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I am trying to cancel a gym membership with Bannatynes Health

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I am trying to cancel a gym membership with Bannatynes Health Club,
they are imposing a 3 month cancelation term which is stated in their membership agreement,
however these terms seem extremly unfair.

do I have any ground not pay them the three months penalty?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  nyclawyer replied 8 years ago.
What state are you in?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
This is in the Essex in the UK
Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.



You can't cancel agreements on the basis that they are unfair.


The only issue is whether or not it was in the contract. If you say it was then you are caught by this I'm afraid.


Sorry I can't be more positive.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.



I'm not trying to cancel the agreement on the basis that it is unfair,

i no longer use the gym and therefore do not want to be paying £58 a month.


my problem is that instead of the gym canceling the contract immedietly or at the most with a one months notice, which would be fair, they are making me pay for a further 3 months before they will cancel the agreement.


as i said this is in the agreemement I signed, but is there a fair trading standards of some sort that would prohbit them from imposing unjust terms in the contracts?



Kind Regards







Expert:  Jo C. replied 8 years ago.

There is an unfair terms act but this isn't unfair terms. Its just a bad deal which I'm afraid does catch you.

You can't escape on the basis that the contract is unfair or that it is no longer a good deal for you. If thats what your contract says then you are caught by it.

I'm afraid you just have to be careful what you sign.
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