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My friend has signed a contract to buy a used car with a dealer (XXXXX XXXXX), She has put a £100.00 deposit on the car, she signed 2 days ago. She now has second thoughts about the car, can she cancel the contract under the cooling off period (Scots law only please).
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago


Though question was quite explicit, you dont tell me what other information you require. This is urgent no more stalling please

Hello,

Under the Distance Selling Regulations you can cancel a distance contract at any time during the "cancellation period" by notifying this intention to the supplier in writing. At times this is also referred to as the "cooling-off period".

The reason I asked specifically where you entered into the contract is that this is important in these regulations.
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

My friend signed for car in showroom face to face with the salesman, do these regulations apply in these circumstances, is the cooling off period applicable even though it was not a distance contract? Thanks

Then the distance selling will sadly not apply. She will need to look at the contract to see whether she has agreed to buy the car and whether there is a cooling off period in the contract. Many companies would still let her walk away for the loss of the deposit.
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