Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980

Liability of seller under guarantee.


17. (1) Where the seller of goods delivers a guarantee to the buyer, irrespective of when or how it is delivered, the seller shall be liable to the buyer for the observance of the terms of the guarantee as if he were the guarantor, unless he expressly indicates the contrary to the buyer at the time of delivery.

(2) Where, however, the seller, being a retailer, gives the buyer his own written undertaking that he will service, repair or otherwise deal with the goods following purchase, it shall be presumed, unless the contrary is proved, that he has not made himself liable to the buyer under the guarantee so delivered.

(3) Sections 16, 18 and 19 shall apply to any such undertaking as they apply to a guarantee.

(4) The liability of a seller to a buyer under this section is without prejudice to the rights conferred on the buyer under section 19.


Modifications (not altering text):


Application of Act extended (13.05.1996) by Consumer Credit Act 1995 (24/1995), s. 81, S.I. No. 121 of 1996.

Application of sections 12 and 15 to 19 of Act of 1980 to hire-purchase agreements.

81.—Where goods are let under a hire-purchase agreement, section 12 (which relates to warranties for spare parts and servicing) of the Act of 1980 and sections 15 to 19 (which relate to guarantees and undertakings) of the Act of 1980 shall have effect as if a contract for the sale of goods were a hire-purchase agreement, the buyer were the hirer and the person by whom the antecedent negotiations were conducted were the seller.