Off–premises contracts from 13 June 2014
Off–premises contracts from 13 June 2014

The following Practice Compliance practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Off–premises contracts from 13 June 2014
  • Workflow
  • Which clients do the regulations apply to?
  • What is an off-premises contract?
  • Pre-contract information requirements
  • When to supply the information
  • Information requirements
  • How to supply the information
  • Contractual status
  • Post–contract requirements
  • More...

Off–premises contracts from 13 June 2014

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (Consumer Contracts Regs 2013), SI 2013/3134 apply where you enter into a retainer with a consumer client away from your premises. This Practice Note explains:

  1. when the regulations apply

  2. when your client is given cancellation rights by the regulations

  3. how to comply with the regulations

The Consumer Contracts Regs 2013 also apply where you do not meet the client at all before entering into a retainer. For more information see Practice Note: Contracts made off your premises from 13 June 2014. The decision tree below will help you to decide whether:

  1. the regulations apply at all and, if so

  2. which parts of the regulations you will have to comply with ie provisions relating to off-premises contracts or distance contracts

Workflow

Flowchart: off premises contract from 13.06.2014 will help you determine whether you are entering into an off-premises contract and, if so, what information you need to provide to the client and when.

Which clients do the regulations apply to?

To have the benefit of cancellation rights under the Regulations:

  1. your client must be an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside their trade, business, craft or profession, and

  2. your retainer (which is a contract for services) must be an off-premises contract

What is an off-premises contract?

The definition of off-premises contract has

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