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Buying a Used Electric Car From a Private Seller

You have very few legal rights if you have bought the vehicle from a private seller rather than a dealer.

The vehicle doesn't have to be of satisfactory quality. However, if the seller offers a description of the vehicle, it must match the description given. It must also be roadworthy and the seller must have 'good title' to the vehicle...ie their name and address on the V5 registration Document . This means that they must be the legal owner in order to sell it to you.

If the vehicle doesn't match the description given, you may be entitled to compensation. You may also be entitled to compensation if you have bought an unroadworthy car from a private seller, which has caused injury to someone. However, it may be especially difficult to get compensation from a private seller.

You will only be able to claim against a private seller for one of the following reasons:
- the vehicle doesn't match the description they gave you
- the seller broke a specific contract term
- the seller was actually a dealer posing as a private seller
- the seller did not have good title to the vehicle
- the vehicle is unroadworthy.

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15/06/17 First and only choice for EV purchases - look no further! I needed an electric car at short notice, so I got in touch with Jonathan at Eco-Cars. I'd known Jonathan for a while and knew that he came highly recommended, but even still I was taken aback by just how quickly he managed to source a Nissan LEAF for me and what a great deal I got on it. Jonathan delivers your new car anywhere in the UK, but in my case the car just happened to be right on my doorstep, so the whole process was exceptionally quick. Not only that, but Jonathan gave me a plethora of information on its history, health and driving tips. When it comes to EV retail, Jonathan can see the Matrix; if he doesn't know something, it's not worth knowing. Why go to dealerships with half-trained - or all too often completely ignorant - sales reps who know nothing about their own vehicles, when you can buy guaranteed quality machines from the pro himself. Eco-Cars is my first and only choice for EV purchases, and I cannot recommend them strongly enough to all. Cheers, Jonathan!
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