Don't be caught out when buying a used car, make sure you know what your legal rights are.
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MVO: So, you're buying a used car… The dealer tells you it's a good little runner… One careful owner…with all the mod cons…CD player, air conditioning… AND it won't let you down…sounds perfect.
But as soon as you get home it's a different story… When he said 'Air Con' he must have meant 'windows'. The 'CD player' only plays tapes. And the 'perfectly normal' oil patch is actually a leak.
Well, here's some good news.
You may have parted with your hard earned cash, but as soon as you've entered into a contract with the seller you have rights.
The Sale of Goods Act states that any item you buy from a trader - someone selling goods as a business such as a shop or online shop - must be:
If it isn't, the item is faulty and you should contact the trader as soon as possible, because you can usually get a repair, replacement or refund.
So, next time you buy a used car, don't get caught out. Get any agreements in writing and make sure you ask all the right questions…
And most importantly, know your legal rights. So you can have confidence when you buy.
Find out more at http://www.adviceguide.org.uk