Monday, 27 July 2020

UK: Law Commission consultation on draft legislation - consumer sales contracts and the transfer of ownership

The Law Commission for England and Wales has published a consultation paper and draft legislation designed to reform the law concerning the transfer of ownership in consumer sales contracts, following the report, Consumer Prepayments on Retailer Insolvency, it published several years ago (here, pdf). Views are sought on proposed transfer of ownership rules for contracts of sale between consumers and retailers.

While the Commission's remit is with England and Wales, the legislative changes would be made to the Consumer Rights Act 2015, which has UK wide application; the Commission hopes that the Government will implement its proposed changes throughout the UK. 

The consultation paper is available here (pdf). The draft Bill is available here (pdf). A summary of the proposal is available here (pdf). A Government press release is available here.

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