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Hello, please confirm if you purchased the van from a private seller or a dealer?
Thank you, so purchasing the van does entitle you to protection under the Consumer Rights Act, that the van you purchased was of satisfactory quality, as described and fit for purpose. As the battery was dead, it can be said that all three of these were breached so your rights under the act state you are entitled to a full refund within 30 days of purchase.
You have intimated you wish to keep the van and just want reimbursement for the £190 you paid for the battery, therefore you should send a letter to the dealership requesting this payment within 7 days stating your rights under the Act. If they refuse, you will need to issue a claim against them in the small claims court for breach of your consumer rights, using the mechanics testing as evidence that the van was not of satisfactory quality, as described or fit for purpose.
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