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I was sold a faulty van - do I have any legal rights to claim back my outstanding finance?

I bought a van on finance and have now found out that it's been clocked. The mechanic just found multiple issues and it needs new gearbox. I bought over the phone from a van company three hours away. It's worth about £1000 in its current state and I have £6800 outstanding finance on it. Can I give it back? What are my rights?

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Yes. Under The Consumer Rights Act November 2015 you have the statutory right to return it for a full refund and you also have the legal right to return it for a full refund from the highest (then) court in the land in Clegg v Olle Andersson 2003 House of Lords. See: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/ Based on what you have written they will probably resist and you will probably need a specialist solicitor. Happily, since it's on finance, the finance house is jointly liable with the dealer.
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