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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? — 2022

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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, before the property in the vehicle has become vested in the debtor, he makes a disposition of the vehicle to another person. If the debtor so disposes of the vehicle to a private purchaser, who takes in good faith and without notice of the agreement, the disposition has effect as

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