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Sale of Goods

The Sale of Goods Act is the main article of law protecting buyers when their purchases go wrong.

It is in the interest of anyone who sells new and used cars, goods or services to understand the implications of the Act and the responsibilities they have under it.

Consumer rights have greatly increased through a major reversal of consumer protection law, and we continue to register an increase in the number of complaints against clients, which we are partly attributing to the legislation. Whereas before the regulations came into force the burden was placed upon the consumer to prove that a vehicle was faulty when purchased from a dealer, the position is now the reverse, so that if the consumer complains within six months about vehicles sold or accessories and spare parts fitted, the dealer must prove that these were of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose.

  • Offer and acceptance
  • Formalities of contract
  • Mistake
  • Obligations of the seller
  • Effect of statutory implied terms
  • Duty to pass good title
  • Duty to supply goods of satisfactory quality
  • Duty to supply goods at particular time
  • Duty to supply goods fit for communicated purpose
  • Exclusion of seller’s liability
  • Apportionment of risk and liability between the parties
  • Transfer of title by non-owner
  • Estoppel
  • Sale by agent
  • Sale by mercantile agent
  • Special powers of sale
  • Sale in market overt Voidable title sales
  • Sale by 'buyer in possession'
  • Protection for third party buyers
  • Seller’s rights and powers against goods
  • Unpaid sellers lien
  • Unpaid sellers right of resale
  • Reservation of title clauses
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Breach of express condition
  • Breach of statutory implied term
  • Action for price of goods
  • Action for damages
  • Buyers right to reject
  • 'Acceptance'

Included in our fixed annual fee full motor legal protection package.