UK developer contract - simple

This is a collection of simple and relatively generic service contracts for the Design / Development crowd.

Original project is available in GitHub:

Service Contract for Development and Design


Developer: Name of Individual issuing this contract

Client: Name of Company or individual entering into this contract with the Developer

Services: Any task or series of tasks done by the Developer on request from the Client, or as part of fulfilling a request from the Client

Product: Any code, images, markup, scripts, content created by the Developer while performing Services


  1. Rate: Services shall be billed to the Client at the rate of £___ GBP per hour.

  2. Payment: The Client shall send payment to the Developer within 30 calendar days of receiving an invoice.

    1. Late Payment: An additional fee of 1 percent (%) of the original invoiced amount shall be chargeable for each day after 30 calendar days of receiving an invoice.
  3. Billable Time: All time spent performing Services and communicating with the Client is billable.

    1. Estimations: If an estimate is requested by the Client, the first 30 minutes of time spent preparing the estimate will not be billable. Time spent on an estimate beyond 30 minutes will be billable at the normal rate.
  4. Copyright: The Developer will retain copyright to all original Products created while performing Services for the Client. These will be licensed to the Client under the MIT license:, upon receipt of payment in full.

  5. Termination: Either party must give at least 14 days notice to the other party before termination. This contract may only be terminated after all outstanding invoices have been paid in full.

  6. Changes: Either party may request to modify the terms of this contract at any time. When both parties consent to new terms and a new contract is signed, this contract is terminated immediately.

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