Hire Purchase - The Owner's Rights

The Owner's Rights

The owner usually has the right to terminate the agreement where the hirer defaults in paying the installments or breaches any of the other terms in the agreement. This entitles the owner:

  1. to forfeit the deposit
  2. to retain the installments already paid and recover the balance due
  3. to repossess the goods (which may have to be by application to a Court depending on the nature of the goods and the percentage of the total price paid)
  4. to claim damages for any loss suffered.

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