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Do contracts for more than 12 months need to be in writing?

Yes. If the the two parties agree to a contract that will be performed for more than one year, then it needs to be evidenced in writing in order to be considered enforceable. The time of the contract will start from the date that the contract was agreed to.

Below is an example of a contract that has a duration of more than 12 months. Therefore, it must be in writing!


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