We are delighted to announce that we have merged with a leading firm of Chartered Surveyors and Machinery & Business Assets Specialists, Eddisons.
This merger will see the enlarged business operate under the Eddisons brand with all online auctions being undertaken from the Eddisons website eddisons.com/online
If you are an existing registered user of the Philip Davies & Sons website your login details will continue to work on the Eddisons Online auction system
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DAVIES & SONS (GROUP) LIMITED – CONDITIONS OF SALE.
1. All lots which term shall include all terms of personal property fitted or affixed to land – are tendered for sale subject to these Conditions. No variation of which shall be valid unless made in writing and signed by a person duly authorised by the Auctioneer. In these Conditions ‘The Auctioneer’ shall be the Company or firm or person, or his or their servant or agent, who has agreed to auction any lot. By making a bid for any lot, the person making the bid warrants that he has read, makes his bid upon, and agrees to be bound by these Conditions and further warrants that he has due authority and capacity to make the bid and binds both himself and any employer or principal to honour any contract resulting there from. Any bid shall be deemed to be an offer by the buyer (a term used herein as including the bidder and any principle or employer of the bidder) to purchase any lot tendered upon these Conditions alone.
2. The sale of any lot shall be concluded and binding at the moment when the lot is knocked down. The highest bid will be accepted save in exceptional circumstances, such circumstances to be determined by the Auctioneer whose decision shall be unchallengeable.
3. The Auctioneer shall have the sole and exclusive right at the site of the Auction to determine all matters whatsoever concerning the conduct and/or effect of any Auction Sale or purported sale and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing he shall be entitled to bid on the seller’s behalf. He will further be entitled to require proof of identity and/or of authority from any bidder.
4. The buyer must forthwith identify himself and any principal or employer, together with appropriate means of identification, to the Auctioneer, his servants or agents and must pay 25 per cent of the sale price forthwith by way of a deposit. The total sale price, less any such sum, must be paid to the Auctioneer at his office or elsewhere as he may direct. Payment in full shall be deemed not to have occurred until any negotiable instrument has been honoured in full (or cash has been paid) such payment to be made within the time specified in the sale notes. Time of payment shall be of the essence. The buyer shall not be entitled to remove any lot from its position at the time of the sale until the purchase price of that and any other lot purchased at the Auction has been paid in full and in default of payment as aforesaid, the Auctioneer shall have a lien upon all lots purchased by the buyer during the same Auction and shall be entitled to rescind the sale in respect of any lot or lots for which full payment is not made in due time, forfeit any deposit paid in respect of them and resell the same without any right of compensation to the buyer. The Auctioneer shall also be entitled to charge interest upon any unpaid balance at the rate of 1 per cent above The Royal Bank of Scotland Plc Base Rate from time to time and to charge for storage arising after the time for removal, at the rate of 25 per cent per annum of the sale price, until he elects to rescind the sale, if at all, which election he may make at any time after such non-payment.
5. The title to any lot shall remain with the Seller until the full sale price and any storage and interest charges have been paid to the Auctioneer, but the risk of damage to or loss of the lot by whatsoever cause and in whatsoever circumstances shall be transferred to the buyer upon the sale.
6. The Auctioneer warrants that he will only sell lots which he believes to be owned by the Seller or to which the Seller will be able to pass a good title, but should it transpire that the Seller’s title to any lot is defective or that the seller cannot pass a good title to the buyer, the Auctioneer shall be under no obligation to the buyer, other than to use his best reasonable endeavours (short of litigation), to procure the transfer of a good title to the buyer and to assist the buyer in exercising any remedies that he may have against the Seller.
7. The buyer shall remove any lot for which he has paid in full, plus other charges, if any, by the time for removal, which shall be either the time for payment or the time stated in any sale notes of the Auctioneer whichever shall be the later, but provided that no lot shall be removed without the Auctioneer’s express written consent while the Auction is continuing. The buyer shall be responsible for the removal of the articles and such removal must be carried out safely and lawfully. Flame cutting, the use of explosives or of any other potentially hazardous or inflammatory process shall not be permissible at the site without express written consent. The buyer agrees to insure against and to indemnify the Auctioneer and the Seller against any and all claims arising in respect of injury or damage to person or property whether real or personal, caused by, or in connection with, the acts or omissions of the buyer, whether caused by himself, his servants or agents or his principals or employer.
8. All conditions and warranties, as to the condition, quality, description or fitness for any purpose whatsoever of any lot sold by the Auctioneer are hereby expressly excluded. Neither the Auctioneer nor the seller will be bound by or liable for any representation of any kind whatsoever, whensoever or howsoever made.
Neither the Auctioneer nor the Seller shall be liable for any loss or damage whether caused by negligence or otherwise of either or both of their servants or agents and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing neither the Auctioneer nor the Seller shall be liable for any loss of profit, business or production or similar or other loss whether direct or indirect or consequential, however caused.
In the circumstances any potential buyer should rely solely and exclusively upon his own inspection of any lot and should not treat statements made in sale particulars or before or during the Auction by the Seller or Auctioneer either as representations or to be relied upon.
N.B. A sale by Auction is not a consumer sale – Sale of Goods Act 1893 Section 55 (7) and Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 Section 12 (2).
No vehicle is warranted or held out to be roadworthy and no list is warranted or held out to be merchantable or safe for use or complying with statutory requirements for use, display or movement. The Auctioneer, his servants and agents have no authority to make representations.
9. The buyer hereby undertakes to ensure that any lot he purchases will be used, moved or displayed whether at the site of the Auction or elsewhere only when he has ensured that such use and/or movement and/or display is lawful and safe.
10. HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK ETC. ACT 1974 – It is expressly brought to the buyer’s attention that, at the time of sale, any item of plant, machinery or equipment contained in the lot(s) may not necessarily comply with the Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 or any other Act or Acts or Regulations thereunder governing the use of that plant, machinery or equipment in a working environment. Successful buyers for any such plant, machinery or equipment are hereby required to ensure that the use of any such at a place of work within the United Kingdom does not contravene such relevant Act or Regulation thereunder applicable thereto.
11. TOXIC CHEMICALS AND DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES – It is expressly brought to the attention of buyers (successful or otherwise) that certain types of plant, or main service installations could contain blue and white asbestos, dangerous chemicals, etc. which if not handled correctly during their removal from the site could be in the breach of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 Section 2-9, or any other current legislation covering the use of such substances in a working environment.
12. Where any lot or lots have been sold by count, weight or measurement, no allowance can in any case be made nor shall the Auctioneer or Seller be answerable for any deficiency in quantities, weights or measure, unless claimed for before the purchaser, his agent, carrier or man employed by him, has removed his lot or lots from the premises.
13. Should a buyer by himself, his servants or agents cause damage in any way to the site of the Auction or damage to, or loss of, any lot thereat, the Auctioneer shall be entitled to exercise a lien in respect of any and all lots purchased by the buyer until such damage or loss has been paid for in full, whether or not the lots or any of them have been paid for in full, such loss and damage to be assessed by the Auctioneer whose decision shall be final and unchallengeable. The Auctioneer’s assessed sum shall be paid by the buyer upon receipt of Invoice therefore and payment shall be made forthwith, time being of the essence.
14. Neither the Auctioneer nor the Seller are to be responsible for any personal injuries which may occur, prior to, or during, the progress of the sale, or at any time during the removal of the lots which must be entirely at the purchaser’s risk.
15. If before title to any lot has passed to the buyer thereof, the buyer, being an individual, dies, enters into a composition or arrangement for the benefit of its creditors, or has a Receiving Order in Bankruptcy made against him or being a body corporate, has a Receiver or a Receiver and Manager appointed, or goes into Liquidation, then the contract for sale of such lot shall be automatically, and without notice, rescinded, unless the Auctioneer elects otherwise, within 2 working days of written notice of such an event. Upon rescission, any deposit paid by the buyer shall be forfeit and the Auctioneer shall be entitled to exercise the rights set out in clause 4.
16. If a buyer is permitted to take possession of any lot before the full sale price has been paid, the Seller and/or Auctioneer shall be entitled to enter upon any premises of the buyer or under his control in order to repossess such lot.
17. Philip Davies & Sons reserve the right to execute bids on behalf of the vendor to whatever level may be appropriate in relation to the item(s) offered &/or to set reserve prices below which a lot/lots may not be sold.
18. If, before title passes to the buyer under these Conditions, the buyer nevertheless purports to resell or otherwise dispose of the lot or any interest therein, the buyer shall hold the proceeds of such sale or other disposition upon trust for the Auctioneer and the Seller jointly until title passes to the buyer under these Conditions, if at all, and in the meantime the buyers shall not deal with, charge or dispose of, such proceeds except with the written consent of the Seller or of the Auctioneer.
19. These Conditions shall be construed in accordance with and governed by English Law save in respect of Sales in Scotland and Northern Ireland, which shall be construed in accordance with and governed by Scottish and Northern Irish Law respectively.