. The Power of Attorney granted to me by _________________ , on _________________, a true copy of which is annexed hereto, is in full force and effect.

2. At the time of the execution of _________________1, on _________________ I had no knowledge of or actual notice of the revocation or termination of the Power of Attorney by death or otherwise.

3. I make this affidavit for the purpose of inducing _________________ to accept the above described instrument as executed by me as attorney knowing that in accepting the aforesaid instrument they will rely upon this affidavit.

SWORN AT _________________ the ____ day of __________________ year ___

Before me

_________________
(A Solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths)

Health warning: Unless the Power of Attorney is an Enduring Power of Attorney made in the form prescribed under the Enduring Power of Attorney Act 1985, it will be automatically revoked if the person who gives the power becomes mentally incapacitated. Therefore, if the Power of Attorney is not an Enduring Power of Attorney and if the person giving the power has become of unsound mind, you must not use this form. If the Power of Attorney is an Enduring Power of Attorney it must be registered once the person giving it has become mentally incapacitated, and no further use must be made of it until registration. Note that when it comes into force (1 October 2007) the Mental Capacity Act 2005 will require new Powers of Attorney to be in the form of ‘Lasting Powers of Attorney’ instead of in the form of Enduring Powers of Attorney, if they are to remain valid after the maker of the power becomes mentally incapacitated. Please check with the Public Guardianship Office that you are using the right form when you next create a Power of Attorney.

1 Describe the document that has been executed under the Power of Attorney.

Affidavit of Title to Goods or other Chattels     Form OLF04

I, _________________(name)
of _________________(address)
_________________ (occupation)

MAKE OATH and say as follows:

1. I certify that I am now in possession of and am the absolute owner of the following property:
_________________
_________________

2. I also state that its possession has been undisputed and that I know of no fact or reason that may prevent transfer of this property to the buyer.

3. I also state that no liens, contracts, debts, or lawsuits exist regarding this property, except the following:
_________________
_________________

4. [I finally state that I have full power to transfer title to this property to the buyer with [full]/[limited] title guarantee.]1

_________________

Signature

SWORN AT _________________(address) this ________day of __________________ year ______. before me,

_________________

(A Solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths)

1 Do not insert this paragraph without the advice of a solicitor or a licensed conveyancer.

Agreement     Form OLF06

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ________ day of _________________ year ______

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘First Party’);and
(2) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Second Party’).

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. That in consideration of the promises made herein by the Second Party the First Party hereby promises and agrees that it shall: _________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

2. That in consideration of the promises made herein by the First Party the Second Party hereby promises that it shall: _________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

3. In consideration of the aforementioned promises, the Parties hereto agree that the following terms shall have effect: _________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

4. This agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their successors and assigns. This is the entire agreement.

5. [Nothing in this Agreement is intended to confer any benefit on a third party whether under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act or otherwise].1

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement the day and year first above written.

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the first party

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the second party

1 This should be omitted if the parties desire the agreement to benefit a non-party and if they wish that the non-party should be entitled to sue in respect of it.

Agreement for the Sale of Goods     Form BS03

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Buyer’); and
(2) _________________ of_________________(the ‘Seller’).

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. In consideration for the sum of £ ________________, receipt of which the Seller hereby acknowledges, the Seller hereby sells and transfers to the Buyer and his/her successors and assigns absolutely, the following goods (the ‘Goods’):
_________________
_________________
_________________

[2. Although this sale is not made in the course of any business of the Seller, it is nonetheless agreed that the statutory terms as to satisfactory quality set out in the Sale of Goods Act Section 14 shall have effect and it is further agreed that the Goods sold under this agreement shall be fit for their purpose, that is to say: _________________
_________________
_________________
_________________]1

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement the day and year first above written

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Buyer

Signed by or on behalf of the Seller

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

1 Insert the purpose for which the buyer has stated that he intends to use the goods. Under statute, in a sale of goods between private individuals that is not made in the course of the seller’s business, there is no automatic promise by the seller to the effect that the goods will be of satisfactory quality or fit for any particular purpose, even where the seller knows of the buyer’s purpose for the goods. Paragraph two on this form inserts promises as to quality and fitness for purpose. They can be removed if that is what the parties agree. If the sale is made in the course of the seller’s business, the sale is automatically made subject to statutory terms as to quality and fitness for purpose, and there is no power to remove these from the agreement except where the buyer has bought them in the course of the buyer’s business and either the buyer buys goods of this type frequently or else if the goods are not of a kind which is normally bought for private use.

Under statute, all sales of goods are subject to a promise by the seller that he has title to the goods that he is selling. The only exception is where he makes it clear that he is selling them with such title as he may have. If he does this, he must add a term revealing anything known to him which makes his title open to question. The statutory promises as to title apply, whether or not the seller is selling in the course of a business. It cannot be excluded from the agreement save where the seller is only selling such title as he has.

Agreement for the Sale of a Vehicle     Form BS04

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Buyer’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Seller’).

NOW it is HEREBY agreed as follows:

1. In consideration of the sum of £ ____________, receipt of which the Seller acknowledges, the Seller sells and transfers to the Buyer the vehicle (the ‘Vehicle’):

Make: _________________

Model: _________________

Registration Number: _________________

Chassis Number: _________________

Year of Manufacture: _________________

Mileage: _________________

Colour: _________________

Extras: _________________

2. The Seller hereby warrants:
_________________

3. The Seller warrants that while the Vehicle was in the Seller’s possession, the odometer was not altered or disconnected and that to the best of the Seller’s knowledge the odometer reading above:

( ) reflects the actual mileage.

( ) reflects the actual mileage in excess of 99,999 miles.

4. The Buyer agrees to despatch the Vehicle’s Registration Document to DVLA as soon as practicable after signature of this Agreement, informing DVLA of the Buyer’s ownership of the Vehicle.

[5. Save as aforesaid the Seller gives no warranty that the vehicle is of satisfactory quality or that it is fit for any particular purpose].

or

[5. Although his sale is not made in the course of any business of the Seller, it is nonetheless agreed that the statutory terms as to satisfactory quality set out in the Sale of Goods Act Section 14 shall have effect and it is further agreed that the car shall be fit for its purpose, that is to say:
_________________]

[6. In part payment of the purchase price, the Buyer has paid to the Seller the sum of £________. The remainder of the purchase price, being the sum of £_________ shall be paid to the Seller on or before _____________]

[7. The Seller remains the owner of the car until the entire purchase price is paid].

[8. The Buyer shall be entitled to remove the car from the Seller’s premises when the entire purchase price is paid, at which time ownership of the car, the risk of loss or damage to it, and the responsibility to insure it will pass to the Buyer. For the avoidance of doubt, if the price is paid by cheque, the price will not be deemed to have been paid until the cheque has cleared].

[9. This is the entire agreement between the parties. Further, the Buyer accepts that he has not relied upon any statement which the Seller may have made].

10. The applicable law of this Agreement is English law.

The parties hereto have signed this Agreement the day and year first written above.

SIGNED_________________

SIGNED _________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Buyer

Signed by or behalf of the Seller

Note: This form is not appropriate where a seller is selling the car in the course of a business to a person who is buying as a consumer, because it allows the parties, if they agree, to exclude any warranty of satisfactory quality or fitness for purpose. The law does not allow this where goods (including cars) are sold in the course of a business to a person who is buying as a consumer.

The seller must take care to ensure that the car is roadworthy, as otherwise he could be guilty of a criminal offence, even if the car is not sold in the course of a business.

A check through HPI Ltd should be undertaken by the buyer in order to ensure that the car is not subject to an earlier hire purchase agreement. Although the law gives some protection to private purchasers who innocently buy a car that turns out to be subject to a hire purchase agreement, this protection is by no means foolproof.

Agreement to Assume Debt     Form CDC01

THIS AGREEMENT IS MADE the _____ day of _________________ year ____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Creditor’);

(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Debtor’); and

(3) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Customer’).

1. The Customer acknowledges that the Customer at present owes the Creditor the sum of £___________ (the ‘Debt’) and that the Customer is currently in the possession of certain assets or goods which are the property of the Creditor (the ‘Goods’).

2. In consideration of the Creditor transferring ownership of the Goods to the Customer, the Debtor unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to assume and pay the Debt, as a principal debtor.

3. The Debt shall be due and payable on the following terms1:_________________
_________________
_________________

4. Nothing in this agreement shall constitute a release or discharge of the obligations of the Customer to the Creditor for the payment of the Debt, provided that so long as the Debtor shall promptly pay the Debt in the manner above described, the Creditor shall forebear in commencing any action against the Customer. In the event of any default, the Creditor shall have full rights, jointly and severally, against both the Customer and/or the Debtor for any balance then owing.

5. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement the day and year first above written

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Creditor

Signed by or on behalf of the Debtor

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Customer

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Health warning: This form should not be used if the original agreement is one which is regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Broadly speaking the Act, at the time of writing, applies to any loan, hire or hire purchase agreement for £25,000 or less. This is unless one of a limited number of exceptions applies (for example, a non-cash loan, no more than four instalments are to be paid and they are all to be paid within a year, or if a loan is a low cost loan as defined in the Act). If the Act does regulate the original agreement, it will also regulate any variation to the agreement (such as this one). In those circumstances, this form will not comply with the requirements of the Act and the agreement may therefore be unenforceable. Note also that by the time you use this form, the law may have changed so as to bring within the scope of the Act loans of more than £25,000, save for those which are entered into for the borrower’s business, where the borrower’s business is a firm with more than three partners. However, you may use this form in all circumstances if the debtor and the customer are both limited companies.

1 No more than four payments should be provided for, and the debt must be stated to be repayable within one year. Otherwise, the Consumer Credit Act 1974 may apply.

Agreement to Compromise Debt     Form CDC02

THIS DEED is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) __________________ of _________________(the ‘Customer’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Creditor’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Customer and the Creditor acknowledge that the Customer is indebted to the Creditor in the sum of £ ___________ (the ‘Debt’), which sum is now due and payable.

(B) The Creditor agrees to forgo payment of part of the Debt.

[(C) A dispute has arisen between the Customer and the Creditor which they have agreed to compromise on the terms of this Deed.]

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

1. [In pursuance of the agreement to compromise the said dispute] the parties agree that the Creditor shall accept £ _____________ (the ‘Sum’) in full and final settlement of the Debt and in complete discharge and satisfaction of all monies due, provided the Sum is punctually paid as follows: ________
_________________
_________________

2. Should the Customer fail to pay the Sum on the terms set out in paragraph 1 the entire Sum shall fall due and the Creditor shall have full rights to prosecute its claim for the full total of the Debt, less any payments made.

3. Upon default, the Customer agrees to pay all reasonable solicitors’ fees and costs of collection.

4. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have executed this deed the day and year first above written

(Individual)

(Company)

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

Signed by the Customer

_________________Ltd

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

_________________Ltd

_________________Ltd

Signed by the creditor

_________________

Director

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

_________________

Name _________________

Director/Secretary

Address _________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Health warning: This form should not be used if the original agreement is one which is regulated under the Consumer Credit Act1974. Broadly speaking the Act,at the time of writing,applies to any loan,hire or hire purchase agreement for £25,000 or less. This is unless one of a limited number of exceptions applies (for example, a non-cash loan, if no more than four instalments are to be paid and they are all to be paid within a year, or if a loan is a low cost loan). If the Act does regulate the original agreement, it will also regulate any variation to the agreement (such as this one). In those circumstances, this form will not comply with the requirements of the Act and the agreement may therefore be unenforceable. Note also that by the time you use this form, the law may have changed so as to bring within the scope of the Act loans of more than £25,000, save for those which are entered into for the borrower’s business, where the borrower’s business is a firm with more than three partners. However,you may use this form in all circumstances if the debtor and the Customer are both limited companies.

Unless the agreement takes the form of a Deed, the Customer may not be able to rely upon it, because a promise by a Creditor to accept a lesser sum in full satisfaction of his debt will often fail if there is no consideration. In order to overcome this problem,the parties can either use the form of a Deed (such as appears above) or they can agree that the customer will make an additional promise to the Creditor going beyond a mere promise to pay the reduced sum. Just about anything will do. Paying a peppercorn in addition to the new sum will do. Most commonly,a debt is compromised because a disagreement has arisen as to how much is owing or as to whether anything is owing at all. The compromise of such an agreement will be sufficient consideration. If that is what you are doing, mention in a paragraph under ‘whereas’ the fact that a disagreement has arisen and that it is being compromised on the terms set out in this document.

Agreement to Extend Debt Payment     Form CDC03

THIS DEED is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) __________________ of _________________ (the ‘Customer’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Creditor’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Customer and the Creditor acknowledge that the Customer is indebted to the Creditor in the sum of £ ___________ (the ‘Debt’), which sum is now due and payable.

(B) The Creditor agrees to extend the term for payment of the Debt.

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

1. The Creditor agrees to the payment of the Debt on extended terms, together with interest on the unpaid balance payable in the following manner: _________________
_________________
_________________

2. The Customer agrees to pay the Debt to the Creditor together with interest thereon under the terms set out in paragraph 1.

3. In the event that the Customer shall fail to make any payment on the due date, the Creditor shall have full rights to collect the entire balance then remaining which amount shall be immediately due and payable and the Creditor shall be entitled to interest, both before and after any judgment, at the rate of ______% per annum on the said balance until judgment or sooner payment.

4. In the event of default, the Customer agrees to pay all reasonable solicitors’ fees and costs of collection.

5. At the election of the Creditor, the Customer agrees to execute note(s) evidencing the balance then due on terms consistent with this agreement.

6. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have executed this deed the day and year first above written

(Individual)

(Company)

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

Signed by the Customer

__________________Ltd

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

Signed by the creditor

__________________Ltd

__________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

__________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

Health warning: This form should not be used if the original agreement is one which is regulated under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. Broadly speaking the Act, at the time of writing, applies to any loan, hire or hire purchase agreement for £25,000 or less. This is unless one of a limited number of exceptions applies (for example, a non-cash loan, no more than four instalments are to be paid and they are all to be paid within a year, or if a loan is a low cost loan). If the Act does regulate the original agreement, it will also regulate any variation to the agreement (such as this one). In those circumstances, this form will not comply with the requirements of the Act and the agreement may therefore be unenforceable. Note also that by the time you use this form, the law may have changed so as to bring loans of more than £25,000, save for those which are entered into for the borrower’s business, within the scope of the Act loans of more than £25,000, save for those which are entered into for the borrower’s business, where the borrower’s business is a firm with more than three partners. However,you may use this form in all circumstances if the debtor and the Customer are both limited companies.

It is important that the document is signed and witnessed as provided for, because otherwise the promise to give time to pay may not be effective.

Agreement to Extend Performance Date     Form CDC04

THIS DEED is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘First Party’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Second Party’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The parties entered into an agreement dated _________________ year _____ (the ‘Agreement’) which provides that full performance of the Agreement shall be completed by both parties on or before ____________ year _____, (the ‘Completion Date’).

(B) The parties acknowledge that the Agreement cannot be performed and completed by both parties by the Completion Date and therefore wish to extend the date for mutual performance of the Agreement.

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

1. The parties hereby agree that the date for performance of the Agreement be continued and extended to ______ o’clock on ________day______month______year _____, [time being of the essence]1.

2. No other variation of the terms of the Agreement, nor any extension of time for its performance is to be implied. The parties’ rights in respect of any breach of the Agreement including, for the avoidance of doubt, any rights to claim damages for delayed completion, are hereby reserved.

3. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have executed this deed the day and year first above written

(Individual)

(Company)

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

Signed by the First Party

__________________Ltd

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

Signed for and on behalf of:

__________________

__________________

Signed by the Second Party

_________________

__________________

Director

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

_________________

Address _________________

Director/Secretary

_________________

Occupation _________________

1 If you include these words it will mean that if one party is late in performing an obligation under the contract, the other party is free to terminate it, even if the delay is entirely trivial.

Agreement to Sell Personal Property (not land)     Form OLF07

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Buyer’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Seller’).

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. The Seller agrees to sell, and the Buyer agrees to buy the following property (the ‘Property’):
_________________

2. The Buyer agrees to pay to the Seller and the Seller agrees to accept as total purchase price, inclusive of Value Added Tax if any, the sum of £ _______, payable as follows:
£ __________ deposit herewith paid; and
£ __________ the balance payable on delivery by cash, or cheque supported by bankers card.

3. The Seller warrants it has good and legal title to the Property, full authority to sell the Property, and that the Property shall be sold free of all liens, charges, encumbrances, liabilities and adverse claims of every nature and description whatsoever.

[4. The Property is sold as seen, and the Seller disclaims any warranty of working order or condition of the Property except that it shall be sold in its present condition, reasonable wear and tear excepted.]1

5. The parties hereto agree to transfer title on _________________ year _____, at the address of the Seller.

6. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement the day and year first above.1

_________________

_________________

Signed by the Buyer

Signed by the Seller

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

1Delete unless either (1) the seller is not selling in the course of a business or (2) the buyer is buying in the course of a business and either he buys property of this type frequently or the property is not of a type which is normally acquired for private use.

Alteration to Terms of Employment     Form E68

Date _________________1

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

This letter is to let you know that the terms and conditions of your contract have been amended as set out below.

If you wish to discuss any of these changes or require any further information, please let me know.

Date changes effective:_________________

New wages/salary:_________________

New hours of work:_________________

New location:_________________

Changes to duties and responsibilities:_________________

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter and your agreement to the terms set out in it by signing the attached copy of this letter and returning it to _________________. You should retain the top copy with your contract of employment.

_________________

Signed

for

_________________

I, _____________, acknowledge that I have received a statement of alteration to the particulars of my employment as required by section 1 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 and agree to the terms set out in that statement.

_________________

Signed

_________________

Dated

1 This must be no later than one month after the change to the terms of employment.

Anti-Gazumping Agreement     Form BS05

(AN EXCLUSIVITY CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BUYER & SELLER OF PROPERTY)

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ___________ day of _________________ year ____________

BETWEEN
(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Seller’); and

(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Buyer’).

BACKGROUND

A The parties have, subject to contract, agreed to a transaction (‘the Sale’) in which the Seller will sell and the Buyer will buy the property described in the First Schedule (‘the Property’) at the price of (£ _______________ ).

B The solicitors specified in the Second Schedule (‘the Seller’s Solicitors’) will act for the Seller on the Sale.

C The solicitors specified in the Third Schedule (‘the Buyer’s Solicitors’) will act for the Buyer on the Sale.

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1.

Exclusivity Period

1.1   The Exclusivity Period shall begin on the exchange of this Agreement and shall end (subject to Clause 5.1 below) at 5 pm on the _____________ day after the Buyer’s Solicitors receive the draft contract from the Seller’s Solicitors pursuant to Clause 2(b) below or on ________, whichever shall be the earlier.

1.2   If and for as long as the Buyer complies with his obligations under this Agreement, the Seller agrees that during the Exclusivity Period neither the Seller nor anyone acting on the Seller’s behalf will:

(a)   seek purchasers for the Property;

(b)   allow any prospective purchaser or mortgagee or any surveyor, valuer or other person acting on his or their behalf to enter the Property (other than under clause 4.3 below);

(c)   provide a draft contract or property information concerning the Property to anyone other than the Buyer’s Solicitors;

(d)   negotiate or agree with anyone other than the Buyer or the Buyer’s Solicitors any terms for the sale of the Property;

(e)   enter into any commitment, whether or not legally binding, to proceed with any other potential purchaser following the expiry of the Exclusivity Period.

2.

Seller’s instructions to solicitors
The Seller will immediately:

(a)   appoint the Seller’s Solicitors to act for him on the Sale; and

(b)   instruct them to send to the Buyer’s Solicitors as soon as practicable a draft contract for the Sale and such information about the Property as accords with good conveyancing practice and to deal promptly and reasonably with any enquiries asked by the Buyer’s Solicitors and with any amendments to the draft contract proposed by the Buyer’s Solicitors.

3.

Buyer’s instructions to solicitors
The Buyer will immediately:

(a)   appoint the Buyer’s Solicitors to act for him on the Sale; and

(b)   instruct them to make all necessary searches and enquiries as soon as practicable and to deal promptly and in accordance with good conveyancing practice with the draft contract for the Sale and such title and other information about the Property as they receive from the Seller’s Solicitors and to negotiate with the Seller’s Solicitors promptly and reasonably any amendments to the draft contract which the Buyer’s Solicitors propose.

4.

Surveys, mortgages, etc.

4.1   If the Buyer requires a mortgage loan in connection with the purchase of the Property, the Buyer shall within [one week] from the date of this Agreement apply to such building society, bank or other prospective lender (‘the Mortgagee’) as may reasonably be expected to lend the required amount to the Buyer and the Buyer shall complete such application forms and pay such fees as the Mortgagee shall require in order to process the Buyer’s application as quickly as possible.

4.2   If the Buyer or the Mortgagee require the Property to be surveyed and/or valued, the Buyer will use all reasonable endeavours to arrange for the survey and/or valuation inspection to take place within _____________ days of the date of this Agreement.

4.3   The Seller will give such access to the Property as is reasonably required by any surveyor or valuer appointed by the Buyer or the Mortgagee for the purpose of surveying and/or valuing the Property.

5.

Good faith and withdrawal

5.1   During the Exclusivity Period the Seller and the Buyer will deal with each other in good faith and in particular (but without limiting the above):

(a)   if during the Exclusivity Period the Buyer decides not to buy the Property or becomes unable to buy the Property, he will immediately give written notice to that effect to the Seller and the Exclusivity Period will then cease;

(b)   if during the Exclusivity Period the Seller decides not to proceed with the Sale or becomes unable to sell the Property, he will immediately give written notice to that effect to the Buyer and the Buyer’s obligations under this Agreement will cease but the restrictions imposed on the Seller by Clause 1.2 above shall continue until the expiry of the Exclusivity Period.

(c)   The Buyer shall promptly furnish to the Seller any information which the Seller may reasonably require with regard to the Buyer’s performance of his obligations under this Agreement and will not assert any claim of legal professional privilege in answer to such a request.

5.2   Nothing in Clause 5.1 above or elsewhere in this Agreement will impose on the Seller any greater duty to disclose matters affecting the Property than are imposed by statute or common law.

5.3   If the Buyer shall fail to comply with his obligations under this Agreement in any material respect or if the Buyer shall indicate to the Buyer that he is unwilling or unable to proceed save upon terms that the purchase price shall be reduced, the Seller shall be entitled to terminate the Exclusivity Period forthwith, and thereafter all obligations of the Seller under this Agreement will cease.

6.

Miscellaneous

6.1   This Agreement does not form part of any other contract.

6.2   In this Agreement the expression ‘property information’ includes title details and any other information about the Property which a prudent prospective buyer or his solicitors would require the seller or his solicitors to provide.

6.3   The headings shall not affect the interpretation of this Agreement.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

The Property

The Seller’s Solicitors

The Buyer’s Solicitors

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

SIGNED_________________

SIGNED_________________

by or on behalf of the Seller

by or on behalf of the Buyer

Health warning: It is important to know what this agreement can and what it cannot achieve. It can create an enforceable obligation in the seller, during a defined period, not to take any steps to sell the property to somebody else. The practical effect of such an obligation is that the seller will be more likely than not to keep to his promise that he would sell the property to the buyer on certain terms. Moreover, the various promises that are made about how the negotiations are conducted will, if they are not observed, tend to expose the true intentions of a buyer or seller who is just a time-waster. The Agreement cannot, however, create a legal obligation on the seller to negotiate in any particular way or actually to sell the property. Until everything is agreed there would be merely an ‘agreement to agree’ which would be too vague to be enforceable.

If you want to impose an obligation on a seller to sell the property to you at a given price and upon given terms, but you are not yet in a position to commit yourself the only way in which you can do it is by getting the seller to agree to grant you an option. For that, however, you will need a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to help you.

Application to be Accepted as a Guarantor     Form LB12

__________________ Ltd.

Name of Company for which you wish to be a guarantor _________________

Company’s Registration No. _________________

Company’s address _________________

_________________

Your name _________________

Your address _________________

_________________

How long have you been at this address? ______ years ____ months

(If less than one year, please give previous address _______________

_________________)

Your date of birth _________________

Your home telephone number _________________

Your work telephone number _________________

Your mobile phone number _________________

Your email address _________________

Do you

 Own your home?

If yes:

Current value £ _________________

What percentage of the equity do you own? _________________

Is it mortgaged? If yes, name each mortgagee and state the amount of the mortgage debt.

  _________________

 Rent your home?

If yes, please give name and address of landlord?

  _________________

 Other (please give details) _________________

  _________________

Your bank _________________

Address of Branch _________________

Account number _________________

Employer’s name _________________

Employer’s address_________________

_________________

Employer’s telephone number _________________

Employer’s email address _________________

_________________

Your current monthly salary £ _________________

Are you self-employed? _________________

If yes:

Please give name and address of your accountants: _________________

_________________

_________________

What profits from that business did you declare as your income on your most recent tax return

£ _________________

Date of return _________________

If applicable, please state the maximum amount which you are prepared to guarantee:

£ _________________

Is there any other matter which you regard as relevant to your application which you would like to tell us about? _________________

_________________

I hereby apply for approval to be a guarantor for the above-mentioned company.

I authorise you _________________ 1 in connection with this application to make enquires of and to receive information about me from any bank, accountant, landlord, mortgagee, employer or credit reference agency which you consider appropriate.

_________________

(signed)

_________________

(dated)

1 Insert name of company giving credit.

Applicant’s Request for an Employment Reference     Form E03

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

The above named has applied to us for the position of __________________ and has given us your name as a referee. We understand that _______________ was employed by you from ______________to ___________ as a _____________. We should be grateful if you would confirm that this is the case and let us know whether, in your opinion, she performed her tasks competently and conscientiously.

We should also be grateful if you would let us know whether you would consider _______________ a reliable and responsible employee. Could you also let us know the reasons why she left your employment?

We assure you that any reply you may give will be treated in the strictest confidence.

A stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.

Yours sincerely

_________________

Assignment of Accounts Receivable with Non-Recourse     Form TA01

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:
(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignor’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’).

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. In consideration for the payment of the sum of £ ______________ (receipt of which the Assignor hereby acknowledges) the Assignor hereby assigns and transfers to the Assignee all rights, title and interest in and to the account(s) receivable described as follows (the ‘Accounts’):
_________________
_________________
_________________

2. The Assignor warrants that the Account(s) are due and the Assignor has not received payment for the same or any part thereof.

3. The Assignor further warrants that it has full title to the Accounts, full authority to sell and transfer the Accounts and that the Accounts are sold free and clear of all liens, encumbrances and any known claims.

4. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

5. Upon being required by the Assignee so to do the Assignor shall forthwith instruct each person indebted under the Accounts herein assigned, that payment should be made direct to the Assignee.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this Agreement the day and year first above written

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignor

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignee

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

Note: Non-recourse means that the risk of the debtor not paying is on the assignee and that if the parties wish to place the risk on the assignor they should add a term stating ‘if the indebtedness due under any Account shall not be paid by ______, the Assignee shall be entitled to require the Assignor to repurchase the Account for the sum that was paid by the Assignee to the Assignor in respect of the same plus interest at ______% per annum from that date.

Assignment of Contract     Form TA02

THIS DEED is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:


(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignor’);
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’); and
(3) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Third Party’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Assignor and the Third Party have entered into an agreement dated__________________ year _____ (the ‘Agreement’).

(B) With the consent of the Third Party the Assignor wishes to assign all its rights and obligations under the Agreement to the Assignee.

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

1. The Assignor warrants and represents that the Agreement is in full force and effect and is fully assignable.

2. In consideration of £_____ paid by the [Assignee to the Assignor], [Assignor to the Assignee] The Assignor hereby assigns its rights under the Agreement to the Assignee and the Assignee hereby assumes and agrees to perform all the remaining and executory obligations of the Assignor under the Agreement and agrees to indemnify and hold the Assignor harmless from any claim or demand resulting from non-performance or defective performance by the Assignee.

[3. The Assignee shall be entitled to all monies remaining to be paid under the Agreement, which rights are also assigned hereunder.]

4. The Assignor warrants that the Agreement has not been modified and that the terms contained therein remain in force. [The Assignor further agrees to indemnify the Assignee and hold the Assignee harmless from any claim or demand resulting from non-performance or defective performance by the Assignor prior to the date hereof.]

5. The Assignor further warrants that it has full right and authority to transfer the Agreement and that the Agreement rights herein transferred are free of lien, encumbrance or adverse claim.

[6. The Third Party agrees to the assignment of the Agreement upon the terms stated herein, [and agrees further that as regards any future non-performance or defective performance he shall have recourse only against the Assignee] or [but without prejudice to his right of recourse against the Assignor in respect of any non-performance or defective performance, whenever the same may occur.]]

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have executed this deed the day and year first above written

(Individual)

(Company)

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of ____________

Signed by the Assignor

__________________Ltd

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:_____________

Signed by the Assignee

__________________Ltd

__________________

__________________

in the presence of (witness)

Director

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

Note: In law, it is possible to assign the benefit of a contract without the consent of the other party to the contract. However, care needs to be taken to ensure that the other party knows about the assignment. It is also possible for one party to delegate performance of the contract to somebody else without such consent, unless personal performance is part of what is expected, say in a contract to paint a portrait.

However, if one party has duties under the contract, it is not possible to assign the legal responsibility to perform those duties without the consent of the other party to the contract. For example, if I contract to deliver a tonne of coal, I can perform that contract by getting somebody else to deliver it, but I remain responsible to ensure that it is delivered and that it is of the correct grade. Therefore, if the contract is not properly performed, I can be sued, although I may have delegated its performance.

The effect of this form is to provide for one person to take over the benefits and the performance of the duties under a contract which arise in the future, and to be indemnified for any breaches of contract which the assignor may have committed before the assignment. Sometimes, a contract is profitable, and a person will pay for the privilege of taking it over. Sometimes, a contract is unprofitable, and a person will pay for the privilege of having someone else take it on. In this form you will find wording in square brackets to cover either possibility. Make sure that you strike out the one which does not apply.

There are also square brackets to cover the question of whether the third party is to continue to have a remedy against the Assignor after the assignment. Again make sure that you strike out the one which does not apply, and that it is altered, if necessary, in such a way as to reflect your intentions.

Assignment of Insurance Policy     Form TA04

THIS DEED is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Assignor’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Assignor is the holder of a Policy of Insurance number ________________ issued by the _________________ Insurance Company (the ‘Policy’).

(B) The Assignor wishes to assign the benefit of the Policy to the Assignee.

NOW THIS DEED WITNESSES as follows:

1. The Assignor warrants that the Policy is in full force and effect and all premiums thereon have been paid in full to date.

2. The Assignor further warrants that he/she has full authority to transfer the Policy, and shall execute all further documents as may be required by the Insurance Company or broker to effect this Assignment.

3. The Assignor hereby assigns to the Assignee and the Assignee hereby accepts the assignment of the Policy and all the obligations and benefits attaching thereto.

4. This assignment shall by binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have executed this deed the day and year first above written

(Individual)

(Company)

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of ____________

Signed by the Assignor

__________________Ltd

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

_________________

Name _________________

Director

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

_________________

Signed for and on behalf of:_____________

Signed by the Assignee

__________________Ltd

__________________

in the presence of (witness)

_________________

Name _________________

Director

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Director/Secretary

Occupation _________________

Note: This form is suitable for a case where property is being sold along with the benefit of an insurance policy. It is not suitable where an insurance policy is being assigned as security for a debt owed by the Assignor to the Assignee. Above all, remember that it is absolutely essential for the insurance company to be informed about the sale and to agree to the assignment of the property before the sale takes place, as otherwise the policy could be made void. If you only want to assign your entitlement to monies which you are expecting to receive under a claim that has already been made, as opposed to the right to be insured against future mishaps, then you only need to use a form for the assignment of a debt, modified slightly so as to specify the payment the name of the insurance company and the nature of the claim. In that case, too, it is wise to discuss the matter with the insurance company in advance.

Assignment of Money Due     Form TA05

THIS agreement is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) _________________ of _________________ (the ‘Assignor’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’).
WHEREAS:

(A) The Assignor is entitled to the payment of certain monies under a contract dated __________________ year _____ (‘the Contract’) and made between the Assignor and_________________ __________________ (the ‘the Third Party’).

(B) The Assignor wishes to assign the benefit of the Contract to the Assignee.

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. In consideration for the sum of £____________, receipt of which the Assignor hereby acknowledges, the Assignor assigns and transfers to the Assignee all monies now due and payable to the Assignor and to become due and payable to the Assignor under the terms of the Contract to the Assignee.

2. The Assignor hereby warrants that there has been no breach of the Contract by any party, and that the Assignor is in full compliance with all the terms and conditions of the Contract, and that he has not assigned or encumbered all or any rights under said contract.

3. The Assignor authorises and directs the Third Party to deliver any and all cheques, drafts, or payments to be issued pursuant to Contract to the Assignee; and further authorises the Assignee to receive such cheques, drafts, or payments from, and to collect any and all funds due or to become due pursuant thereto.

4. The Assignee will at the Assignor’s request, immediately serve notice in writing upon the Third Party informing him of the assignment to the Assignee of the Assignor’s rights under and in respect of the Contract and requiring him to forward to the Assignee a copy of the notice, signed by the Third Party.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement the day and year first above written

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignor

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignee

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

Note: It is essential to inform the Third Party of the assignment as soon as possible, because it is only after notice that the third party will be obliged to pay the Assignee instead of the Assignor. Until the third party is informed, the Assignee will have no remedy against him if he pays the debt to the Assignor, and although the Assignee would have a remedy against the Assignor, that remedy will not necessarily be worth anything against an Assignor who has accepted a payment to which he is no longer entitled.

The assignment is complete as soon as the third party knows of it, no matter who informs him. As a practical matter, however, it is best if the Assignor informs him, because otherwise the third party will be left in doubt as to whether the debt has really been assigned, and he will probably not act upon the assignment without the Assignor’s confirmation. If the Assignor refuses to confirm the assignment, the third party will be entitled not to pay until a court decides the matter.

Assignment of Option     Form TA06

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignor’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Assignor has been granted the following option (the ‘Option’)1: _________________
_________________
_________________
_________________

(B) The Assignor wishes to sell the Option to the Assignee.

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. In consideration for the payment of £ ______________, receipt of which the Assignor hereby acknowledges, the Assignor hereby assigns to the Assignee his/her entire interest in the Option and all his/her right thereunder to the Assignee with [Full]/[Limited]/Title Guarantee.

2. The Assignee, by accepting the transfer of this Option, agrees to exercise the Option, if at all, according to its terms.

3. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement as a deed the day and year first above written

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignor

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignee

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

Note: This form is not appropriate for an assignment of an interest in land. For such an assignment use the form TA07.

The words ‘Full Title Guarantee’ and ‘Limited Title Guarantee’ incorporate different promises into the assignment. It is best to refer to a solicitor about these. For present purposes these promises relate to the absence of charges and incumbrances. If the Title Guarantee is full, the Assignor promises that the Option is free of any such charges etc except those which he could not reasonably be expected to know about. If the Title Guarantee is Limited, the Assignor promises merely that the Assignor has not charged the Option and that he is not aware of anyone else having done so since the time it was created or last sold. As a rough guide, Limited Title Guarantee is appropriate where the Assignor has inherited the Option, whereas Full Title Guarantee is appropriate where the Assignor has paid for it. If the Option has been created in writing, then set out a full description of all of the documents which have created the Option. Better still, state that the documents are attached to the Option and then attach them.

Note that an Option cannot be assigned if it is personal to the Assignor. The Option should be examined carefully in order to determine whether there is a potential problem here.

1 Enter Option details, in particular the price paid for the Option, the items which the Assignor has the right to purchase and the deadline for exercising the Option. An Option is personal if it is intended by the person granting it and the person to whom it is granted that it should be exercisable only by the grantee and not by anyone to whom he might assign the Option.

Assignment of Option to Purchase Land     Form TA07

THIS AGREEMENT is made the ______ day of _________________ year _____

BETWEEN:

(1) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignor’); and
(2) _________________ of _________________(the ‘Assignee’).

WHEREAS:

(A) The Assignor is the holder of an option granted on ___________ to purchase property located at _________________ which expires on _________________ year _____ (the ‘Option’), a copy of which is annexed.

(B) The Assignor wishes to sell the Option to the Assignee.

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. In consideration for the payment of £ _____________, receipt of which the Assignee hereby acknowledges, the Assignor hereby transfers his/her entire interest in the Option and all his/her rights thereunder with [Full]/[Limited] Title Guarantee to the Assignee absolutely.

2. The Assignor warrants that the Option is fully assignable.

3. The Assignee, by accepting the transfer of the Option, agrees to exercise the Option, if at all, according to its terms.

4. This agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and assigns.

IN WITNESS OF WHICH the parties have signed this agreement as a Deed the day and year first above written.

_________________

_________________

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignor

Signed by or on behalf of the Assignee

_________________

_________________

in the presence of (witness)

in the presence of (witness)

Name _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Occupation _________________

Occupation _________________

Note: The words ‘Full Title Guarantee’ and ‘Limited Title Guarantee’ incorporate different promises into the Assignment. It is best to refer to a solicitor about these. For present purposes, these promises relate to the absence of charges and incumbrances. If the Title Guarantee is Full, the Assignor promises that the Option is free of any such charges etc except those which he could not reasonably be expected to know about. If the Title Guarantee is Limited, the Assignor promises merely that the Assignor has not charged the Option and that he is not aware of anyone else having done so since the time it was created or last sold. As a rough guide, Limited Title Guarantee is appropriate where the Assignor has inherited the Option, whereas Full Title Guarantee is appropriate where the Assignor has paid for it.

An Option cannot be assigned if it is personal to the Assignor. The Option should be examined carefully in order to determine whether there is a potential problem here.

An Option is the right to enter into a binding contract. Contracts for the sale of land usually involve large sums of money and are often complicated. Make certain that you fully understand the obligations which you are taking on and the rights which you are acquiring under the contract to which the Option refers. If you have any doubts at all, see your solicitor.

It is very important to register a Notice of the Option and of the Assignee’s entitlement under this Option at H.M. Land Registry, as otherwise the interest created by this Option will be defeated if the land is sold to somebody else and if the sale is registered.

It is important to remember that the grant or assignment of an Option for the purchase of an interest in land may be subject to Stamp Duty Land Tax and must be declared to the Stamp Duty Land Tax Office by the Grantee or Assignee on a form SDLT1 even if no tax is payable. There are strict time limits which must be observed, otherwise you may be liable for a fine. The helpline for the Office is 0845 6030135. It is especially important to note that an Option to acquire any interest in land must be granted in writing and observe the requirements set out in the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989. See a solicitor to make sure that the Option is valid.

Authorisation to Release Confidential Information     Form OLF08

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I hereby authorise and request you to send copies of the following documents which I believe to be in your possession and which contain confidential information concerning me to:

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

_________________

Documents:_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

[I shall of course reimburse you for any reasonable costs incurred by you in providing the requested information.]

Yours sincerely

Signature _________________

Name _________________

Address _________________

_________________

Authorisation to Release Employment Information     Form E04

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I hereby authorise and request you to send the information ticked below to:

 the following party: _________________

 any third party _________________

The information to be released includes: (tick)

 Salary

 Position/department/section

 Date employment commenced

 Part-time/full-time or hours worked

 Garnishee orders or wage attachments, if any

 Reason for redundancy

 Medical/accident/illness reports

 Work performance rating

 Other: _________________

Yours sincerely

Employee Signature _________________

Print Name_________________

Position or Title _________________

Department _________________

Authorisation to Release Medical Information     Form OLF09

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

I hereby authorise and request that you release and deliver to: _________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

_________________

all my medical records, files, charts, x-rays, laboratory reports, clinical records, and such other information concerning me that is in your possession. I would also request that you do not disclose any information concerning my past or present medical condition to any other person without my express written permission.

Yours sincerely

Signature _________________

Printed Name _________________

In the presence of

Witness’s address _________________

_________________

Authorisation to Return Goods     Form BS06

Date _________________

To _________________

_________________

_________________

Dear _________________

This letter is to confirm that we shall accept the return of certain goods we have supplied to you and credit your account. The terms for return are:

1. The value of the goods returned shall not exceed £ ______________.

2. We shall deduct ______ % of the invoice value as a handling charge and credit your account with the balance.

3. All return goods shall be in a re-saleable condition and must be goods we either currently stock or can return to our supplier for credit. We reserve the right to refuse the return of goods that do not correspond with this description.

4. You shall be responsible for the costs of shipment and the risk of loss or damage in transit. Goods shall not be accepted for return until we have received, inspected and approved the goods at our place of business.

5. Our agreement to accept returns for credit is expressly conditional upon your agreement to settle any remaining balance due on the following terms: _________________
_________________
_________________

Yours sincerely

_________________

Health warning: Do not use this form if your customer has suggested that the goods are defective, or if he has purchased the goods in a consumer sale as to which see the notes to form BS03 above. This is to avoid you committing a breach of the Consumer Transactions (Restrictions on Statements) Order 1976 (as amended).