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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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27/03/19 Love our Leaf! My husband & I bought our first Nissan Leaf from Jonathan in September. We absolutely love it! Jonathan was extremely helpful & knowledgeable from the outset. The purchase and delivery of the car was seamless. The drivers window started to judder after a couple of months. Jonathan gave advice on how we may be able to resolve but also offered for us to take it to any garage and he’d cover the cost. Luckily we sorted the window ourselves with the advice given which was easier than visiting a garage. Had we needed a garage the fact we could have chosen the garage would have made it much easier to deal with. We can’t wait to upgrade to a newer model in the coming years. We’ll definitely be seeking Jonathan’s advice when the time comes for another leaf.
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