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Nightmare Franchising Agreement - Urgent Advice Needed..

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  • Nightmare Franchising Agreement - Urgent Advice Needed..

    Really need some advice on a Franchising agreement that was unwittingly entered into with a Driving School which appears to be going south extremely quickly.

    Have recently changed occupation as a result of Covid with everything coming to a halt in IT (done it all my life!), and since had an interview and gained a position as a trainee motorcycle instructor.
    As motorcycling is somewhat seasonal, the training school offered driving instruction for Cars during the winter month's in the interim which seemed like a good propersion. During the interview an agreement was presented for both as seperate franchises and was signed there and then. The document stated that you could take it away and have it inspected although was felt inappropriate todo so., i guess the feeling of not pushing my luck and fortunate to have a job came to mind (lots of applicants, from what i can tell) with the contract being just a formality, and significant leanancy been given regarding the fee's.

    Well, how wrong was I, it appears that the verbal agreement has been back tracked and now i am bound into a contract that according to the print i have honestly not a hope in hell of servicing and completely unfair. The expectation is for me to run both (bike/car tuition) full time and concurrently (car tuition eve / day off) which would involve 7 days a week 12+ hours a day and even then i doub't id be able to cover all the franchising costs purchase a vehicle on HP and realistically pay the mortgage.

    From what i can tell in the 3 weeks ive been there, there is an atmosphere of fear and often hear stories of legal action taken due to breach, bayliffs and reprosession orders, Unwittingly, i've inadvertadly signed up to nightmare and not sure which way to turn.

    Unfortunately, i told you so won't cut it at the moment with hindsight being a great teacher not saying that i could of really dodged this bullet, Any advise on what could be next steps?
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    What are the termination provisions in the contract?
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    • #3
      Were the franchsing costs not known upfront? If so and they were so high as to be impossible to service why was the agreement signed?

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