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Can you combine residential and commercial contracts
February 19, 2021
Can you combine residential and commercial contracts
          We’ve spend hours combining your Residential All in One and Commercial All in One.  Take a look and let us know what you think.
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          I think you wasted your time; and now mine.  You can’t combine the contracts effectively or practically, not without creating lengthy form that will, I am sure, defeat the purpose of combining them.  What is the purpose of combining them?  Is your sales staff unable to figure out if they are signing up a commercial or residential customer?  Are you trying to save on printing or set-up costs if electronic? 
          The better questions might be, are you trying to confuse your staff, the central station, your customers and potential buyers of your business?  Are you trying to diminish the value of your contracts and company?  Are you trying to push the envelope on enforcement of your contracts?
          There are reasons we have a residential contract and a commercial contract.  It’s not so I can charge for two instead of one contract.  The simplest reason is that there are consumer laws that apply to only residential contracts that require certain provisions in the contract.  These provisions are not required in the commercial contract.  The most notorious provision is the 3 day notice of cancellation; but there are others. 
          If you are dead set on combining the residential and commercial security contracts then the better alternative is to just get and use the Residential All in One, which can be used for residential and commercial customers.  The Commercial All in One cannot be used for residential customers. 
          I encourage you to review the Standard Form Agreements and let me know if you have any idea for changes.  We often make changes to the form when a good idea is suggested.  Updates to the contracts are more often made when there is a change in law or technology.  Combining the contracts is not, however, a good idea.

NOTICE:  K&K has two clients looking to sell alarm accounts.  One company is near Orlando FL and the other outskirts of Miami FL.  More details in The Alarm Exchange in the Merger and Acquisition category.

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Ken Kirschenbaum,Esq
Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum PC
Attorneys at Law
200 Garden City Plaza
Garden City, NY 11530
516 747 6700 x 301