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Nazia is a student at Bradford College. Recently she bought an alarm clock from Price Right Stores. It cost twenty pounds but was not supplied with batteries. She uses it for several months without any problems.

Nazia booked a holiday to Turkey and set the alarm to go off at 5 a.m. on the day of departure. The alarm doesn't work and she oversleeps by several hours. She ends up missing the flight and having to pay for another flight in order to reach her destination. She also bought a beaded evening bag from Price Right Stores for use at the Bradford College Ball. She is embarrassed when some of the beads fall off during the evening and the handle breaks.

Write a letter to Nazia advising her of her rights and remedies in respect of
Price Right Stores.

Task Two

Agatha Jones has been renovating her house in the hope of selling it in the near future.
a) Aware of the high price of window installation she asks Jerry to fit the front of her house with new double glazed windows. Jerry is a teacher but does renovation and building work in his spare time.The work takes longer than she expected causing a lot of disruption and she is not happy with the price that she has been charged. After a few months she notices that some of the new PVC window frames has become yellowed and that the windows are prone to condensation.

b) She is employing a firm called Do-it-all Decorators to decorate various rooms in her house. After three weeks she is concerned by the rate of progress made by the firm and the fact that one of the decorators has split paint on the living room carpet and scratched the surface of an antique Victorian dresser. She is not happy with the firm and wants to know what her legal position is.

Task Two
Write a letter to Agatha Jones advising her of her rights and remedies in respect of Do-it-All Decorators.

Answer: I am writing to you in regards to your inquiries regarding the alarm clock and the beaded bag from price right stores.

From the information provided it is clear that you entered into a contract of sale of goods and this type of contract is defined under Section 2(1) in the Sales of Goods Act 1979 as amended by the Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994 this is a contract whereby the seller transfers, or agrees to transfer, the property in goods to the buyer for a money consideration called the price. In your circumstances the alarm clock and beaded bag was exchanged for money (consideration) on your behalf.

It is also important to note that in Section 61 of the SOGA 1979 as amended states that the term ‘goods’ includes “all personal chattels other then thing in action” this refers to something, which is tangible i.e. it can be touched. It also includes all personal property such...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Law
  • Course: Contract Law
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: 82%
  • Words: 3949
  • Date submitted: April 18, 2009
  • Date written: March, 2008
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 1443

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