The following information is provided for the benefit of residents of the U.K.
Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SOGA) and Supply of Goods & Service Act 1982 (SOGASA)
It’s important to remember that Global Vision Direct Limited T/A Artisan Furniture only conducts business with other businesses (B2B)
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 has mainly repealed and replaced the Sale of Goods Act 1979. Contracts between a consumer and a business are covered by this legislation. When dealing with a trader, a ‘consumer’ is defined as someone who is not acting for the objectives of a business. This means that under the Consumer Rights Act, a company that buys goods is not considered a consumer. As a result, such protection will not apply in business-to-business (B2B) transactions.
The Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 may only apply to business-to-business transactions in a restricted sense, and only to the extent that the legislation is not negated by the contract’s provisions. Such an application will only be made if the trade order conditions are either inconsistent with or found to be inconsistent with the terms of fairness ruled by a court under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
As a business-to-business partner, you are bound by the company’s terms and conditions, as well as the exclusions specified in the T&C’s. Keep in mind that the terms and conditions of a business-to-business transaction may limit or exclude liability.
Customers occasionally argue that the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SOGA) and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (SOGASA) apply, and that we must accept returns outside of the agreed-upon timeframes – this is not covered by a B2B contract.
In a B2B relationship, there is no automatic right to a refund unless the contract and terms and conditions provide for it —
The following are the key aspects of the legislation mentioned above:
- SOGA & SOGASA are inferred terms that refer to description rather than quality.
- The implicit term “fitness for purpose” is used by SOGA and SOGASA.
- SOGA & SOGASA laws on the seller’s liability exclusion
We also certify that SOGA OR SOGASA are not included from a B2B business.