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Communtity Law Manual | Consumer protection | Misleading statements by private sellers

Protections when buying privately

Misleading statements by private sellers

Getting compensation when a private seller makes false statements

Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, ss 35, 37

You may have a right to get compensation (“damages”) from the seller if they made a false or misleading statement to you about the goods or services that you bought, and you relied on that statement in deciding to enter into the contract with them.

You may be able to cancel the contract if the statement was significantly false or misleading.

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