Have you recently bought a previously accident damaged motor vehicle; or otherwise a motor vehicle which has material defects?

What do you do if you purchase a defective motor vehicle from a new or second hand vehicle?

What recourse do you have? Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Section 56(3)&(4):

We have been looking at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the Consumer Protection Act and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that Act of Parliament.

As we now know; we as consumers have the choice of repair, refund or replace in the event of goods bought by us being defective or damaged at the time of the sale. Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008: (CPA): Section 56 (2): Recap:

We have recently looked at the implied warranty on the quality of goods guaranteed by the CPA and more particularly section 55 & 56 of that Act of Parliament.

There is still a lot of confusion about the Consumer’s Right to choose a Repair, Replacement or Refund in respect of Damaged or Defective Goods as guaranteed by these sections of the Act. Continue reading

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW:

We get asked both telephonically and by e-mail a number of questions on Labour Law which come up time and time again and so we thought we would just answer certain of these questions in this short blog so that the answers are there for all to see. Continue reading

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When can you return damaged or defective goods or items purchased? Your legal rights to return damaged goods:

At The Legal Advice Office; we get many enquiries every single week from clients and consumers about whether, when and how they can go about returning faulty or damages goods that they have bought from a supplier. Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts/agreements, especially Leases. Continued: Section 14 (3) & (4).

Today; to finalise this set of blogs on the above topic; we look at the last two subsections of section 14 dealing with the expiry and renewal of fixed term contracts and once again we will concentrate on leases as this is the most frequent source of enquiry; although the provisions of the whole of section 14 apply to ALL fixed term contracts. Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): The Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts/agreements, especially Leases. Section 14 (2) continued.

As stated in our previous blog; at The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients and consumers seeking our help in terminating lease agreements because of one reason or another.

The CPA deals with the above subject and in our last blog we looked at section 14(1). Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts:

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Expiry and Renewal of fixed term contracts/agreements; especially leases.

At The Legal Advice Office we get numerous enquiries from clients seeking our help in terminating lease agreements because of one reason or another.

The CPA deals with the above subject. Continue reading

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The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Warranty Protection: New and Second Hand Cars:

The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) came into operation at midnight on the 31st March 2011; and has been Law since that date.

It changed Consumer Law irrevocably and the entire intention of the Act is to protect Consumers against unfair business practices which had become rife. Continue reading

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The Legal Advice Office: How do we work and what do we charge?

The Legal Advice Office is an exclusively internet based legal business/firm; which although run from the Western Cape offers legal advice and legal and paralegal service right throughout the whole of South Africa and we interact with our clients only by phone and by email. Continue reading

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