I am the owner of a small convenience store in West London. I had a unhappy customer come into my store the other day, saying that he wanted a refund over some items that he purchased that he claims were of a poor quality and that he wants to use his rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 to get a refund.
I understand the Sale of Goods Act 1979 states that goods must match their description, be of a satisfactory quality and be fit for purpose. I am well aware of that. But what I do not understanding is what transactions between a buyer and a seller does the Sale of goods Act 1979 apply to?
The Answer from Solicitors Online
The Sale of Goods Act 1979
The Sales of Goods Act 1979 is UK law that contains rules that apply to the transfer of property or goods in a contract in exchange for money. The Sales of Goods Act 1979 applies to the following types contracts for the sale of goods:
a) A contract by which the seller transfers or agrees to transfer the goods to a buyer for money as stated in Section 2(1) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
b) A contract for the sale where the goods are transferred straight from the seller to the buyer as stated in Section 2(4) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
c) A contract of sale for the transfer of goods that is to take place at a future time or subject to some condition later to be fulfilled known as an agreement to sell as stated in Section 2(5) of the Sales of Goods Acts 1979.
The Sales of Goods Act 1979 only applies to contracts where money is being provided in exchange for goods.
Sales of Goods Act 1979 does not apply to Bailment, or Hire Purchase agreements
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