Columbus Home Sales Solicitation Act Lawyer
When consumers make purchases through door-to-door sales, they have certain rights to change their mind about the agreement and the purchase. These rights come from the Ohio Home Solicitation Sales Act. If you recently made a purchase through a home solicitation or door-to-door seller, then you should have had an opportunity to cancel the purchase for a specific period of time following the sale. If you were denied that right, you may be able to file a claim. Contact our Columbus Home Sales Solicitation Claims Act lawyer to learn more about claims made under Ohio’s Home Solicitation Sales Act.
Learning More About the Ohio Home Solicitation Sales Act
Under Ohio law, the Home Solicitation Sales Act, according to the Attorney General, “protects consumers from high pressure door-to-door sales by giving them a three-day ‘cooling off’ period during which the contract can be canceled.” Under the law, a consumer will have until midnight on the third business day following the sale.
The law defines a home solicitation sale as “a sale of $25 or more in which the seller makes an in-person solicitation at the consumer’s home and the agreement is made at the consumer’s home.” In addition, the law can apply to sales that are made outside the normal place of business for the seller, and in circumstances where the seller invites the in-person solicitation.
Requirements Under the Home Solicitation Sales Act
Consumers should know that any sellers in the Columbus area are required to do the following under the Home Solicitation Sales Act:
- Provide the consumer with a copy of any written agreement that they have signed, including the date of the agreement and the seller’s name and address;
- Given the consumer a notice of cancellation form, which lets the consumer know that they have a right to cancel the sale up until midnight on the third business day after the agreement;
- Allow the consumer to cancel the sale for any reason at all as long as the consumer informs the seller of the request to cancel before midnight on the third business day following the sale;
- Avoid beginning any service or delivery associated with the agreement until after midnight on the third business day after the sales agreement (i.e., after the cooling-off period ends).
When a consumer cancels a door-to-door sale within the cooling-off period, the seller is required to give the consumer a refund within 10 days from the date that the consumer informs the seller of their request to cancel. If the seller has already left any goods at the consumer’s home or sent to the consumer, the consumer must allow the seller to pick up the goods. When a seller fails to abide by the requirements under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, the consumer may be entitled to file a claim.
Contact Kohl & Cook Law Firm
Were your rights under the Home Solicitation Sales Act violated? You could be eligible to file a claim, and our firm can help. Contact our experienced Columbus Home Sales Solicitation Claims Act lawyer for assistance.