Ministry forms commission to protect consumers against disadvantageous contracts

A commission is being created to protect consumers against unacceptable contracts, the Justice Ministry stated on its website, www.justice.sk, on October 6.

A commission is being created to protect consumers against unacceptable contracts, the Justice Ministry stated on its website, www.justice.sk, on October 6.

If the commission finds out that terms of a contract are unacceptable for consumers, the commission will report such cases to the associations for protection of consumers, which can file a lawsuit against the involved business entities.

Justice Minister Štefan Harabin points out that contracts are often drafted in a complicated way, which a citizen without legal background hardly understands.

"When the regulation comes into force, we will ask various companies to send us their general contractual terms, including leasing companies, non-banking financial companies, insurance companies, transport businesses, companies administering residential real estate, and so on," the minister stated. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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