The UK Consumer Rights Act 2015
News    ·   22-09-2015
EMAIL THIS PAGE PRINT

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.

For a full view of the UK Consumer Rights Act 2015 see: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/15/contents/enacted

Keep in touch with us
linkedInrss
Send us a message

Enter the code shown:

Where we are

Camilleri Preziosi

Level 3, Valletta Buildings

South Street

Valletta, VLT 1103

Malta

footerPhone (+356) 2123 8989

footerContactMap