Hello Pauline my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Can you post the contract link again please?
Are these the only documents? Are they no terms of business?
But any terms and conditions?
Ok. Generally a contract comes to an end when a company goes bankrupt. But it must close, not just be liquidated.
If for example, like BHS it is up for sale and then is later purchased the contract is valid.
But if on the other hand as there is no buyer (like BHS) and the whole thing closes the contract ends.
You cant have a contract with a company that does not exist.
In any event it can only continue with another company if the agreement itself is allowed to be assigned or sold on.
The terms here do not say that this can be done, therefore it can not.
If the company is in liquidation then its valid until the company stops trading.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
They can NOT just change the name. It is with the company who he initially contracted with.
It can NOT be assigned or sold on - the contract does not allow that
Does that clarify?
Have they said its been assigned?
If so, then it can be cancelled. That is because it can NOT be assigned.
They can't just change the name or assign it.
Assigned - given or sold to another company
Its being varied from Nationwide to National.
Looks like an assignment for meDoes that clarify?
They should tell you.
But based on the fact there is a change of name, the contract can be cancelled
I would do it sooner rather than later. Yes, email is fine
Does that help?
He must have a valid contract yes.
So he can cancel it with the old one and get a new contract with the newer company if he wants
No - because it looks like they have assigned the contract (which they cant do).
He can give notice NOW because of this.
The old company is in liquidation and it looks like they have assigned because they want to change NATIONAL to NATIONWIDE
Just that you want to cancel for the following reasons:
1) The company has gone into liquidation
2) You are not confident the company can perform the contracted works
3) In any event it appears there has been a name change, which is an assignment which is not permitted
No. The contract has changed. The Company went into Liquidation and is now going to try and assign.
Its a real mess. They (not your son) should have thought this through
Indeed. All the best and a pleasure to help