Consumer Credit Act 1995

Statements purporting to restrict rights of hirer.

78

78. (1) Subsections (2) and (3) apply to any statement likely to be taken as indicating that a right or the exercise of a right conferred by or a liability arising by virtue of section 74, 75, 76 or 77 is restricted or excluded otherwise than under section 79 .

(2) A person in the course of business shall not do any of the following things in relation to a statement to which subsection (1) refers:

( a) display on any part of any premises a notice that includes any such statement;

( b) publish or cause to be published an advertisement which contains any such statement;

( c) supply goods bearing, or goods in a container bearing, any such statement; or

( d) otherwise furnish or cause to be furnished a document including any such statement.

(3) For the purposes of this section a statement to the effect that goods will not be exchanged, or that money will not be refunded, or that only credit notes will be given for goods returned, shall be treated as a statement to which subsection (1) refers unless it is so clearly qualified that it cannot be construed as applicable in circumstances in which the hirer may be seeking to exercise a right conferred by any provision of a section mentioned in subsection (1).

(4) A person in the course of a business shall not furnish to a hirer goods bearing, or goods in a container bearing, or any document including, any statement, irrespective of its legal effect, which sets out, limits or describes rights conferred on a hirer or liabilities to the hirer in relation to the goods or any statement likely to be taken as such a statement, unless that statement is accompanied by a clear and conspicuous declaration that the contractual rights which the hirer enjoys by virtue of section 74, 75, 76 or 77 are in no way prejudiced by the relevant statement.