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NSW Venue Contract - Unfair Terms?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Rebecca Forge, 29 August 2014.

  1. Rebecca Forge

    Rebecca Forge New Member

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    If a venue states that you pay 55% if they can't resell the date and make no efforts to advertise, is that fair according to Australian Consumer Law?
     
  2. John R

    John R Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rebecca,
    1. I assume this was a venue hire contract?
    2. Was it for a personal or business event?
    3. Which state/territory are you located in?
     
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

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    What sort of venue, and what sort of event?
     
  4. DennisD

    DennisD Well-Known Member

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    Further to the above questions, look over your contract (assuming you have one) to see if there's any 'reasonable efforts' clause upon which the cancellation fee is conditional.

    If there is, that's obviously helpful. However, it also depends on what you mean by 'no efforts to advertise', for example do you mean over and above their general marketing efforts?
     

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