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Does section 27 Hire Purchase Act 1964 apply if the hirer did not directly sell the car to an innocent third party but it was someone on behalf of the hirer—eg their partner or an agent?

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Published on LexisPSL on 05/08/2016

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  • Does section 27 Hire Purchase Act 1964 apply if the hirer did not directly sell the car to an innocent third party but it was someone on behalf of the hirer—eg their partner or an agent?

Does section 27 Hire Purchase Act 1964 apply if the hirer did not directly sell the car to an innocent third party but it was someone on behalf of the hirer—eg their partner or an agent?

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We are not aware of any authority that states section 27 of the Hire Purchase Act 1964 (HPA 1964) applies where a sale is made by the spouse of a debtor.

HPA 1964, s 27 (which is contained in Part III of the Act) concerns where a motor vehicle has been bailed under a hire-purchase agreement, or has been agreed to be sold under a conditional sale agreement, and,

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