Misrepresentation Act 1967

Reference: UK/1967/C/7

The Misrepresentation Act 1967 amends the law relating to innocent misrepresentations and amends sections 11 and 35 of the Sale of Goods Act 1893.


Where a person has entered into a contract after a misrepresentation has been made to him, and

(a) the misrepresentation has become a term of the contract; or

(b) the contract has been performed;

(c) or both,

then, if otherwise he would be entitled to rescind the contract without alleging fraud, he shall be so entitled, subject to the provisions of this Act, notwithstanding the matters mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b).

The Misrepresentation Act 1967 also applies to online contracts. Damages are payable where loss takes place due to misrepresentation.