i am a car dealer,i sold a car that was clear on hpi of finance or previous accident damage,the customer instructed the aa to inspect the car on his behalf before his purchase,after 8 months use by the claimant he took it to bmw where he spent £5000 on it,i was not made aware of any problems nor had i heard from the customer in that 8 months.
6 months after he had paid the bill i had a solicitors letter to reject the car,this in total is 14 months after the sale date and was my first contact from the customer or his solicitor demanding the refund of the purchase price and the money for the work done by the bmw garage,which was done without my knowledge or consent.
the car has since turned out to have been damaged in the past and has been placed on the hpi register as a write off backdated for six years.
i have offered a refund for the car subject to the use he has had out of it,but not to pay his bmw bill as the car should have been brouht back to me.
the car has since caught fire and he is unable to return it
he has full insurance but has not claimed for it.
today i am required to exhange witness statements but i am unfamiliar with what this entails,and i shall not be bringing any witness to court.
i am representing myself due to a shortage of funds
the other partys legal fees are in excess of £20,000 so far
the car was sold for 14,600