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I had a membership with Living Well for 18 months (12 month agreement) and I just let it roll after the first 12 months and still used the club. I found a nearer and better gym and decided to cancel my membership with Living Well so I sent a letter and cancelled my DD. I got the usual letter saying "we've been unable to collect your membership please send a cheque blah blah". So I ignored it thinking my cancellation letter crossed in the post. Nothing else from Living Well, then a letter from ARC Europe Ltd claiming £48 (even though my membership was £33/month).


I'm inclined to send this:



I acknowledge no debt to your company

c/o Street



Dear Sirs


Re: Living Well (Membership Number xxxxxxxx)


Thank you for your letter of 6th August 2010.


I do not understand your letter/demand for payment and would ask that you forward to me:



To continue any claim against me, you must provide a copy of an executed agreement as defined in s61 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 to show that there actually is a debt and that it is mine (note that a copy of an unsigned agreement will not do) and you must prove that the alleged debt was assigned to ARC in compliance with s136 of the Law of Property Act 1925.



I trust that this makes my position clear.


Yours sincerely



Any advice on this?


Thanks in advance

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Hi TwoDogs,


Have a look at this thread - http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?268101-Ashbourne-Management-Everything-You-NEED-To-Know%21%21


There may well be useful similarities.


Your letter looks ok to send.

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