Rights and duties of the owner of goods in a hire-purchase agreement

Rights

  1. Recovery of installments in arrears
  2. Sue in damages for breach
  3. Retention of the sum paid
  4. To be notified of any change in location of goods
  5. Repossess the goods should circumstances justify.

Duties

  1. Deliver the goods to the hirer.
  2. Confer a defect free title.
  3. Ensure that the goods are reasonably fit for the purpose for which they are hired.
  4. Ensure that the hirer has quiet possession of the goods.
  5. Inform the hirer the cash and hire purchase price of the goods.
  6. Furnish a copy of the hire purchase agreement to the hirer.
  7. Disclose any defects in the goods or title.
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