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Does the auction exemption in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 cover arrangements made at a client’s home?

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Published on LexisPSL on 03/10/2017

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  • Does the auction exemption in the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 cover arrangements made at a client’s home?

In this Q&A we have limited our research to cover the application of the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, SI 2013/3134 (CCR 2013). We refer to the arrangements made between an auctioneer and a client to sell products at auction.

The aim of the CCR 2013, which implement Directive 2011/83/EU, the Consumer Rights Directive, as amended by the Consumer Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/1629, is to ensure that consumers negotiating so-called off-premises agreements on the doorstep or in a field sales environment (eg if someone stops you in the street to sell you domestic energy) are in a similar position to those consumers who make purchases at retail premises. For further information, see Practice Note: Distance, doorstep

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