Terms & conditions of sale

  1. DEFINITIONS
    In these conditions:
    “The Company” means Ventilation Centre Limited.
    “The Buyer” means the persons, firm or company entering into the contract with
    the Company.
    “The Conditions” means the conditions herein contained relating to the sale of the
    goods.
    “The Contract” means the contract between the Company and the Buyer, created
    upon acceptance of the Buyer’s order.
    “The Goods” means the goods supplied hereunder in accordance with the order.
    “The Order” means the order placed by the Buyer, based on the Company’s
    quotation.
    “The Quotation” means the quotation provided by the Company to the Buyer.
  2. GENERAL
    (a) Quotations for and acceptance of all orders are subject to these conditions and shall
    govern the contract to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions. The Buyer shall be
    deemed to have accepted these conditions on placing the order.
    (b) No addition to or variation from these terms and conditions shall have effect unless the
    same are expressly accepted by the Company in writing under the hand of a director of the
    Company.
    (c) The conditions represent the entire agreement and understanding of the parties and
    supersede any prior agreements, representations or undertakings.
  3. PRICE
    (a) The price for goods will be as provided in the quotation, and confirmed to the Buyer in
    the Company’s invoice.
    (b) The Company reserves the right to vary from the price quoted to the extent that such
    variation is required to cover increases in the cost of supplying the goods between
    quotation and delivery to the Buyer. Prices at the date of delivery shall therefore prevail.
  4. PAYMENT
    (a) Payment shall be made within 30 days following the month of invoice unless otherwise
    agreed and confirmed to the Buyer in the Company’s invoice.
    (b) In the event of late or part-payment, interest at the rate of 5% above the Company’s
    bank base lending rate shall be charged on the sum outstanding on a daily basis until full
    payment is received.
    (c) All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT, carriage, insurance, packing and all other duties,
    taxes or levies required to be paid under the contract.
  5. DELIVERY
    (a) The appointment of carriers is at the Company’s sole discretion unless the Buyer
    indicates a specific carrier prior to quotation.
    (b) All reasonable efforts will be made by the Company to fulfil delivery dates provided that
    reasonable notice of such date is given by the Buyer. Time is not of the essence in the
    contract.
    (c) The Company will consider repair or replacement of goods damaged or lost in transit
    where delivery is made by the Company’s carrier providing written notice of such damage
    or loss is provided within 3 days by the Buyer.
  6. RISK AND PROPERTY
    (a) Risk in the goods passes on delivery.
    (b) Title in the goods will not pass to the Buyer until payment in full of the invoice.
    (c) Where the Buyer sells goods on to a third party title will pass immediately before the
    goods are delivered to such third party.
    (d) Where goods are attached to, or incorporated in other goods, or altered, title will not
    pass by virtue of such attachment or alteration, where the goods can be detached or
    removed.
    (e) The Buyer is required to store the goods supplied separately from any other goods in its
    possession until title has passed in accordance with sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) above.
    (f) If the Buyer is overdue in payment for the goods or other goods supplied by the
    Company, the Company may recover and sell the goods. The Company shall be entitled to
    take possession of the goods and is hereby granted licence to enter the Buyer’s premises
    for such purpose and may, if necessary, detach or remove the goods from other goods or
    equipment. This will not effect any other right the Company may have against the Buyer.
    (g) Until payment for the goods and all other goods which are supplied under these
    conditions:
    (i) the Buyer shall hold the goods upon trust for the Company.
    (ii) if the goods are sold the Buyer shall hold the proceeds of sale on trust for the
    Company in a separate bank account specifically designated for this purpose.
    (iii) the Company reserves the right to trace the proceeds of sale received into any bank
    or other account which the Buyer maintains.
    (iv) if the goods are sold the Company may by written demand require an assignment of
    the Buyer’s right to recover the price from any third party.
    (v) if the Buyer incorporates the goods into, or uses the goods for manufacture of other
    goods, before payment in full of the price, the Company shall be entitled to take
    possession of the new goods and is hereby granted a licence to enter the Buyer’s
    premises for the purpose of recovering the new goods. The Company shall be entitled
    to sell the new goods (subject to any third party rights therein) and shall retain from the
    proceeds of sale the amount outstanding to the Company for the goods and pay any
    balance remaining to the Buyer.
  7. WARRANTY AND LIABILITY
    (a) Subject to the conditions set out below, the Company warrants that the goods will be
    free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of
    delivery and shall replace any goods which the Buyer proves to the satisfaction of the
    Company to be faulty in accordance with this condition.
    (b) The warranty given in paragraph (a) is subject to the following conditions.
    (i) the Company shall be under no liability in respect of any defect in the goods arising
    from any specification of the Buyer provided in its order or any tender.
    (ii) the Company shall be under no liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear
    and tear, wilful damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the
    Company’s instructions, misuse or alteration or repair of the goods without the
    Company’s written approval.
    (iii) the Company shall be under no liability under the above warranty if the total price for
    the goods has not been paid by the due date for payment.
    (iv) the above warranty does not extend to parts, materials or equipment not
    manufactured by the Company, in respect of which the Buyer shall only be entitled to
    the benefit of any warranty or guarantee provided by the manufacturer thereof to the
    Company.
    (c) Subject as expressly provided in these conditions, all warranties, conditions or other
    terms implied by statute or common law are expressly excluded to the extent permitted by
    law.
    (d) Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Company’s negligence
    (or implied under the Consumer Safety Act 1987) the Company shall not be liable to the
    Buyer by reason of any representation, implied warranty, condition or other term or under
    the express terms of the contract for any consequential loss or damage (whether for loss of
    profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for consequential compensation
    whatsoever arising out of the supply of goods and the Company’s liability for direct loss
    (otherwise than for death or personal injury) shall be limited to the value of the invoice for the
    contract.
  8. STORAGE
    The Company shall levy a storage charge to the Buyer for all goods stored by the Company
    within 1 month of the following;
    (i) the Buyer failing to collect any goods from the Company’s premises following written
    notification of availability for collection;
    (ii) the Buyer failing to take delivery of the goods or failing to make arrangements for
    delivery upon written notification of readiness for dispatch.
  9. RETURNS/CANCELLATION
    (a) The Company will not accept the return of any goods without its prior written consent.
    (b) Where such consent is provided goods shall be returned at the Buyers expense.
    (c) Credit for goods returned will be provided by the Company at the goods resale value,
    less a handling fee of 20%, provided that the goods are returned in a condition suitable for
    resale.
  10. ALTERATIONS/MODIFICATIONS
    The Company may make such alterations or modifications as it deems necessary to the
    goods or their manufacture without notice to the Buyer from time to time.
  11. NOTICES
    All notices to be given under the contract shall be given by prepaid first class post or
    facsimile to the registered office or principal place of business of the party to be notified
    and shall be deemed to have been delivered if by letter at the expiration of 48 hours after
    posting and if by facsimile on receipt.
  12. TERMINATION
    Without prejudice to any other remedies the Company may have against the Buyer. The
    Company may terminate the contract on notice to the Buyer, upon the Buyer becoming
    bankrupt or insolvent or upon a resolution to wind up the Buyer being passed or a receiver,
    administrative receiver or administrator being appointed and shall be entitled to take
    possession of all goods supplied and unpaid for, in accordance with paragraph 6 hereof.
  13. FORCE MAJEURE
    The Company shall be entitled to cancel the contract or reduce the quantity of goods to be
    provided if it is prevented from providing the goods through any circumstances beyond its
    reasonable control including (but not limited to) industrial action, war, fire or prohibition or
    enactment of any kind, and will not be liable for any loss or damage incurred whatsoever
    arising therefrom.
  14. GOVERNING LAW
    The contract shall be governed