Conditions of Sale
The highest bidder shall be the
purchaser, should a dispute arise between the bidders or any mistake
be made, the Auctioneer may either declare the purchaser or re-offer
The advance in the bidding shall be
regulated by the Auctioneer.
The Auctioneer, who will be sole
arbiter in the matter of any dispute or mistake, reserves the right
to refuse any bid, or bid on behalf of the vendor, in the case of
any lot or lots, upon which there is a reserve, or to withdraw,
consolidate or divide any lot or lots with regard to the position of
the same in the catalogue.
Each and every lot shall, upon the
fall of the hammer, be at the sole risk of the purchaser, and no lot
or lots may be removed during the sale, and in any case, no lot or
lots may be removed until a receipted invoice has been checked.
All descriptive statements contained
within the advertisements or catalogue or made by the Auctioneers or
any member of their staff before or at the time of the sale are to
be taken as expressions of the vendor’s and Auctioneer’s opinion and
not as warranties, and no warranty of any kind to be applied. It is
to be assumed that the purchaser has inspected the lots he buys and
in any event no compensation shall be paid for the same.
Chilcotts, Auctioneers & Valuers,
act as agent only and neither they nor the vendor are responsible
for any faults or defects of any lot, of any correctness of any
statements contained in the catalogue, advertisements or brochures
of any forthcoming sales.
Notwithstanding any other terms of these conditions, if within three
weeks after the sale the buyer of any lots serves formal notice
alleging that the lot is a deliberate forgery and returns the lot to
the Company in the same condition at the time of the sale and
produces evidence acceptable to the Company that the lot is a
deliberate forgery, then the sale of the lot will be rescinded. The
Company will reimburse the buyer for the amount paid for the lot
within seven days of the vendor refunding to the Company the net
proceeds of the sale. Any dispute between vendor and buyer relating
to goods consigned to the Company for sale, including rescission
which cannot be settled by agreement shall be settled by an
arbitrator appointed by the President of the Royal Institution of
Chartered Surveyors. The vendor and the buyer shall be bound by the
decision of the arbitrator including the incidence of costs.
Unless otherwise stated, all lots
must be paid for and collected from the salerooms by 1:00pm on the
Friday after the sale. Failure to comply with this condition may
result in the lot or lots being re-sold by public auction or private
treaty and the deficiency (if any) together with all charges
attending the same shall be made good by the defaulter. Any profit
resulting from such a re-sale shall belong to the vendor.
REGISTRATION – if you wish to bid at the sale you must obtain a Bidding Number by completing a Registration Form at the Reception Desk - we will require proof of identity for Registration. The Auctioneer will use this Bidding number when accepting bids.
– Purchasers unable to attend the sale may leave commission bids
with the Auctioneers. Bidding forms are available from the Sale
reception desk, in this catalogue and on the Website,
Bids may be e-mailed to
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoned through on 01404
47783 or 07966 901391 to reach us by 10:00am on Sale day.
Requests for a Telephone bidding line must be made by 6:00pm on the
day before the Sale.
cannot be responsible for Commission Bids not received due to
lateness or technological failure.
– to be made in cash, cheque, credit or debit card. The Auctioneers
reserve the right to refuse any cheques; it is therefore STRONGLY
ADVISED that any purchaser unknown to the Auctioneers should check
as to payment before purchasing.
Chilcotts will post items that can be sent in a jiffy bag, any
purchaser wanting fragile or bulky items despatched by post will be
referred to Mail Boxes Etc on 01823 322263.
BUYERS PREMIUM – a Buyers Premium of 21%, or £1.00 per lot whichever is the greater, plus 20% VAT, operates in this saleroom.
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