Consumer Rights – Hire Purchase

Frequently asked questions: Hire Purchase

Hire Purchase Agreements: The trader remains the owner of the goods and you do not have the right or the option to buy them. … A contract for the hire of goods is also known as a consumer hire agreement and is regulated by the Consumer Credit Act 1974. You also have the right to expect that hired goods are safe to use.

Can I cancel a hire purchase agreement?

You can cancel and return something you’re paying off through hire purchase at any time, but you might owe money to the company you bought it from. ‘Hire purchase’ is a type of borrowing where you agree to pay instalments on an item but you don’t own the item until you’ve paid off the agreement.

Can my car be repossessed if I have paid more than half?

If you have paid more than one-third of the purchase price, a lender cannot repossess the car without taking legal action. In addition, the car cannot be repossessed from your driveway, regardless of how much money you’ve paid back.

How hire purchase agreement can be terminated?

In terms of the agreement- The hire-purchase agreement stipulates the circumstances in which the agreement can be terminated. The agreement is generally terminated by the return of the goods by the hirer, notice of termination by the owner on account of hirers breach of conditions or notice of termination by the hirer.

How do hire purchase agreements work?

What is hire purchase? Hire purchase is a way to finance buying a new or used car. You (usually) pay a deposit and pay off the value of the car in monthly instalments, with the loan secured against the car. This means you don’t own the vehicle until the last payment is made.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of hire purchase?

Disadvantages of hire purchase. Hire purchase contracts are usually fixed, therefore if you find yourself in financial difficulty during that period, you may lose the asset and damage your credit rating. You’ll pay more for whatever it is you’re financing through hire purchase.

Can I stop my car from being repossessed?

Three Ways to Stop Car Repossession. Call Your Lender – Get on the phone with the company that lent you the money for the car and talk to them about your situation. … Yes, you can refinance a car loan. By extending the term, you could potentially lower your payment to something you can afford each month.

Do I still have to pay if my car gets repossessed?

Even if your car is repossessed and later sold at auction, you might not be off the hook. If your car sold at auction for less than what you owed on the loan, you must still pay the remaining balance to your lender. … The creditor will notify you of how much you owe and you will be responsible for making payments.

How do I sell a vehicle that is financed?

The first step is to find out what you still owe on the car. You can do that by calling the bank that holds the loan and simply asking what your payoff amount would be. While you’re on the phone, be sure to ask if they have any important procedures for a vehicle owner who’s selling his financed car to a third party.


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    A hire purchase agreement should be returned
    to the customer within 7 days

    The goods bought under a hire purchase agreement belong to 
    the seller until all the instalments have all been paid

    If the goods are wrongly repossessed and sold, the seller is
    legally obliged to replace the item to the satisfaction
    of the customer