51. Misdescriptions.

(2)     Sales Giving Rise to Criminal Sanctions

51.     Misdescriptions.

An auctioneer1 who misdescribes property2 or fails to disclose material information about goods may be guilty of an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations3. The regulations prohibit unfair commercial practices4, including misleading actions5 and misleading omissions6. Defences of due diligence, of innocent publication of an advertisement, and of the offence having been due to the default of another person, are available7.