Vehicle sale agreement
A sales agreement suitable for any second hand road vehicle including a car, a motorbike, a van, a lorry or a truck. It has been drawn with private sales in mind. The agreement protects the seller against claims by the buyer at a later date that he was not informed about the state of the vehicle at the time of purchase.
- Solicitor approved
- Plain English makes editing easy
- Guidance notes included
- Money back guarantee
About this car sales agreement
When you sell a second hand car, motorbike or other vehicle through private sales, it is critical that you agree the terms of the sale and purchase with the buyer in writing. Documenting the agreement and the state of the used car prevents the buyer from later claiming that you misled him as to the condition and demanding his money back.
If you are the buyer, then a car sale agreement gives you peace of mind that you know what you are buying.
The law relating to car sale agreements
In any private sale, you can agree the terms between yourself and the other party. As a seller, you could advertise your car with a poster in the window with “sold as seen, no warranty given or implied” written on it and accept cash in hand from the first person who wants to buy. The agreement would be verbal and legally binding.
The problem with this sort of arrangement is that there is no record of what was agreed. If the buyer came back (perhaps with a genuine complaint) six months later, either party could argue that important information was withheld at sale (or not) and demand money back.
There are many free versions available on the internet but in our opinion, free versions don’t go far enough to document the car or the legal agreement. The Net Lawman version, while not free, is far more comprehensive and thus protects both parties far more greatly.
How to use this car sales agreement
- Either the buyer or the seller can insist on using this agreement
- Can be used by a company to sell a vehicle to another company or individual
- Use for private sales of a second hand car
- Also suitable for other road vehicles, including motorbikes, vans, lorries and trucks.
To use this car sales agreement, complete as many details in advance as possible (the template is in Word format) and then print two copies, one for you and one for the other party. Complete the remainder of the form in front of the other party. Both parties should sign both copies and keep them as proof of sale.
Agreement features and contents
- Suitable for use in New Zealand
- Expands on the free sample provided on the internet
The car sales agreement includes:
- Details of the buyer and the seller
- Details of the vehicle
- Seller’s warranties
- Transfer of ownership
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current New Zealand law.
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Net Lawman responds 04 January 2016
As we have now explained to you, this document is not drawn for use in the motor trade but for a private agreement. Consumer protection law is therefore innapplicable. We make this clear on the page from which you bought.
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