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Posted 13 June 2014
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Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Holiday/Home Parks

The Sale of Goods Act 1979 (“the Act”) implies numerous terms into a contract for the sale of goods. In particular goods must conform to their description, be of satisfactory quality and fit for their purpose. The Act implies these terms into all contracts involving the sale of goods which includes any contract for the sale of a holiday caravan or a residential mobile home. Park owners must ensure that all goods comply with the Act’s implied terms. Any goods which do not conform to the terms of the contract may result in a consumer becoming entitled to a legal remedy under the Act. The remedies available to consumers under the Act include potentially the rejection of the goods, replacement, repair or damages. The type of remedy a consumer is entitled to will depend on the facts of the case. A park owner is unlikely to be responsible for or obligated to provide a consumer with a remedy where the damage to the goods is a result of fair wear and tear, misuse or accidental damage or has been caused by a consumer’s attempt to repair the goods. If you have any questions relating to the Sale of Goods Act 1979 please contact the parks team by telephone 01392 207020 or email parks@tozers.co.uk

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