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For a cancellation to be valid it is not legally necessary for there to be an acceptance by the party subject to the cancellation, unless the contract specifically required for an acceptance before a cancellation becomes effective. Even in these circumstances, it is possible to argue that the contract is void anyway, whether there was an acceptance or not. This would be under the argument of breach of contract or misrepresentation – i.e. if you were influenced to enter into to the contract on false pretences and were generally misled into it, then the contract as a whole can be unenforceable. Therefore, your communication that you were cancelling would be sufficient, regardless of whether the other side acknowledged this or replied with an acceptance. Generally, in law there is no formal requirement for an acceptance of a cancellation for it to be valid – all that is required is that the valid cancellation is effectively communicated to the other party.
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