Dear Customer, please read through these terms & conditions:
1. DEFINITIONS In these terms and conditions
“The Company” means Richard Haworth Ltd T/A Beldom (registered in England with no: 383804)
“The customer” means the person, firm or company who enters into a contract with the company
“Goods” Means the goods sold to the customer by the Company
“Contract” Means the contract for the sale and purchases of goods made between the company and the customer to which these terms and conditions apply.
“Writing” includes telex, cable, facsimile and comparable means of electronic communication.
2.1 The following are the only terms and conditions on which the company trades and all offers, quotation, orders, acknowledgements of orders and every contract between the company and the customer shall be subject hereto.
2.2 The Company shall sell and the customer shall purchase the goods in accordance with any quotation of the company which is accepted by the customer or any order of the customer which is accepted by the customer subject always (in either case) to these terms and conditions.
2.3 No variation to these terms and conditions shall bind the Company unless the same is agreed in writing by authorised representatives of the company and the customer.
3.1 Subject always to clause 3.3 below the price payable for goods shall (unless otherwise stated by the company in writing and signed by an authorised official on its behalf) be either 910 the price agreed with the customer and noted by the customer in its quotation or acknowledgement of order; 9110 (if no price is agreed) the list price of the company current at the date of delivery of goods.
3.2 All prices are exclusive of VAT and if chargeable this will be charged at the appropriate rate ruling at the delivery of goods.
3.3 The company at all times reserve the right to revise any price(s) of goods to take account of any increase in costs to the company due to factors beyond the control of the company including (but not limited to) foreign exchange fluctuation/alteration of duties/increases in cost of labour and/or materials and/or transport and the customer shall pay such revised price as if we were payable under clause 3.1 hereof.
4.1 All accounts rendered by the company shall be paid without retention no later than 30 days from date of invoice (unless otherwise agreed) and time for payment shall be of essence.
4.2 Notwithstanding clause 4.1 the right to demand payment at any time is reserved. The Company further reserves the right to reduce or withdraw credit facilities at any time.
4.3 New accounts are subject to such trade and bank references as the company shall in absolute discretion require and until such time as satisfactory references have been received by the company no goods will be delivered by the company until the company has received payment in full from the customer unless an authorised representative of the company agrees otherwise in writing.
4.4 The customer shall not without prior written agreement of the company be entitled to deduct or set off from any money or monies for the time being due to the company any claim for loss or expense alleged to have been incurred by the customer by reason of breach or failure to observe the provisions of the contract between the customer and the company.
4.5 Without prejudice to any right or remedy available to the company, interest shall be payable on all overdue accounts at the rate of 3% per annum above the base rate of the time being of National Westminster bank plc to run from the due date of payment until receipt by the company of the full amount whether or not after judgement.
No contract between the company and the customer may be cancelled or materially varied by the customer without prior consent in writing of the company.
6.1 The risk in goods shall pass to the customer as follows:
6.1.1 where the company delivers goods or causes goods to be delivered to the customer or to the customer’s order then as from their arrival at the point where they are to be unloaded; or
6.1.2 Where the customer collects goods or causes goods to be collected then as from the point where they are collected (provided that when goods are loaded on to vehicles loading shall be the
Responsibility of and at the risk of the customer)
6.2 Title of goods shall not pass to the customer until all amounts for the time being due and owing from the customer are received in full by the company (whether for goods or under any contract made between the company and the customer) and until such time both legal and beneficial ownership in goods shall remain with the company
6.3 For so long as the customer remains in possession of any goods whilst title thereto remains with the company;-
6.3.1 The customer shall be fiduciary agent and bailee of such goods for the company; and
6.3.2 The customer hereby grants to the company an irrevocable right and licence to enter upon any part of its premises to repossess and such goods
6.3.3 If the customer shall re-sell and such goods (or any product made there from):- The customer shall hold the proceeds of sale thereof (of any debt due to the customer representing the same) upon trust for the company; and The customer shall not permit such proceeds of sale to be mingled with its own monies Any such debt due to the customer which is subject to such trust shall upon demand be assigned by the customer to the company together with all such rights (if any) as the customer may have against for recovery of the same.
7.1 Any delivery date or dates given by the company of goods are approximate only, and are not of any contractual effect.
7.2 The company reserves the right to withhold delivery of any good to the customer in the event that the effect of such delivery would be to increase the indebtedness of the customer to the company in excess of the customer’s credit limit with the company.
The quantity, quality and description of the goods shall be set out in the company’s quotation (if accepted by the customer) or if the customer’s orders (if accepted by the company) provided always that if any goods are expresses to be of foreign origin they shall be sold by the company subject to any usual limitations on the standard or manufacturer or such country of origin.
9.1 No claim by the customer by the company for damage of detective goods or any breach of legal obligation or duty can be considered by the company unless;-
9.1.1 Where damage, defect or other breach of obligation or duty is apparent on inspection, a claim in writing is received by the company within 7days of delivery of goods; or
9.1.2 Where the damage, defect or other breach of obligation or duty is not apparent on inspection, a claim in writing is received by the company, within 14 days of delivery of goods and in either event the company reserves the right to supply replacement goods to the customer free of charge in full and final satisfaction of the customer’s claims
9.2 Without prejudice to the generality of clauses 9.1 and 9.2 above:-
9.2.1 the company shall not be liable to the customer or any 3rd party for any consequential loss of damage, howsoever caused (even if such loss was reasonably foreseeable or the company had been advised of the possibility of the customer incurring the same) ; and
9.2.2 in the event of the company incurring any liability whatsoever in the respect of any contract made subject to these terms and conditions, then the company’s liability shall not in any circumstances exceed the price agreed with the customer or otherwise payable under clause 3 above; and
9.2.3 the company shall not incur any liability whatsoever in respect of goods once such goods have in any manner been treated or dealt with or altered following delivery by the company to the customer.
The company will make every effort to perform the contract but shall be liable for any loss or damage caused by non-performance or by delay in the performance of any of its obligations to the customer due to act of god, war, civil disturbance, government action, strike, lock-out or trade dispute (whether involving its own employees or those of any other persons) difficulties in obtaining materials, breakdown in machinery, fire, or accident or any other causes whatsoever beyond the reasonable control of the company. Should any such event occur, the company reserves the right to cancel or suspend all or any part of the contract with the customer, without incurring any liability for loss or damage thereby occasioned.
These terms and conditions are considered reasonable by the parties but in any event that any limitation or provision contained herein be held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid by reference to the unfair contract terms act 1977 it shallot that extent be deemed omitted.
12.1 Any references in these terms and conditions to any provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at that relevant time.
12.2 The heading in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
12.3 The failure by the company to exercise or enforce any rights conferred by the contract shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right not to operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof at any time or times thereafter.
Any contract which is made subject to these terms and conditions, shall be subject to and constructed in accordance with English Law.
All parties hereby irrevocably submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
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