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Hello, I’m Ben, a UK lawyer and will be dealing with your case today. I may also need to ask some questions to determine the legal position.
When exactly did you buy it and when did the dealership email you acknowledging the issue?
Thank you. I will get back to you with my answer as soon as I can, which will be at some point today. The system will notify you when this happens. Please do not reply in the meantime as this may unnecessarily delay my response. Many thanks.
Many thanks for your patience. When a person buys a second-hand vehicle from a dealer they will have certain rights under consumer law, specifically the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which requires goods sold by a business seller to be:
· of satisfactory quality – they must not be faulty or damaged when received
· as described – they must match any description given at the time of purchase
· fit for purpose – they should be fit for the purpose they are supplied for
If the vehicle does not meet the above requirements, the buyer will have certain legal remedies against the seller. In your case you would be arguing that it is not as described as the advertised mileage did not match the actual mileage.
AT this stage you are still within time to take it further as you have 6 years within which to do so, but you cannot get a refund and you can only look at getting a replacement but they can consider the current value of the car not the value when you bought it. Instead you may wish to consider compensation for the difference in value comparing the actual mileage and clocked one.
Does this answer your query?
All the best
If you know that the car has been clocked you must advise the buyer of this otherwise it would be unlawful