When buying a second-hand car, it can be difficult to validate the details given by a second-hand car seller. However, it is important the information is not misleading. As a second-hand car buyer, the Misrepresentation Act 1967 may help you avoid getting tricked or “ripped-off”.
It is the responsibility of the seller, to be aware of the car’s specifications to the best of their ability, especially to avoid misleading the buyer.
The Misrepresentation Act 1967 protects and covers you against false details or fraudulent claims which may persuade you to buy the car.
If the seller makes careless claims, this would be considered negligent and you can claim for financial losses. However, if the seller knew what they were saying to be untrue, this would be considered to be fraudulent and you may cancel the deal or claim damages.
There are times when the seller may innocently say something that they believe to be true, in the case of an innocent misrepresentation, the buyer cannot cancel the deal or claim losses, nor can he claim either remedy as of right.
If for whatever reason, you have been misled, tricked or misinformed please contact us. We have legal experts who will be able to advise you on the best route to getting justice.
Our lawyers will be able to walk you through the difficult process. Every step of the way they will give you experienced and valuable legal advice.