Office Of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd: CA 2 Apr 2009

The OFT had sought and obtained an injunction regarding the use of certain standard terms in their estate agency business. Both parties appealed.
Held: The OFT’s appeal succeeded. The court had been wrong to restrict the effect of the injuncion to contracts not already in existence. It should extend to existing contracts. The Regulations were intended to implement the Directive, and the court must have power to give it proper and full effect, though it was for the court seised of the matter to decide whether such an order was correct in the circumstances.

Lord Justice Waller, Lady Justice Arden and Lord Justice Moore-Bick
[2009] EWCA Civ 288
Bailii, Times
Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations (SI 1999 No2083), Council Directive 93/13/EEC on Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts (OJ April 21, 1993, L95/29)
England and Wales
Appeal fromOffice of Fair Trading v Foxtons Ltd ChD 17-Jul-2008
Complaint was made that the Foxtons standard terms of acting in residential lettings were unfair. Foxtons objected to the jurisdiction of the Claimant to intervene.
Held: On a challenge to an individual contract, the court would be able to see . .
CitedDirector General of Fair Trading v First National Bank HL 25-Oct-2001
The House was asked whether a contractual provision for interest to run after judgment as well as before in a consumer credit contract led to an unfair relationship.
Held: The term was not covered by the Act, and was not unfair under the . .

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Consumer, Agency, Contract, European

Updated: 10 November 2021; Ref: scu.329542