In the course of one’s life, each person enters into a series of contracts, such as tenancy agreements, various sales contracts, insurance contracts or subscriptions contracts. Usually, a contract then has a certain term and during this term contributions for the agreed services are due.

If it turns out later that the contract is no longer needed, for example, because a move is imminent, another insurer is cheaper or another telecommunications provider offers better conditions, the closed contracts can be terminated.

But there are also two other cases where it may be necessary to break away from a contract:

So it can quite happen that a contract is signed without much thought, for example because the representative has argued very convincingly that an offer sounded very interesting at first glance or that some sort of sympathy arose with the seller trying to get involved to bring home magazines to the man.

After a certain period of reflection, however, it often comes to the realization that such a contract is completely superfluous and causes only unnecessary costs. But sometimes it can happen that somebody receives bills, although in his opinion he has never signed a contract. This can be the case, for example, after advertising calls or after visiting certain websites. In all these cases, it is important to react as early as possible, and above all, correctly.

For many consumers, however, at the latest now the question arises, when they have a notice, when a contradiction and when to write a revocation. In addition, not only the question arises, when and which document, but also how the respective document must be written.

Instructions and tips to cancel

Learning to choose the right paperwork and formally spell it correctly is not all that difficult if some essential tips and our guide are followed.

A contradiction is always written when the consumer receives an invoice, even though he has neither signed a contract nor placed an order. In principle, the consumer could also ignore the bill, since he did not use the provision of any services.

However, most companies are quite persistent and not only send bills and reminders, but threaten threatening with legal dunning. In order to save unnecessary annoyance, the consumer should therefore send a written objection to the sender as soon as possible.

As far as the content is concerned, the consumer should clearly state that he has not entered into a contract and therefore sees no reason to settle the bill. By the way, the consumer should really write a contradiction and not a termination or a cancellation, because he would at least indirectly agree that there is a contract.

A revocation is written if the consumer wants to withdraw from a contract.

The legislator gives some kind of time for reflection in the form of time limits so that the consumer can revise his decision. In most cases, the reflection period is two weeks. Within this period, the consumer can write a revocation and thus withdraw from the contract.

For a revocation, there is no special instructions, because it is sufficient informal letter without further justification. This means that it is sufficient if the consumer informs in writing that he revokes the contract or the order with his letter.

A termination is written if an existing contractual relationship is to be terminated. For most contracts there is a notice period, which must be adhered to, otherwise the contract usually extends automatically.

In the event of a termination in due time, no justification is necessary, so the consumer does not have to state why he no longer wishes to continue the contract. In addition, there is the termination without notice, which is immediately effective. This presupposes an important reason, for example an increase in contributions, and the reason must be stated in the letter.

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