Act amending the Act on certain consumer contracts
(Minimum contract period and termination notice in ongoing consumer contracts)
WE, MARGRETHE the SECOND, by the grace of God Queen of Denmark, do indeed:
The Danish Parliament has adopted and we know Our consent confirmed the following law:
In Act No. 451 of 9. June 2004 on certain consumer contracts is amended as follows:
1. Article 25 is replaced by the following: ' article 25. The consumer may terminate an agreement for the continuous supply of goods or services with 1 month notice to the end of a month when there are gone 5 months after the conclusion of the agreement referred to in article 6. However, paragraphs 2 and 4.
(2). Paragraphs 1 and 4 shall not apply where the period of notice or the longest minimum contract period is regulated by or pursuant to other legislation. Paragraph 1 shall not apply to agreements to which only relates to goods or services which must be provided not later than 1 year after the conclusion of the agreement, if the total price for the goods or services covered by the agreement does not exceed 2,000 DKK and the full payment must be made within 14 days after the conclusion of the agreement.
(3). An agreement covered by paragraph 1 or 4, is reached by use of a standard form, must contain a provision which clearly specifies, with which notice and, where applicable, the date from which the agreement may be terminated by the consumer. This provision must not be incompatible with the consumer's right of termination under paragraph 1 and 4.
(4). If the total price to be paid in accordance with an agreement on continuous supply of goods or services exceeding 20000 USD per year and the commencement of delivery either requires that the operator be borne by one-time costs that exceed the average price after the contract for 6 months of continuous delivery or result in an impairment of comparable size for the operator, the consumer may cancel the contract with one month's notice to the end of a month When that is gone 11 months after the conclusion of the agreement. '
2. for the purposes of section 26 shall be added as paragraph 2:
' (2). When calculating the amount that the consumer must have returned in accordance with paragraph 1, may be taken into account for seasonal fluctuations in the value of the continuous performance. '
(1). The law shall enter into force on the 1. January 2010 and shall apply to consumer contracts concluded after the entry into force of the Act, see. However, paragraph 2.
(2). The law applicable to consumer contracts for the supply of tv programs, which at the same time, as part of the deal made receive equipment available to the consumer, when the agreement is entered into the 1. January 2012 or later.
The law does not apply to the Faroe Islands and Greenland but may by Royal Decree is implemented in these regions with the variances, as the special Faroese and Greenlandic conditions warrant.
Given at Christiansborg Palace, on 12. June 2009 Under Our Royal hand and Seal MARGRETHE r./Brian Mikkelsen