Originally Posted by matt h
not sure if Sold as seen stands anymore even in Private sale as has to be fit for purpose! worth digging a bit more..
If you had a Sea trial and everything worked as it should do and you bought the boat "Sold as Seen" you would have to prove that the seller knew the fault was there before hand, a very difficult thing to do in my opinion and would certainly involve some sort of court action.
I had a Polish guy buy a Vauxhall Carlton off me years ago, he turned up at my doorstep 2 weeks later and demanded his money back because he said the engine blew up. Obviously I was sympathetic, but when I checked the milage there was another 7000 miles on it
, he'd obviously had used it as a taxi service between the UK and poland (he'd even left the GB sticker on the back). Luckily I had writen the milage down on the recipt he was clutching along with "Sold as Seen". He got a bit upset, so I told him I'd see him in court
Did't hear from him again