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Hi there, when a person buys a second-hand vehicle from a private seller, their rights will be somewhat limited and will not be as extensive as if they had bought it from a dealer.
In general, there is no legal requirement for the vehicle to be of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose. Therefore, the buyer will only have rights in the following situations:• If the vehicle did not match the description given, whether in the advert or any subsequent discussions. This would amount to breach of contract or misrepresentation • If the seller broke a specific contractual term – e.g. if they fail to do something they specifically agreed to• If the vehicle is unroadworthy – this occurs if its brakes, tyres, steering or construction make it unfit for the road. This will also be a criminal offence.
So if you sold the vehicle as spares and did not make any representations about it being in a good working condition or anything which it was not, then assuming it was sold as seen would mean the buyer will have very few rights to return the car to you. So you are not required to give them their money back and if they wanted that they will have to take you to the small claims court. If he does so then he will also have to prove the above before he can be successful, and that will be rather difficult here.