What is the Trades Description Act? The Trades Description is an act which was established to protect the rights of consumers, and to state requirements to businesses. The act was granted by the United Kingdom Parliament in 1968. At the time, this was a major step toward the protection and rights of consumers. In simple terms the act is one which prevents any products or services being sold on the basis of misleading information. Any false claims or information provided leaves those supplying the information liable to punishment. The main points of this act stat: •Products must be sold as described •Products must be of satisfactory quality •Products must be fit for purpose as described It must be noted that this act no longer covers buildings or land, the new act from 1991, Property Misdecriptions Act, now covers these claims. Read more about faulty-product by Claims.co.uk - Personal Injury, Accidents, Finance and other claims - Trade Descriptions Act | Claims.co.uk Right thats it then clauses 2 and 3 are the relevant ones for me. Fit for purpose, and satisfactory quality. Wife goes back tomorrow. :-D I wonder if I can get compensation from the mother in law?