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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1288: tabled on 10 April 2014

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 16 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses its concern at the use of clauses in holiday letting companies' terms and conditions which state that they cannot be held accountable for the state of properties which they advertise; understands the disappointment and distress which can be caused to holidaymakers when a holiday cottage does not match the description advertised by a holiday letting company; believes that on these occasions it is only right that a customer has recourse to compensation from the company which advertised the property and to which money was paid; notes that under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 customers have the right to have any problem with a product resolved by the retailer and it is then for the retailer to address any issue with the supplier, and believes that similar regulations should be put in place in relation to holiday letting companies; feels that it is unfair that currently holidaymakers need to go to court to prove a contractual term is unfair; and calls on the Government to review the law relating to holiday letting companies with a view to introducing new regulations strengthening the rights of customers at the earliest opportunity.