Lots purchased online with the-saleroom.com will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 3% of the hammer price plus VAT at the rate imposed
Within the M25, Highroad Auctions work with very reliable carriers who are set up to offer timed delivery slots. You need to arrange a time and day for collection or delivery of your item within 24 hours of the auction
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUYING AT AUCTION
The Agent: High Road Auctions Ltd, hereinafter referred to as the ‘Agent’, is a general auctioneering practitioner who is acting as an authorised sales agent for the owners of items being offered for sale at the auction.
The Catalogue: The Agent has prepared a catalogue to help prospective bidders to identify and examine the items for sale. A copy of the catalogue can be viewed online at www.highroadauctions.co.uk or purchased at the saleroom 30-34 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 1TE. Prospective buyers have the opportunity to inspect the items offered at the saleroom during the viewing days in advance of the auction.
Descriptions & Estimates: The descriptions provided in the catalogue and opinions expressed by the Agent before, during or after the sale are based on information provided by the Vendor and the Agent’s own research. While the Agent attempts to provide accurate descriptions of each item there is no guarantee of any expressed or implied attribution and prospective bidders should seek expert advice when necessary.
Condition: It is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure that he or she has fully inspected the items on offer before submitting a bid. For prospective Buyers who are unable to inspect the items, the Agent offers a condition report service. Although the Agent attempts to check every item for defects, the condition report service is no substitute for physical inspection and the Agent accepts no responsibility for undisclosed damage or imperfections in the items on offer.
Safety Regulations: Electrical goods and soft furnishings are sold as ‘antiques’ and it is the responsibility of the Buyer to ensure they are checked and certified before use.
Registration: All bidders are required to register before they can participate in the auction. Registration forms are available at the reception desk. Registered bidders will be allocated a unique number to protect their identity. Unregistered attendees cannot take part in the bidding process.
Live Bidding: Registered attendees will be entitled to bid on any item offered for sale in the auction. The auctioneer will present each lot in sequence and, where possible, the item(s) for sale will be displayed to the audience on a video screen. The audience (including any telephone bidders) will be invited to bid at levels and increments suggested by the auctioneer until the hammer falls. Bidding intentions must be made clear to the auctioneer, verbally if necessary, and the bidder’s registration number must be provided on request.
Commission Bidding: For those who are unable to attend the auction in person or by telephone the Agent offers a commission bidding facility. Commission bids can be lodged with the Agent up to 2 hours in advance of the scheduled auction start time. Commission bids can be entered on the Agent’s website, submitted by telephone or hand delivered to the Agent at the viewing session. Prospective buyers who leave commission bids are authorising the Agent to bid on their behalf up to their stated maximum. The Agent will obtain the goods for the lowest possible price, subject to competing bids and reserves.
Online Bidding: High Road Auctions offer an online bidding service via the-saleroom.com for bidders who cannot attend the sale.
In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with High Road Auctions:
1. authorise High Road Auctions, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in part or full payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the auction via the-saleroom.com, and
2. confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to High Road Auctions through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that High Road Auctions are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of the sale.
Please note that any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com live auction service will be subject to an additional 3% commission charge + VAT at the rate imposed on the hammer price
Reserves: Some of the lots in the auction will be subject to a Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price that the Vendor will accept for the Lot. The auctioneer is unable to sell item(s) at a lower price than the Reserve. If a Lot fails to meet the Reserve the auctioneer will indicate this by announcing that there has been ‘No Sale’ before the hammer falls.
Buyer’s Premium: All sold lots attract a buyer’s premium of 20% + VAT. This premium will be added to the hammer price and it will be included on any invoice. There is no charge for credit or debit cards.
The commission structure is:
20% + VAT up to £15,000
15% + VAT from £15,001 to £100,000
12.5% + VAT from £100,001 upwards.
Payment: The Agent accepts three methods of payment – cash, debit card and credit card. Payment must be made on the day of the auction or within two days thereafter.