Hi, I will be happy to assist you, and it is my goal to make you a very satisfied customer! This may take a few minutes, so thanks for your patience.
As to the contract you reference -- does it state a term (like one year, an indefinite period, etc.)? Does it contain terms stating that terms of the contract may only be changed by agreement of both parties or only one of the parties?
It is for 25 years. Net lease. The church s responsible for the cost and installation, maintenance and insurance of the sign. At the end of the lease the school has the opportunity to assume ownership of the sign.
There are no stipulations regarding changes.
Okay, so there's nothing in the existing contract that would allow the school to change the terms without your consent? There's nothing that prevents the existing contract from being considered currently valid (such as a missing signature, an additional event that is to occur prior to the contract being valid, etc.)?
Signed by the school board President and the school principal.
It sounds, then, that the contract is valid and currently enforceable. One party to the contract cannot suddenly insist that terms be changed and expect to get anywhere unless the other party is also willing to accept the changes. If the school continues to interfere, you could sue them for breach of contract, interference with contract, and potentially other causes of action if those activities cause the church to lose money or become damaged in some other way as a result of the school's breach/interference. They must allow you to place the sign as they agreed in the contract. It's too late for them to hold out for different terms now. That would have been something to do during the negotiations prior to signing a new contract.
Whether they can share information with someone uninvolved -- there's nothing necessarily illegal about that unless it causes you to not be able to enjoy the benefit of the contract. That's more along the lines of the interference I mentioned. In addition, the interference potentially includes calling your contractor and delaying the work.
Thanks for the assistance. I think this all should be able to be resolved amiably.
You're very welcome. Have a great day!
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