Sale of Goods Act 1979

13 Sale by description.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where there is a contract for the sale of goods by description, there is an implied [F1term] that the goods will correspond with the description.

[F2(1A)As regards England and Wales and Northern Ireland, the term implied by subsection (1) above is a condition.]

(2)If the sale is by sample as well as by description it is not sufficient that the bulk of the goods corresponds with the sample if the goods do not also correspond with the description.

(3)A sale of goods is not prevented from being a sale by description by reason only that, being exposed for sale or hire, they are selected by the buyer.

(4)Paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 below applies in relation to a contract made before 18 May 1973.

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F1Word in s. 13(1) substituted (3.1.1995) by 1994 c. 35, ss. 7(1), 8(2), Sch. 2 para. 5(4)(a) (with s. 8(3)).