The Consumer Rights Act 2015: Unfair Terms – Henderson Chambers

Posted October 7th, 2015 in consumer protection, contracts, news, unfair contract terms by sally

‘Consumers are ‘asked’ to agree to a deluge of contractual terms on an ever more frequent basis. If they do not agree, they are often told to lump it or leave it. However, consumers have, for some time, been protected against being bound by ‘unfair terms’ by virtue of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 (UCTA) and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999 (UTCCR). From 1 October 2015 that statutory protection will change; Part 2 of the Consumer Rights Act (the Act) will replace UCTA (to the extent that it relates to business to consumer contracts) and the UTCCRs (in their entirety) respectively.’

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Henderson Chambers, 16th September 2015