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QLD Car Registration Denied After Buying Car - What to Do?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Rod Street, 11 December 2015.

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  1. Rod Street

    Rod Street Member

    11 December 2015
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    I have just bought a car in Qld. On a car search, it had been registered as a repairable write-off which had been repaired, inspected and registered and insured. I believed him and bought the car. On attempting to have the car registered in NSW, I have been denied car registration. They also stated the write-off was due to a major car accident. The owner will not give me details of repairs or write-off inspection. The car has valid safety inspection certificates for QLD and NSW.

    Any suggestions what I can do?

  2. Therese

    Therese Well-Known Member

    11 October 2015
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    Hi Rod,

    What a frustrating situation!

    This blog may provide you with some further information, see Faulty Second Hand Car? Your Options as a Buyer - Legal Blog -

    The first thing I would do is get legal advice, see Get Connected with the Right Lawyer for You.
    You may be to write a letter to the person you bought the car from demanding the information of the car accident; if he refuses then you may be able to ask for a refund.

    It is my understanding that you are protected under Australian Consumer Law.
  3. Tim W

    Tim W Lawyer

    28 April 2014
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    Did you buy it from a dealer or a private person?

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