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There are certain forms you need to use when notifying the various people of your intention to dispose of goods. Following these procedures and using the correct forms can save you problems later, particularly if your customers turn up wanting their goods. You should be aware that penalties apply...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Generally, service of documents can be done by: delivering them to the party personally; posting them to the party’s last known address; or leaving them at the party’s residence, or if they are a principal of a business, at the usual or last known place of business. In the case of a corporation or...
Disposing of uncollected goods
Many businesses are left holding goods which customers never return to collect. These goods often become a nuisance and take up valuable storage space. It is sometimes in your best interest to dispose of them . If you decide to take this action, the Disposal of Uncollected Goods Act 1970 and its...
Disposing of uncollected goods
When a consumer suffers loss or damage due to a defect with goods or services, they can make a claim to recover damages or compensation. This is particularly the case where the defect means the trader or manufacturer failed to comply with a consumer guarantee. A consumer can apply to the trader or...
Returns and cancellations
Consumers have 10 business days to reconsider an unsolicited consumer agreement, during which they can cancel the agreement without penalty. This is called the ‘cooling-off’ period. During the 10 business day cooling-off period, the supplier must not accept any payment or supply any services...
Door-to-door and telephone selling
Component pricing When a business promotes a price for goods or services, they must state the total price. If the business promotes a price that is only one component of the cost, they must also advertise the total price (as a single figure) at least as prominently as the partial price. The single...
Store policies and sale practices
A quad bike (a four-wheeled motorbike) may be defined as – 'Any motorised off-highway vehicle designed to travel on four low pressure tyres, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control and intended for use by a single operator and no passenger'. Safety...
Agriculture
Door-to-door sales are a type of unsolicited consumer agreement . If a salesperson approaches you (such as a door-to-door salesperson), other than by telephone, then they must: contact you within the allowed times ; clearly explain upfront the purpose of the visit and provide identification (a name...
Door to door and telephone sales
An agreement is considered to be unsolicited when: a supplier/salesperson approaches or telephones a consumer without that consumer having invited this contact; negotiations take place over the phone, or in person at a location other than the supplier’s premises; and the total value of the...
Door-to-door and telephone selling
Unsolicited supplies occur when goods or services are supplied to a person who has not agreed to purchase or receive them. There is no obligation by the consumer to pay for these. It is an offence for a supplier to: demand payment for goods or services if the recipient has not ordered them; or bill...
Door-to-door and telephone selling

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