Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Unfair Contracts – Why Bother?

High Court rules that terms in thousands of gym contracts are unfair, following OFT action
On 27 May 2011, the OFT [Office of Fair Trading] welcomed a ruling from the High Court that minimum contract length terms and a number of other key terms in thousands of gym membership contracts, recommended and enforced by Ashbourne Management Services Limited, are unfair and hence unenforceable.

While this is clearly not good news for Ashbourne (even though their MD John Clayton-Wright called it a “slam dunk win for us”), it will help the fitness industry as a whole to change for the better moving forwards.

All clubs should have a ‘no contract’ option