Good day I need some legal advice. My ki...

Asked by Samantha on 23-03-2021 08:12:04
Question posted in the National Credit Act Law category relating to Gauteng

Good day I need some legal advice. 

My kids were at a private school, however during covid I removed them while they were still at home because the school wasn’t really assisting and put them in home school. I emailed the school to let them know however because their school fees were billed annually they took me to attorneys who are threatening me with default judgement to pay the remaining of the fees. Should I just sign an AOD and pay monthly or fight it ? 

Thank you 

Answer to the Question

Posted by Att. Patrick on 23-03-2021 14:32:55

Hi there Samantha,

I see that you haven't made a payment for the question, but I'm going to assist you a little. If you want to ask a follow-up question, please make the required payment.

You are really going to need to look at the school's terms and conditions to get the answer. Typically such a document will record things like withdrawing your kids from the school, and whether 1 terms' notice is required, or how to go about it. As each school's policy could be different, I can't give you a straight answer. 

But you must distinguish between -

1) The school raising a fee every term, but you're just paying it off annually; and

2) The school raising the whole year's fee at once. 

In the first instance, I think that you must not give in and fight! In the second instance, you're going to have a tough time.

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