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Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions

1.1       Company means The Alternative Bathroom Company Limited.

Customer means the person who accepts a quotation of the Company for the sale of

the Goods or agrees to buy the Goods from the Company.

Conditions means the standard terms and conditions of sale set out in this

document and any special terms and conditions agreed in writing by the Company.

Contract means the Contract for the sale by the Company and purchase by the

Customer of the Goods the subject of the Order.

Goods mean the supply of sanitary and bathroom products and other products any

installation of the Goods and associated specification and design services which

the Customer agrees to buy from the Company.

Order means the written order placed by the Customer for the Goods.

Price – means the price for the Goods excluding (where applicable) carriage,

packing, insurance and Value Added Tax.

1.2       Any reference on the Conditions to any provision of a Statute shall be

construed as a reference to that provision as amended, re-enacted or extended at

the relevant time.

1.3       The headings in the Conditions are for convenience only and shall not

affect their interpretation.

2.         Conditions

2.1       The Conditions shall apply to all contracts for the sale of Goods by

the Company to the Customer and will override any terms or conditions which the

Customer may purport to apply under any purchase order confirmation of order or

similar document.

2.2       All Orders for the Goods shall be deemed to be an offer by the

Customer to purchase the Goods pursuant to the Conditions.

2.3       No variations to the Conditions (including any special terms agreed

between the parties) shall apply unless agreed in writing by a Director of the


2.4       Any typographical, clerical or other error of omission in any sales

literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other

document or information issued by the Company shall be subject to correction

without any liability on the part of the Company.

3.         Contract

3.1       Any quotation issued by the Company to the Customer shall not be

binding upon the Company. The Contract will be concluded upon receipt by the

Company of the Order placed by the Customer or the customers purchase order.

3.2       In the event that the terms of the Order are in conflict with any of

the Conditions, the Conditions shall prevail.

3.3       The Customer acknowledges that he has not been induced to enter into

the Contract by any written and/or oral representation made by or on the behalf

of the Company other than those contained in the Order.

4.         Price of the Goods

4.1    Prices quoted by the Company for the Goods shall not be binding upon the

Company. Prices applicable to the Contract shall be those recorded in the Order.

4.2       Prices do not include Value Added Tax or any other tax, levy, duty or

surcharge whether imposed before or after concluding the Contract.

4.3            Unless stated to the contrary in the Order, prices include

packaging and are consigned free to the Customer’s address recorded in the Order

(“the Delivery Address”).

5.         Payment

5.1             The Company shall not be bound to deliver the Goods until the

Customer has paid for the Goods. Payment shall be due in cleared funds not less

than two days prior to the delivery date.

Time for payment shall be of the essence.

5.2             If payment is not made on the due date then without prejudice to

the Company’s rights under the Conditions, the Company shall be entitled to

charge interest to the Customer on the amount outstanding at the rate of 3%

above the prevailing base rate of Lloyds TSB Plc.

5.3       If the Customer fails to make payment by the due date, the Company may

suspend or cancel delivery of the Goods.

6.         Catalogues and other publication material

Any description and/or illustration of the Goods appearing in catalogues,

brochures and other publications is believed to be correct and current but is

not warranted as being correct by the Company and shall not be deemed to form

part of the Contract.

7.         Designs

The provision of specification and design services associated with the Goods

(including copyright, design right, or other intellectual property rights) shall

remain the property of the Company. The Customer shall not copy nor cause to be

copied or reproduce nor cause to be reproduced such specifications and designs.

8.         Warranties and Liability

8.1             The Company warrants that the Goods shall be of reasonable

quality and fit for their purpose at the date of delivery. Nothing herein shall

affect the statutory rights of the Customer. The Company shall be under no

liability in respect of any defect arising from fair wear and tear, wilful

damage, negligence, abnormal working conditions, failure to follow the Company’s

instructions (whether oral or in writing), misuse or alteration or repair of the

Goods without the Company’s approval.

8.2             The Company shall be under no liability under 8.1 above if the

Price for the Goods has not been paid in full by the due date for payment.

8.3       Any claim by the Customer based on any defect in the quality of the

Goods or their fitness for purpose shall (whether or not delivery is refused by

the Customer) be notified in writing to the Company within 2 days from the date

of delivery. If the Customer does not notify the Company, the Customer shall not

be entitled to reject the Goods and the 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.

8.4       Where a valid notification is made under 8.3 above, the Company shall

be entitled to replace the Goods (or the part in question) free of charge or, at

the Company’s sole discretion, refund to the Buyer, the Price of the Goods (or a

proportionate part of the Price), but thereafter the Company shall have no

further liability to the Customer.

8.5             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 written and/or oral representation, or any express and/or implied

warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under the

express terms of the Contract, for any consequential loss or damage (whether for

loss of profit or otherwise), costs, expenses or other claims for consequential

compensation whatsoever (and whether caused by the negligence of the Company,

its employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in conjunction with

the supply of the Goods or their use or resale by the Customer.

8.6       Time shall not be of the essence in the Contract. The Company shall

not be liable to the Customer or be deemed to be in breach of the Contract by

reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of the

Company’s obligations in relation to the Goods, whether or not the delay or

failure was due to any cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control.

9.         Customer’s specification or design

Where the Company supplies the Goods in accordance with the Customer’s

specification or design, any addition, alteration or variation shall be subject

to an extra charge and the Customer shall indemnify the Company against all

damages, penalties, costs and expenses to which it may become liable through the

infringement of the rights of third parties.

10.       Delivery

10.1    All Goods supplied by the Company shall be delivered to the Customer at

the Delivery Address. The Customer shall make all necessary arrangements to take

delivery of the Goods when they are delivered by the Company.

10.2    Any dates quoted for delivery of the Goods are approximate only and the

Company shall not be liable for any delay in the delivery of the Goods howsoever

caused. The Goods may be delivered by the Company in advance of the quoted

delivery date.

10.3    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 the Conditions or any claim by the

Customer in respect of any one or more instalments shall not entitle the

Customer to treat the Contract as a whole as repudiated.

10.4    If the Company fails to deliver the Goods for any reason other than any

cause beyond the Company’s reasonable control or due to the Customer’s default,

and the Company is held to be liable to the Customer, the Company’s liability

shall be limited to the excess (if any) of the cost to the Customer (in the

cheapest available market) of similar goods to replace those not delivered over

the Price of the Goods.

10.5    If the Customer fails to take delivery of the Goods or fails to give the

Company adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery then,

without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to the Customer, the

Company may (1) store the Goods until actual delivery and charge the Customer

for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage or (2) sell the Goods

at the best price readily obtainable and (after deducting all reasonable storage

and selling expenses) account to the Customer for the excess over the Price

under the Contract or charge the Customer for any shortfall below the Price

under the Contract. 

11.       Shortage damage and non-delivery

No claim against the Company for shortage, damage in transit or non-delivery of

the Goods will be entertained unless shortage of or damage to the Goods is

reported in writing to the Company and any third party carrier within two days

of delivery and in the case of non-delivery of Goods it is reported in writing

to the Company and any third party carrier within three days of the date of

despatch as invoiced to the Customer.

12. Passing of ownership and risk in the Goods

12.1    The risk in the Goods supplied by the Company shall pass to the Customer

on delivery to the Delivery Address.

12.2    Notwithstanding delivery and the passing of risk in the Goods, or any

other provision of the Conditions, ownership in the Goods 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 goods agreed to be sold by the Company

to the Customer for which payment is then due.

12.3    Until such time as ownership 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.

Until that time the Customer shall be entitled to resell or use the Goods in the

ordinary course of its business, but shall account to the Company for the

proceeds of sale or otherwise of the Goods, whether tangible or intangible,

including insurance proceeds, and shall keep all such proceeds separate from any

monies or property of the Customer and third parties and, in the case of

tangible proceeds, properly stored, protected and insured.

12.4    Until such time as ownership in the Goods passes to the Customer (and

provided the Goods are still in existence and have not been resold) the Company

shall be entitled at any time to require the Customer to deliver up the Goods to

the Company and, if the Customer fails to do so forthwith, to enter upon any

premises of the Customer or any third party where the Goods are stored and

repossess the Goods.

13.       Cancellation

An Order cannot be cancelled or the Goods returned by the Customer without the written consent of the Company. In the event of the Goods being returned to  and with the written consent of the Company as a result of the cancellation of an Order, in addition to the Price, the Customer shall pay to the Company a cancellation charge equivalent to 25% of the price to recompense the Company for the cost of transport administration and restocking and the Customer agrees with the Company that this is a reasonable pre estimate of the Company’s costs.

14.       Force Majeure

The Company shall not be liable for any default due to any act of God, war,

civil disturbance, malicious damage, strike, lockout, industrial action, fire,

flood, drought, extreme weather conditions, compliance with any law or

governmental order, rule, regulation, direction or other circumstance beyond the

control of the Company.

15.       Insolvency

If the Customer fails to make payment for the Goods in accordance with the

Conditions or commits any other breach of the Conditions or if any distress or

execution shall be levied upon any of the Customer’s property or if the Customer

offers to make any arrangement with his creditors or if any bankruptcy petition

is presented against the Customer or the Customer is unable to pay his debts as

they fall due or if being a limited company any resolution or petition to wind

up the Customer shall be passed or if a receiver administrator administrative

receiver or manager shall be appointed over the whole or any part of the

Customer’s business or assets, the Company may in its absolute discretion, and

without prejudice to any other rights suspend all future deliveries of the Goods

and/or terminate the Contract without in either case any liability on its part

and in addition the Company shall be entitled to exercise all of its rights

under the Conditions.

16.       No assignment

The Customer shall not assign his rights or liabilities under a Contract made

subject to the Conditions.

17.       No Set off

The Customer may not withhold payment of any monies due to the Company by reason

of any right of set off or counterclaim which the Customer may have or allege to

have or for any reason whatsoever.

18.       Waiver

No waiver or forbearance by the Company to enforce a term of the Contract shall

not prevent the subsequent enforcement of that or any other term of the Contract.

19.       Third party rights

The provisions of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not

apply to the Contract or the Conditions and a person who is not a party to the

Contract or the Conditions shall have no right under the Act to enforce any term

of the Contract or the Conditions.

20.       Proper Law

The Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Law of

England and Wales and all disputes shall be subject to the exclusive

jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.