Great Britain | GB0004
- Jan 6, 2018
Her Majesty's Government
First Bourne Ministry
GB0004 - Consumer Rights 2012
1. Contracts covered by this Chapter
(1)This Chapter applies to a contract for a trader to supply goods to a consumer.
(2)It applies only if the contract is one of these (defined for the purposes of this Part in sections 5 to 8)—
(a)a sales contract;
(b)a contract for the hire of goods;
(c)a hire-purchase agreement;
(d)a contract for transfer of goods.
(3)It does not apply—
(a)to a contract for a trader to supply coins or notes to a consumer for use as currency;
(b)to a contract for goods to be sold by way of execution or otherwise by authority of law;
(c)to a contract intended to operate as a mortgage, pledge, charge or other security;
(d)in relation to England and Wales or Northern Ireland, to a contract made by deed and for which the only consideration is the presumed consideration imported by the deed;
(e)in relation to Scotland, to a gratuitous contract.
(4)A contract to which this Chapter applies is referred to in this Part as a “contract to supply goods”.
(5)Contracts to supply goods include—
(a)contracts entered into between one part owner and another;
(b)contracts for the transfer of an undivided share in goods;
(c)contracts that are absolute and contracts that are conditional.
(6)Subsection (1) is subject to any provision of this Chapter that applies a section or part of a section to only some of the kinds of contracts listed in subsection (2).
(7)A mixed contract (see section 1(4)) may be a contract of any of those kinds.
2. Ownership of goods
(1)In this Chapter ownership of goods means the general property in goods, not merely a special property.
(2)For the time when ownership of goods is transferred, see in particular the following provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (which relate to contracts of sale)—
3. Requirement of Goods
(1)Goods are required to be:
(a)Of satisfactory quality
(b)Fit for the consumer's particular purpose
(3)Previously defective goods had to be rejected within a 'reasonable period' but now consumers have a minimum of 30 days in which they can reject goods that fail to conform to the contract
(4)Services must be performed with "reasonable care and skill" and also "within a reasonable time".
(5)All sales from UK-based or a presence in the UK must comply with the consumer rights act of 2012.
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