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Message posted by Sophie05 via mobile 05/9/2021 at 12:09pm
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Thankyou everyone its much appreciated!

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Quote: Originally posted by Sophie05 on 05/9/2021
Thankyou everyone its much appreciated!



Please come back when it has been resolved and let us know the result. Thanks.

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Yes I will and thankyou

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Good luck, some sound advise here. We were taken to small claims court over a 750 car, 6 months of worry. We never backed down as it was my daily commute car, worked fine and wasn't misrepresented.

I think the buyer of my car was badly advised by CAB, as buyer beware is on the side of private sellers. This was stated by the judge as 'Caveat Emptor' at the time of his decision.

I had to block the buyer from WhatsApp and Facebook(where I had advertised the car) to stop the constant hassle from her.

Good luck, hope it doesn't go as far as court for you.


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Thankyou for your experience ~ it is a worry but at the end of the day I really genuinely believe we sold it in good faith and there's nothing I can do for now but wait!

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Hi Everyone

So just a wee update as promised. Today we received our forms from the small claims court as the buyer is pursuing this - any help would be appreciated!

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Message posted by Colin2109/10/2021 at 3:20pm
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I think the best advice would be to contact the CAB. The only other option would be a solicitor. If you have legal protection on your car insurance, it may be worth contacting them as they may be able to help or advise.

In my opinion, for what that's worth, I feel that as you sold it in good faith and it was a private sale, the buyer doesn't have a leg to stand on. But I am not legally trained and certainly no expert in these matters. I think you should contact someone who is if it is going to court.

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I very much agree with the advice you have previously been given.

You sold the van in good faith, and has been said before it is up to the buyer to prove that the damp did not occur after purchase, bought on by the extensive stripping down you have witnessed and recorded.

I suppose a lesson for the future. If you sell again always have two receipts signed by both parties. One for them, one for you. State on the receipt "sold as seen".


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You do not need any legal advice. Make sure you counter claim for expenses. Travel & your time billed at whatever hourly rate you see as reasonable.

They checked it before they bought it & then you offered to take caravan back in the condition it was sold purely as a gesture of goodwill provided it was returned in the same condition as sold which it was not so you withdrew the offer.

There was no visible damp. If there was the buyers would have discovered it when checking before buying. That is a fair claim for a 23yr old caravan. If you needed to put the caravan beyond reasonable repair to discover this claimed damp then that is unreasonable.

Also the buyer will need to prove they did discover damp that had rotted the structure. Otherwise it was just normal condensation.


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Message posted by billy via mobile 10/10/2021 at 9:03am
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To recap. With a private sale you only need not misrepresent. You sold a 23 yr old caravan that the buyer was happy with at the time. You cannot be responsible for the condition of a 23 yr old caravan a week after sale.

You made a generous goodwill offer to take back the caravan in the condition it was sold but this offer was withdrawn when the buyer could not return caravan in the as sold condition.

It was purely a goodwill gesture & not any admission of misrepresentation.

That should be the case you present.

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I doubt if the buyer will have much luck in court and IMHO are trying it on hoping that you will crumble before the court date.
Just a recap if it goes to court, there is only the judge, a note taker, the claimant and their rep and yourself and your rep in a small room somewhere in the building so nothing fearsome.
Take along as much proof as possible.


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