Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 was a UK law that regulated contracts for the supply of goods and services. The Act established the basic rights and obligations of suppliers and consumers in a contract for the supply of goods or services. The Act was largely superseded by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 regarding consumer contracts but remain applicable to business contracts. The key provisions of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 included:
  1. Goods and services must be of a satisfactory quality: Goods and services must be of a standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking into account any description, price, and other relevant factors.
  2. Goods and services must be fit for purpose: Goods and services must be fit for any particular purpose that the buyer made known to the seller, or that the seller should have been aware of.
  3. Goods must match their description: The goods must match any description given to the buyer, whether in writing or orally.
  4. Services must be carried out with reasonable care and skill: The services must be carried out with reasonable care and skill, taking into account any description, price, and other relevant factors.
  5. Services must be carried out within a reasonable time: The services must be carried out within a reasonable time, taking into account any agreed timeframe or any other relevant factors.
  6. Payment must be made: The buyer must pay for the goods or services provided.
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