Date: Apr 15, 2020

Between me and you


As a professional, I will always do my best to fulfill your needs and meet your expectations. In order for the project to run smoothly, it is important to have things written down so that we both know who should do what and when, and what will happen if something goes wrong.

In this contract you won’t find any complicated legal terms or long passages of unreadable text. I’ve no desire to trick you into signing something that you might later regret. I simply want what’s best for both parties, now and in the future.

So in short;

You (), is hiring me () to  at the rate of  as outlined in our previous correspondence.

What do both parties agree to do?



The work

The project remit is as follows:

As this project will be undertaken at an hourly rate, this remit is a guide rather than concrete requirements for the application. The requirements will be agreed in writing and I will complete tasks to fulfill the requirements in a timely and professional manner, providing that the requirements adhere generally to the original project remit.

The requirements for the work can be changed at any time, and I will endeavour to alter the application to meet the new requirements in a timely manner, provided that they still adhere generally to the original project remit.

If a task cannot be completed for any reason, I shall flag this up and notify you as soon as possible. This may include tasks that are significantly different from the original project remit.


You guarantee that all elements of text, images or other artwork you provide are either owned by you, or that you have permission to use them.

I guarantee that you have permission to use any assets or third party software libraries that I have sourced for use in the application. If you need to pay for this permission, I shall notify you before using the asset and await your go-ahead.

As requested, full Intellectual Property ownership shall transfer to you on receipt of payment for the work undertaken, as outlined in the individual invoice.

I reserve the right, with your permission, to display and link to your project as part of my portfolio and to write about it on websites, in magazine articles and in books.


I shall invoice for the work undertaken on the project on a weekly basis, after the work has been undertaken, at the rate of . You agree to pay the terms of the invoice within .


You are hiring me as an independent freelancer, not a full-time employee. This means that while I will strive to complete the project in a timely and professional manner, I retain the right to work where and how I want.

You agree that, if required, I may access your hosting account, database provider and other systems for the sole purpose of completing the project.


To terminate this agreement, I must provide 7 days notice to you, and vice versa. Otherwise, this agreement doesn't need to be renewed, and will expire at the end of the project.

If for some reason one part of this contract becomes invalid or unenforceable, the remaining parts of it remain in place.


Both parties agree that any confidential information shared regarding the project will not be divulged to other parties, unless both parties agree to do so. This provision will remain in place even after the agreement has been terminated.

Other legal stuff

I can’t guarantee that my work will be error-free and so I can’t be liable to you or any third-party for damages, including lost profits, lost savings or other incidental, consequential or special damages, even if you’ve advised me of them.

You can’t transfer this contract to anyone else (for example, another company) without my permission.

The dotted line

Signed by

Signed by

Date Apr 15, 2020

Everyone should sign above and keep a copy for their records.