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Girls weekend away in a Cottage - 1 pulls out
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who makes written agreemnets when groups of friends organise holidays together..it should be about trust
edit just realised the post is a month old and that was OPs first post in 4 years so likely to fall on deaf ears
The costs will be the same whether tyou are there or not, as with holiday lets you are paying for the property, not the number of people.
Onviously if the £230 includes money for a 'kitty' for food or drink then it would be reasonable to take out that elelment of what you paid.
Pewsuambly if you had not been able to go from the outset, they would have found a smaller, less expensive property to rent.
depnding on when the trip is, you might be able to make enquiries as to whether it is possible to move the booking to adifferent date so you can all go, you can also ask the person who bnooked the trip whether it is too late for them to see if they can find somewhere a little smaller and refund you your share of a nay savings.
Last time I booked a holiday cottage, it could be cancelled until about a week before hand, but of course a lot of places will have non-refundable deposits or fees, or simply not be refundable at all except during the cooling off period, so don't get your hopes up!
It is reasonable to **ask** if there is any scope for cancelling and getting a refund, and them rebooking a smaller place, particuarlly if the holiday isn't for another few weeks, but bear in mind that there may not be much, if any difference in price, depending on the sie of the proprty / number of bedrooms needed. And there may not be anywhere suitable available, so while it is not unreasonable to ask if they can check whether there is any option to switch, be prepared to hear that it is not an option.
You owe them £40. You have no right to a refund but you can sell your place if the rest of the group approve your choice. They don't have to take someone they don't know or get on with.
The usual post and disappear poster.
"agreed via email the dates and the cost"
But as with everything in life, put yourself in the shoes of the organiser - if you booked the Cottage and committed to pay, would you be happy with all the others pulling out and leaving you to pay for everything and possibly go with fewer people or on your own?