Human Rights Act 1998
Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 which clearly provides under group 5 para 1(e)** that “Terms may be unfair if they have the object or effect requiring any consumer who fails to fulfil his obligation to pay a disproportionate high sum in compensation”. In other words, the company owning or managing the parking space can only charge a penalty which accurately reflects the loss of income they suffered arising from that breach. Insofar as the driver arrived 11 minutes late the penalty, if any, should be the cost of an 11 minute ticket. If there were several other parking spaces available, then no loss was suffered.
Compulsory Europe Wide 2 Year Warranty
(Even if the warranty sates 1 year, there is a European directive that states you have 2years- subject to certain conditions.)
Now I found a rather nice leaflet that explains with examples your 2 year warranty rights clearly.
EU wide 2 year compulsory warranty 1999/44/EC
While it may not be the holy grail, it does at least give you some more clout with product warranty issues
False advertising,not of satisfactory quality and not fit for purpose etc-European Wide
Directive 2005/29/EC or the “Unfair Commercial Practices Directive”
Relatively straight forward.
Both are Europe wide and it doesn’t matter what country the Buyer / Seller or Manufacturer are in.
Find more about…
- The Sale of Goods Act and the SOGA hub
- Selling extended warranties
- Payment Protection Insurance
- Issuing contracts
- Unfair trading regulations
- Selling online and at a distance
- Doorstep selling
- The Enterprise Act
- Enforcement of consumer law