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Sale of Unroadworthy Cars – #Coronavirus Update

As part of the Government strategy to combat the spread of COVID 19, vehicle MOT expiry dates will be extended by 6 months if it becomes due on or [...]
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The “Exclusion Clause” Problem

The Gloves are Off! Buying Your Vehicle with an Unregulated Finance Agreement - The "Exclusion Clause" Problem. If you’ve leased or bought a [...]
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Changes to Insolvency Rules – #coronavirus

Under normal circumstances firms which are insolvent, that’s to say they are unable to pay their debts, should not continue to trade. If they do [...]
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Your Contract and Coronavirus – The Law of Frustration

Understandably people and businesses are concerned in the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic and want to know where they [...]
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A Warning to Car Dealers Closed for Coronavirus

Car dealers and dealerships in general seem to be operating under the misapprehension that closing the dealership due to the coronavirus suspends [...]
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Car Rejection Claims Increase – #coronavirus

The demand for legal advice about car rejection has skyrocketed amid concerns about availability of spare parts and the closure of car dealerships [...]
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New and Used Car Complaints – 2020 Vision

The decline in UK car sales and contraction in the retail motor industry has been blamed on Brexit; but who’s to blame for the increase in [...]
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Terminating a Contract for Building Work for Breach
When Can You Terminate a Contract for Building Work?

Getting The Right Answer is Crucial Terminating a construction contract because one party believes the other is in breach of contract can be a [...]
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Warranty Sales Under the Spotlight
Warranty Sales Under the Spotlight

The Sale of Extended Warranties Selling practises surrounding the sale of extended warranties came under the scrutiny of The Competition and [...]
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Review of The Motor Ombudsman Service
Review of The Motor Ombudsman Service

The Motor Ombudsman Service If your new car is faulty or has been misdescribed and the supplying dealer has been unable to satisfactorily resolve [...]
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Land Rover DPF Issues & Oil Dilution

Driver Misuse or Dealer Misselling? Various Jaguar Land Rover owner’s blogs and commentators have long reported customer issues and [...]
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Problem with Building Work, Decorating or Home Improvements

Bad building work, cowboy builders, rubbish refurbishments, unfinished and overpriced work regularly dominate the Citizens Advice helpline for [...]
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Brexit Survival for Businesses

Get tough on late payments & unpaid invoices As much as mere ‘Bouncing Boris’ optimism won’t avert a post-Brexit recession, it is possible [...]
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Car Dealer Sells Insurance Write-Offs and Crash Damaged Cars

A much-reported recent investigation by BBC Rip-Off Britain revealed that “THREE of the UK's biggest car dealerships have been selling insurance [...]
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Expert Opinions – Yes Men or Gun for Hire?

Increasingly, I am presented with a so-called expert opinion authored by a mainstream volume provider, favoured by car dealers and finance [...]
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Can I Reject a Car for Poor Paintwork or Badly Repaired Damage?

There is a commonly held opinion amongst car dealers and solicitors dealing with the motor trade that a customer can’t reject a vehicle based on [...]
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Legal Costs Deter Businesses from Court Action

A recent survey has revealed that most businesses, companies and private individuals don’t pursue even strong legal claims simply because of the [...]
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Practical Completion of a Building Project

There are many issues which can cause of disagreement and dispute in building and construction contracts and none more so than in domestic or home [...]
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Repair, Return or Reject
Repair, Return or Reject – Car Sales Consumer Rights Update

Complaints involving new and used cars and vehicles bought from dealers or with Hire Purchase or HP still dominate the rankings. In large part due [...]
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Contract or No Contract? That Is the Question

Does not having a written contract with my builder affect my rights? It is surprisingly common for building contractors, home improvement firms [...]
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The Truth About Used Car Warranties

Most cars these days are sold with a warranty, despite there being no legal obligation to do so. The purpose is twofold: to indemnify the dealer [...]
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Satisfactory Quality in Consumer Car Cases

If you’ve bought a new or used car from a dealer which developed a fault, you’ve probably downloaded a short letter before claim template from [...]
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Car Sales Legal Advice & Services

Calls to our second-hand car sales legal advice & services line jumped 25% in May reaching over 600, the highest number since the service was [...]
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Drive on Damage and The Law

Drive on damage has emerged to be amongst the more common defences raised by dealers, warranty and motor finance companies against claims to reject [...]
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Why Car Dealers Need a Lawyer

There are two professionals every car dealer, trader and retailer need, an accountant and a lawyer, specifically ones which understand how the [...]
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Consumer Rights Contracts Terms and Conditions

The new Consumer Rights Act, now six months old, along with consumer protection regulations, are two pieces of the Government’s strategy to stop [...]
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Business Arbitration Scheme

Businesses defending or considering bringing legal action outside the £10,000 Small Claims limit face court costs and legal fees, which as a [...]
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Health & Safety Law Gets Tough in 2016

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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Betterment. A Car Dealer Get Out of Jail Free Card

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 [...]
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Used Car Consumer Rights – Short Term Right to Reject

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 is set to change the way car dealers & retailers sell used cars to the public with a super-charged version of the [...]
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Small Claims, Consumer Rights & Unreasonable Behaviour

The number of small claims is rising and set to increase further under the Consumer Rights Act Court, yet paradoxically so are the Court [...]
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The Impact of The Consumer Rights Bill

The Consumer Rights Bill is expected to gain Royal assent and become national law in October next year. At first glance the Consumer Rights Act [...]
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Flexible Working Regulations

A career in the motor trade, especially in sales, has long been associated with long hours; many firms prescribing a six-day week, 10 hour day and [...]
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Car Sales Boiler Room Tactics Could Prove Expensive

Working in the car sales industry has long been considered not to be for the faint hearted – a high pressure, high testosterone, high [...]
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Motor Industry Employment Law

Back in the day, when Benny Hill and The Sweeney graced our TV’s, before HR departments and the smoking ban, the motor trade employment [...]
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