The Law with Respect to Consumer Protection in Given Situations

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Prepare a short fact sheet describing the Sale of Goods Act 1979, stating how it protects customers when they enter into contracts for goods. Use examples and/or case studies to illustrate the relevant implied conditions: * S12 - Title/Ownership * S13 – As described * S14 - Fit for Purpose * S15 – Satisfactory Quality The Sale of Goods Act 1979 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which regulates contracts in which goods are sold and bought. The Act consolidates the Sale of Goods Act 1893 and subsequent legislation, which in turn consolidated the previous common law. The Act lays down a small number of compulsory legal rules, but these restrictions are minimal: the bulk of the Act is concerned with an…show more content…
An example of this would be Stevenson v Rogers [1999] where we see the buyer bought a fishing bought but was not of satisfactory quality so the sales of goods act covered the buyer. S15 – Satisfactory Quality Section 15 applies to contracts for the sale of goods by sample. This is where a buyer is shown a sample of a unit or a batch of units and then orders a large quantity of those goods. Section 15 simply includes two terms into such a contract. Firstly, that the bulk of the goods will correspond with the quality of the shown sample. Secondly, to a similar effect, that the goods will be free from any defects which would not have been apparent on an inspection of the sample. (B) SCENARIO Where goods are faulty as in the situation of Michelle the law is quite tight. At its simplest, the law states that an item you buy must be of a satisfactory quality, as seen through the eyes of a reasonable person or 3rd party this is not only covered under sales of goods and the sales of goods and services act. This means generally free from defects, as well as being fit for its usual purpose, of a reasonable appearance and finish, safe and durable. It must also be fit for the purpose described. It should also last a satisfactory period of time for expensive electronic services every company will have their own lengths and times but we will talk about that later on. You are also covered by the Misrepresentation Act 1967.
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