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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What does the contract say about termination or cancellation please?
It does say that I am liable for the full cost unless I find someone to take the room or they find someone but my point is can they do that when they haven't even let out the rest of their rooms so we haven't stopped someone having a room. They haven't had to turn anyone away
Ok - you want to know if you are liable?
Yes please and how I might be able to get out of the contract
Sadly it is unlikely.
You signed a contract and therefore liable for the period.
They are right in terms that if they get someone else in you wont be liable for that period.
But sadly on the basis you signed the contract, you agreed to pay for the sums due.
Change of mind sadly is not a reason for cancelling and not being liable.
Its like if you sign a mobile phone contract and change your mind part way through, you would still be liable.
But if they find someone else then your liability ends. Of course if they have other rooms available they are entitled to fill those first.
But in law if you signed the contract and later changed your mind, then sadly you are liable.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you are after and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
That's what I thought-it is an awful lot of money that I haven't really got and like everyone I hate paying for something that gives me nothing in return but we live and learn-Thank you for your time
I am sorry its not better news.
Can I clarify anything else for you?
Not to worry-I'll be more careful next time one of my children goes to University