TERMS & CONDITIONS
NOTE: These Terms & Conditions are effective from 1st March 2019. From this date onwards until further notice, or unless stated otherwise, all contracts for the sale of goods shall be entered into by Back To The Wall on this version of its Terms & Conditions.
1.1 In these Conditions:
1.1.1 'Seller' means Back To The Wall whose address is 1 Tavistock St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PG
1.1.2 'Buyer' means the person whose pro-forma order for the purchase of the Goods is accepted by The Seller;
1.1.3 'Goods' means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these Conditions;
1.2.4 'Goods for Export' means Goods purchased by the Buyer for export from the United Kingdom;
1.1.5 'Conditions' means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this document and (unless the context otherwise requires) includes any special terms and conditions agreed in writing between the Buyer and the Seller;
1.1.6 'Contract' means the contract for the purchase and sale of the Goods;
1.1.7 'Incoterms' means the international rules for the interpretation of trade terms of the International Chamber of Commerce as in force at the date when the Contract is made.
1.2 Any reference in these Conditions to any provision of a statute shall be construed as a reference to that provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at the relevant time.
1.3 The headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect their interpretation.
1.4 Any reference to writing in these Conditions includes facsimile transmission and electronic mail.
2. Basis of the sale
2.1 The Seller shall sell and the Buyer shall buy the Goods in accordance with any written quotation of the Seller which is accepted by the Buyer, or any written order of the Buyer which is accepted by the Seller, subject (in either case) to these Conditions.
2.2 Unless the Seller and the Buyer agree otherwise, these Conditions shall govern the Contract to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions.
2.3 The Seller reserves the right to vary these Conditions but no such variation shall be binding unless authorised in writing by the Seller's authorised representative.
2.4 In entering into the Contract the Buyer acknowledges that it does not rely on any representations concerning the Goods made by the Seller's employees or agents, which are not confirmed in writing by the Seller. The Buyer follows or acts upon any advice or recommendation given by the Seller or its employees or agents which is not confirmed by the Seller in writing entirely at its own risk and the Seller shall not be liable for any advice or recommendation not so confirmed.
2.5 Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by the Seller shall be subject to correction without any liability on the part of the Seller.
3. Orders and specifications
3.1 No order which has been accepted by the Seller may be cancelled by the Buyer except with the agreement in writing of the Seller.
3.2 The Seller shall supply the Goods to the Buyer on a firm sale basis only and not on sale or return terms, unless prior arrangement has been made.
4. Price of the goods
4.1 The price of the Goods shall be the price listed in the Seller's published price list current at the date of acceptance of the order. All prices quoted are valid for 30 days only or until earlier acceptance by the Buyer, after which time the Seller may alter them without giving notice to the Buyer.
4.2 The Seller reserves the right, by giving notice to the Buyer at any time before delivery, to increase the price of the Goods to reflect any increase in the cost to the Seller which is due to any factor beyond the Seller's control.
4.3 The price is exclusive of any applicable value added tax, which the Buyer shall be additionally liable to pay to the Seller.
4.4. In the case of Goods for Export, the Buyer shall pay the full shipping costs.
4.5 The Seller reserves the right to increase the charge for delivery on giving the Buyer prior notice in writing.
4.6 The Seller reserves the right to increase the price of Goods for Export where the Buyer requests any variation in the specification of the Goods.
5. Terms of payment
All Goods shall be paid for in full in advance by the Buyer (including value added tax and delivery charges) and the Seller shall be under no liability to supply or deliver the Goods until full payment has been received.
6.1 Delivery of the Goods shall be made by the Seller delivering the Goods to the Buyer's premises or other place specified by the Buyer.
6.2 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the Seller shall not be liable for any delay in delivery of the Goods however caused. Time for delivery shall not be of the essence of the Contract unless previously agreed by the Seller in writing. The Goods may be delivered by the Seller in advance of the quoted delivery date.
6.3 Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Seller to deliver any one or more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions or any claim by the Buyer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the Buyer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated.
6.4 If the Seller fails to deliver the Goods (or any instalment) for any reason other than any cause beyond the Seller's reasonable control or the Buyer's fault, and the Seller is accordingly liable to the Buyer, the Seller's liability shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Buyer (in the cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over the price of the Goods.
6.5 If the Buyer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the Seller adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond the Buyer's reasonable control or by reason of the Seller's fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Seller, the Seller may:
6.5.1 store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Buyer for the reasonable costs of storage; or
6.5.2 sell the Goods at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage and selling expenses) account to the Buyer for the excess over the price under the Contract or charge the Buyer for any shortfall below the price under the Contract.
7. Risk and property
7.1 Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods shall pass to the Buyer at the time of delivery or, if the Buyer wrongfully fails to take delivery of the Goods; or
7.2 Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any other provision of these Conditions, legal and equitable ownership of the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Seller has received in cash or cleared funds payment in full the price of: -
7.2.1 the Goods; and
7.2.2 all other goods agreed to be sold by the Seller to the Buyer for which payment is then due.
8. Warranties and liability
8.1 Subject to the conditions set out below the Seller warrants that on delivery to the Buyer and for a period of six months thereafter, the Goods shall be of satisfactory quality within the meaning of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and reasonably fit for the purpose for which they are commonly bought.
8.2 The above warranty is given by the Seller subject to the following conditions:
8.2.1 the Seller shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful damage, negligence or alteration of the Goods without the Seller's approval;
8.2.2 the Seller shall be under no liability under the above warranty (or any other warranty, condition or guarantee) if the total price for the Goods had not been paid by the due date for payment.
8.3 Any claim by the Buyer which is based on any defect or failure in the quality or condition of the Goods or their fitness for purpose shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the Buyer) be notified to the Seller within 7 days from the date of delivery or (where the defect or failure was not apparent on reasonable inspection) within a reasonable time after discovery of the defect or failure. If delivery is not refused, and the Buyer does not notify the Seller accordingly, the Buyer shall not be entitled to reject the Goods and the Seller shall have no liability for such defect or failure, and the Buyer shall be bound to pay the price as if the Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract.
8.4 Where any valid claim in respect of any of the Goods which is based on any defect in the quality or condition of the Goods or their fitness for purpose is notified to the Seller in accordance with these Conditions, the Seller shall, at its election, either replace the Goods (or the part in question) free of charge or refund to the Buyer the price of the Goods (or a proportionate part of the price), in which case the Seller shall have no further liability to the Buyer. Any Goods replaced by the Seller shall be supplied in accordance with these Conditions.
8.5 Subject to Condition 8.1 above, and except where the Goods are sold to a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977), all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law (other than the condition as to title implied by section 12 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979) are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
8.6 Nothing in these Conditions excludes or limits the Seller's liability:
8.6.1 for death or personal injury caused by the Seller's negligence; or
8.6.2 for any matter which it would be illegal for the Seller to exclude or attempt to exclude its liability; or
8.6.3 for liability under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987; or
8.6.4 for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
8.7 Subject to Condition 8.5 and Condition 8.6 above:
8.7.1 the Seller's total liability in contract, tort (including negligence and breach of statutory duty) misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the Contract, shall be limited to the price payable by the Buyer under the Contract; and
8.7.2 the Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any pure economic loss, loss of profit, loss of business, depletion of goodwill or otherwise, in each case whether direct or indirect or consequential, or any claims for consequential compensation whatsoever (howsoever caused) which arise out of or in connection with the Contract.
9. Force majeure
In the event that the Seller shall be delayed in or prevented from carrying out any of its obligations under the Contract as a result of any cause beyond its control including (but not limited to) acts of God, fire or accident, governmental actions, war or national emergency, acts of terrorism, strikes, lockouts, breakdown of plant, failure of a third party to deliver goods or materials, the Seller shall be at liberty (at its election) to suspend the Contract in which case it shall be relieved of all its obligations and liabilities incurred under the Contract insofar as and for as long as the fulfilment of the obligations and liabilities is thereby prevented, frustrated or impeded or to cancel the Contract without incurring any further liability.
10. Export terms
10.1 Unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression which is defined in or given a particular meaning by the provisions of Incoterms shall have the same meaning in these Conditions, but if there is any conflict between the provisions of Incoterms and these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.
10.2 Where Goods for Export are supplied, the provisions of this clause 10 shall apply notwithstanding any other provision of these Conditions.
10.3 The Buyer shall be responsible for complying with any legislation or regulations governing, including obtaining any licences required for, the export of the Goods from the United Kingdom and their importation into the country of destination and for the payment of any duties on them and shall indemnify the Seller for any loss, liability damages, costs or expenses of the Seller if a licence is not obtained or regulations are otherwise breached by the Buyer.
10.4 In all instances (even if the shipping is arranged by the Seller) it is the Buyer’s responsibility to insure the goods whilst in transit.
10.5 The Seller shall have no liability for any claim in respect of any defect in the Goods, which would be apparent on inspection and where inspection is made after shipment, or in respect of any damage during transit.
10.5.1 Payment of all amounts due to the Seller shall be made, at the option of the Seller, by payment in advance by cleared funds; our standard terms are pro-forma
Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the other under these Conditions shall be in writing and signed by or on behalf of the party giving it and shall be served by delivering it personally or sending it by email to [insert email address] with subject heading: “Dispute”. Any notice shall be deemed to have been received at the time of transmission, provided that if deemed receipt occurs before 9 am on a Business Day the notice shall be deemed to have been received at 9 am that day, and if deemed receipt occurs after 5 pm on a Business Day, or on a day that is not a Business Day on the next Business Day. 'Business Day' means any day which is not a Saturday, a Sunday or a public holiday in the place at or to which the notice is left or sent.
No waiver by the Seller of any breach of the Contract by the Buyer shall be considered as a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these Conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
14. Governing law and jurisdiction
The Contract shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales, and the Buyer agrees to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.