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We bought a new caravan about 2 months ago, but after a couple

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We bought a new caravan about 2 months ago, but after a couple of heavy down pours recently, we have found one of the roof lights leaks considerably. We took it back to the dealers yesterday who have advised it has a defect in the roof, and they will be making reports etc etc and contacting the manufacturers. How do we stand on this regarding refunds, replacement caravan? thanks
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Is it still under warranty please?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Has 1 year warranty but I get the impression it's going to be a long drawn out affair, especially if the roof needs replacing, and there may already be damp in it

Well anything that goes wrong within 6 months of purchase is deemed defective. You have a right to a repair OR refund. But once you have a repair you cant later claim a refund.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at:  or by completing form N1 and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
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