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  1. Thank you @ericsbrother and @stu007 It's a two-bedroom property. I initially rented one room and years later wanted to live alone and rented the second bedroom. Each has a separate contract just for the room. I have the original inventory for the first room and subsequent roommate inventories from the second room, all Ok there. The notice period is as it was before, is 2 months on each side. Doesn't feel it needs a term as it's a rolling contract we can stop anytime with the notice period. I've now signed the contract for the flat, rent is the sa
  2. Thank you for the answers. @BankFodder - I feel the element of continuity is important too though I don't know why at the moment, it's just a gut feeling. It does sound very strange to be asked to sign a new contract with no immediately perceivable changes other than saying 'room 1 and 2' (it's a 2 bed flat) when I have been at the property for so many years. Should I be asked to produce a rental agreement for employment/applying for citizenship/other I do feel at loss if my rental agreement has a start date of early 2020. Any idea how the consolidation of the
  3. Hello, I was wondering if you could help me with the following. I have been living in a flat for about 11 years. It's a 2-bed flat and I rented one of the rooms. My tenancy contract is for the room only (not the flat). I lived with other people renting the other bedroom for years until I decided I wanted to live alone and rented the other room too about 2 years ago. This means I currently have 2 contracts- one for each room. My landlord got in touch saying he now wants a contract for the whole flat for remortgaging purposes for the bank.
  4. Hi, Can anyone please help with the following. I am a freelance creative. I started contracting for a company (the end client) through a creative agency. I use an umbrella company to deal with my invoices. I was booked on a daily rate. My initial booking did not include overtime payment. Shortly after I started freelancing the client asked me to do overtime. They got in touch with my agency to confirm this request. My agency asked me if I wanted to do overtime and I said yes. The agency confirmed the hourly overtime rate by email and I informed my umbrella company (with the agen
  5. Hi, Working in the creative industry, I recently decided to become a freelancer using an umbrella company. I have been offered a one month assignment by a recruitment agency. However they require me to sign a conduct regulations 2003 opt out form Can anyone explain what this is? Not sure if it´s just some bureaucracy or something I truly should worry about? Advice is very welcome! Thanks, Mia
  6. Thanks Becky. My only query is - doesn't all the creative already belong to the company as per previous points in the clause? If they're stating that anything I create is by default theirs why do they need 13.8 demanding power of attorney? And also, this only applies DURING the employment period not after, correct? Thanks.
  7. Hi, I work in the creative industry and about to sign a permanent contract. The contract is quite detailed and I came across a clause that leaves me uncomfortable that reads as follows ( clause 13.8): 13. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS 13.1 The parties acknowledge that You may create Inventions (alone or jointly) in the course of your employment with the Company and that You have a special obligation to further the interests of the Company in relation to such Inventions. You shall, promptly following creation, disclose to the Company all such Inventions and works embodying Co
  8. Well that´s my worry - why would a company demand me to sign such clause if they didn´t intend to explore it to its fullest? I know my work will be done on time and I have stayed longer to cover for others. It´s seems to me that´d be self-explanatory to a good employer with good intentions. It´s very odd that it needs to be written down that I automatically agree to deny such a basic right of not being made to work more than 48hrs a week. I requested for that clause to be taken out and the response I got was "We can´t take it out, it´s standard law to have it in the contract th
  9. Hi, I´m a creative that has been freelancing with a company for roughly 6 months. I started as a freelancer with the promise of a permanent contract that took 6 long months to materialise. I have finally been offered a contract that´s almost 20 pages long (my longest one to date had 6 pages) with the weirdest clauses. One of the them regarding working hours states: a) Your normal hours of work are 9.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday inclusive. You are, however, expected to work such additional hours as may be required for the proper performance of your duties. You will not b
  10. Not possible- Any other suggestions? Thanks.
  11. Hi Bigredbus, I don´t know, although some clauses seem to be peculiar like the one I mentioned. It´s definitively the longest contract I´ve had so far so if anything I would lean towards being a specific one. Have no idea what other colleagues contracts look like though. Does it make a difference? Thanks.
  12. Senior level in the artistic department. Don´t consider to hold any special sensitive information and nothing that´d be used in my next employment apart from my professional skills set. Trying to understand how seriously I should take this clause. I mean, if current company is an online business and I want to work for another online business does that mean I can´t? The majority of my career is based online...
  13. No, not at all... the subject couldn´t be further away from security (creative field), hence why this clause seems so absurd. Should I worry about it? Also, should I mention it to prospective employers and recruitment agencies in advance?
  14. It´s an online business, I´d think that would be the reason why it doesn´t include geographical restrictions... just a guess. It´s this part that I question more than anything or employed by, any person engaged in or concerned with or interested in a business which is the same as, or substantially similar to, or in competition with, What defines what is competition in a business - is it company size, products each one sells, audiences/public target? (if current is small business and prospective a multinational business) Moreover, what does "substantially similar to" even m
  15. Hi everyone, I have a non compete clause in my employment contract that reads: You shall not, either during his or her employment or for a period of twelve months following the termination of his or her employment for any reason including resignation, without the prior written consent of the Company, carry on, or be engaged in, or be concerned with, or interested in, or employed by, any person engaged in or concerned with or interested in a business which is the same as, or substantially similar to, or in competition with, the Company's business at the time of any such termination.
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