Verbal agreements in most jurisdictions have the same force as written agreements, and are enforceable as such. The problem can be proving that an agreement was ever reached. For this reason, it is always wise to set down in writing exactly what the agreement is, and get all parties to sign it. A lawyer’s agreement letter can cost $50 or more a pop, and this is one reason why people get lackadaisical about it. Never fear, www.lawyersbench.com supply for you here a free confirmation of a verbal agreement form that you can use instead. As always, www.lawyersbench.com advise you to seek proper legal advice before entering into any legal agreement. As they say in court, a man who represents himself has a fool for a client!
Dear [ INSERT NAME HERE ]Date [ INSERT DATE HERE ]
Re: [ INSERT TOPIC HERE e.g. Agreement between www.lawyersbench.com and localhosting.com ]
I am writing to confirm our verbal agreement, which is as follows:
You will fulfill your obligations under this agreement [ INSERT TIMESCALE e.g. within 30 days of the date of this agreement ]
I will fulfill my obligations under this agreement [ INSERT TIMESCALE e.g. within 30 days of the kitchen being satisfactorily fitted ]
This agreement is to be governed by [ INSERT JURISDICTION e.g. ENGLISH ] law and we agree that the [ JURISDICTION ] Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute about it.
This agreement represents the entire agreement between us in relation to its subject matter and we agree that neither of us has relied on any pre-agreement representations and that no post-agreement representations or provisions relating to the subject matter shall be part of it unless specifically incorporated into this agreement in writing and are countersigned by both of us.
Please sign the attached copy of this agreement and return it to me to confirm your agreement to the above.
[ INSERT YOUR NAME HERE ]
Agreed and accepted