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What is a consumer contract?

The Consumer Rights Act 2015 defines a consumer contract as one between a trader and a consumer.

Part 1 of the Act applies to most, but not all, kinds of consumer contracts. Part 2 of the Act applies to all consumer contracts whether written or not.

The Act includes a provision which, in certain circumstances, applies Part 2 of the Act to terms in a ‘secondary’ contract – a separate contract which has an effect on the rights and obligations of the consumer and trader under the main contract – even if it does not in itself meet the criteria of a consumer contract. This is for anti-evasion purposes.

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