Understand the impact of statutory consumer protection on the parties to a contract
The following topic forms part of the Unit Aspects of Contract and Business Law.
The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to the operation of the law of contract as it applies to businesses. Learners will apply the law to business and consumer situations and consider the meaning and effect of standard form contracts.
Understand the impact of statutory consumer protection on the parties to a contract:
Types of term: express, implied; distinction between express and implied.
Impact of contractual terms: time for performance and rejection of goods; price variation; payment terms;quality and quantity of goods delivered; reservation of title; exclusion clauses; Standard form contracts.
Impact of statutes on common contractual terms: up-to-date legislation eg Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977, The Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1994, the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 (as amended); The Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002.
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