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SPECIMEN CONTRACT - MURDER MYSTERY

Booking Reference Number:

1. This contract shall be between, on the one part Murder by Appointment (hereinafter referred to as the company), and ............................................. (hereinafter referred to as the customer). It shall be legally binding upon both parties.

2. The company agrees to provide a Murder Mystery production (hereinafter referred to as the event) as per the Booking Request submitted by the customer. Specifically:

Date:

Venue:

Start time:

Finish Time:

No. Characters:

No. Guests:

Theme Requested:

Customer Name:

Customer Address:

Customer Phone:

Customer E-Mail:

Special Requests:

3. The customer agrees to pay the sum of .......................... to the company being the total payment for the above booking.

4. The customer agrees to sign a copy of this contract and return it within 7 (seven) days of receipt together with 15% (fifteen per cent) of the above total in deposit; namely the sum of ............................

5. The customer agrees to pay the final balance to the company no later than 7 (seven) days prior to the event; namely the sum of ...........................

6. The company agrees to provide written receipts for all monies paid by the customer.


7. CANCELLATION

i. In the event of the customer cancelling the event after a copy of this contract has been signed and returned to the company, the deposit shall be forfeit save in the event of serious family illness, or a death within the customer's family or the agreed venue being unavailable through fire, flooding or other circumstances rendering it unsuitable for use. In such circumstances, and on receipt of documentary evidence confirming the circumstances, the company agrees to reimburse the full deposit.

ii. If a cancellation occurs within 7 days of the proposed date of the event for any reason, the deposit will be non-refundable by the company to offset charges incurred by themselves.

iii. If cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event, the full balance shall be payable (if not already paid) and non-refundable, to the company, except in the circumstances listed in 7i above.

8. In circumstances which prevent the company meeting its contractual obligations to provide the event, the company shall re-reimburse ALL monies paid to them by the customer and shall give priority on alternate dates should this be the wish of the customer. Please note that this will only occur in exceptional circumstances beyond the company's control (i.e. death of company member or immediate family at short notice, accident or breakdown en-route, etc). The company shall NOT under ANY circumstances be liable for any consequential losses incurred by the customer as a result of the company's exceptional need to cancel; save it be provable that the company were negligent in attempting to meet their contractual obligations.

9. The company shall insure its members against injury or loss. However, the company shall NOT accept liability for any injury or loss incurred by the customer or the customer's guests save that it be provable that such injury or loss was deliberately or negligently caused by an employee of the company or was provably as a result of an act of theft by an employee of the company.

10. The company gives assurances that prices contained within this contract shall only change in the event that the customer materially amends the specified booking conditions herein after this contract has been signed.

11. The company reserves the right to decline to accept a booking from any customer without giving reasons.

12. Sign this agreement ONLY after reading it carefully. Your signature is confirmation that you accept the conditions herein and agree to be bound by them. Two copies are provided. One is for your records and one should be returned to the company together with your deposit within 7 (seven) days of receipt.



Murder by Appointment thank you for booking with us and assure you that we will devote our efforts to making your event a truly memorable and enjoyable occasion.



Signed........................................(Customer)

Name Printed..................................

Date...............................................



Signed........................................(For and on behalf of Murder by Appointment)

Name Printed..................................

Date...............................................

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