The homeowners in San Francisco’s Presidio Terrace were lucky they won their street back after missing property tax deadlines for 14 years, but most groups or businesses aren’t that fortunate. The Park City Mountain Resort certainly wasn’t! Missing a single date, even by one day, can mean that the contract isn’t legally binding or that your business won’t get the treatment that was outlined within the contract. This can cost thousands, or even millions of dollars. Using contract deadlines, as opposed to evergreen clauses, can give your business the power to negotiate, but that power is gone if the deadline is missed. When it comes to a leasing or service contract, use a great system to stay on top of key dates. It’s cheap insurance, that will help you avoid costly relocation expenses, higher renewal costs, or unfavorable auto-renewal terms.