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Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (UTCCRs) protect consumers against unfair standard terms in contracts they make with traders. The Office of Fair Trading, together with certain other bodies, can take legal action to prevent the use of such terms.

The UTCCRs can protect consumers from terms that reduce their statutory or common law rights and from terms that seek to impose unfair burdens on the consumer over and above the obligations of ordinary rules of law.

The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations SI 1999 can be seen on the OPSI site.

See the OFT's Unfair Terms hub.




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