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    • leoetal19
    • By leoetal19 21st Sep 16, 3:33 PM
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    contractual term when there ws no contract?
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    • 21st Sep 16, 3:33 PM
    contractual term when there ws no contract? 21st Sep 16 at 3:33 PM
    I am looking for some advice for my son, he signed up to an electric course in March 2014, at the time he signed an agreement and was told he could do the course in his own time and take '4 months or 40 years'; it was flexible and he could od at his own pace/time. the company he paid £5995 to then went out of business and another provider picked up all the exiting clients.
    the change over took months but he started with the new provider in may 2014; his progress has been slow as he has been trying to fit it round a full time job and has had over 6 months absence from work with severe hand and thumb injuries in that time.
    however he recently logged on to pick up his studies and was told his 'contractual course term' has expired and he will have to pay another £4000 to complete the course.
    the new provider admit he signed no contract with them and they have never told him he only had 2 years; they have sent a copy of his original agreement with the first provider and that states NO time limit, in face it states ' I can study at my own pace'.
    I have suggested he takes legal advice as there is no contract stating 2 years so how can his contractual term have expired?

    any advice would be welcome xx
    he's still paying £150 a month for the finance and will be for another couple of years; he really wants to get it finished now (I know he's dragged his feet but they did say he could take 40 years if he wanted!)
    even god cant change the past-no matter how many times i cry
    for levi, leo, smudge and arfa my angels
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    • bris
    • By bris 21st Sep 16, 10:02 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 10:02 PM
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    • 21st Sep 16, 10:02 PM
    If he has proof of this he should speak to the finance co and start a S75 claim for breach of contract, actually he should speak to them any way and get it started,

    This will allow him to see what his options are and if it's not good the he has the financial ombudsman that he can take it to for a final decision.
    • leoetal19
    • By leoetal19 22nd Sep 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:34 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:34 AM
    thanks for the reply; I will get him on to that
    even god cant change the past-no matter how many times i cry
    for levi, leo, smudge and arfa my angels
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