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SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 [England]

PART I

1. [Omitted]

PART II - FORMATION OF THE CONTRACT

Contract of Sale

2. Contract of sale

3. Capacity to buy and sell

Formalities of Contract

4. How contract of sale is made

Subject matter of contract

5. Existing or future goods

6. Goods which have perished

7. Goods perishing before sale but after agreement to sell

The Price

8. Ascertainment of price

9. Agreement to sell at valuation

Conditions and warranties

10. Stipulations about time

11. When condition to be treated as warranty

12. Implied terms about title, etc.

13. Sale by description

14. Implied terms about quality or fitness

Sale by sample

15. Sale by sample

PART III - EFFECTS OF THE CONTRACT

Transfer of Property as between seller and buyer

16. Goods must be ascertained

17. Property passes when intended to pass

18. Rules for ascertaining intention

Rule 1
Rule 2
Rule 3
Rule 4
Rule 5

19. Reservation of right of disposal

20. Risk prima facie passes with property

Transfer of title

21. Sale by person not the owner

22. [Omitted]

23. Sale under voidable title

24. Seller in possession after sale

25. Buyer in possession after sale

26. Supplementary to sections 24 and 25

PART IV - PERFORMANCE OF THE CONTRACT

27. Duties of seller and buyer

28. Payment and delivery are concurrent conditions

29. Rules about delivery

30. Delivery of wrong quantity

31. Instalment deliveries

32. Delivery to carrier

33. Risk where goods are delivered at distant place

34. Buyer's right of examining the goods

35. Acceptance

36. Buyer not bound to return rejected goods

37. Buyer's liability for not taking delivery of goods

PART V - RIGHTS OF UNPAID SELLER AGAINST THE GOODS

Preliminary

38. Unpaid seller defined

39. Unpaid seller's rights

40. [Repealed]

Unpaid seller's lien

41. Seller's lien

42. Part delivery

43. Termination of lien

Stoppage in transit

44. Right of stoppage in transit

45. Duration of transit

46. How stoppage in transit is effected

Re-sale etc., by buyer

47. Effect of sub-sale etc., by buyer

Rescission: and re-sale by seller

48. Rescission and re-sale by seller

PART VI - ACTIONS FOR BREACH OF THE CONTRACT

Seller's remedies

49. Action for price

50. Damages for non-acceptance

Buyer's remedies

51. Damages for non-delivery

52. Specific performance

53. Remedy for breach of warranty

54. Interest etc.

PART VII - SUPPLEMENTARY

55. Exclusion of implied terms

56. [Omitted]

57. Auction sales

58. [Omitted]

59. Reasonable time a question of fact

60. Rights etc. enforceable by action

61. Interpretation

62.-64. and Schedules 1-4 [Omitted]

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SALE OF GOODS ACT 1979 [England]

PART II - FORMATION OF THE CONTRACT

Conditions and warranties

14. Implied terms about quality or fitness

(1) Except as provided by this section and section 15 below and subject to any other enactment, there is no implied condition or warranty about the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of goods supplied under a contract of sale.

(2) Where the seller sells goods in the course of a business, there is an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are of merchantable quality, except that there is no such condition-

(a) as regards defects specifically drawn to the buyer's attention before the contract is made- or

(b) if the buyer examines the goods before the contract is made, as regards defects which that examination ought to reveal.

(3) Where the seller sells goods in the course of a business and the buyer, expressly or by implication, makes known-

(a) to the seller, or

(b) where the purchase price or part of it is payable by instalments and the goods were previously sold by a credit-broker to the seller, to that credit-broker any particular purpose for which the goods are being bought, there is an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are reasonably fit for that purpose, whether or not that is a purpose for which such goods are commonly supplied, except where the circumstances show that the buyer does not rely, or that it is unreasonable for him to rely, on the skill or judgement of the seller or credit-broker.

(4) An implied condition or warranty about quality or fitness for a particular purpose may be annexed to a contract of sale by usage.

(5) The preceding provisions of this section apply to a sale by a person who in the course of a business is acting as agent for another as they apply to a sale by a principal in the course of a business, except where that other is not selling in the course of a business and either the buyer knows that fact or reasonable steps are taken to bring it to the notice of the buyer before the contract is made.

(6) Goods of any kind are of merchantable quality within the meaning of subsection (2) above if they are as fit for the purpose or purposes for which goods of that kind are commonly bought as it is reasonable to expect having regard to any description applied to them, the price (if relevant) and all the other relevant circumstances.

(7) and (8) [Omitted].


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