Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980

This legislation governs contracts for the sale of goods and supply of services to consumers. The Act provides, inter alia, that goods must be of merchantable quality, fit for their purpose and as described.

In the case of contracts for the supply of services the Act provides that a consumer is entitled to expect that the supplier has the necessary skill to provide the service, that the service will be provided with proper care and diligence and that materials used will be sound and goods supplied as part of the service will be of merchantable quality.

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