There often is a lot of meta-data in a contract. What I mean by meta-data is parts of the contract regarding how the contract itself is applied and interpreted. For example
- waiver clauses
- no waiver clauses
- severability / savings clauses
- statements such as "time is of the essence" or "this is the entire contract and supersedes any previous"
- this contract is executed and to be governed by the laws of the state of California.
What do you call these things that are not the main intent of the contract? What do you call the main intent that would make up the body? For example if a property management company wanted to have a contract for lawn maintenance what would you call the active portion like:
"Company XYZ agrees to water and cut the grass every Thursday afternoon for Company ABC. Company ABC will compensate XYZ, $600 per lawn. XYZ must not use any poisonous chemicals on the lawn".
How would the entire contract be structured? I've seen labels used for exampling having a specific "severability" heading, but I've never seen a "main body" heading.