I have a lot of experiences in with rolling contracts, (this I hasten to add, was many years ago in a former capacity, working for a large Plc using B2B contracts to invariably smaller businesses), unfortunately they were mainly used to tie people in and rob them.
For what it's worth most people don't bother reading contracts, those that do focus on two things, termination periods and price increases;
If your contract is similar to:
"You can only terminate on the third Tuesday of month starting with the letter A, following a new moon otherwise the contract rolls over for another 5 years, oh and I can increase my prices however many times whenever I fancy"
Then yes it might put people off, but a rolling contract that;
"Can be cancelled with 30 days notice at any time and all price changes will be notified in writing no less than 30 day before they take effect"
Then no I don't think it would put people off.
You should always get contracts drafted by a solicitor, in which case you can specify what you actually want, but rolling contracts that expire on each anniversary if cancelled any time before that anniversary wont put people off, having carte blanch over what they ‘may’ have to pay during that period will.
I hope that helps?
Last edited by who_me; 20th August 2008 at 14:24.