Company ordered to pay more than £8k compensation for ‘clocked’ horsebox van (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Company ordered to pay more than £8k compensation for ‘clocked’ horsebox van
4:00pm Monday 9th December 2013 in News
A COMPANY has been ordered to pay £8,260 compensation to a Dorset woman after selling her a ‘clocked’ horsebox van.
Classic Conversions Ltd was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay the compensation and £2,079 costs by Bournemouth Magistrates’ Court for selling the horsebox van conversion with a false mileage reading and loading limit.
Susie Huntbach bought the horsebox from Classic Conversions Ltd on eBay to transport two large horses.
It was advertised as a 3.5 tonne converted Vauxhall Movano van with a 1,280kg capacity which had travelled 130,000 miles. But it had travelled more than 190,000 miles and the load capacity was 760kg.
The company, from Carlton-In-Lindrick, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, pleaded guilty to four offences of misleading a consumer.
The court heard the company had not checked the mileage or the weight of the vehicle through a lack of experience rather than any deliberate act on their part.
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