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Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

The Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

This piece of legislation covers most contracts for services that are provided by a trader to a consumer.

It implies into these contracts a requirement that the work will be carried out:

  • with reasonable care and skill
  • in a reasonable time (if there is no specific time agreed); and
  • for a reasonable charge (if no price for the work was agreed )

If any materials or goods are supplied under the contract, for example appliances as part of a kitchen installation, they must be:

  • as described
  • of satisfactory quality 
  • fit for their purpose


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