Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980

Dealing as consumer.


3. (1) In the Act of 1893 and this Act, a party to a contract is said to deal as consumer in relation to another party if—

( a) he neither makes the contract in the course of a business nor holds himself out as doing so, and

( b) the other party does make the contract in the course of a business, and

( c) the goods or services supplied under or in pursuance of the contract are of a type ordinarily supplied for private use or consumption.

(2) On—

( a) a sale by competitive tender, or

( b) a sale by auction—

(i) of goods of a type, or

(ii) by or on behalf of a person of a class

defined by the Minister by order,

the buyer is not in any circumstances to be regarded as dealing as consumer.

(3) Subject to this, it is for those claiming that a party does not deal as consumer to show that he does not.