I am not a lawyer, but I do spend some of my time working with contracts. In my view, the client terminated the contract when they called to cancel. When they call you back, a new contract needs to be created since the old one has been terminated. I think you could legally charge them another deposit, but you could be nice and apply their old deposit to the new contract. If it ever came to litigation, all of this goes out the window without written documentation. I include language in my contract that cancellation and other change requests must be made in writing.
Brian Sweeney - CBJ #3691 - '77 Step Van Mobile Kitchen, Horizon Marshall, WSM with Pro Q Stacker, Weber Kettle & Smokey Joe GOLD.
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