Car salesman must pay £9,500 for ‘misleading’ two customers
A CAR salesman has been prosecuted and ordered to pay almost £10,000 for ‘misleading’ two customers after selling them faulty vehicles.
Sanjib Saggar, director of S Cars Limited at Queen Anne Garage in Shaw, sold a BMW X3 DSE and a Volvo XC90 DSE to two separate people on a ‘trade sale’ basis.
When the customers began to experience faults with the cars they returned to the garage, but were told that because they had been sold as trade sales they would not be given a refund and were not entitled to a repair.
Both sought legal advice and were told that they were entitled to a refund under the Consumer Rights Act 2015. They complained to the Citizens Advice Bureau and the matter was passed on to Oldham trading standards for investigation.
Saggar, 26, of Daylesford Road, Cheadle, Stockport, pleaded guilty at Tameside magistrates court to offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations Act 2008.
He was ordered to pay a fine of £5,000 with £4,000 costs and a £500 victim surcharge.