Cancelling or breaking a contract

What are my rights?

Is there a cooling-off period during which I can cancel any contract?
  • Yes
  • No

There are a number of ways that you or the other party can get out of a contract, whether the contract was in writing or not. If none of these ways to cancel a contract apply, you must carry out your part of the bargain. If you don’t, you are in breach of contract.

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in April 2020
  • Time to read: 13 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Dean Davison, Davison North Law; Mona Muker, BC Employment Standards Tribunal; and Dale R. North, Davison Law Group

Dean Davison
Mona Muker
Dale R. North

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