Buyer`s Premium 15% + VAT
There is a surcharge of 2% on all payments made using credit cards
We ask that purchasers remove their lots from the saleroom within two working days of the auction. Our own delivery service will be pleased to transport items anywhere on the Isle of Wight. Please will you let us know immediately after the auction if you require this service. We will also assist with transport arrangements to mainland destinations. We can arrange packing and postage via Royal Mail Parcelforce or by Royal Mail special delivery dependant on their suitability. This is done at the buyers cost and risk. Alternatively packing can be done at the buyers cost and the buyer can then arrange a courier to collect.
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
Conditions of Sale
HRD Auction Rooms (hereinafter called the auctioneers) conduct business under the following Conditions of Sale.
Definitions – a) ‘deliberate forgery’ means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source, but which is unequivocally described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which, at the sale date, had a value materially less than it would have had if it had been as described in the catalogue; b) ‘terms of consignment’ means the stipulated terms and rates of commission under which the auctioneers accept instructions from the vendor or his agent; c)’hammer price’ means the level of bidding reached when the auctioneer brings down the hammer; d)’total amount due’ means the hammer price together with the premium, VAT chargeable and any other charges payable by the defaulting buyer under these conditions; d) ‘sale proceeds’ means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of the lot sold less commission at the standard rate, VAT chargeable and any other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising.
Bidding Procedure – a) bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy themselves as to the security arrangements at the saleroom; b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer shall be the buyer at the hammer price; c) any dispute shall be settled at the auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the lot concerned; the auctioneer shall act reasonably in this matter; d)bidders shall be deemed to act as principals; e) the auctioneer has the right to bid on behalf of the seller up to the amount of any reserve and to refuse any bid; f) bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.
The Purchase Price – The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium of 15% + VAT at the current rate.
Value Added Tax – VAT (at the current rate) on the hammer price is imposed by law on all lots marked with a (*).
Payment – Accounts must be settled in pounds sterling within two working days of the auction. Proof of identity may be required. Cheques will have to be cleared before purchases can be collected. Any payments may be applied towards any sums owing by you to us on any account whatever, without regard to any directions of you or your agent, whether expressed or implied.
Title and Collection of Purchases – Ownership will not pass to the buyer until full payment has been made. The buyer must, at their own risk and expense, clear their purchases from the saleroom within two working days of the auction date, or upon the clearance of any cheque used for payment, after which you will be responsible for any removal, storage and insurance charges.
Non- Payment or Failure to Collect Purchases – If any lot is not paid for in full or taken away in accordance with these conditions or if there is any other breach of these conditions, we, as agents for the seller and on our own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights we may have, be entitled to carry out the following rights and remedies: a) to proceed against you for breach of contract; b) to rescind the sale of that lot and your other purchased lots; c) to resell the lot (by auction or public treaty), in which case you shall be responsible for any resulting shortfall (after crediting any part payment and adding any resale costs); any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller; d) to remove, store and insure the lot at your expense; e)to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount, to the extent it remains unpaid for more than two working days after the sale; f) to retain that or any other lot sold until you pay the total amount due; g)to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose conditions before any such bids shall be accepted h) to apply any proceeds of sale of other lots due to you, or in future becoming due to you, towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right to retain possession of any of your property in our possession for any purpose until the debt due is satisfied).We shall pursue these rights and remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery
Third Party Liability – All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the auctioneers nor their employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury (except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of the property of persons visiting the saleroom.
Commission Bids – Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always responsible for any decision to bid for a particular lot and shall be assumed to have carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition, we will, if so instructed clearly in writing, execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneers nor their employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such failure is unreasonable. Where two or more commission bids at the same level are received, we reserve the right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.
Warranty of Title and Availability – The seller warrants to the auctioneer and the buyer that the seller is the true owner of the property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.
Agency – the auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default by sellers or buyers.
Terms of Sale – The seller acknowledges that lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these conditions in their entirety and on the terms of consignment as notified to the vendor on the reverse of the entry form.
Right of Admission – The auctioneer shall have the right, at our discretion, to refuse admission to the auction rooms or attendance at our auctions by any person.
Descriptions and Condition – Whilst we strive to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot. Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance, condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we, the auctioneer, nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such opinions, and all conditions and warranties whether relating to description, condition or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This condition is subject to the next condition concerning forgeries. Private treaty sales made under these conditions are deemed to be sales by auction for the purposes of consumer legislation.
Forgeries – Notwithstanding the preceding condition, any lot which proves to be a deliberate forgery (as defined) may be returned to us by you within 14 days of the auction provided it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of the defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence that the lot is a deliberate forgery, we shall refund the money paid by you for the lot including any buyer’s premium provided that 1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of scholars and experts at the date of the sale or 2) you personally are not able to transfer a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition. The right of return provided by this condition is additional to any right or remedy by law or by these conditions of sale.
Any right to compensation for losses, liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result of any breach of these conditions and any exclusions provided by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer, as appropriate. Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may themselves enforce them.
Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail or Swiftmail, in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the addressee
48 hours after posting.
Any indulgence extended to bidders, buyers and sellers by us, notwithstanding the strict terms of these conditions or terms of consignment, shall affect the position at the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other respect these conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect
English law applies to the interpretation of these conditions.
CONDITIONS OF SALE – INFORMATION FOR BUYERS
Agency – HRD AUCTION ROOMS contract as agents for the seller, whose identity is not disclosed, for reasons of confidentiality. As a buyer, your primary contract is with the seller.
Estimates – Buyer’s premium and VAT are not included in the estimates given. If there is a reserve, this will not be above the lower estimate. The auctioneers prepare estimates some time in advance of the sale, and as estimates are not definitive, please ask if there has been any revision.
The Purchase Price – The buyer will pay the hammer price together with a premium of 15% + VAT at the appropriate rate.
VAT – The symbol (*) indicates that VAT at the current standard rate is payable by the purchaser on the hammer price, as well as being an element in the buyer’s premium. VAT will be charged if the seller is registered for VAT and is not operating the dealer’s margin scheme. If there is no (*) beside the lot number, no VAT will be payable. In this case the lot is sold under the auctioneer’s margin scheme and it should be noted that VAT included within the buyer’s premium is not recoverable as input tax.
Inspection – HRD Auction Rooms will be pleased to assist buyers with inspection of goods. Buyers must accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots in which they have an interest. In particular, mechanical goods of any age are not guaranteed to be in working order. Please see our conditions of sale regarding ‘forgeries’.
Electrical Goods and Gas Appliances –In fine art sales electrical goods are sold as ‘antiques’ only and, if purchased for use, must first be checked over for compliance with safety regulations by a qualified electrician. In general household sales electrical goods and household appliances are sold on the strict understanding that these have only been safety tested and are sold without warranties or any guarantees as to serviceability.
Books – HRD Auction Rooms do not guarantee the completeness of any book and buyers are urged to inspect lots themselves.
Export Licences – An export licence is required for certain items leaving the United Kingdom. The obtaining of the relevant licence is the responsibility of the buyer.
Bidding – Bidders will be required to register at least one hour before the sale commences and lots will be invoiced to the name and address on the registration form. Some form of identification may be required. If you require telephone bidding, please make enquiries on the day prior to the auction, at the latest. No lots will be transferred to another purchaser.
Commission Bidding – HRD Auction Rooms will be pleased to accept commission bids up to one hour before the start of the auction remember that a buyer’s premium of 15% + VAT will be added to successful bids. Commission bids are executed as cheaply as possible, having regard to any reserve and competing bids. If two buyers submit identical bids the auctioneers will prefer the first bid received.
Methods of Payment – Generally, cheques tendered will need to be cleared before removal of goods is permitted. Credit cards (subject to a surcharge), debit cards and cash are the preferred methods of payment. Please discuss with our office if other methods are envisaged. All gold and silver lots must be paid for by bank transfer only.
Online bidding via the-saleroom.com – In completing the bidder registration on www.the-saleroom.com and providing your credit card details and unless alternative arrangements are agreed with HRD Auction Rooms you: 1) authorise HRD, if they so wish, to charge the credit card given in full or part payment, including all fees, for items successfully purchased in the sale via the-saleroom.com, and 2) confirm that you are authorised to provide these credit card details to HRD through www.the-saleroom.com and agree that HRD are entitled to ship the goods to the card holder name and card holder address provided in fulfilment of sale. Any lots purchased via the-saleroom.com will be subject to an additional 3% +VAT surcharge on the hammer price.
Collection and Storage – It is important that purchases are paid for and collected within two working days of the auction. Any delay may involve the buyer paying storage charges. We have our own transport department, and will be pleased to quote you for this service. If you require delivery, let the office know immediately after the auction. We also have a post and packing service.
Terms and Conditions – All sales are conducted according to our full conditions of sale, and our staff will be happy to help you if there is anything you do not fully understand.