In general, private sales are not covered by the Fair Trading Act or the Consumer Guarantees Act.
This means you can’t obtain a remedy in the same way if the goods are faulty, or if you’ve been misled or given false information.
What are my rights when buying from a private seller?
Did you buy it from a private seller? When you buy from an individual (as opposed to a retailer), the Consumer Rights Act says that the goods you get must be as they were described to you by the seller. There’s no obligation on the seller to disclose any faults, but misrepresenting goods isn’t allowed.
Does the CPA apply to private sales?
The CPA would protect a buyer who buys a car from a dealer. However, a private sale of property is not a transaction which falls within the ambit of the CPA, as you were not acting within the ordinary course of your business, and therefore the common law position applies.
What is a Fair Trading Act?
Fair Trading assists and protects the community through the administration of consumer laws and the registration and compliance of businesses in specific industries. The main objective is to provide information to businesses and consumers to ensure they are informed and confident when trading or making purchases.
What are the 8 basic rights of the consumers?
8 Basic Rights Of The Consumer
- The Right to Satisfaction of Basic Needs.
- The Right to Safety.
- The Right to Information.
- The Right to Choose.
- The Right to Redress.
- The Right to Consumer Education.
- The Right to Consumer Representation.
- The Right to a Healthy Environment.
Can I sue a private car seller?
The police can take it from you and return it to the original owner or the insurance company dealing with the claim. You will not be able to get any compensation even though you bought the car in good faith. You can sue the seller for your losses – provided you can find him.
Can you sue someone for selling you a bad car?
You can sue a dealership for selling you a bad car if they did not properly disclose any known issues with the vehicle. Often times, the only way to get the dealer to repair the vehicle or arrange for the car to be returned for a full refund is by having an auto fraud attorney sue the dealership.