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I have been a member of a leisure club (swimming pool, gym)

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I have been a member of a leisure club (swimming pool, gym) for 22 years. I own a lodge (one of 81) on this complex. This year I (and all the other lodge owners) have been not been allowed to renew their membership because the owner has decided that because we are objecting to the level of the service charge for our properties and are taking him to the LVT we cannot be members of the leisure club.
This leisure club is run as a co-operative, community leisure organisation. Do you have any advice.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 6 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.

What does your membership say about termination please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It is just a standard 30 day cancellation. I normally pay one year in advance, this runs out in 7 days time and they will not accept my renewal
Expert:  Ash replied 6 months ago.

Is it a rolling contract? Ie do you have to renew annually or does it keep on going?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Because I make an annual payment I physically go into the club each year and give them a cheque for one year. This year I received an email asking me to renew as an 'early bird offer' but when I went to pay I was informed that it was a computer error and in fact as a lodge owner I would not be allowed to renew.
Expert:  Ash replied 6 months ago.

But it's not a new contract, it just extends the existing one? Does the old one say it can be terminated?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
it is just an extension of previous membership. The only paperwork issued is the credit card receipt (or cheque receipt) and a plastic membership card. It is very informal.
Expert:  Ash replied 6 months ago.

Ok. Then they can't refuse. Is the centre publically funded?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No he owns the business but it is under the umbrella of a Community Leisure and the organisation is a member of UK -Co/Ops
Expert:  Ash replied 6 months ago.

Ok. It's bad news I am afraid. As long as he is not turning it down on the basis of race, sex, colour, age, religion etc.

As it's not a government body, they are s private business, he can do what he wants.

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?

Alex

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