In this fourth and final bulletin, we explore how the Consumer Rights Act (“CRA”) will impact upon pre-existing legislation that deals with unfair contract terms in relation to goods and services.
The CRA consolidates the existing unfair terms legislation which applies to consumers when dealing with traders currently found in the Unfair Contract Terms Act 2007 (“UCTA”) and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (“UTCCRs”). UCTA and the UTCCRs have long been considered as inconsistent, unnecessarily complex and difficult to apply. Under the CRA, UCTA is amended and the UTCCRs repealed.
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