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Hi Steve, thanks for your question. My name isXXXXX can assist with this.
Whenever you buy a car from a dealer, it must be of "satisfactory quality" and "fit for purpose" under the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
What this means depends on what you pay for it, the description and what you knew about the vehicle etc.
that answer is common knowledge,can the dealer be made to pay for repairs and out of pocket expenses.if so under what regulation,book title page number and chapter,help please.
Hence, you can force the dealer to pay for repairs (and/or reject the car and demand a full refund) if the car is neither of those things (satisfactory quality or fit for purpose - s. 14 of the SGA 1979).
The claims are maintainable under the common law principles in Hadley -v- Baxendale, an old case dealing with what losses you can claim for.
The key provisions for you though are in the SGA.
The cost was £3000.00.the car was sold to us (my daughter and I) as being in good order and to have had a new CAM belt fitted,the belt was fitted but badly ie to tight.this coursed the break down.can we claim out of pocket expenses as it will be off road for 2 weeks or more.
I expect that you would be able to claim this type of expense, yes.
is sga is that the sale of goods act ? s. 14 is that sub para ?
Yes, it's sections 14(2) and 14(3) that you need to refer to.
Thank you so far,does my credit allow me to refer back to you. As an OAP i have limited income.
Yes, if you need to ask follow up questions, you can do later still - that's fine.
Is there anything more you wish to ask me now?
Are you there sir?
so sorry i got called away, nothing further at the moment thank you.
OKay - thank you.