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gothosed

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I am in Canada, so I don't know if this is a proper forum for this question.
When I returned a leased vehicle, the vehicle inspection was done by the finance guy from that dealership.
He brought me a form which stated that the vehicle had _no excessive wear and tear_, and that the leasing company owed me nothing, and that I owed the leasing company nothing.
We both signed the form [the inspection report], and I went home.
The fellow phoned me a few hours later to tell me that he had found some damage [after we had signed the inspection report], so I would have to initial the form, and pay for the damage.
On principal, I wish to see if his negligence on the initial inspection is now his problem, since we signed a sheet which stated that I owed nothing to the leasing company etc.
The guy claims that the sheet we signed is only valid when the form we signed is sent into the head office of the leasing company.
any ideas? is it a case of too bad for this guy, or is the inspection report we signed binding? Help!
 


I AM ALWAYS LIABLE

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gothosed:
I am in Canada, so I don't know if this is a proper forum for this question.
When I returned a leased vehicle, the vehicle inspection was done by the finance guy from that dealership.
He brought me a form which stated that the vehicle had _no excessive wear and tear_, and that the leasing company owed me nothing, and that I owed the leasing company nothing.
We both signed the form [the inspection report], and I went home.
The fellow phoned me a few hours later to tell me that he had found some damage [after we had signed the inspection report], so I would have to initial the form, and pay for the damage.
On principal, I wish to see if his negligence on the initial inspection is now his problem, since we signed a sheet which stated that I owed nothing to the leasing company etc.
The guy claims that the sheet we signed is only valid when the form we signed is sent into the head office of the leasing company.
any ideas? is it a case of too bad for this guy, or is the inspection report we signed binding? Help!
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

My response:

It's binding. He is their agent, and he signed it. Why do you think they have people sign those things for? So they can turn around and say it's not binding? Ask him if he'd do the same for you if you signed a contract to buy a car. He's an idiot, and tell him to explain it to a judge.

IAAL

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[This message has been edited by I AM ALWAYS LIABLE (edited April 16, 2000).]
 

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