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    Debit order

    Admin, Please delete if this is not appropriate.

    My daughter is starting grade 8 next year at a new school (private). The school insists on a debit order instruction being completed. Is this legal?

    With her current school all I needed to do is inform the school that I will EFT the fees when due and they accepted this, same with my sons school. (Both private school if that matters).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kavesh View Post
    Admin, Please delete is this is not appropriate.
    Hopefully you meant "...if this is not appropriate".

    Actually, I think it's a really good question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kavesh View Post
    My daughter is starting grade 8 next year at a new school (private). The school insists on a debit order instruction being completed. Is this legal?
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greig Whitton View Post
    Yes.
    Thanks Greig.

    The reason I asked is because there was a change to recent legislation regarding tenants and landlords, who could no longer force their tenants to agree to a debit order arrangement. Evidently this must be peculiar to that industry then.

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    Nobody can force anyone to sign a debit order. If your school (or any other service provider) insists on a debit order, you can either agree to their terms or use a provider that doesn't insist on it.

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