In these conditions the following expressions shall have the following
“The Company” means Laaco Ltd
“The Customer” means the person firm company or public authority
specified in the order or being a party to any contract to which these
terms and conditions apply.
“The Goods” means the goods (including any instalment of the
goods or any part for or of them) which the company is to supply in accordance
with these conditions.
“The contract” means the contract for the purchase and sale
of the goods.
2. Formation of Contract
2.1 All contracts of sale made by the Company shall be deemed to incorporate
these Conditions to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions in
any document or other communication used by the Customer in concluding
the contract with the Company. All Contracts are personal to the Customer
and may not be assigned.
2.2 No amendment or addition to there Conditions shall form part of any
Contract unless agreed in writing. Such amendments will entitle the Company
to adjust the price and any delivery dates appropriately. Should any of
these conditions conflict with any conditions stated in the Customers
order then these Conditions shall prevail absolutely.
2.3 Any advice or recommendation given by the company or by it’s
employees or agents as to the storage, application or use of the Goods
which is not confirmed in writing by the Company is followed or acted
upon entirely at the customers own risk and accordingly the Company shall
not be liable for any such advice or recommendation which is not so confirmed.
2.4 No order submitted by the customer should be deemed to be accepted
by the Company unless and until confirmed in writing by the Company’s
authorised representative. No order which has been accepted by the Company
may be cancelled by the Customer except with the written agreement of
the Company and on terms that the customer shall indemnify the company
in full against all loss (including loss of profit) costs (including the
cost of all labour and materials used) damages, charges and expenses incurred
by the company as a result of the cancellation.
No quotation of the Company shall constitute an offer and all quotations
can be withdrawn at any time.
4.1 Unless otherwise agreed the price of the goods shall be the Company’s
list price (less any agreed discounts) applicable at the date of the Goods
or if easier, the date of the invoice.
4.2 Unless otherwise specified prices are ex the Company’s UK premises,
include the cost of packing the Goods in accordance with the Company’s
normal practice to protect against damage or deterioration under normal
transport conditions for delivery and exclude valued added and any other
tax will be added to all invoices.
5.1 Payment is due in full (without any withholding set off counterclaim
being made for any reason whatsoever) and must be paid within 30 days
from the invoice date provided that the Company may at any time, whether
before or after acceptance of an order, in respect of any order or any
instalment. Without prejudice to the Company’s other right and remedies
the Company shall be entitled to interest on the amount outstanding at
the rate of 4% above the base rate for the time being of Lloyds Bank PLC
calculated from day to day from the date upon which payment becomes due
to the date of the actual payment and for the avoidance of doubt the payment
terms set out above or otherwise agreed shall be of the essence of the
5.2 Should the customer make default in any payment or commit an act of
bankruptcy or be the subject of a bankruptcy petition or execute an assignment
for the benefit of his creditors or being a company enter into voluntary
or compulsory liquidation or suffer a receiver to be appointed over all
or any part of his assets then without prejudice to any other rights or
remedies that the Company may cancel any undelivered or uncompleted portion
of the Contract or cancel any other Contract with the customer and stop
any of the goods in transit and may without prejudice to any other rights
demand immediate payment, of any outstanding amount which may or may not
be due and payable.
6. Property In Goods
6.1 Not withstanding delivery and the passing of risk, the full legal
and beneficial ownership in the goods shall remain with the Company and
shall not pass to the customer until the Company has received in cash
or cleared funds payment in full of the price of the Goods and all other
to be sold by the Company to the Customer whether under this contract
6.2 Until such time as the property in the goods passes to the Customer
the Customer shall hold the goods as the Company’s fiduciary agent
and bailee and shall keep the Goods separate from those of the Customer
and third parties and properly stored, protected and insured and identified
as the Company’s property.
6.3 Until the property in the Goods passes to the Customer the company
shall be entitled at any time to require the Customer to deliver the Goods
to the Company and if the Customer fails to do so forthwith upon demand,
to enter upon any premises of the Customer or any third party where the
goods are stored and repossess the Goods.
7.1 Delivery shall occur upon the delivery of the Goods to the Customer’s
UK premises unless otherwise agreed in writing.
7.2 Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and
the Company accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage resulting
from delay howsoever the same shall have been caused and for the avoidance
of doubt the time of delivery shall not be of the essence of the contract.
7.3 Where the Goods are to be delivered in instalments, each delivery
shall constitute a separate contract and failure by the Company to deliver
any one or more of the instalments in accordance with these Conditions
or any claims by the customer in any respect of any one or more instalments
shall not entitle the Customers to treat the contract as a whole repudiated.
8. Risk of Loss
Risk of loss, deterioration and damage to Goods shall pass to the Customer
when the Goods or any instalment of them is delivered.
9. Acceptance of Goods
9.1 The Goods shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer thirty
(30) days after delivery unless:
9.1.1 Within eight days after delivery and without moving the Goods from
their original packaging the Customer having examined the merchandise,
promptly reports any complaints and allows immediate inspection by the
company of the Goods.
9.1.2 In the case of a defect not discovered within the eight-day period,
notwithstanding careful examination, becoming apparent thereafter the
customer provides the Company with a written report and appropriate sample
of a defect sent to the company without delay and in any event within
the thirty (30) days after delivery.
9.2 Any action taken under this clause as set out above gives no right
to refuse acceptance of further deliveries under the same or any other
10. Limitation of Liability
10.1 Any claim by the Customer which is based on any defect in the quality
or condition of the Goods or their failure to correspond with specification
shall (whether or not delivery is refused by the customer) be notified
to the Company within 7 days from the date of delivery or discovery of
the defect or failure. If delivery is not refused and the customer does
not notify the company accordingly the customer shall not be entitled
to reject the goods and he Company shall have no liability for such defect
or failure and the customer shall be bound to pay the price as if the
Goods had been delivered in accordance with the Contract.
10.2 Where any valid claim in respect of any of the Goods which are based
on any defect in the quality or condition of the goods or their failure
to meet specification is notified to the (or the part in question) free
of charge or at the Company’s sole discretion refund to the Customer
the price of the Goods (or a proportionate part of the price) but the
Company shall have no further liability to the Customer.
10.3 Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by the Company’s
negligence the Company shall not be liable to the Customer by reason of
any representations or implied warranty condition or any other terms or
any duty at common law or under the express terms of the Contract for
any Consequential compensation whatsoever which arise out of or in connection
with the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by the Customer except
as expressly provided for in these conditions.
11. Force Majeur
The Company shall without prejudice to any other provisions hereof be
entitled to cancel or rescind any contract without liability for loss
or damage resulting therefrom if the performance of its obligations under
the contract is in any way adversely affected for any reason whatsoever
not within the Company’s control. Without prejudice to the generality
of the foregoing the following shall be regarded as causes beyond the
Act of god, explosion, flood, tempest, fire or accident, war or threat
of war or sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance or requisition, Acts,
restrictions, regulations, bye-laws, prohibitions or measures of any kin
on the part of any government parliamentary or local authority, import
or export regulations or in obtaining raw materials, labour fuel parts
or machinery, power failure or break down machinery.
12.1 Any notice required or permitted to be given by either party to the
other under these Conditions shall be writing addressed to that other
party at its registered office or principal place of business or such
other address as may be at the relevant time have been notified pursuant
to this provision to the party giving the notice.
12.2 If any provision of these Conditions is held by any competent authority
to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the
other provision of these conditions and the remainder of the provision
in question shall not be affected thereby.
13. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
The Contract shall for all purposes be governed and construed in accordance
with the laws of England and the Company and the Customer hereby submit
to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.
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