Alexandria, VA asked in Contracts for Virginia

Q: As an event vendor, can I cancel a contract if I issue a full refund of the deposit that was made to hold their date?

Can I cancel said event if they were late are their second payment and I have reminded them 4 times when it was due? Do I need to give a reason on why I will no longer provide services for them? I want to cancel the contract but I have every intention of still refunding the non refundable retainer since no work has been done yet.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Steven Krieger
Steven Krieger
  • Arlington, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: Probably. As long as the customer can find another vendor in time, the customer probably won't care, but you should certainly get a waiver/release agreement in place in exchange for the refund. I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help if you decide to hire a lawyer. Good luck.

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