Car sales­man must pay £9,500 for ‘mis­lead­ing’ two cus­tomers

Rochdale Observer - - LOOKING BACK -

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.

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