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I’m a private tutor, I issued a contract to a parent of one

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Hi I’m a private tutor, I issued a contract to a parent of one of my students. They signed the contract. In the contract it says the notice must be given to the other party four weeks written notice in advance of the students next scheduled lesson. theyve proved 48 hours notice. What are my rights?
Assistant: Where are you? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: England
Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?
Customer: I’ve told them that they need to give four weeks notice as per the contract
Assistant: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I’ve also told them that because they’ve not given the four weeks notice they owe for the lessons


Thank you for your query. Have you demanded that you be paid for the cancelled lesson as per your terms and conditions?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
In terms of my notice period to cancel or reschedule a lesson I ask for 48 hours. This was given.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
But in the contract that they signed I require four weeks notice to terminate the agreement. This wasn’t given.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
they emailed to say that they wanted the lesson to be cancelled and the contract to be terminated.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I need to know my rights


If that is the case, depending on the wording of the agreement, you may be able to claim for 4 weeks of lessons.

What does the agreement state regarding termination? Can you upload a copy of the agreement?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you I will forward it to you. Hang on.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Can you see it ok?


The agreement is silent in what happens during the notice period. For example, the Parent can give 48 hours notice, cancel all future lessons and give 4 weeks notice at the same time. Therefore, you would not be paid for any further lessons.

Moving forward, the agreement needs some work to offer you more protection. It may be worth having this drafted by a Solicitor.

I hope this answers your question. If so, kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you.

It's a pleasure.

Kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

Many thanks

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi is there anything I can do?
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
The client is asking for his deposit back. Do I have to return it?


Your agreement does not cover the deposit and therefore I am of the opinion that it should be returned.

I hope this helps.

Kindly rate the answer and provide feedback.

Many thanks

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