Law Commission consultation on consumer sales contracts: transfer of ownership

Closed 31 Oct 2020

Opened 27 Jul 2020


This is a public consultation by the Law Commission for England and Wales.

We are consulting on a draft Bill to reform the rules on the transfer of ownership of goods as they apply to consumers. The draft Bill seeks to implement recommendations we made in our 2016 report, Consumer prepayments on retailer insolvency, available here. We are seeking views on whether the draft Bill successfully implements the recommendations we made in our 2016 Report, and the impact of the draft Bill.

For more information about this project, click here.

We recommend that consultees read the consultation paper before responding to the consultation, available here. A shorter summary is also available here. Consultees do not need to answer all the questions if they are only interested in some aspects of the consultation.

About the Law Commission: The Law Commission is a statutory body, created by the Law Commissions Act 1965 for the purpose of promoting the reform of the law. It is an advisory Non Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Ministry of Justice. The Law Commission is independent of Government. For more information about the Law Commission please click here.

Responses to this consultation: We may publish or disclose information you provide us in response to this consultation, including personal information. For more information on how we consult and how we may use responses to the consultation, please see page ii of the consultation paper. For information about how we handle your personal data, please see our privacy notice.



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