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NSW What are My Australian Consumer Law Rights?

Discussion in 'Australian Consumer Law Forum' started by Lee Fleming, 17 August 2016.

  1. Lee Fleming

    Lee Fleming Member

    17 August 2016
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    I've very recently bought a secondhand car from a private seller. I've today discovered that the car has been in an accident and this wasn't passed into me before agreeing to purchase. Do I have any legal rights under Australian Consumer Law?

    I specifically asked the question and was told 'no' it had no history of accidents.

  2. Sophea

    Sophea Well-Known Member

    16 April 2014
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    Australian Consumer Law does not apply to private sales. If you did indeed specifically ask the question and they knowingly gave you false information, then you may have grounds to sue them for misleading and deceptive conduct at common law. You would have to be able to prove it all though.
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