UK Workbenches Ltd Terms and Conditions of Sale
The following definitions shall apply to the following phrases when used in these conditions:
-”The Company” means UK Workbenches Ltd.
-”The Goods” means goods supplied by The Company to the Purchaser under a contract subject to these conditions.
-”The Purchaser” means the person to whom the goods are to be supplied subject to these conditions:
2. APPLICABILITY OF THESE CONDITIONS
a. These conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of goods by The Company
to the exclusion of all terms and conditions (standard or otherwise) which The
Purchaser may seek to impose. The placing of an order will be deemed to constitute acceptance of this term and these terms and conditions.
b. No variation of these Conditions shall be effective unless made in writing and
signed by a Director of the Company.
c. These Conditions shall apply to all future contracts whether oral or written for
the supply of The Goods by The Company to The Purchaser save to the extent that is
otherwise expressly agreed or that these Conditions are inconsistent with what is
3. TERMS OF PAYMENT
The Purchaser will pay for The Goods at the time of the Order from The Supplier.
4. PRICE VARIATION
The Company reserves the absolute right to alter any of its prices at any
time and The Goods despatched after the date of such alteration shall be invoiced
at the rate then prevailing. Where quantities ordered vary from those quoted
for, The Company reserves the right to requote.
a. Unless contrary written instructions are received The Goods will be delivered to The Purchaser’s place of business by a method determined by The Company, normally road transport. In the event that The Purchaser stipulates the use of some other form of transport any extra transport costs payable shall be paid by The Purchaser.
b. Carriage and packing charges are generally free of charge to mainland UK, additional charges may be liable to The Purchaser who resides north of Glasgow.
c. If The Purchaser decides to revise any delivery instructions which it may have given it shall give The Company at least 3 working days prior written notice, otherwise deliveries will be made to original instructions
d. If within fourteen days after the notification by The Company that The Goods are ready for despatch The Purchaser has not notified The Company of its delivery instructions, The Company shall be entitled to arrange storage either at its own works or elsewhere on The Purchaser’s behalf, and at The Purchaser’s risk and expense.
e. The Company will not entertain any claim for any shortages, pilferage or damage to The Goods for which The Company is liable unless The Company is advised in writing within seven days of delivery and provided with an opportunity to inspect The Goods which must be retained for at least 14 days thereafter. The Company will not be liable for any claim for non delivery unless advised in writing by The Purchaser within 21 days of the relevant invoice date.
6. DELIVERY TIMES
a. Although given in good faith times quoted for delivery of The Goods are intended as estimates only and are not therefore to be treated as being of the essence of the contract.
b. The Company shall not be liable for failure to deliver The Goods or to do so promptly if such failure arises due to ‘Force Majeure’ including without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing delays occasioned by strikes, riots, lock-outs or other labour troubles, war, fire, accidents, mechanical failure, availability of supplies of goods to The Company, delay in delivery of goods or materials by suppliers or other persons, government action, legislation or regulation of any kind, Act of God or any circumstance whatsoever outside the reasonable control of the outside The Company and such delay or failure to deliver such goods shall not affect the obligation of The Purchasers to pay for Goods already delivered.
7. PROPERTY AND RISK
a. The Goods are insured by and at the risk of The Company until they are off-loaded at The Purchaser’s place of business or other delivery point specified by The Purchaser. From the time that The Goods are off-loaded by The Purchaser it is The Purchaser’s responsibility to insure The Goods. If The Purchaser employs an agent to transport The Goods then risk will pass at the time of delivery to The Purchaser’s agent.
b. The Goods shall remain the sole and absolute property of The Company as legal and equitable owner until such time as the intending Purchaser shall have paid to The Company the agreed price together with the full price of any other of The Goods that are the subject to any other contract with The Company. The Company may for the purpose of recovery of The Goods enter upon any premises where they are reasonably thought to be stored and may repossess the same in default of payment of monies owing by The Purchaser to The Company. The Purchaser will store any of The Goods for which payment has not been made separately from any other goods in its possession.
c. Until such payment and subject to the following provisions, The Purchaser holds The Goods as bailee of The Company and owes to The Company the normal fiduciary obligations of a bailee by way of custody in respect of The Goods. In so far as The Purchaser shall, or shall purport to, offer for sale and sell The Goods, it shall do so only at the best obtainable price in the ordinary course of its business as principle and not as agent for The Company. The Company shall, by reason of the said relationship of bailment between The Purchaser (as bailee) and itself (as bailor), be and remain legally and beneficially entitled to the proceeds of sale and The Purchaser shall pay such proceeds of sale into a separate account, or otherwise, shall ensure that all the proceeds of sale are kept by or on behalf of The Purchaser in a separate and identifiable form. The proceeds shall not be paid into an overdrawn bank account. Upon receipt of the proceeds of sale, The Purchaser shall discharge the debt due to The Company and shall not use or deal with the proceeds of sale in any way whatsoever until such debt has been discharged.
8. TRADING POLICY
a. The Company may in its absolute discretion allow trade discounts to The Purchasers of
its goods. Such discounts will not normally be granted, where the value of goods
supplied in a particular consignment is less than GBP1000.00.
b. In its absolute discretion The Company may agree to the return of The Goods and the
issue of a credit note provided that such agreement shall be in writing and signed by
a duly authorised person on behalf of The Company and that The Goods so returned are to be despatched, carriage paid and that The Company will impose a handling charge.
c. No order shall be binding upon The Company until The Company has issued its written/email telephone acceptance of the order and The Purchaser has confirmed its order in writing/email/telephone. No cancellations or adjustments can be accepted without previous written consent of The Company.
d. Special requirements. The Company reserves the right to deliver and invoice any complete or part manufactured goods produced specially to customer’s specifications or parts specially purchased to meet such requirements left on hand due to cancellation of all or part of the contract.
e. Any samples, drawings, descriptive matter or advertising issued by The Company are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate indication of The Goods described in them and they shall not form part of the contract or any other contract between The company and The Purchaser for the sale of goods unless The Company expressly agree to the same.
9. WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS
The warranties and conditions contained in the Sale of Goods Act 1979 as amended or any statutory modification or re-enactment thereof shall apply to this contract and all other warranties and conditions whatsoever whether express or implied are hereby excluded (liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of The Company its servants or agents excepted) provided that: