CONDITIONS OF SALE APPLICABLE TO BUYERS
For clarity and avoidance of doubt
J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers … Trade As Ewell Village Auctions
1. Definitions. In these J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auction act only as auctioneers and agents for the seller and the representative of J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auction conducting the auction is called the ‘Auctioneer'.
2. General. Whilst J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auction makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of their catalogues and the description of any lot:-
(a) Each lot as set out in the catalogue or as divided or combined with any other lot or J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auction sold by the seller with all faults, imperfections and errors of description.
(b) J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auctiondo not accept responsibility for the authenticity, attribution, genuineness, origin, authorship, date, age, period, condition or quality of any lot unless they have been instructed in writing by the seller to so certify, and in such case the auctioneers do so as agents of the seller and are not themselves responsible for such claims. Before bidding bidders must ensure they are satisfied with the condition of the lot - for details of condition please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot guarantee a response to condition and image requests received after 4 hour before the start of the auction
(c) All statements whether printed in the catalogue, made orally or in writing as to any of the matters set out in (b) above are statements of opinion only and are not to be taken as being or implying any warranties or representations of fact by J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers T/A Ewell Village Auction unless they have been instructed in writing by the seller to so certify.
(d) Any claim under any Statute must be received in writing by the Auctioneers within ten days of the day of the sale.
3. The Auction.(a) The Auctioneer has absolute discretion to divide any lot, to combine any two or more J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers or withdraw any lot or J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers from the sale, to refuse bids, regulate bidding or cancel the sale without in any case giving any reason or without previous notice. He may bid on behalf of the seller for all goods which are being offered subject to reserve or at the auctioneer's discretion.
(b) The highest bidder shall be the buyer except in the case of a dispute. The Auctioneer may at his sole discretion determine the advance of bidding or refuse a bid. If during the auction the Auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen, he has absolute discretion to settle it or to re-offer the lot.
(c) Each lot is put up for sale subject to any reserve price placed by the seller. Where no reserve has been placed (but not otherwise) the seller has the right to bid either personally or by any one person on his behalf (who may be the Auctioneer).
(d) All conditions, notices, descriptions, statements and other matters in the catalogue and elsewhere concerning any lot are subject to any statements modifying or affecting the same made by the Auctioneer from the rostrum prior to any bid being accepted for the lot.
4. Rescission. Notwithstanding any other terms of these Conditions, if within fourteen days after the sale J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers have received from the buyer of any lot notice in writing that in his view the lot is a deliberate forgery and within twenty-one days after such notification the buyer returns the same to J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers in the same condition as at the time of sale and by producing evidence, the burden of proof to be upon the buyer, satisfies J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers that considered in the light of the entry in the catalogue the lot is a deliberate forgery, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded and the purchase price of the same refunded. The seller and the buyer agree to be bound by J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers decision.
5. Default. J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers disclaim responsibility for default by either the buyer or the seller because they act as agents for the seller only and therefore do not pay out to the seller until payment is received from the buyer. Instructions given by telephone are accepted at the sender's risk and must be confirmed in writing forthwith.
6. In the event of a sale by private treaty both the seller and the buyer agree to be bound by the General and any Special Conditions of Sale.
7. Third Party Liability. Every person on J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers premises at any time shall be deemed to be there at his own risk. He shall have no claim against J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers in respect of any accident which may occur or injury, damage or loss howsoever caused, save in so far as the injury, damage or loss shall be caused by the direct negligence of J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers employees.
8. Inspection. Opportunity is given for inspection and each buyer by making a bid for a lot acknowledges that he has satisfied himself fully before bidding by inspection or otherwise to all the Sale Conditions, the physical condition of and description of the lot including but not restricted to whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired or restored. It is the buyer's responsibility to measure any item to ensure that it can be accommodated in its intended location. All buyers must check their purchases before the J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers leave the building. J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers will accept no claims for loss or damage thereafter.
9. Property and Risk. The legal title in a lot shall not pass to the buyer until the lot(s) has been paid for in full and the Auctioneers shall be entitled to a lien on any lot sold until the purchase price and all charges (as defined in 10 below) are paid in full, but each lot is at the sole risk of the buyer from the fall of the hammer. Each buyer shall forthwith give his full names and permanent address and if called upon to do so by the Auctioneer shall forthwith pay J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers such proportion of the purchase price as the Auctioneer may require. If the buyer fails to do so, the lot may at the auctioneer's sole direction be put up again and re-sold.
10. Every bidder shall be deemed to act as principal unless there is in force a written acknowledgement by J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers that he acts as agent on behalf of a named principal.
11. Removal of Goods.
(a) No purchase shall be claimed or removed until the sale has been concluded. All J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers shall be paid for and removed at the buyer's risk and expense by 1pm on the Tuesday after the auction, failing which the Auctioneer shall not be responsible if the same are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, and all J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers not so removed shall remain at the risk of the buyer and subject to a warehousing charge of £20 +VAT per lot per day. If they are not paid for and removed within two days of the sale the Auctioneer may re-sell them by auction or privately without notice to the buyer. Any liability which there may be on the part of the Auctioneer in respect of any loss shall be restricted to a maximum of the price paid by the buyer of the lot
(b) In the event of any failure of the buyer to comply with any of the above conditions the damages recoverable by the seller or the Auctioneers from the defaulter shall include any loss arising on any re-sale of the J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers, together with the charges and expenses in respect of both sales, and together with interest at 2% above HSBC Base Rate upon the price of any lot which has not been paid for within forty-eight hours of the sale, and any money deposited in part payment shall be held by the Auctioneers on account of any liability of the defaulter to them or to the seller. The Auctioneers are unable to accept payment from successful bidders other than in cash or credit/debit cards
12. Purchase Price. The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium at the stated rates on the hammer price of 20%. Under the Auctioneers' Margin Scheme operated by HM Customs & Excise, the premium does attract VAT as an addition to the stated premium rate. There is a 2.5% surcharge on all transactions made by credit card and 3.5% surcharge on AmEx J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers on which Value Added Tax is payable on or included in the hammer price are indicated in the catalogue or description sheet with an asterisk (*). VAT is payable on or included in the hammer price of such J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers at the rates prevailing on the day of the auction Certain works by living artists will incur an Artist's Resale Right royalty charge of 4%, when sold with a hammer price of €1000 (approx. £850) or more. Artist's Resale Right royalties are not subject to VAT.
13. Fixed Bids. J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers will execute bids on behalf of intending buyers unable to attend the sale at no charge. J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers undertake to purchase J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers as cheaply as allowed by other bids and reserves, but will not be sold for less than 50% of the highest 'Fixed Bid' left. Bids must be submitted in writing (in person or by fax) and whilst every care is taken in carrying out instructions J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers cannot be held responsible for errors or omissions made in carrying out such bids.
14. Live telephone bids will be accepted on J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers with an estimate of £500 upwards. Telephone bids on J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers of a lower value may be accepted at our discretion. Live Telephone, fixed and Internet bids are subject to a 'failure to communicate', it is better to be in the room or leave a bid.
15. Live Bidding
J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers offer an online bidding service via https://www.easyliveauction.com/ for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on https://www.easyliveauction.com/ and providing credit/debit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers you:
1. authorise J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers, to charge the credit/debit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via https://www.easyliveauction.com/, and
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit/debit card details to J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers through https://www.easyliveauction.com/
Please note that any J. F. DAUGHTERS - Pawnbrokers & Auctioneers purchased via https://www.easyliveauction.com/ service will be subject where applicable to an additional 3% fixed charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price.