Is there a lemon law regarding used car sales between private parties?

Recently sold a vehicle. The asking price was 4000. The individual drove and accepted the price of 3300. All information was disclosed to him about the working order. He drove it 50 or more miles and returned without the truck wanting his money back. He said that is was not working or he was scared to drive it any further. Now, is taking me to small claims court. What is the law?

Asked on July 8, 2012 under General Practice, Arkansas


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country there are no "lemon laws" with respect to the sale of vehicles between private parties. However, there are statutes and common law decisions where a seller is required to disclose all facts known about an item that would impact the price paid of its desirability by a willing buyer.

In the matter you are writing about, the buyer of the property will have to prove that you knew of a material fact impacting desirability or price paid before the sale concerning the vehicle that was not disclosed by you. Such usually is a hard thing to prove.

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