satisfactory quality

satisfactory quality
Satisfactory quality is an implied term in a sale of goods. This concept includes both functional and non-functional aspects but may be excluded in business to business transactions if it is reasonable to do so.

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satisfactory quality
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Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

satisfactory quality
An implied term in a contract for the sale of goods within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 (SOGA). Goods are of satisfactory quality if they meet the standard which a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of:
• Any description of the goods;
• The price; and
• All other relevant circumstances (section 14(2A), SOGA).
In addition, the quality of goods includes their state and condition and the following factors (among others) are to be taken into account in determining whether goods are of satisfactory quality:
• Fitness for all the purposes for which goods of that kind are commonly supplied;
• Appearance and finish;
• Freedom from minor defects;
• Safety; and
• Durability (section 14(2B), SOGA).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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