Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
All sellers are required to sign a physical copy of the T&C’s before items will be lotted in for sale.
Buyers attending the saleroom will be required to sign a physical copy of T&C’s before receiving a paddle number.
Online bidders who register for an auction; the registration is deemed as acceptance of T&C’s.
Agreement of these terms and conditions are compulsory in order to buy or sell via Morley Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd.
Morley Auctioneers and Valuers act as agents for sellers and buyers and therefore may not be held liable should either party default.
All lots listed in the auction are described to the best of our knowledge. Vendors that submit lots for the auction are responsible their own condition reports, as well as the authenticity of the item. Morley Auctioneers will endeavour to authenticate each lot that passes through the auction. However, we can provide condition reports on request.
By signing you are confirming that you are the owner or have the legal right to place items into the auction for sale.
Items can be brought to Morley Auctioneers and Valuers where they will be assessed for potential sale at auction.
The auctioneer holds the right to decide which upcoming sale the items will be placed into.
The auctioneer reserves the right to refuse goods, organise and group lots together for sale entry.
All reserves, descriptions and estimates are made by the auctioneer with the auctioneer’s complete discretion.
If the lots do not sell in the first auction, they will be placed into auction a further two times.
If the lots have not sold at the end of the third auction the seller will have 14 days to arrange collection of the remaining lots.
If the seller does not arrange collection within 14 days, (unless prior arrangements have been made with the auction house) the uncollected lots will become property of Morley Auctioneers and Valuers.
Disposal fee’s may be charged to the seller if items remain uncollected.
All sellers will receive funds generated from sold lots within 7-10 working days from the auction date providing the buyer had completed the transaction.
Morley Auctioneers and Valuers can not be held liable should a buyer default on payment. The lot shall be re-entered into a future sale.
Vendor payments will be paid either by bank transfer or cheque, no cash payments.
A 60p lotting in fee (inc VAT) per lot, per auction will be deducted from your sale for the cataloguing and administration costs of entering the lot into sale.
If your lots do not sell you are still liable for the lotting in fee.
The auction house charges 15% commission and VAT on the commission which will be deducted from each lot that sells under the hammer; Unless other arrangements have been made and agreed in writing with the auctioneer prior to sale.
Bidding during the sale via, live internet bidding, in the room, over the phone or by leaving a commission bid is deemed as acceptance of Terms & Conditions and forms a contract between Morley Auctioneers and Valuers and the buyer.
All Buyer disputes are to be settled at the auctioneer’s discretion.
Viewing days are held the preceding Thursday, Friday and Morning of the sale. Once the sale begins you must not touch or request to see lots listed in the sale. Any persons that damage items listed in the sale during the viewing process will be charged at the lower estimate.
All lots sold as seen (any restrictions that prevent the auction house from legally holding viewing days a condition report will act as the sold as seen).
All electrical items enter the sale untested and are sold as seen.
All condition report requests must be sent no later than 24hours prior to the start of sale.
As Morley Auctioneers and Valuers act as agents on seller’s behalf they can not be held liable for any incorrect listing, descriptions or authentication of lots placed in sale.
Bidding in the room, Telephone or Leaving a commission bid
Potential bidders must register for a paddle number prior to the start of the auction if they intend to bid in the room, via telephone or leave a commission bid.
Paddle numbers can be obtained from the office.
A £1 paddle number deposit must be paid when retrieving a physical paddle number from the desk for auction room bidding, this will be returned to you when the paddle is returned.
Telephone bid slots must be arranged with the office 24hours prior to the start of the sale.
Commissions bids may be left up to an hour prior to the sale starting.
Buyers commission is 18% per lot, an additional 20% VAT is payable on the buyer’s commission (Example: £10.00 + 18% = £11.80 commission = £1.80 + 20% = £0.36).
Internet surcharges may be added to your sales invoice as per the platforms T&C’s.
3% unless flat £3 registration fee is opted for during registration for sales via EasyliveAuctions.
4.95% + VAT for sales via The Sale Room.
All invoices must be settled within 3 working days of the sale.
We accept cash, bank transfer, credit and debit cards.
Failure to settle invoices within this time frame will result in a ban.
All lots won will be retrieved by a member of Morley Auctioneers and Valuers Staff.
Lots must be collected within three working days of the sale unless prior arrangement has been made, failure to do so may result in storage fee’s at £5 per day.
If lots remain uncollected 4 weeks after the sale, they will become property of Morley Auctioneers and Valuers to dispose of as we see fit, unless prior arrangement has been agreed with the auctioneer. If the lots have been paid for no refund will be issued.
Should the buyer require our shipping/delivery service, this can be arranged. Clients are requested to contact the auction house post sale for a shipping/delivery quote. All postage is quoted on an individual basis. You can contact us before auction to ensure that we will be able to post the lot to your destination.
If we agree to postage then a further invoice will be issued with postage fees. This is to be paid in full before we will post items.
Alternatively, buyers can of course make their own collection arrangements. Should the goods need to be packed for a courier collection this will incur a packing fee of £5 per box.
All postage is sent at the risk of the buyer.
Morley Auctioneers and Valuers accept no liability for items lost or damaged in transit and no reimbursements will be issued should loss or damage occur.
Failure to adhere to the T&C's will result in a ban from our auction house and potentially online platforms such as Easy Live Auction & The Sale Room