Terms & Conditions of Sale
In the following Conditions of Sale “the Seller” means ‘The Office Chair Man’ and “the Buyer” means any person, firm or company with whom the Seller contracts for the supply of goods or service.
The following Standard Conditions of Sale shall govern all transactions except as otherwise specifically agreed in writing by the Buyer and the Seller
1. Estimates and Quotations
a) All prices are subject to alteration by the Seller and may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Seller’s written acceptance of the Buyer’s order. Estimates and Quotations automatically become invalid after 30 days.
b) After contract, the Seller will have the right to increase the contract price by any amount attributed to;
i) a suspension of or an alteration to work on the goods by reason of the Buyer’s instructions or lack of them.
ii) any variation of wage rates taxing statutes material costs or of contract and the date of delivery or completion of payment.
2. Upon accepting an order from the Buyer the Seller reserves the right to inquire within a reasonable time into the Buyers financial or trade status and in the light of any report considered in the absolute discretion the Seller to be adverse the
Seller reserves the right to rescind the Contract without liability to the Buyer and without liability for compensation or damages.
a) Unless otherwise stated all prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate.
b) Delivery outside of our free delivery area is chargeable on a per item basis. Please contact our sales team for quantity discounts.
c) Except where a price is stated to be fixed by the Seller on its written acceptance of the Buyer’s order any price quoted by the Seller or comprised in the order or contract is provisional only and the actual price to be paid by the Buyer shall be
the Seller’s price ruling at the date of dispatch.
(a) All orders shall be due for payment prior to dispatch unless otherwise agreed in writing.
(b) If any credit terms of payment are not complied with the Seller shall have the right to charge interest at the rate of 2% above the Barclays Bank PLC minimum lending rate for the period between the due date of payment and final settlement.
(c) If the Buyer shall fail to pay any amount when it is due under this or any other contract with the Seller, then the Seller shall have the right (without prejudice to any of its other rights against the Buyer) on notice in writing being given to the
Buyer, to treat the purchase price that is unpaid on all goods invoiced or dispatched by the Seller as having become forthwith due and payable by the Buyer and in substitution for the provision contained in sub-clause (a) of this Condition.
5. Value Added Tax
All prices quoted or accepted are inclusive of Value Added Tax at the current rate.
6. Goods of the Contract
The Seller shall not be bound by any oral condition warranty or representation given or made on its behalf unless confirmed in writing nor by any express or implied team condition or warranty, whether arising by statute or common law or by
usage, save and except a warranty that goods sold shall correspond with the contractual description.
The Seller shall have the option (without prejudice to any of its other rights against the Buyer) by notice in writing to the Buyer to rescind any contract between the Seller and Buyer or to suspend delivery in the following events:
i) Should any sum owing by the Buyer to the Seller be overdue whether under the same contract or any other contract;
ii) Should the Buyer be in breach of any term of the same or any other contract with the Seller;
iii) Should the Buyer enter into any composition or arrangement with or for the benefit of his creditors having a receiving order in bankruptcy made against him or (if a corporate body should it have a resolution passed or petition presented to
wind up its business (other than for the purpose of amalgamation or reconstruction) or if a Receiver be appointed of its undertaking, property or assets or any part thereof.
(a) If no time for delivery is specified in the contract the Buyer shall be bound to accept the goods when they are ready for delivery by the Seller.
(b) The risk in goods contracted to be sold by the Seller shall pass to the Buyer (or to whom he shall direct) when the goods (or any part thereof when there is more than one delivery under the contract) are delivered to the Buyer, or in accordance
with his instruction.
(c) Any complaint of short delivery or of damaged goods in transit must be notified within 24 hours of receipt of goods and confirmed in writing at that time by the Buyer to the Seller and any complaint of failure to deliver goods invoiced must be
so notified within 10 days of the date of the invoice.
(d) Where the contract involves more than one delivery if default is made in payment on the due date in respect of any one delivery the Seller shall at its option (and without prejudice to any of its other rights) have there under or otherwise be
entitled to treat the contract as repudiated and to claim damages accordingly. Each delivery will constitute a separate contract and any failure or defect in any one delivery will not vitiate the contract as to the remaining deliveries.
(e) Any time or date for delivery named by the Seller is an estimate only and the Seller shall not accept liability for any loss or damage or any consequential loss arising either directly or indirectly from delay in delivery however caused.
(a) The Seller and the Buyer expressly agree that until the Seller has been paid in full (including any interest charged there under) for the goods comprised in the contract between them, the goods comprised in the contract remain the property
of the Seller save as provided herein.
(b) The Seller may recover the goods (but excluding any goods ownership of which had already passed to the Buyer) at any time from the Buyer if in the Buyer’s possession if the amount outstanding from the Buyer to the Seller in respect of the
goods supplied has not been paid in full and for that purpose the Seller, its servants and agencies may enter upon any land or buildings upon which the goods are situated, provided that if the Seller shall resell the goods so recovered or any
part thereof the Seller shall give the Buyer credit for any sum received by the Seller in excess of the unpaid price (including any interest charged there under) of such goods.
(c) The Buyer may dispose of the goods in the ordinary course of its business as principal (but any warranties, Conditions, or representations given or made by the Buyer to any third party shall not be binding on the Seller who shall be indemnified
by the Buyer with respect thereto) and may pass good title in the goods to a third party being a bona fide purchaser for value without notice of the Sellers rights.
(d) If the Buyer incorporates the goods into other products (with the addition of its goods or those of others) or uses such goods as material for other products (with or without such additions) the property in those other products is upon such
incorporation or use and by that event transferred to the Seller and the Buyer will store the same or the Seller in a proper manner without charge to the Seller in the event of such incorporation or use as is envisaged by this sub-clause the
provisions of sub-clauses (b) and (c) shall apply mutates mutants to those other products in place of the goods provided that if the Seller shall sell such other products or any part thereof (without being under any duty to obtain the best price
therein) the Seller shall give the Buyer credit for any sum received by the Seller in excess of the unpaid price (including any interest charged there under) of such goods.
10. Disposal before payment
If the goods or any part thereof whether or not incorporated into other products or used as material for other products, are resold by the Buyer before he has made full payment to the Seller as aforesaid, the Buyer shall hold upon trust for the
Seller from the proceeds of such resale such sum as shall be equal to the amount then owing to the Seller in respect of the goods provided that if the Buyer has not received the proceeds of such resale in full the Seller shall be subjugated
(without the need for further documentation) to the Buyer’s rights against its customer to the extent of any balance still remaining due to the Seller in respect of the goods. Nothing contained herein shall affect any other rights the Seller may
have against the Buyer’s customer.
11. Claims & Returns Policy
(a) Unless expressly agreed in writing the Seller gives no warranty that the goods are suitable for any particular purpose or for use under any specific conditions, not withstanding that such purpose or conditions may be known to the Seller.
(b) Claims in respect of any alleged defect in the contractual quality of the goods delivered, where the defects would have been revealed by reasonable examination of the goods on arrival, must be made in writing within 14 days after delivery,
or if related to the transport of the goods within such time as will enable the Seller to comply with the time limit and procedure laid down by the carrier by whom the goods were transported if the Buyer shall make any complaint within the
time stipulated the Seller shall, after it has had a reasonable time to investigate the same and examine the goods in dispute, be entitled as its option
i) To replace the goods (if defective) or;
ii) To accept the return of the goods (if defective) and credit the Buyer with the price thereof or;
iii) To make to the Buyer (if the goods are defective) an allowance representing the difference between the value of the goods at the time of the complaint by the Buyer and the value they would have had it they had been in accordance
with the contract providing the Buyer pays the balance not in dispute according to normal terms.
(c) The return of goods shall not be made without prior agreement between the Buyer and the Seller. No claim can be entertained after the goods or any part thereof have been processed in any way.
(d) Where any used products, are supplied, fully refurbished, in your choice of colour, to meet your needs, and where there is not a valid reason for returning the product we will accept the product on the basis that you will pay the refurbishment costs, outlined on your invoice, and any associated shipping costs.
12. Statutory requirements and Infringement of goods
(a) Every effort is made that the goods meet known statutory requirements and that they do not infringe any patents or trademarks belonging to third parties, but no warranty is given that the design construction and quality of the goods to be
supplied under the contract comply with all relevant requirements of any Statute statutory rule, or order or other instrument having the force of law which may be in force at the time of supply.
(b) The Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against all damages, penalties, costs and expenses to which the Seller may become liable as a result of work done in accordance with the Buyer’s specification which involves the infringement of any
industrial property rights and whether registered or not.
13. Limitation of the Seller’s liability
(a) Except as otherwise expressly mentioned in these Conditions, the Seller shall have no liability of any kind to the Buyer in respect of any loss or damage (whether direct indirect or consequential) suffered by the Buyer whether in contract or
negligence or otherwise howsoever whether for loss or damage to property or for death or bodily injury or otherwise howsoever in respect of any goods supplied or work done by the Seller. The Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against any
claim made against the Seller by a third party arising out of any goods supplied to or work done for the Buyer.
(b) No forbearance or indulgence by the Seller shown or granted to a Buyer whether in respect of these Conditions or otherwise shall in any way affect or prejudice the rights of the Seller against the Buyer or be taken as a waiver of any of these
14. Force Majeure
The performance of all contracts is subject to variations or cancellation by the Seller owing to any act of God, war, strikes, governmental regulations or orders, national emergencies, lock-outs, fire, flood, drought, tempest or any other cause
(whether or not of a like nature) beyond the control of the Seller or owing to any inability by the Seller to procure materials or articles required for the performance of the Contract and the Seller shall not be held responsible for any inability to
deliver caused by any such contingency.
15. Application of these Conditions
By ordering any goods from the Seller, the Buyer will be deemed to accept that these Conditions take precedence over any other Conditions contained on or in any letter order form acceptance form, receipt or the like received by the Seller in
connection with the goods so ordered and that any such other Conditions will not form part of the Contract between the Seller and the Buyer unless specifically agreed in writing.
16. Local Representation
The terms “Agents” or “Representatives” mean only those appointed to receive inquiries for onward transmission to and to be dealt with by the Seller. No such “Agents” or “Representatives” are authorized by the Seller to incur any liability, give
any guarantee or warranty or make any representations or transact any business on the Seller’s behalf.
If any provision of these conditions is declared invalid by a court having competent jurisdiction there under the invalidity of such provisions shall not be deemed to avoid the remaining conditions.
18. Entire Agreement
Save as expressly agreed in writing these conditions embody all the terms and conditions of the Contract between the parties hereto and replace all antecedent representations or proposals not embodied herein. Amendments to the terms and
conditions herein set out shall not be valid unless reduced into writing and properly executed on behalf of both parties to the agreement.
In these conditions works and phrases importing the masculine gender shall include the feminine or neuter as appropriated and words importing the singular shall include the plural and vice versa.
20. Governing Law
The law of England shall govern the validity construction and performance of any contract to which these Conditions apply.