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If you are in business then sadly it can be enforced.
You can only claim its unfair if you were acting in the course of a consumer.
But if it went to Court and it would be a small claim then you can ask the Court to assess whether the £300 is a realistic loss
They would have to show that the £300 is the actual loss and proportionate.
But as the contract term itself, sadly can be enforced.
Extra information for free - if they take you to Court then they can not claim lots of legal costs. Just basis issuing and hearing fee
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
please clarify what this means?You can only claim its unfair if you were acting in the course of a consumer.
I don't understand what you have said?
Ok - you had a business for an office. Therefore when you signed the contract for the fire servicing you were in business.
You were not a consumer (like someone off the street).
Therefore you wont have the same protection as a consumer.
The law considers consumers to need protection and has legislation to protect them.
Does that clarify?
Ahh OK - so basically i'm stuffed? And I should pay the £300 to cut my losses as going to court will only end up costing me more?
Sadly stuffed yes.
£300 seems like a reasonable commercial decision
I understand. I'm just infuriated by being tricked in such a devious manner. Its basically a legal confidence trick.
Indeed. Sadly you should have read the contract.
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ha ha........yes my wife now thinks she is a legal expert as she agrees with you