9th August, 2019 · bulletin

New Consumer Protection Laws in

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The Queensland State Government has announced 1 September 2019 as the start date for the new Lemon Laws to take effect.

These new laws cover consumers buying a defective car, motorbike, caravan or motorhome. The level for claims handled by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) has lifted from $25,000 to $100,000.

Additionally, 30-day or 1,000 km warranties for motorists buying a vehicle more than 10 years old or with 160,000 km or more on the odometer are being reinstated. This warranty will sit with the current statutory warranty, which provides a three months or 5,000 km warranty for second-hand vehicles bought from a motor dealer that are no more than 10 years old and have travelled less than 160,000 km.

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