Can I claim against a dealer who sold me a car without disclaiming it had been in an accident?

I bought a car from a Mercedes-Benz dealership and have since found out that it was involved in an accident. The accident resulted in £1500 damage (a new passenger door and wing mirror). I only found out when I discovered a quote for the work amongst the paperwork. The car purchase price was £15,900 and the dealer didn't tell me about the accident, can I claim against them?

Asked on 5 February 2017 by sara

Answered by Honest John
Yes, the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations May 2008 (CPRs) contains a general prohibition against unfair commercial practices and, in particular prohibitions against misleading actions, misleading omissions and aggressive commercial practices. The Regulations are enforceable through the civil and criminal courts. The dealer had a duty to disclose to you the previous accident damage. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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