False descriptions

Speedometer showing altered mileage

There are a number of pieces of legislation which deal with false descriptions.

It is an offence to do such things as:

  • Car clocking
  • Misdescribing holidays
  • Misdescribing the engine size of a car or the number of previous owners it has had
  • Misdescribing property, for example, saying a house has central heating when it does not

Trading Standards are responsible for the enforcement of this legislation.

Contact Information

Trading Standards Service
Civic Centre South
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1HW
Telephone: 01563 576602
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