Consumer Rights Act 2015 – Implications for the Construction Industry

The new Act enforcing consumer rights was launched with a fanfare on 1 October 2015, but will it really affect the way you do business?

On first view there doesn’t seem to be much that will change working practices day to day, but look deeper and there are a number of points that could impact your business.

Does the Act affect me?

If your business sells goods or services to a Consumer then yes, it does. Goods and services, under the terms of the Act, will include the sale of construction materials as well as the design and installation of those materials.

Sale of Goods

The previous Sale of Goods Act 197