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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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05/08/18 Excellent service from Eco cars. From an initial quick Facebook message it took no time for Jonathan to find the car we were looking for. He was completely open an honest about where the car was coming from, the condition it was in and most importantly pricing. No need to haggle like a normal used car salesman just here's what it costs and why. Car was delivered by James and was exactly as advertised. James was also very knowledgeable and walked us through all the features of the car to make sure we were happy. Would recommend Eco cars to anyone, wish I had known about them before buying my first EV
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