Is it illegal to sell a car sold as seen?

2019-05-07 by No Comments

Is it illegal to sell a car sold as seen?

When you sell a used car privately it is important to provide the buyer with a ‘sold as seen, tried and approved without guarantee’ receipt. The law is clear – it’s illegal to sell a car in an unroadworthy condition.

Is sold as seen legally binding?

When you buy a used motor vehicle from a trader, you are making a legally binding contract, which is covered by the Consumer Rights Act 2015. Traders must not mislead you, perhaps by using phrases such as ‘sold as seen’ or ‘no refunds’, or by failing to disclose that the vehicle was previously damaged in an accident.

Does sold as seen still apply private sale?

Remember, regardless of car age and price, sold as seen and trade sale do not legally apply to private buyers. When you purchase a car from a company, you both enter a legal, binding contract that excludes comments on reduced liabilities.

What does SOLD AS SEEN mean when buying a car privately?

‘Sold As Seen’ myth Motorists were told that the car was being sold to them under a strict ‘Sold as Seen’ policy, meaning that the dealership rejected any responsibility for the vehicle after purchase. No warranty or guarantee, no ‘come back policy’.

Does sold as seen still exist?

When you sell a used motor vehicle to a retail customer, you are entering into a legally binding contract. As a trader, misleading consumers by using phrases such as “Trade Sale – Sold as Seen” or “No Refunds” is not only illegal but also completely voids the contract.

What does SOLD AS SEEN mean car?

If the car is sold as a non runner for refurbishment by the buyer then it is “sold as seen”. If it is sold as a runner, then it has to be legal and has to run.

What should you do when selling a car privately?

Sellers are required to do two things when selling a car in NSW. They must provide the buyer with proof of their entitlement to register the vehicle. Acceptable documents are: An original copy of a registration certificate, renewal notice, or other registration document signed by the previous owner.

What sold as seen means?

‘Sold as seen’ generally means that a property is sold without knowledge of faults such as faulty boilers or damp patches. The seller does not have to tell you about any defects with the property because the buyer has bought the property under the principle of ‘caveat emptor’, which translates to let the buyer beware.

Is it illegal to sell an unroadworthy car?

Selling an unroadworthy vehicle is illegal, unless the individual wants to purchase it for repairs or spare parts. You could also be accused of misleading the buyer if they make their intentions clear to you and you fail to reveal that the car would not be suitable for their needs.

Can I return a car I bought privately?

You have the right to cancel from the moment you place the order until 14 days from when you get your car. You should then get a refund within a fortnight of the dealer getting the car back. If you’re buying from a private seller online, you have the same rights as if buying in person.