Hello, I am solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help yo with this.
Are you leasing this car as an individual and for how long?
an individual for 4 years
Did you enter the contract face to face, on line or in some other way?
it was over the internet but contracts were posted back after being received by email
Lex Autolease are regulated by the FCA so are saying they governed exclusively by their regulations
I am trying to establish if this is 'exclusive' or if they would also fall under the consumer contracts regulation which replaced the distance selling directive
Ok so they are saying that this in not a sale and therefore not covered by by the Consumer Contract Regulations?
they have not given that level of detail but they are saying are only saying they regulated by the FCA and its falls within distance marketing regulation not consumer contracts
they have not specifically said it is not a sale but i think that is what they are implying
The regulations referred to above apply to sale contracts but not to hire contracts. I fear that Lex may be correct.
how would I establish it for sure?
what would be the next steps
so far I have not learned anything new
This would seem to exclude leasing contracts.
This is how the regulations you are trying to engage start
"Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation andAdditional Charges) RegulationsIf you are a trader selling goods, services or digital content to aconsumer, these regulations will apply to you"
I thought I had answered your question. How else can I help?