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AS you bought the car privately, some key parts of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 do not apply, for example the car does not have to be of satisfactory quality or fit for purpose - you are responsible for ensuring the car is of satisfactory quality and fit for purpose before buying it - however, contract law does apply nevertheless. Therefore, the car has to be accurately described and there cannot be misrepresentation. The onus is unfortunately on the buyer to ask any questions about faults with the vehicle. The car does have to be roadworthy - I am unsure if your Audi report states the car is roadworthy or not?. If Audi say that those faults make it unroadworthy, you have a case against the seller. If not then as I say, the rights are limited to misrepresentation and accuracy of the description.
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Thanks, ***** ***** likelihood the problem was present before you bought it - the Audi report confirms this is the likely situation. If you were to sue, the court would look at the Audi report and you only need to show that "on the balance of probabilities", the fault was there before you bought it (or 51% chance, which is the burden of proof).
I would propose a rejection of the car. The key evidence is the Audi report - if you do ask the court to make a judgment on this then the court is likely to be on your side.
With the claim value, being under £10,000, the case would be allocated to the small claims track so would be dealt with on paper by a judge. I realise there is an issue with the person being your neighbour so it could strain relations somewhat if you decided to sue them.
Do you want me to advise how to sue or do you want to try resolve matters more amicably at this stage?
Hi, I can help with content for a letter but cannot do it myself as this is a Q&A site and solicitor/client relationships are not allowed on here.
If someone sells a car which is not roadworthy, this is a criminal offence under Section.75 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 so yes, the Police would take an interest if you were to report his.
Apologies, I am only able to offer advice on this forum so you would need to instruct a law firm to do a formal letter.
It would be by the hour if you ask a solicitor to do it - if you try Stephensons Solicitors they can help (tel: 0161(###) ###-#### or a local reputable firm
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