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I have a friend who signed a contract with a hotel for her

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Hi I have a friend who signed a contract with a hotel for her wedding next September. After she'd let everyone know - they started hassling her about all kinds of things. It created an argument between her and her finance. they decided to elope. The contract says that if they cancel more than 30 days before the date, they have to pay 20% of a non-refundable deposit. She's devastated. the hotel hasn't done anything yet. The deposit was to be $2800 and paid by Nov. 23rd, I think
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: British Columbia, Canada
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Legally?
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Ah, I have a copy of the contact to look at. She just wants to know what, if anything, she's responsible to pay legally.
JA: I'm not sure of the exact price, but there's only a $5 deposit. The rest of the price information will be on the page I send you to.
Customer: What are you referring to? $5 deposit for what?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Canada Law
Expert:  Debra replied 7 months ago.

Hello! My name is***** you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

Expert:  Debra replied 7 months ago.

I am sorry to hear this.

Did she see this requirement in the contract when she signed it?

Did she not understand this when she signed the contract?