People enter into contracts every day, often without knowing it, for example buying a ticket on a bus, purchasing an item from a shop, buying a car or employing a tradesman to do work on a house.
Whether verbal or written, contracts impose obligations on the parties involved that, if broken, can have unwanted consequences.
Contracts are governed by contract law; however there are some general guidelines to follow that will assist in protecting your interests. The fact sheet below provides some important tips when signing contracts.
It is often desirable to obtain a quote before entering into a contract. The Quotes and Estimates fact sheet below provides some valuable advice.
If you wish to exercise your right to cancel an unsolicited consumer agreement, print the attached ‘Cancellation Notice ’ and forward the completed form to the trader. Don't forget to keep a copy in a safe place.