The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015
News    ·   22-09-2015

AUTHOR: Sharon Xuereb, Daphne Ann Grech

The UK is preparing to welcome the majority of provisions of the UK Consumer Rights Act (the “Act”) on 1 October 2015. The Act shall replace certain legislation relating to business-to-consumer sale of goods and services and unfair contract terms. A variety of areas are to be affected, however, the main changes include, amongst others: new remedies for a breach of a contract to supply goods, digital content or services, including a right to a reduction in price in such a case; information which must be divulged to consumers at the pre-contractual phase of their relationship has now become legally binding; a new short-term right of thirty days shall apply, in which consumers are to send back non-conforming goods; in the event that the consumer chooses to have goods repaired or replaced, the trader has a one-time chance to do so before the consumer may reject such goods; and more terms have been added to the ‘grey list’ of unfair terms.

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