Consumer Credit Act 1995
Avoidance of certain provisions in hire-purchase agreements.
62.—(1) Subject to subsection (2), any provision in any hire-purchase agreement whereby—
(a) an owner or a person acting on the owner's behalf is authorised to enter upon any premises for the purpose of taking possession of goods which have been let under a hire-purchase agreement,
(b) the right conferred on a hirer by this Part to determine a hire-purchase agreement is excluded or restricted,
(c) any liability in addition to the liability imposed by this Part is imposed on a hirer by reason of the termination of the hire-purchase agreement by the hirer under this Part,
(d) a hirer, after the determination of the hire-purchase agreement or the bailment in any manner whatsoever, is subject to a liability which exceeds the liability to which he would have been subject if the agreement had been determined by him under this Part,
(e) any person acting on behalf of an owner or seller in connection with the formation or conclusion of a hire-purchase agreement is treated as or deemed to be the agent of the hirer, or
(f) an owner or seller is relieved from liability for the acts or defaults of any person acting on his behalf in connection with the formation or conclusion of a hire-purchase agreement,
shall be void.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply in relation to a provision in a hire-purchase agreement whereby an owner of a motor vehicle which has been let under a hire-purchase agreement or a person acting on his behalf—
(a) authorised to enter premises (other than a house used as a dwelling or any building within the curtilage thereof) for the purpose of taking possession of the motor vehicle, or
(b) relieved from liability for any such entry.