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Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I AMENDMENT OF LAW FOR ENGLAND AND WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND

    1. Introductory

      1. 1. Scope of Part I.

    2. Avoidence of liability for negligence, breach of contract, etc.

      1. 2. Negligence liability.

      2. 3. Liability arising in contract.

      3. 4. Unreasonable indemnity clauses.

    3. Liability arising from sale or supply of goods

      1. 5.“Guarantee” of consumer goods.

      2. 6. Sale and hire purchase.

      3. 7. Miscellaneous contracts under which goods pass.

    4. Other provisions about contracts

      1. 8. Misrepresentation.

      2. 9. Effect of breach.

      3. 10. Evasion by means of secondary contract.

    5. Explanatory provisions

      1. 11. The “reasonableness” test.

      2. 12.“Dealing as a consumer”.

      3. 13. Varieties of exemption clause.

      4. 14. Interpretation of Part I.

  3. PART II AMENDMENT OF LAW FOR SCOTLAND

    1. 15. Scope of Part II.

    2. 16. Liability for breach of duty.

    3. 17. Control of unreasonable exemptions in consumer or standard form contracts.

    4. 18. Unreasonable indemnity clauses in consumer contracts.

    5. 19.“Guarantee” of consumer goods.

    6. 20. Obligations implied by law in sale and hire-purchase contracts.

    7. 21. Obligations implied by law in other contracts for the supply of goods.

    8. 22. Consequence of breach.

    9. 23. Evasion by means of secondary contract.

    10. 24. The “reasonableness” test.

    11. 25. Interpretation of Part II.

  4. PART III PROVISIONS APPLYING TO WHOLE OF UNITED KINGDOM

    1. Miscellaneous

      1. 26. International supply contracts.

      2. 27. Choice of law clauses.

      3. 28. Temporary provision for sea carriage passengers.

      4. 29. Saving for other relevant legislation.

      5. 30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. General

      1. 31. Commencement; amendments; repeals.

      2. 32. Citation and extent.

  5. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Scope of Sections 2 to 4 and 7

      1. 1.Sections 2 to 4 of this Act do not extend...

      2. 2.Section 2(1) extends to— (a) any contract of marine salvage...

      3. 3.Where goods are carried by ship or hovercraft in pursuance...

      4. 4.Section 2(1) and (2) do not extend to a contract...

      5. 5.Section 2(1) does not affect the validity of any discharge...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      “Guidelines” for Application of Reasonableness Test

      1. The matters to which regard is to be had in...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Amendments of Enactments

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

      2. In the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms ) Act 1973...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Repeals

      1. The repeals in sections 12 and 15 of the Supply...

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