STANDARD TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SALE
In these conditions “the company” means “Lester Lowe Ltd”
“the goods” means the articles (or as the case may be, services) to be supplied by the company in accordance with these conditions.
“the purchaser” mean the party to whom the goods are to be supplied.
“the conditions” means the standard conditions of sale as set out in this document and includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the company and the purchaser.
“the contract” means the contract for the supply of goods incorporating these conditions.
FORMATION OF CONTRACT
These terms and conditions shall in all respects be construed and have effect according to English law and the parties agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts
In no circumstances will the company be liable to the purchaser in damages for any amount in excess of the total amount of the value of the goods supplied by the company to the purchaser.
All goods sold by the company will be subject to these conditions which may not be altered unless expressly agreed in writing by a person authorised to sign on behalf of the company (“a company signatory”). Any contrary or additional terms whether or not contained in any document of the purchaser are excluded.
The price of goods is the price ruling at the date of despatch. Prices quoted are not fixed unless agreed in writing by a company signatory.
All quotes are subject to increases in manufacturer or supplier cost price.
The price is exclusive of VAT and any other government taxes.
If the purchaser does not have an account approved in writing by the company, payment must be made on placing the order or on delivery or collection of the goods
If the purchase has an account approved in writing by the company, payment without deduction is due on the last day of the month following the month in which the goods were supplied.
The purchaser will not be entitled to make any deduction or set off from any sums claimed by the company any amount due or claimed against the company by the purchaser whether under this or any other contract.
The company reserves the right in its absolute discretion at any time to insist upon payment by way of cleared finds for goods before delivery or to demand security for payment before continuing with or delivering any goods notwithstanding any subsisting agreement to provide credit to the purchaser.
The company reserves the right to charge interest on overdue accounts at the rate of 5% per annum above the base rate of National Westminster Bank PLC from time to time in force. Interest shall be calculated and accrued on a day to day basis from the date on which payment fell due until payment (whether made before or after judgement has been obtained by the company against the purchaser
Where goods are requested by the purchaser under a trade name or description, the company shall not be responsible to the purchaser should the goods prove unsuitable for the purpose for which the purchaser requires the same.
The purchaser must check any drawings, dimensions, sizes, weights and quantities before ordering, the company cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions or any consequential loss arising therefrom.
CANCELLATION OF ORDERS
The company will not accept cancellation of orders or return of any goods ordered once the company has placed orders for the supply or manufacture of goods with its manufacturers or suppliers.
The company will in its absolute discretion consider accepting cancellation of order for (or the return of) goods that are a normal yard stock item and reserve the right to make a restocking or cancellation charge.
Where the contract provides for the goods to be delivered to the purchaser by instalment, each delivery shall be deemed to constitute a separate enforceable contract.
Any despatch or delivery date or time given by the company is only an estimate, time will not be of the essence of the contract. The company accepts no responsibility for any financial or other loss or damage (whether direct or indirect) if delivery is delayed, nor shall any such delay entitle the purchaser not to accept and pay for the goods when they are delivered.
The risk in the goods shall pass to the purchaser on delivery or collection
It is the purchasers responsibility to provide a good hard road on site
Delivery vehicles will enter the site only at the absolute discretion of the driver and the purchaser will fully indemnify the company for any actual or consequential loss or damage as a result of the vehicle being on site.
It is the purchasers responsibility to provide facilities and labour for the safe offloading of the goods.
Where employees of other contractors working on site accept the goods, the goods will be deemed to have been accepted by the purchaser.
No responsibility can be accepted by the company for shortages or damages unless this is indicated by the purchaser at the time of delivery, in writing on the delivery sheet or delivery documents issued by the company.
In the event of any goods supplied by the company proving defective in material or workmanship, the company will, at its option replace or repair such items free of charge which shall be the limit of the companies responsibility, providing that the complaint is made within three days of delivery and subject, where the goods have been used or fixed, to the defects being such that an examination by the purchaser ought to have revealed them before using or fixing.
The company will not be responsible for any consequential losses sustained by the purchaser as a result of any such defects.
RETENTION OF TITLE
The property in the goods shall not pass to the purchaser and shall remain with the company until the purchaser has paid to the company all monies outstanding to the company, whether under this or any other contract with the company.
Until payment has been made in full, the purchaser shall keep the goods as bailee and trustee for the company and shall return such goods to the company on request.
If such payment is overdue in part or in whole the company may, by its servant or agents, and without prejudice to its other rights, enter upon any premises where the goods are stored, and recover the goods for disposal as the company thinks fit.
Notwithstanding the above, the goods may be used either on their own or mixed with any other product, and sold by the purchaser at full market price in the normal course of bona fide business. The company shall retain the title to the goods supplied to the purchaser and shall assume title to all new composite products formed by mixing of the goods with other products until such time as all monies due by the purchaser to the company have been paid. All monies received by the purchaser from such sale shall be held by the purchaser in trust for the company, until such time as all monies due to the company by the purchaser have been paid as aforesaid.
The purcahser shall, if requested by the company to do so in writing, assign its rights to recover the selling price of the goods from the third parties concerned.
Payment of all sums owing to the company shall become due immediately upon the commencement of any act or proceeding concerning the purchasers solvency.
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