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The following question is important. If one goes to an art

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Hello,The following question is important.If one goes to an art gallery and is being told that a painting is authentic by the employee who has been working there for many years but says that the painting does not have an authenticity paper. and after purchasing the painting finding out that the painting is actually fake and is worthless and when going to the owner of the gallery being told that there are no exchanges or refunds for any art that has been bought in the gallery. what can the purchaser do? what law is applicable to this case, as well as what are the relevant statutory provisions and case law? how are they applicable as well.
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 16 days ago.


The buyer can set aside the purchase on the basis of misrepresentation and ask for their money back.

Misrepresentation could be negligent or fraudulent and it simply means that the gallery's employee made a misleading statement which induced the buyer to purchase the painting. The law protects the buyer in such a case:

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