Drive on damage has emerged to be amongst the more common defences raised by dealers, warranty and motor finance companies against claims to reject vehicles under the Consumer Rights Act 2015, fostered, as least to some extent by automotive engineer reports.
There are two professionals every car dealer, trader and retailer need, an accountant and a lawyer, specifically ones which understand how the motor trade works and the needs of the business. The need for an effective accountant is obvious, to efficiently manage your VAT liability under the margin scheme and your tax affairs. However, the […]
The new Consumer Rights Act, now six months old, along with consumer protection regulations, are two pieces of the Government’s strategy to stop rogue traders, safeguard customers and stimulate the economy. Now, a third piece of legislation, in relation to contract terms and conditions used by businesses looks like it’s on its way, with the […]
Businesses defending or considering bringing legal action outside the £10,000 Small Claims limit face court costs and legal fees, which as a rule of thumb can range from a third to 100% of the value of claim and take at least 6-12 months to get to Court. If the outlay isn’t enough to put small […]
Other than the disappointment of the England football team performance in the World Cup when they failed to qualify and the Health and Safety at Work Act came in, things have changed since 1974. 2016 marks a change, with our hopes pinned on the teams’ performance in Brazil and new sentencing guidelines for health and […]
When a customer demands a fault repair on a second hand car using new replacement parts under the auspices of a Sale of Goods Act claim, the car dealer invariably plays the ‘betterment’ card, as if it trumps the claim.
The number of small claims is rising and set to increase further under the Consumer Rights Act Court, yet paradoxically so are the Court fees.
The Consumer Rights Act is set to change the way car dealers & retailers sell used cars to the public with a super-charged version of the Sale of Goods Act, giving customers the right to reject a car within the first 30 days of purchase.
When a customer demands a fault repair on a second hand car using new replacement parts under the auspices of contract law or the Sale of Goods Act claim, the dealer invariably plays the “betterment” card, as if it trumps the claim.