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Car buying rights, laws & regulations

Having problems with a vehicle bought from a dealer, need to reject a faulty car and get a car sales refund and not sure which legal services you need or where to find them?

As leading new and second hand car legal experts uk on used car law and consumer rights we offer affordable easily accessible advice on taking legal action against a motor trader and enforcing your legal rights.

Stormcatcher motor industry lawyers aim to bring a fresh down to earth approach to car sales law and motoring advice for less than conventional motor law firms and automotive solicitors. We offer all clients an initial free lawyer consultation and free legal advice
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Consumer rights act

The consumer rights act consolidated existing vehicle repair and car sales laws including the sale of goods act 1979 and supply of goods and services act 1982 amongst others. However, the 30 day short term right to reject has probably received more attention than most for consumers and traders alike.

30 Day Right to Reject

From 1st October 2015 if a customer has bought a car which is not of satisfactory quality, fit for purpose or not as described they can have it repaired or reject it and get a refund of the purchase price within the first 30 days.

Right to repair or replace

If the car develops a fault after the first 30 days, consumers are within their rights to expect it to be repaired by the garage. More serious defects may open up the right for an exchange vehicle.

Final right to reject

Mirroring the existing 6 month rule in the sale of goods act, owners of defective vehicles and faulty cars may still be able to reject the car within the first 6 months and get a refund. Although the refund may be reduced to take account of the use of the car.

After 6 months?

Don’t think that consumer rights or contract law remedies stop at 6 months and a day, on the contrary. For more information and first free advice call our second hand car legal expert and leading automotive lawyer on 0333 700 7676

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