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Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980

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Number 16 of 1980


SALE OF GOODS AND SUPPLY OF SERVICES ACT, 1980


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Short title.

2.

Interpretation generally.

3.

Dealing as consumer.

4.

Saving.

5.

Orders.

6.

Penalties.

7.

Prosecution of offences.

8.

Expenses.

PART II

Sale of Goods

9.

Citation and construction of Part II.

Conditions and Warranties

10.

Sale of Goods Act, 1893, sections 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

11.

Statements purporting to restrict rights of buyer.

12.

Implied warranty for spare parts and servicing.

13.

Implied condition on sale of motor vehicles.

14.

Liability of finance houses.

Guarantees

15.

Definition of guarantee.

16.

Terms of guarantee.

17.

Liability of seller under guarantee.

18.

Exclusion of buyer's rights under guarantee.

19.

Right of action under guarantee.

Performance of Contract

20.

Sale of Goods Act, 1893, sections 34 and 35.

Remedies for Breach of Contract

21.

Sale of Goods Act, 1893, section 53.

Supplementary

22.

Sale of Goods Act, 1893, section 55.

23.

Sale of Goods Act, 1893, section 55A.

24.

International sales.

PART III

Hire-Purchase Agreements

25.

Citation and construction of Part III.

26.

Implied terms as to title.

27.

Letting by description.

28.

Implied undertakings as to quality or fitness.

29.

Samples.

30.

Statements purporting to restrict rights of hirer.

31.

Exclusion of implied terms and conditions.

32.

Liability of persons conducting negotiations antecedent to hire-purchase agreements.

33.

Application of sections 12, 15 to 19 to hire-purchase agreements.

34.

Application of section 13 to hire-purchase of motor vehicles.

35.

Antecedent negotiations and representations.

36.

Conflict of laws.

37.

International hire-purchase agreements.

38.

Goods let otherwise than under hire-purchase agreement.

PART IV

Supply of Services

39.

Implied undertakings as to quality of service.

40.

Exclusion of implied terms.

41.

Statements purporting to restrict rights of recipient of service.

42.

Conflict of laws.

PART V

Misrepresentation

43.

“Contract”.

44.

Removal of certain bars to rescission for innocent misrepresentation.

45.

Damages for misrepresentation.

46.

Avoidance of certain provisions excluding liability for misrepresentation.

PART VI

Miscellaneous

47.

Unsolicited goods.

48.

Directory entries.

49.

Invoices.

50.

Power to withdraw acceptance of contract.

51.

Required particulars in contracts, guarantees and related writings.

52.

Notice as to use of standard form of contract.

53.

Size of type in printed contracts and other documents.

54.

Contracts required to be in writing.

55.

Functions of Director of Consumer Affairs.

56.

Consultation with Minister for Finance.

57.

Construction of sections 9 and 18 of the Consumer Information Act, 1978.

SCHEDULE

Fair and Reasonable Terms

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Number 16 of 1980


SALE OF GOODS AND SUPPLY OF SERVICES ACT, 1980


AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAW RELATING TO THE SALE OF GOODS, HIRE-PURCHASE AGREEMENTS AND CONTRACTS FOR THE SUPPLY OF SERVICES AND TO PROVIDE FOR RELATED MATTERS. [30th June, 1980]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS AS FOLLOWS: