can probably only expand what you have already been told.
local authority has a trading standards department, so ring the council and ask
to speak to them. They may refer you to citizen's advice (please note this is a
citizen's advice, not the citizen's advice bureau, which I think is where you
went). Citizens advice has taken over from consumer direct. The local trading
standards gathers intelligence on rogue traders and may already be on this
person's case with regard to other dodgy transactions.
is case law on cars and you have to reject it within seven days.
think you did that and he simply refused to accept it, by telling him when it
broke down is you drove out that you wanted your money back.
accurate notes of exactly what happened on what day.
have already been told that the Sale of Goods Act applies and I agree.
be intimidated by the garage owner saying that he will sue you for breach of
contract, he is talking rubbish.
has clearly got no intention of paying for the repair or re-funding you.
would therefore write one more letter to him and send it by both first class
post and recorded delivery.
would tell him that under the Sale of Goods Act. The car is neither fit for
purpose, nor of satisfactory quality. He cannot rely by writing on the receipt
after the transaction has been concluded, the words "no warranty" unless it was
agreed before the contract was concluded that you were buying scrap.
would tell him that unless you refuse you within seven days, (give him until a
particular date, rather than a number of days) you will sue him in the Small
Claims Court for the full value of the car, and an amount of money in respect
of taxis transport telephone calls and inconvenience while the car has been
would not enter into any more correspondence, regardless of what he may or may
write back to you, on the eighth day, I would issue small claims court
proceedings detailing exactly what I'm claiming for. The court will then decide
whether he should give you the money or not. You can issue small claims court
proceedings quickly and simply here www.moneyclaim.gov.uk
certainly wouldn't be exchanging any more correspondence, but you do have to
warn him before issuing proceedings.
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