Restorable vehicles do not meet the criteria for statutory warranties, however consumer guarantees apply. When you buy a used vehicle from a chattel auctioneer, you get a clear title guarantee. If you suffer a financial loss because of the actions of a chattel auctioneer or their employees, you may be able to make a claim against the claim fund. If you are buying a heavy vehicle participating in the NHVAS maintenance module, the seller will need to supply you with a certificate of inspection unless you intend to participate in the NHVAS and add the vehicle to the maintenance module.
More information on transferring the vehicle on the scheme is available from the NHVR. Please use our complaints and compliments form. You are here: Queensland Government home For Queenslanders Transport and motoring Buying or selling a vehicle Rules for buying or selling a vehicle Buying a used vehicle Print Buying a used vehicle Consumer protections for used car buyers to increase from 1 September Picking a used vehicle smartly can prevent you from getting a vehicle that: has debt attached to it that you are unaware of is very different from what you wanted has been stolen has had damage that has caused it to be listed as a write-off that you are not prepared to accept—vehicles under 15 years old that are written-off are listed on the written-off register.
The laws are different if you buy your used vehicle: from a licensed motor dealer privately from the owner at an auction. From a motor dealer Buying from a licensed motor dealer can be more expensive than a private sale, but it is the safest way to buy a used vehicle and provides many advantages. Cooling-off period When you buy a used vehicle from a licensed dealer, you have a 1 business day cooling-off period. During the cooling-off period: if you pick up the vehicle and take it home, the cooling-off period ends straight away you give up your right to it you can take the vehicle for an independent mechanical inspection without giving up the cooling-off period you can test drive the vehicle without giving up the cooling-off period the contract is not yet legally binding for you unless you take the vehicle home , but it is legally binding for the dealer.
A dealer cannot refuse to give you a cooling-off period. Guarantees and warranties The law automatically gives you rights when you buy goods and services, including vehicles and trailers. Your consumer guarantees will apply: for a reasonable amount of time after you buy the vehicle regardless of any other warranties even if other types of warranty have run out. The amount of time that is reasonable: varies from vehicle to vehicle will depend on the price and quality of the specific vehicle is not defined by when other warranties run out.
The warranty expires after 3 months or the first 5,km. Clear title guarantee When you buy a used vehicle from a licensed dealer, you get a clear title guarantee. Claim fund compensation If you suffer a financial loss because of the actions of a motor dealer or their employee, you may be able to make a claim against the claim fund. Privately When you buy a vehicle privately directly from the previous owner you will need to take extra care. When you buy a vehicle privately: you are not entitled to a cooling-off period you will not get a statutory warranty the seller does not have to give you a Personal Property Securities Register certificate or a clear title guarantee you will not be able to make a claim for compensation if anything goes wrong and you lose money.
It is very important to make sure the vehicle you are buying: belongs to the person selling it and is not currently listed as stolen is what the person says it is has no unpaid debt attached to it—if you are aware of any debt attached, you should take measures to ensure the current loan is paid out before the time of sale you can ask the seller to obtain a payout amount before the sale or has no title held by a financial institution.
Handwritten safety certificates must be displayed on the vehicle. Some approved inspection stations now issue safety certificates electronically. In this case the certificate doesn't need to be displayed on the vehicle, but if requested, the seller must produce the certificate so you can ensure it is valid—this could be a printed copy, or via an electronic method like a smartphone, tablet or computer safety certificate has not expired or exceeded the 2,km allowed or 2 months whichever comes first before a new certificate is needed for a private sale safety certificate has not expired or exceeded the 1,km allowed or 3 months whichever comes first before a new certificate is needed for a motor dealer purchase certificate of inspection has not expired heavy vehicles and heavy trailers only gas certificate, if necessary, is within 3 months from date of issue for either private or dealer sale Personal Property Securities Register says there is no money owing on the vehicle.
If any money is owing on the vehicle, make sure you have made arrangements with the seller and their financial institution before you buy the vehicle.
Personal Property Securities Register certificate A Personal Property Securities Register certificate tells you if the vehicle that you are thinking of buying has: any outstanding debt attached to it the details of the vehicle if it has been written-off been stolen. At an auction Bidding at an auction is a fast way to buy a vehicle. Before an auction, the chattel auctioneer must announce if the vehicle: does or does not have a statutory warranty is a repairable write-off, which must pass a written-off inspection before it can be registered is a statutory write-off, which can never be registered.
When you buy a vehicle at an auction, you are entitled to: a statutory warranty for certain vehicles a clear title guarantee a safety certificate: handwritten certificate—get the original blue copy electronic certificate—get a printed copy or include the certificate number on the registration transfer application.
If requested, they must show you the certificate so you can ensure it is valid a receipt a completed registration transfer application access to a claim fund that may compensate you if you lose money because of the auctioneers actions. Restorable vehicles At an auction, a vehicle is considered restorable if it is: 20 years old or more for sale for restoration.
Clear title guarantee When you buy a used vehicle from a chattel auctioneer, you get a clear title guarantee.
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Claim fund compensation If you suffer a financial loss because of the actions of a chattel auctioneer or their employees, you may be able to make a claim against the claim fund. Last updated: 2 August Is your feedback about: this website. Feedback on government services, departments and staff Please use our complaints and compliments form.
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