Terms and Conditions for Buyers at Chiswick Auctions
1. BEFORE THE SALE
1.1 Agent for the seller
Unless otherwise agreed, Chiswick Auctions Ltd, hereafter referred to
as CA LTD acts as agent for the seller. The contract for sale of the
property is therefore made between the Seller and the Buyer.
For the purposes of the current Terms and Conditions, the Seller shall
be defined as the owner of the Goods. It is implied that the Seller is the
legitimate owner and is authorised to sell the Lot.
The Bidder is any registered person participating in the auction, and the
Buyer is the successful Bidder for a particular Lot.
The Lot means the item(s) put up for sale by CA Ltd and to which the
present Terms and Conditions apply.
1.3 Catalogue descriptions
Any representation in any catalogue or otherwise as to the origin,
date, age, attribution, genuineness or estimated selling price of any
lot is a statement of opinion only. Such statements do not constitute a
representation warranty or assumption of liability by CA Ltd in relation
to the Lot. Any prospective Buyer should satisfy themselves prior to the
sale as to the reliability of the catalogue description.
The absence of mention related to prior restorations in the Catalogue
descriptions does not imply that the good is exempt thereof.
Photographs of any Lot provided by CA Ltd are for indicative purposes
only and are not deemed to be a precise representa-tion of the said Lot.
The Buyer is advised to seek independent expert advice in order to be
assured of the authenticity and true state of the good.
Prior to auction, prospective purchasers are strongly advised to
personally examine personally any property in which they are interested
to satisfy themselves in relation to matters which may concern them.
1.5 Condition report
CA Ltd may issue a Condition Report on request prior to the sale.
This Condition Report is for identification purposes only and cannot be
considered as giving a precise account of the Lot’s true state. Thus, some
imperfections and faults may not be accounted for in the Condition Report.
As aforementioned, and in the absence of any contractual value of the
Condition report, it is the Buyer’s sole duty to inspect in person the
Lot in order be assured of its true condition and CA Ltd shall not be
responsible for assertions within the Condition Report hereto.
All electrical items are sold as seen and CA Ltd offers no guarantee as to
the working condition of such items or their safety.
It is the Buyer’s duty to take necessary steps to be assured that the Lot
is safe for normal use.
Estimates are based on various factors inherent to the situation of the
market at the time of the sale, as well as considerations such as the
condition, rarity, or quality of the item etc. Estimates are only indicative
and represent the opinion of CA Ltd. Estimates provided by CA Ltd
cannot constitute a guarantee as to the value of the good. Subsequently,
goods may sell at prices lower or higher than the provided estimates.
Many Lots are offered subject to a reserve, which is the confidential
minimum sale price. The reserve will never exceed the low estimate
printed in the catalogue. CA Ltd may open the bidding on any Lot
below the reserve by placing a bid on behalf of the seller, and may in
their discretion continue to bid up to the reserve price. This can be
achieved by bidding in response to other bidders or alternatively by
placing consecutive bids.
1.9 Registration to the sale
New bidders will need to register prior to the sale. It is strongly
advised bidders register at least 24 hours before the sale. Registration
thereafter shall be at the auctioneer’s entire discretion.
International bidders may be required to register 48 hours before the
sale and to submit bank details.
A deposit may be requested prior to each sale.
Failure to register shall result in the impossibility for the bidder to
purchase a Lot.
1.10 Proof of identity
Bidders not previously known to CA Ltd will be required to provide:
•Official proof of identity in the form of a passport or photocard
driving licence. No other forms of ID are acceptable.
•Proof of address of main residence. Only official documents
showing name and address will be accepted.
•Both landline and mobile telephone numbers
•A bank reference for foreign bidders may be requested
•Corporate clients will have to provide a certificate of incorporation
prior to the auction, along with the representative’s ID in accordance
with the abovementioned requirements for proof of identity.
Any Bidder that does not match the provided identity for registration
may not purchase during the sale.
2. DURING THE SALE
2.1 Attendance at auction
Attending the auction in person is recommended.
CA Ltd has the right in their absolute discretion to refuse participation
in any auction, to reject any bid, and to refuse admission to the premises.
Bidders are not obliged to be present in person at the auction.
Absentee bidders shall be required to make necessary arrangements
with CA Ltd prior to the sale.
2.2 Personal bidding
Bidders attending the auction in person shall be required to collect a
number plate prior to the sale.