Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today. Does your contract with them state anything about their ability to close temporarily?
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What you have read on the internet is more or less accurate. It is common for consumers to be asked to enter into a minimum (usually 12-month) contract to use the services of a gym or fitness club. Many people have tried to cancel their membership before the expiration of this term, only to be asked to pay for the remainder of their membership and threatened with debt collectors if they fail to do so.
The starting point in such situations is that the club will usually be allowed to impose this minimum membership term on its members and also demand payment for the remainder of the term in the event of early cancellation. Whilst there are certain arguments by consumers that such terms are unfair and unenforceable, as long as they have been plainly and clearly stated in the contract, rather than hidden in the small print, they would be enforceable.
There are, however, certain reasons that the consumer can use to try and cancel the contract early, without having to pay for the remainder.
One example is a breach of contract by the club. If you were specifically promised certain facilities that have not materialised and you based your decision to join on these, you could claim that the club has breached their part of the contract and as such you could treat the contract as being void. In your case you are claiming the closure is a breach but if they have a clause which allows them to do so and also they are not charging you for the month that could defend such an argument.
Another example is if the club was in some ways considered to be unhygienic or unsafe. However, for that to apply it has to be more than a trivial issue.
Unless any of the above points apply, you are unfortunately likely to be bound to the terms of the membership and failure to pay could result in the club taking further action to try and recover any fees due. So in the first instance you should try and get the terms to see what you were bound by because this is really a contractual issue where the first reference would be to the contract.
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