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What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by Markholloway » 23 Apr 2013, 17:34

Hi guys. please can you help me. I have a faulty floating soundboard on my perzina gp120sl piano. It is still under the 5 year guarantee. My tuner says it can be repaired but I may not like the sound. What is are my legal rights? If I am offered an exchange do I have to accept it or can I demand a refund? I'd appreciate any advice.mark

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 23 Apr 2013, 18:22

Deepens on the problem and what has caused it

under UK law the retailer has to be given the chance to repair or replace any faults in the first 12 months of the guarantee the closer to the 12 the less chance of a refund. if the piano is over 12 months old, then a refund is out of the question and its all down to the interpretation of the extended guarantee on what is done and by who

Have you sent a report to the retailer

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Re: What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by Withindale » 23 Apr 2013, 18:38

Your legal rights stem from the Sale of Goods Act (e.g. http://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/ ... goods-act/) and the terms of your contract with the retailer. As Barrie says you need to discuss the problem with your retailer and see what they say.

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Re: What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by Markholloway » 23 Apr 2013, 19:21

Thanks for reply.

My piano tuner thinks it is due to a design fault. He has got in contact with the company I bought it from. They said they will send someone round. I am awaiting to find out when

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Re: What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by athomik » 24 Apr 2013, 16:53

Hello,
considering the investment in and projected life expectancy of a piano, any fault discovered in the first few years would render the piano 'unfit for use'. This means that you can appeal to the Dealer (while under warranty) and the distributor/manufacturer for any claims against faults which should not be reasonably expected. If you have no luck, contact your local Trading Standards office.

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Re: What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by Markholloway » 26 Apr 2013, 19:45

Hi everyone.
Just a little update. The piano shop sent a piano technition to inspect it and will be monitoring it over the next few weeks as my piano tuner had just tuned it. Will inform you of any progress. Mark

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Re: What are legal rights faulty floating soundboard

Post by pianotechman » 28 Oct 2013, 20:32

Where is the board adrift as a matter of interest?
Some years ago, Rippen produced some uprights with a board that was not anchored at the bottom edge [intentionally just for the record!]
David Hamilton Smith

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