The Sale of Goods Act 1979

833 WordsFeb 17, 20183 Pages
The Sale of Goods Act 1979 is a law related to the contracts for the sale of goods and consumer protection. This act was legalized on the 6th of December 1979(chapter 54) from the Parliament of UK which regulates English contract Law and UK commercial Law .1 The Sale of Goods Act 1979 consists of 64 items divided into 7 parts 2: Part I: Contract to which acts applies Part II: Formation of the Contract Part III: Effects of the Contract Part IV: Performance of the Contract Part V: Rights of Unpaid Seller against the Goods Part VI: Actions for Breach of the Contract Part VII: Supplementary But how does the Act ensures the right balance between the protection of the citizen and the promotion of commerce? The Sale of Goods Act 1979 always ensures the protection of the consumer (customer or business) and the promotion of commerce. The main 4 main sections that are considered as the heart of the statutory control of the Act are the below points: Section 12: The right to sell goods Section 13: Compliance with description Section 14: Satisfactory Quality Section 15: Sale by Sample These points are implied to all contracts of sale equally to a business to business contract worth millions or consumer purchasing single items from small shops. -Section 12(1): The seller has the right to sell the goods at the time the property is due to pass that where the contract is an agreement to sell, the seller will have the right to sell at the time the property is due to pass under
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