Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Thanks for your question. I am a solicitor in Scotland. There is no purpose in reporting this to the police as no criminal offence has been committed. If you know the name of the owner of the car then you sue that person. If not you have to sue the "agent" with whom you dealt. You have no rights under the sale of goods legislation. The only right you have under the law of Scotland is to sue for deliberate misrepresentations made by the seller or agent which induced you to buy the car but which turned out to be untrue. As you were on your own at the time, I have to be frank with you and say that you may have some difficulties in court if they dispute your version of what was said prior to you purchasing the vehicle. It would be for the court to decide whether your version of events was to be preferred and that would decide who would win the case. From your narrative and the fact you were on your own, I couldn't give you a more than 50:50 chance of success here.
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