Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this0.
Did you sign any terms or a contract please?
15 pages, with a lot of info and in a small corner it said 60 months. but was never made aware of the different contracts with different terms. but i did sign it..
not sure I do this chat thing ok?
Yes I am just considering your response.
When did you find out it was 5 years?
just now when i checked on how long i had left on my contract
its not a big deal, just was annoyed that they sold me 2 diff contracts which end on diff dates.. also technology doesnt really last 5 years,, so my terminal would be so out of date after 5 y
felt a bit conned
you still there?
How long have you had the contract for? Why did you not read it before?
To clear it up a bit, It was not made clear to me that there would be a separate 5year contract for the equipment, but i does state in small letters in the contract.
Is there anything I can do or not?
I have been in contract with them since jan 2012
And your last question sounds a bit like a question my nan would ask but doesnt really get us anywhere
Is there anything you can do - in reality no I am sorry to say
If you had signed it a few weeks ago and noticed it, that may be something you could have done something about
But given you have been with them for 3 years then this makes it far harder to argue,
If you are a consumer then they need to draw your attention to unusual or onerous terms
As you are in business if it went to Court a Judge would ask if you read it and why did you sign it if you did not read and understand the terms.
Your understanding of a contract as a businessman is expected to be far higher than a consumer
So in other words we should be able to do something because 5 years is clearly unusual and onerous and they didn't draw our attention to it. They actively told us the contract was 3 years without indicating there was a "hidden" part that was 5 years.
As such I am of the view rhat
sadly I don't think the Court would uphold it
If it was hidden as a businessman in a business to business contract there is nothing you can do
A Court would expect you to read fully a contract and take advice
A Court is not likely to interfere with a business contract
You can try and claim that, I am not saying you can not - but it is a very big uphill battle.
Sadly if you lose in Court you would also be responsible for the legal costs of the other side - that is the litigation risk
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want 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?