No no cooling off period was stated - on the car order form it did state that if i were to cancel i would be liable for the first month rental but i was under the inpression i would still have a 7 day cooling off period, especially as i hadnt signed any finance agreements.
Until you have signed anything, you are not bound by anything.
In addition, you have seven days from when you receive all thedocuments back, to cancel in any event under the Distance Selling Regulations notwithstandingyour cancellation rights under the Consumer Credit Act.
I would write back to them and tell them that you have beenadvised that you are under no obligation to pay anything and that if they feeldifferently, they should take you to the Small Claims Court.
I wouldn't be paying anything unless the court ordered me to,based upon the fact that you have given.
You are possibly liable for the first month's rental if you agreeto that but they would not be getting it out of me easily. I too am of theopinion that you get seven days from when the paperwork comes back to you, notfrom when you send it out.
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Thanks for your answer, but I am just a bit concerned as i have signed something - i signed the intial order form where it states there is a cancellation fee applicable. Am i still ok to go back to them and say i am under no obligation to pay?
In my opinion, yes you are.
Under the distance selling regulations, you have seven days tocancel and I would rely on that and I would tell them that. If they feeldifferently, they can take you to court and if I was you, I would be going tocourt and defend it.
The worst that can happen is that the judge disagrees with youand me and you have to pay the £250. They would not get it out of me easily!
This is small claims court and they will not get their legalcosts back even if they win
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