The words of agreement in a legal document are called legal clauses. Each clause has an affect on the other clauses. The effect of a legal clause depends on the type of agreement and the state in which it is being executed. An example of such a legal document would be a lease or purchase agreement. In a lease or purchase agreement, a tenant or buyer must sign an agreement and if it is successful, the landlord must also sign as well.
One of the main purposes of legal clauses is to restrict or limit the freedom of one party from the freedom of another party. For example, in a lease or purchase agreement, a tenant or buyer may not rent or buy the property without the permission of the owner. If an owner does not allow the tenant or buyer to rent or buy the property, then there is a legal clause that gives the tenant or buyer the right to sue the owner for the breach of the contract. To take my law exam, I would focus on one example of such a legal clause in a lease or purchase agreement.
The legal phrase used in the lease or purchase agreement is the clause we promisse. This means, “the tenant or buyer is allowed to bring legal proceedings against the landlord for the breach of the agreement.” Since the tenant or buyer is under no legal obligation to take any action in this situation, it is irrelevant what the outcome of those actions might be. To take my law exam, I would memorize this legal phrase in both its negative and positive forms: The tenant or buyer has the right to bring legal proceedings against the landlord for the breach of the contract.
Another common example sentence is the conjunction clauses. In a contract, the most common clause is the conjunction commas. These commas must be placed at the end of the sentences, making the contract legal. They do not have to be placed within the body of the contract, but they do need to be contained there. Again, to prepare for my law license, I would memorize these clauses: The parties to the contract must commit to one another that they will not share any property. The parties to the contract must commit to not give or sell to or in exchange for the payment of money to any person a pecuniary remedy.
Another commonly used clause is the prohibition or limitation clause. A legal prohibition is a term that is used to limit a right of a party. It may be to prevent the alienation of a property. Limitations may also prevent creditors from reporting past debts to a lending agency or preventing a landlord from disposing of a rental property by renting it out.
Another common example sentence in contracts is the term assumption. An assumption occurs when one party transfers a legal liability to another party. For example, assume that a tenant leases a room in a building owned by you and as part of the lease you assume responsibility for any damage the tenant inflicts on the building. If you own the building but are involved in a lawsuit claiming that you did not keep the building in a safe condition, the tenant can sue you and place a lien against your property. This assumes the transaction to be a legal one where there is an assumption clause in the contract.
There are many more example sentences within contracts. The key to being a good legal document writer is to understand the language of the contract and then to interpret that language to fit your needs. Many legal professionals fail to do this and as a result their legal documents often do not protect their clients adequately. You may want to avoid this potential problem by spending some time reading your contracts carefully and learning as much as you can about legal terminology.