hi where do i stand on this? ive just bought a van. i bought it from a trader. this guy has a legit business selling car tuning parts which he sells from his unit and on ebay, he also seems to do other stuff to do with car audio etc. this guy also sells vans. he said he and his partner do the vans between them. his partner buys vans from fleet and travels up and down the country, he puts them on his lot and takes a cut of the sale price. he said he is just a broker for the vans. everything seemed fine with the van and his business, he gave me a receipt stating this he was selling the van as a broker. ive checked out his business details and all seems to be registered in the name he gave me etc etc. the bad part comes with the van. the van had no history with it. it had an 11 month mot on the van. i asked about the history and he said that there isnt any because its from a company fleet and they keep the receipts to claim back the costs and so thats why there isnt any. vans go through the auctions like this all the time, with no history etc and i didnt really think anything of it. the van seemed ok, bodywork ok, mechanics ok, drove ok etc etc. the guy had lots of adverts in the autotrader and had just sold 2 vans before i bought mine, and had another left for sale after i left. i got the van for a good price and i was happy with my purchase. only after getting it home under the light of a garage did i notice than i could still see the previous details of the previous owner on the van. i phoned them and asked about the van and they said they sold it with over double the miles on than what the new MOT and the van had on it now. the van is a 2003 model and so should have had a previous mot. i didnt have any previous history as ive said and a local dealer told me to go onto the website on the back of the mot certificate and put in the details and you can get the previous mot. the previous mot that i didnt get states a much higher milage than it has now. the van was sold with high miles, it was then clocked back and went through another mot with lower miles and sold with lower miles. i dont want to go into the ins and outs of what i should have checked for etc etc, but the van has obviously been clocked back. i phoned the guy up in under 24 hours and explained this and he seemed genuinely concerned and said he would need to speak to his partner because its his partners money and as he said he just sells and takes a cut. he fobbed me off for a day then came back and said the guy who owned it wont refund it and i should take it up with him. he gave me what is probably a fake name and a mobile number to ring. i explained to both of them that i just wanted a refund, and if not i would have to get trading standards and the police into this. they both didnt seem bothered at all, and after letting this guy know that i had done some homework and investigated it a bit he said the best he would do is give me 10% back and in return he didnt want to hear anything more about it. i either got nothing or accepted 10%. he claims he bought the van a week ago and knew nothing about it. there is more details to go with it but im trying to cut a long story short. the guy i bought it off who says he is a broker and claims that its nothing to do with him and he hasnt done anything wrong. he never claimed it was the correct millage and he didnt know anything about it. the guy i got on the phone claims he didnt know anything about it and only had the van a week and the dealer he bought it off must have scammed him. i want to know where i stand here. is there anything i can do or dont i have a leg to stand on? if i get trading standards or the police in on it will that get is sorted? are they actually at fault or can they claim that they didnt know the van had been clocked back and so not get in trouble? there is lots more to the story, and as far as im concerned after finding out more info on this there is no way they couldnt have know the van had been clocked back. the guy i bought it off seems to think he has covered himself by stating his is just a broker and the van was sold as seen on the invoice. it seems to me that either these were the ones who actually clocked it back, or if they didnt do it themselves they did know it was incorrect milage when they sold it and pretended they didnt. are they actually breaking the law? do i have a clear case if i take it to trading standards/police? am i actually entitled to my money back? thanks for your help.