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What exactly is the issue?
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Thanks and what are your quesitons about this please?
Did she ask specific questions about the car which, knowing its history, now means you gave her a false description?
When a person buys a second-hand vehicle from a private seller, their rights will be somewhat limited and will certainly not be as extensive as if they had bought it from a dealer. The legal principle of ‘buyer beware’ applies, where the buyer needs to satisfy themselves that they are happy with the condition of the car before they purchase it.
In general, private vehicle sales would only provide the buyer with rights in the event of false description - if the vehicle did not match the description given, whether in the advert or any subsequent discussions, it would likely amount to a breach of contract or misrepresentation. However, the seller does not have to reveal any issues with it, just not make representations that will make the description false
This is precisely where you may have provided a false description in the event that you made representations that made the car look like it had no issues, where in fact it did. You may not have known about it but if you made representations about it then these become relevant and binding.
But you can hold pout if needed in the event they do not actually go to court and are just issuing threats instead.
Does this answer your query?
No your word counts for the state of the car at the time of sale. But if you were asked whether there is anything wrong with it and even if it only came out a couple of weeks later, they can show it was still present at time of sale and what you told them is not correct, then that is when they can hold you liable
Yes because what you tell the buyer will also amount to a representation as part of the sale, so that would also be relevant even if it was not shown on the MOT
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