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VIC Contract Law - Refused to Sign New Contract - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Amy1992, 23 February 2016.

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  1. Amy1992

    Amy1992 Active Member

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    So I signed a contract to hire put a soccer hall for our wedding in November and paid the full amount the same day. Fast forward to yesterday, we meet up with the hiree so we could look at the hall quickly before our wedding this Saturday, wWhen she turns around says, "we have a new president and she has said there is a new contract that she wants you to sign".

    I read it and on the new one, it says we have to pay more. So I refused to pay it and said I've already filled one out, signed it and sent it back to you. She then proceeded to say that someone had an event in January and refused to sign the new contact along with pay the new amount and the new president came down to the hall kicked everyone out and shut the event.

    I have the emails she sent me and the filled out form I sent back. The only thing I'm stressing about is in the signature part. I typed my first name middle initial and last name (before I did this I asked her if she would accept that and she said yes) all in the emails.

    Do I still have a leg to stand on under Contract Law or will I now have to pen sign the new contract and pay more money which we do not have. Otherwise, we loose out on the hall and the money we have already paid.

    Thank you.
     
  2. AllForHer

    AllForHer Well-Known Member

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    Wait, so...what new form did you fill out?

    If you haven't signed the new contract - as in explicitly, because you can't 'accidentally' sign a contract - then the old contract stands, regardless of whether Mr New President is displeased with the cost agreed to in said contract. They must uphold their end of the deal, and if the new president breaches the former contract by shutting down your wedding, you will have a civil action under contract law for damages.
     
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    I didn't sign any new forms. I refused to as we have already paied and filled it /signed the first forms given. I was talking about the previous one. I know that they can't do that but I electronically signed (typed my name). Will that still stand? Or will it be disregarded as I didn't use a pen?
     
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    No, it will still stand.
     
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    I thought so but wasn't 100%. Thank you for all your help.
     

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