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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
Telephone: 01563 576790 for business advice