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The Law & Verbal Agreements

By: Garry Crystal - Updated: 29 Sep 2016 | comments*Discuss
 
Verbal Agreements Legal Binding

Many people are not aware that verbal agreements are in many cases as legally binding as written contracts. Verbal contracts can be upheld by a court if someone decides to breach the agreement, although without written terms and conditions it may be difficult to prove.

Conditions of a Verbal Agreement

Under law there are two basic terms that constitute a binding agreement. The verbal agreement will be binding if there was an agreement on the services to be performed and an agreement was reached on remuneration for this service. This agreement can be reached by a verbal exchange in person, via telephone or via an email.

There are certain contracts and agreements that must be made in writing and these will include the sale of property, tenancy agreements, copyright transfer, and contracts for consumer credit. In some cases, verbal agreements will not be upheld in court, not because of the lack of a written agreement but because the terms of the verbal agreement were not clarified.

Written Agreements

For any agreement concerning an exchange of services it is a wise idea to have some form of contract or written statement. The contract or statement should include the terms and conditions of the agreement and is particularly helpful if a dispute between the parties occurs.

Complete Verbal Agreements

In order for a verbal agreement to be legally binding the agreement must have reached completeness. This means that all terms and conditions have been reached and agreed regarding services and terms of pay. Agreements will be incomplete when there are still further terms and conditions to be agreed. Agreements in principle will not usually be upheld in court and will not usually be considered complete verbal agreements.

Verbal Agreements and Disputes

If either party has decided to break a contract then the matter can be taken to the legal courts. In most cases the dispute may rest on the justification of the terms of the verbal agreement. There are a few ways that a judge will try and establish the terms of the agreement. These could include investigating what actually happened in practice. This can include the services that were actually undertaken and if any money whatsoever was paid for any services.

Enforcing a Verbal Agreement

Apart from taking the matter to court there are other ways to enforce a verbal agreement. If money is owed then the matter can be passed on to a collection agency to try to enforce the matter for you. The disgruntled party can also apply pressure themselves by sending letter, emails and making telephone calls to the person who is in breach of contract. Copies of all emails and letters should be kept in case the matter does reach the law courts.

Payment before Service

One way of avoiding this sort of dispute ever occurring may be to ask for some form of payment before supplying a service. Although the customer may not always agree to this it may be an option to consider. In some cases if a person is going to breach a contract and withhold payment then the odds are they may never have intended to pay for the service in the first place. In many cases though a customer may not like the idea of paying for a service until the job is completed for fear of non completion.

Threatening court action for breach of a verbal contract may not actually help the matter at all if one party intended not to carry through on the agreement. However the law does consider complete verbal agreements as Legally Binding and the matter can be brought to the law courts for a judge to make the final decision.

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A friends mother made me promise to ensure her daughter always had a place to live in her birth home just before she passed away 6 years ago. Now that her father just passed away and in his Will he left 50% of the house to his son who is well off with two homes, my friend is wondering what can be done. Is a verbal promise/agreement binding?
Wana help - 29-Sep-16 @ 4:02 AM
Ksi1 - Your Question:
So one day I was reversing out of a car park where one side was blinded and I was checking around and all of a sudden a horn came and I had hit a car behind, we verbally agreed not to go through insurance in person infront of 1 witness (her daughter) as I was waiting for her invoice I had a letter come through about insurance claim no I have not a clue about what to do now

Our Response:
You should contact your insurance company and report the accident. There is little you can do here if the other driver has decided to make an insurance claim, regardless of you having made a verbal agreement.
ContractsAndAgreements - 28-Sep-16 @ 12:50 PM
Hi, I went into a tenancy agreement having been promised a clean house in good condition, this was not what we expected. when signing the contract, I asked whether we could move our belongings into the house around June. The agency said that won’t be possible as necessary works will be done. Explaining that the house will be professionally cleaned, then contractors will work on the house to fix any problems, repainting of the walls so by the time we arrived the smell of paint would be diluted and the professionally cleaned again including carpet cleaning. Now it is September having moved in a few days ago, judging by the condition of the house, none of these statements were done. The carpet was dirty, some of the rooms smelled of smoke, the smoke detector has been tempered, one of the rooms were locked and the backyard was filled with the previous tenants belongings. For better communication, we went back to the agent to sort it out face to face. However, they could only say that they don’t have the power to clean the house without the landlord’s permission. The start of the tenancy agreement was beginning September and since they have promised verbally that the house would be cleaned and fixed during the summer. Would they have breached their agreement? And if so what can be done? Also one of the tenants viewed the house around the end of July with his family only to see that the house is still being used by the previous tenants and when asked when they were moving out, they said end of August. But when I asked the landlord when the previous tenants left he said a week ago. Our contract started on the 1st September 2016 and we only moved in recently. Did they breach the tenancy agreement by letting the property in September?
Frustrated - 28-Sep-16 @ 9:40 AM
So one day i was reversing out of a car park where one side was blinded and i was checking around and all of a sudden a horn came and i had hit a car behind, we verbally agreed not to go through insurance in person infront of 1 witness (her daughter) as i was waiting for her invoice i had a letter come through about insurance claim no i have not a clue about what to do now
Ksi1 - 27-Sep-16 @ 2:09 PM
I am in need of knowing what my rights are in this matter. ..I sat with a friend of mine who was wanting to sale his car. I am a single mom that has been on foot for almost a year now and in desperate need for a running vehicle for cheap. His offer made to me in front of several people, several times was $500 and he'd fix what he told me was wrong with it. When I called to tell him I for sure wanted the car but only had $400 but would have the other $100 in 3 weeks. He said that's OK and asked if he could get the $400 in advance so he could fix the car and it would give him and his girlfriend a little bit of extra cash because he was out of work and I would have the car within 4 days and pay the other $100 3 weeks later. So I agreed thinking I could trust him. I gave him $400 cash and it is now 3 weeks later, he hasn't touched the car, he at first said in text he would come bring my money to me bc I expressed the fact weeks later that he put me in a bind with no car and the only money I had saved to buy one. He never showed up. Now he is saying he doesn't have the money and doesn't know about the car now?? I have proof in texts that I paid him and him going back and forth on his agreement with me. Is there anyone in the legal field I can go to for free? I can't afford an attorney. If so, who or where do I go for help??
Nessakay - 24-Sep-16 @ 10:03 AM
MR T - Your Question:
I had a phone call from somewhere called Accident Helpline (0161 854 0410) who are supposedly a marketing company who pressured me into saying I had suffered injuries in a recent accident. I naively agreed with them and followed their story just to get them to leave me alone. They then put me through to Emerald Law who I explained the circumstances to and they told me not to claim if no injury occurred so I cancelled the claim. Accident Helpline have since been harassing me saying that I entered a verbal agreement and that I can now be invoiced even though I have had no paperwork sent to my house (as I cancelled the personal delivery of the documents) and I haven't signed anything. Is it possible that I can now be tied up in some sort of verbal contract with this marketing company? I spoke to Emerald Law who said if the marketing company ring back to point them in their direction because if I did claim it would be fraudulent. Can you advise further as to where I stand on top of what Emerald Law have already advised?

Our Response:
Unless they told you at the time there may be a charge for giving advice, and you agreed then there is little they can do. If you receive an invoice from Accident Helpline seek legal advice. But, they have no real grounds to try to enforce this.
ContractsAndAgreements - 22-Sep-16 @ 1:42 PM
Iky - Your Question:
I took out a insurance policy the total anual £856 I made an initial payment of £300 after phone discussion and then had to go abroad and decided to cancel it before signing any credit agreement I asked for cancelation stating I have paid £300 and been insured for one month and was told I would have to pay £556 of a £856 anu al policy to.cancel after one month so realising this company was trying to have me up like a kipper told them to do one because I have not signed the gredit agreement and what was disscused on the phone was not specific in detail of what was involved in any cancellation or terms and gonditions of policy so now waiting to go to court I dont feel this is fair so will challenge it does anyone have any advice

Our Response:
You would have to read the small print in the agreement document to see what your rights are.
ContractsAndAgreements - 22-Sep-16 @ 12:15 PM
I had a phone call from somewhere called Accident Helpline (0161 854 0410) who are supposedly a marketing company who pressured me into saying I had suffered injuries in a recent accident. I naively agreed with them and followed their story just to get them to leave me alone. They then put me through to Emerald Law who I explained the circumstances to and they told me not to claim if no injury occurred so I cancelled the claim. Accident Helpline have since been harassing me saying that I entered a verbal agreement and that I can now be invoiced even though I have had no paperwork sent to my house (as I cancelled the personal delivery of the documents) and I haven't signed anything. Is it possible that I can now be tied up in some sort of verbal contract with this marketing company? I spoke to Emerald Law who said if the marketing company ring back to point them in their direction because if I did claim it would be fraudulent. Can you advise further as to where I stand on top of what Emerald Law have already advised?
MR T - 21-Sep-16 @ 2:20 PM
I took out a insurance policy the total anual £856 I made an initial payment of £300after phone discussion and then had to go abroad and decided to cancel it before signing any credit agreement I asked forcancelation stating I have paid £300 and been insured for one month and was told I would have to pay £556 of a £856 anu al policy to.cancel after one month so realising this company was trying to have me up like a kipper told them to do one because I have not signed the gredit agreement and what was disscused on the phone was not specific in detail of what was involved in any cancellation or terms and gonditions of policy so now waiting to go to court I dont feel this is fair so will challenge it does anyone have any advice
Iky - 20-Sep-16 @ 9:22 PM
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Chuck - 20-Sep-16 @ 3:40 PM
Hello. I'm just wondering about a problem we have. We had a tenant and a verbal agreement with them after an incident with our sons dog. She ran out of our house and was killed by her dog. We sat down and were very upset. Asked how we can resolve it. Told them they had to get rid of the dogs. After a long conversation we agreed they would pay for half of the emergency room bill and we would pay the other. Total $1650 so $800 was agreed. They didn't have the money, so we agreed they were paying $100 a month for a deposit so that would go for the bill and we would worry about the deposit later. Long story short, she paid a total of $700 an asked for her deposit back I explained there was none. That was the agreement. She is now filing a civil court complaint against us. We did not get it in writing of course, thought we were dealing with good people. Any suggestions?
Nice landlord - 17-Sep-16 @ 7:34 PM
At my current place of employment at the initial stages of taking the job I refused the job offer as money was to low.The company phoned me and negotiated a higher start pay which goes up on completion of probation period.and on completion of a forklift training course. Now I am being told that a verbal agreement means nothing.my contract states my newly negotiated wages to start but states nothing from my verbal agreement. How do I stand.are they correct.
Andy - 15-Sep-16 @ 12:48 PM
Me and otherwise couple rented 2 bedroom in 4 bedroom house. After 6 months we took all house and rent out another 2 bedroom. We never sign any formal contract with Landlord. We decided if we won't have enough money for bills me and the other couple will split cost in half as the other 2 rooms we rented with bills included. After one year we decided to move out but there wasn't enough money to cover bills( all in my name only). All bills came to £350 and the other couple said they won't pay me they gave me £75 and said if ani want money I should ask the other 2 rooms to pay me. I have paid all bills myself but I and still short by £82 from them. My landlord doesn't want to give me any money from their deposit and now we all moved out from the property but I can't get my money back. We never sign anything but I have some txtes and proof of payment from them when we had to pay extra for bills. Any chance winning this in court?
London24 - 8-Sep-16 @ 10:47 AM
My employer, older Lady offered my friend a job- housekeeper- live in position. Duty, renumeration, and day to start work was agreed two months ago. My friend lives in Poland, so we bought ticket and she made decision to leave the work, she had in Poland.My employer is away on holiday at this moment. Two days before my friend suposed to come to England, my employer's son decided, that she is not suitable for this work and made his own arrangment. My emplyer is fully agile to make own decission, but because still away probably even not aware of situation. My friend is really devastated, becuse she lost her job in Poland. She didn't have any confirmation letter about this job in England, only verbal agreement. Could she expect any compensation in this situation?
Karla - 5-Sep-16 @ 1:24 PM
My partner had aprivate verbal Agreement pre house sale to vendor for additional goods in the amount of £5000. This was not set our legally as part of sake but was verbally agreed and subsequently agreed in texts. After missives concluded she is refusing to now honour this. Can he take her to court,
Belle - 2-Sep-16 @ 10:02 PM
Hi June this year I borrowed £1,200 from a friend to pay for a holiday I had a verbal agreement with him to pay him back £50 a month starting the last day of of August to run concurrent end of the month for 24 months I set up a BACCS payment directly to his account,the fist payment came out 31st August he is now saying he is taking me to court for full payment we were good friends but have since fell out . As I have honoured this agreement can he take me to court what are my options? thank you.
Ant - 1-Sep-16 @ 10:55 PM
Pamzie - Your Question:
Hi my son was living with his girlfriend all the bills were shared they shared a credit card in her name. Which they put his car insurance on. When they spliuspliut up car insurance was cancelled for some reason they couldn't transfer the money back on to her credit card. They sent my son an email saying they would send a cheque within ten days. On the same day he received email they paid the money into my sons account. Which he has kept as he had already paid nearly £4000 of her credit card. She is now saying he will be done for fraud can anyone help please

Our Response:
If your son's ex wished to take the matter to the small claims court, your son would have to be able to prove the money was his to keep.
ContractsAndAgreements - 1-Sep-16 @ 9:56 AM
Hi my son was living with his girlfriend all the bills were shared they shared a credit card in her name. Which they put his car insurance on. When they spliuspliut up car insurance was cancelled for some reason they couldn't transfer the money back on to her credit card. They sent my son an email saying they would send a cheque within ten days. On the same day he received email they paid the money into my sons account. Which he has kept as he had already paid nearly £4000 of her credit card. She is now saying he will be done for fraud can anyone help please
Pamzie - 31-Aug-16 @ 10:36 AM
Hi everyone, i work at LIDL distribution centre..i was working on a shift pattern of 12-7:30 6 days a week.. my manager offered a new shift what was becoming available to me which was a "twilight" shift... he stated that we would only be picking in the rack which is basically acohol and chocolate etc... since starting this new shift we have been placed in the chiller which contains youghurt and cheese etc whilst wearing shorts... we had a verbal agreement that we would only pick the Racks and nowhere else... is this legally binding? or would i need a voice recording to back my case up?
jonny - 28-Aug-16 @ 6:52 PM
Hello, approximately 15 years ago my Mum purchased a memorial bench for my father who had died and this bench was placed at the crematorium where his ashes were. The bench was purchased from the local council who made arrangements for it to be placed near the site my father's ashes were scattered. For the last 14 years the council has maintained the bench but recently my Mum has been made aware that the bench has not been maintained and when raised with the council they stated that responsibility for the site had passed to a contractor some years ago (2008) and that it was my Mum's responsibility to maintain the bench. The council says they have no paperwork to show that there was a maintenance agreement by them to look after the bench and that the bench is my Mum's and all responsibility for maintenance is hers. Am I right in saying that there is a contract in place and the fact that the council have maintained the bench all these years would give my Mum a good case to prove that in fact there is also a service agreement in place and that they should continue to honour this despite there being no written contract. Would be grateful for any advice you could give thank you.
Stan - 26-Aug-16 @ 9:35 PM
I am currently on a dispute with my landlord. Basically, we gave him a 20 days notice to leave the house though it does mention a 2 months notice in the contract. After our written notice, we spoke to him in person to ask if he would agree to this. He confirmed that since we have been good tenants and kept the house clean, always with less complaints, he is ready to accept only 20 days notice and asked us to give him back the keys on the 21st day. He came to the house, inspected everything and walked away happily. Now, when we ask him for the deposit he claims since we had not given him 2 months notice, we owe him money. Money for the utility bills, council tax and the rent for the remaining 40 days. He has sent us a statement explaining everything we owe. On top of that, he has added a 5% increase in the rental amount every year (our tenancy contract apparently had a clause of rent to be increased by 5% every year). However, we have lived there for 3 years paying him the same contract amount without the increase, and he has never given us a notice for the rent increase. He has never once mentioned about this until now, when we give him notice of leaving the tenancy. Though it is mentioned in the contract, which was originally for a year but has not been renewed, does he not need to give us notice for the rent increase? Also, since he verbally agreed to our notice, does he now have right to ask for rent and utility bills until the 2 end of 2 months notice period? Please advise. We have been confronted with a massive invoice, andour deposit iso stuck too.
Lee - 25-Aug-16 @ 8:01 PM
My partner had a written agreement drawn up with his ex wife in 2009... in that she owes him money and she said that she would give him it when house was sold, and agreed he paid £50 a week for he's children..when his daughter was 20 he halved the money to 100 for his youngest daughter .his ex wife still has not sold the house and now has Child maintenance services after him they are looking into the agreement ...is this a legal binding agreement if it was made by both parties and there solicitors
Charlie - 24-Aug-16 @ 5:34 PM
a potential buyer offered, through the agent, and extra £1000, if I would take my house off the market at once, to which I readily agreed, and accepted his full offer with the £1000. However, he defaulted on the purchase, and i think that he should pay me the £1000, as it was not part of the "sale", and he had a contract to pay me £1000to remove it from the market--which I complied with.I consider this a contract, and separate from the sale--am I right in thinking this was a contract with me--even if it was passed by the agent?
mushroom - 22-Aug-16 @ 9:22 AM
My neighbour employed her builders to refurbish my showeroom. The work commenced with all correspondence by email between my neighbour and the builder nothing was ever sent or addressed to me. My neighbour finally gave up with the builder due the time being taken and quality of their work and told them to do no further work for her. About 3weeks elapsed and the builder contacted me by phone asking if I knew what had happened and offered to complete the work on the bathroom on a direct basis, this I declined. In early January I received an invoice for £2,000 for work they had done. This was a replacement invoice to the one that was originally sent to my neighbour and then credited back. Even though I have maintained no contract existed between us and they should go back to the person who employed them. They are perusing a claim for £2,000 saying that I supposedly at sometime asked when they were likely to start work and that this constituted a Verbal Contract. The timing of the start and anything else was always agreed with my neighbour directly. Is there a case to answer?
Al Banil - 17-Aug-16 @ 7:04 PM
james19000 - Your Question:
Currently in dispute with my neighbour.we tried to reroof the property which is split into two flats.We both engaged in communications with a builder to provide an estimate to do the work.Our Neighbour organised a start date with the builder and asked us to pay our share of the deposit, saying that she will wait for our confirmation before paying herself.Having not heard from us, she phoned my partner. Which is where the dispute starts.My neighbour claims that my partner agreed / or confirmed. My partner says that this is incorrect and in fact only agreed that we would not insist upon a joint bank account for the forth coming works.Our neighbour then pays the deposit and says work will begin the following monday.At this point we haven't paid any deposit, because we were waiting for an adjustment to be made to the initial estimate and we hadn't confirmed anything or even agreed to use the builder.I then discover that the builders company is being dissolved and I write and tell the neighbour to get their deposit back, which our neighbour confirms is refundable.in between I email our neighbour saying that we don't want to use this builder any moremonths go by, then our neighbour advises us that the builder is now refusing to refund the deposit.Our neighbour is now taking us to small claims court for the loss of their deposit, claiming that we are responsible for the loss of their deposit.Anyone reading this, care to share some professional opinion.

Our Response:
The obvious person to take to the small claims court would be the builder, if the deposit was specified as refundable. I'm afraid we cannot comment on specific cases - for this you would need to seek professional legal advice.
ContractsAndAgreements - 16-Aug-16 @ 10:33 AM
Currently in dispute with my neighbour. we tried to reroof the property which is split into two flats. We both engaged in communications with a builder to provide an estimate to do the work. Our Neighbour organised a start date with the builder and asked us to pay our share of the deposit, saying that she will wait for our confirmation before paying herself. Having not heard from us, she phoned my partner. Which is where the dispute starts. My neighbour claims that my partner agreed / or confirmed. My partner says that this is incorrect and in fact only agreed that we would not insist upon a joint bank account for the forth coming works. Our neighbour then pays the deposit and says work will begin the following monday. At this point we haven't paid any deposit, because we were waiting for an adjustment to be made to the initial estimate and we hadn't confirmed anything or even agreed to use the builder. I then discover that the builders company is being dissolved and I write and tell the neighbour to get their deposit back, which our neighbour confirms is refundable. in between I email our neighbour saying that we don't want to use this builder any more months go by, then our neighbour advises us that the builder is now refusing to refund the deposit. Our neighbour is now taking us to small claims court for the loss of their deposit, claiming that we are responsible for the loss of their deposit. Anyone reading this, care to share some professional opinion.
james19000 - 15-Aug-16 @ 10:38 AM
I would like to know where I stand when I have been offered a position verbally via the telephone depending on checks and references, then the manager of the department refuses to set me on because someone who l worked with over 5 years ago whom I didn't always get along with has said something bad about me, in order for the manager to change their mind about me, what can I do to clear my name? Please can you help? This is making me go out of my mind with worry.
Rox - 12-Aug-16 @ 9:40 PM
Two days ago, the agency through which I am working passed my details on to an accounting firm, who contacted me over the phone to offer me a rise in pay in return for switching to them as a payroll provider. My hiring agency also sent me a letter outlining the process and reasoning for the decision, which although arriving after the phone call, said largely the same thing: "Switch to this system for more money". I opted to wait until I'd read the letter, and after doing so contacted them to agree to registering with them. This time however, there was made mention of a few details that didn't sound exactly above-board to me; namely I'd have to register myself as a limited company to get onto a different tax rate. I voiced this concern down the phone and was assured that this was fine in the eyes of the law, so I agreed to registering with them. Yesterday I was emailed the full terms and conditions, and there are several points in them that I'm not happy with signing at all. It reads like an administrative and possibly legal minefield, which requires me to sign things like: "Do you accept all risks and responsibilities of being a limited company?" along with several blank HMRC documents and a disclaimer that sounds more like a cowboy builder wrote it than a legitimate accounting firm. Add to that the constant pushing in the email itself to sign them as quickly as possible, and I think you can see why I'm unhappy with agreeing to this down the phone. I'm going to talk to them later today and ask them why they withheld several pieces of decision-critical information until after I'd made the decision, but in the eyes of the law, is a verbal agreement still legally binding if it turns out to have been made based on misleading or deliberately incomplete information? At no point was I able to get the full terms explained to me until after I'd made the verbal agreement (and I asked for them at least twice before making said agreement), so where does the legal integrity of this situation stand?
Mike - 12-Aug-16 @ 1:30 PM
@pete - Unless there is anything in writing there is little you can do. Your F-i-L has a right to change his mind.
LindY76 - 12-Aug-16 @ 12:17 PM
TracyH - Your Question:
I am having a dispute with a wedding planner at the moment. I paid £200 deposit for her services. She then booked the church and reception for us in Greece. She made no mention that she had paid any money to secure these places and we had no written contract with terms and conditions made available to us. She just told us how much the final bill would be and asked us to pay it before flying out for the wedding. Five months before the wedding we found out my fiancé was going to be made redundant and as a result we cancelled the wedding. I was happy to lose my deposit. However the wedding planner is now saying I owe her £350 for deposits she has paid to venues/her time spent planning the wedding. I am refusing to pay her as she only sent me about 5 emails in the time leading up to the wedding and all she did was book us the reception and wedding venue, we hadn't even got to the stage where we filled in any of the legal paperwork yet. So really, I feel that the deposit I paid should be enough to cover her "time spent" and that if she did genuinely pay deposits to the venues that her business insurance should cover this. She is now threatening to take legal action as she believes that I owe her that money. Citizens advice said that I may be liable because a verbal agreement was made to pay for her services. But as far as I'm concerned, I booked her to plan the wedding, the wedding didn't go ahead, and it's poor business sense on her part not to ask for money upfront before booking things. I don't believe she did pay deposits for anything. I believe she wants the money for the time she wasted. Am I in the wrong here? I've read up on the law but it seems that it could go either way.

Our Response:
Regardless of whether a contract was signed, a contract stands because a deposit was paid. The wedding planner will have a case if she can prove money was paid out by providing receipts, plus evidence of the time she spent planing the wedding. Therefore, your best course of action would be to ask for the receipts and a breakdown of the time spent planning (she may have only sent you five emails, but she may have been putting other actions into place). When a planner is geared up to organising an event and the event is cancelled, there is a hole left which can be tough on business. However, unless she can prove that the money has been spent and the time allocated, then she would not have a case. If she can, then her taking it to court will cost you more as you would also incur costs if you lost, therefore you may have to bite the bullet and come to a compromise.
ContractsAndAgreements - 12-Aug-16 @ 11:38 AM
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