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    • LuckyEddy56
    • By LuckyEddy56 6th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
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    The seller now wants more money
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    • 6th Aug 18, 9:06 PM
    The seller now wants more money 6th Aug 18 at 9:06 PM
    I bought a motorcycle cheaply from a nice old lady who's son had left it sitting in her garden for years. I made an offer, the old lady told me she would consult her family to check if the offer was acceptable, she said she had checked and that it was. Now, after I got the bike through the MOT without having to spend much, her granddaughter has contacted me saying she wants more money or the bike back and that the old lady never had the right to sell it to me, also, as the old lady and I both signed the V5 in the names of someone else, ( I signed it in my sons name as I was buying it for him, she signed it in her sons name as he is disabled and unable to deal with it himself), the granddaughter is also threatening to report the bike as stolen if I don't pay her more or give the bike back. I don't know where I stand ? Can someone please advise me what to do? Thank you.
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 10th Aug 18, 10:59 AM
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    shaun from Africa
    The previous poster referred to common law, i.e. NOT statute law. Those statutes to which you do not apply: the SOGA and CRA apply to traders, not private sales. The other quote refers to "a mercantile agent", which the granny patently was not.
    Originally posted by Car 54
    The SOGA applies to both traders and private sellers. It's just that not all parts of it apply.
    Sections 12 (the right to sell the goods) and section 13 (goods to be as described) apply to all sales whether by a business or private seller.
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