A: In general, consulting agreements are independent contractor agreements, which in their most basic forms are someone is paying you "x" amount for work that you do with limited or no benefits (i.e. you're not an employee). Important sections include the services section (i.e. what you are doing for them), compensation, restrictive covenants (non-competes, etc.), work product and ownership or work product, and termination. Other important sections depend on what type of services you are providing and the types of risks inherent to those services.
A: The answer depends largely on two factors: 1) what documentation did you sign that had non-compete language and 2) whether the non-compete is enforceable. Many states are trending towards non-enforceability of non-competes, depending on how burdensome they are on the person.
A: Hi there,
For a definitive answer, a lawyer would need to see the exact lease language; however, it is very unlikely that not renewing a lease would result in a free month of rent (unless there is another part of the lease that is relevant or there was an error in creating the document).