Letter Ending a Contract

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What is it?

When you want to end (terminate) a contract, it can be useful to do this using a Letter Ending a Contract. Sometimes a contract requires that the contract is terminated in writing, or sometimes you may just want a clear written record of when the contract was terminated.

Why do you need it?

Contracts come to an end for a number a number of reasons, but you should always make sure that you check the contract to see how and when you can end it and if there are any repercussions for doing so.

It may be a requirement in the contract, but, even if it isn't, a Letter Ending a Contract creates a record that you notified the other party about the cancellation and the end date. You'll have definite proof if the other party claims something different at a later date. A Letter Ending a Contract can also serve as a courtesy to thank others for their services and preserve the relationship for the future.

Key clauses to watch for:

When drafting a Letter Ending a Contract, it is important to focus on a number of key clauses, in particular:

  • Details about you;
  • Details of the other party;
  • What the purpose of the contract is;
  • Contract date;
  • Reason for termination; and
  • Date of the letter.

This document is also sometimes called:

Contract Termination Letter, Notice of Cancellation of Contract

Letter Ending a Contract Document

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