Monday March 30, 2020

Consumer watchdog probes gym contracts

The consumer watchdog, the Office of the Director of Consumer Affairs (ODCA), is examining the membership contracts of about 14 gyms and leisure clubs to check if the agreements are in breach of consumer law.

17th February, 2007

The ODCA launched its investigation after receiving a number of complaints alleging that there were unfair and misleading terms in the membership contracts of some gyms and leisure clubs.

Some of these complaints related to contracts which automatically rolled over after a year. This meant the member continued to pay monthly gym fees after a year and had to give a certain amount of notice to cancel the contract.

‘‘We’ve received some complaints about gym...

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