How should a contract be worded for the purchase of a private second hand car?

How should a contract be worded for the purchase of a private second hand car and what details should be included?

Asked on 15 December 2018 by R Peggie

Answered by Honest John
If buying the car you want the contract to state that there are no known faults, or to list all of the known faults, so that if something subsequently fails you have the basis of a Small Claims action for Breach of Contract. If selling the car, do not use the words "in good condition" or "no known faults" if there are any known faults. Just write: "as inspected, tested and driven by the purchaser to the purchaser's satisfaction on the day."
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