I would be inclined to take legal advice on this. On the face of it there would seem to be no basis for CLC demanding payment of the 2009, but without knowing all the T&Cs nobody here is really in a position to provide a definitive answer.
I would certainly expect you to have to put your surrender notification in writing, and as you will not be able to do that until a date in 2009 you may find yourself in a less strong position.
I must stress that all this is purely supposition and conjecture.
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