“It is extremely positive to see that Pendragon has won their appeal on multi-user vehicles, following their conviction of unfair commercial practice after advertising an ex-rental car as having one registered keeper”, said Sue Robinson, Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers in the UK.
The conviction was overturned by the court due to the fact that the vehicles value was not affected by its previous business use. Whilst it is positive to see clarity regarding multi-user vehicles, this does not set a precedent.
Robinson added, “The NFDA has been working on clarifying the issues surrounding the use of multi-user vehicles, and has also commented on the CTSI proposed guidance where the issue has not been addressed accurately”.
NOTES TO EDITORS
The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.