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Old 11.09.2018, 15:38
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Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

I'd finally like to get around to cancelling my gym membership (it must be 10 years since I last went there), but I've no idea when the contract renewal date is.

I've sent Frist letters before with a fixed date, but my German runs out when it gets complex.

What's the best German wording for saying something to the effect "I'd like to give notice to cancel my membership at the earliest opportunity according to our contract"?
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Old 11.09.2018, 15:44
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

Ich moechte meinen Vertrag zum naechstmoeglichen Zeitpunkt kuendigen.


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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren

Hiermit kündige ich mein Fitness-Abonnement zum nächstmöglichen Kündigungstermin.

Ich bedanke mich für Ihre bisherigen Leistungen.

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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

Ugh, official Hoch Deutsch.

The easiest way to deal with this is to go to the gym.
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Old 11.09.2018, 17:06
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

Doing many things in person is usually ok, I would, however, not do it if you wish to send a cancellation. Because you want to have proof!


You can send the cancellation by E-Mail. Ask for a confirmation:


Ich bitte Sie, den Erhalt dieser Kündigung zu bestätigen.


send the E-Mail to them and to yourself as well in copy (not as bcc). this usually works fine.
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Old 11.09.2018, 19:31
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

You can do it several ways, recommended letter, email, delivered by hand, all you need is prove the letter was delivered, either an email in return or a signature on a hand delivered letter.

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You can do it sevral ways, reccommended letter, email, delivered by hand, all you need is prove the letter was delivered, either an email in return of a signature on a hand delivered letter.
True. Signature works as well!
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

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Ich bitte Sie, den Erhalt dieser Kündigung mit Angabe des effektiven Kündigungstermins zu bestätigen.

Otherwise mirf won't know when he's out. Unnecessary of course if he intends to stop using their services immediately.

mirfield, the date you paid the annual fee last time should give you a hint as to whether you need to hurry or not, in order to avoid paying an additional year.
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I'd finally like to get around to cancelling my gym membership (it must be 10 years since I last went there), but I've no idea when the contract renewal date is.

I've sent Frist letters before with a fixed date, but my German runs out when it gets complex.

What's the best German wording for saying something to the effect "I'd like to give notice to cancel my membership at the earliest opportunity according to our contract"?
You have been paying for a gym you haven't been to for 10 years

PS: Why not just call and ask when the renewal date is?
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mirfield, the date you paid the annual fee last time should give you a hint as to whether you need to hurry or not, in order to avoid paying an additional year.
I pay monthly by direct debit, so don't have anything that indicates a new year.

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You have been paying for a gym you haven't been to for 10 years
Yeah. I got a discounted rate of 65 CHF a month from an old employer deal, so at first didn't want to lose it in case I went again. After that it was just apathy and laziness.


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PS: Why not just call and ask when the renewal date is?
I hate talking on the phone at the best of times. If I can do it in writing, it makes me less awkward.
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I pay monthly by direct debit, so don't have anything that indicates a new year.
Unless you split the annual fee for your own convenience, e.g. to make your cash flow more stable, that probably means it renews monthly. In that case expect not more than 3 months notice with every month's end as cancel date.
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

Here is an example:

https://briefvorlagen.ch/vorlage-kue...ung-Fitnessabo
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Re: Contract Cancellation at Earliest Opportunity

That's a very useful site. Thank you.
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