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Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions are applicable to every order placed with Acorn Antiques and every order accepted by Acorn Antiques is accepted subject to these Terms and Conditions. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions affects your statutory rights.

 

1. Definitions

1.1 "you" means the person who buys or agrees to buy Goods from Acorn Antiques.

1.2"we" "our" "us" means Acorn Antiques.

1.3 "consumer" means any natural person acting for purposes outside his or her business.

1.4 "Goods" means the products you agree to buy from us.

1.5 "Contact Address" means 39 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

1.6 "Working day" means any day except Saturday, Sunday and all Public and Bank holidays.

 

2. The Order for the Goods

Our procedures regarding orders are as follows :-

2.1 Any order placed with us, whether it be by telephone, fax, post or e-mail will be regarded as an offer by you to buy the Goods from us. If your order is accepted you will be sent, either by e-mail, fax or by post, a written acknowledgment which will confirm the Goods ordered, and the price and at that point a contract will exist between you and us.

2.2 If you order Goods which are to be made to your order, such as Goods made to your specification or Goods made to measurements supplied by you, you must confirm that specification or measurement to us in writing and we will acknowledge your confirmation. We will rely on this information as being correct. No Goods with a one-off specification or to be manufactured to measurements given by you will be supplied without us receiving your written confirmation. We will accept no liability for Goods which are made to a specification or measurement supplied by you to us and which you later discover is wrong.

2.3 Photographs on our web-site are for illustrative purposes only and may not exactly match the product itself or its colour or the colour of any materials.. Photographs or illustrations do not comprise any contractual warranty on our part and you should not rely on them as an exact representation of the products. All measurements shown on our website are approximate.

 

3. The right of a consumer to cancel

Where you act as a consumer :

3.1 Where your order is for Goods made to your specification, as set out in clause 2.2, you have no right to cancel.

3.2 Apart from those Goods set out in clause 3.1 (Goods made to your specification) you do have the right to cancel your contract in all other cases at any time up to the end of the 7th Working day from the date you received the Goods. You will not need to give a reason for cancelling your contract, nor will you have to pay any penalty.

3.3 To cancel your contract you must notify us in writing at the Contact Address.

3.4 If you receive the Goods before you cancel your contract, then you must send the Goods back to our Contact Address at your own costs and risk. If you cancel your contract but we have already processed the Goods for delivery, you must not unpack the Goods when they are received by you and you must send them back to us at our Contact Address at your own cost and risk as soon as possible. If you require us to collect the Goods, we will tell you within 21 days of the date of cancellation when we will collect the Goods from you. The cost and risk in relation to such collection is your responsibility.

3.5 Once you have notified us that you are cancelling your contract, any sum debited to us will be re-credited to you as soon as possible and in any event within 30 days of your order provided that the Goods in question are returned by you and received by us in the condition they were in when delivered to you. If you do not return the Goods delivered to you or do not pay the costs of delivery, we shall be entitled to deduct the direct cost of recovering the Goods from the amount to be re-credited to you.

 

4. The Goods

We reserve the right to cancel the contract between us if :

We may make any changes in the specification of the Goods which do not materially affect their appearance, quality or performance required to conform to applicable statutory requirements where the Goods are supplied to our specification.

 

5. Price

We reserve the right to cancel the contract between us if :

5.1 The price payable for the Goods shall be as confirmed in the e-mail, fax or post acknowledgment that we send to you, in accordance with the provisions of clause 2.1. We reserve the right to rectify any error.

5.2 A deposit of 50%  shall be due on acceptance of the order. If you fail to make payment or if your funds fail to clear, or are later recalled, we may suspend delivery of the Goods until payment is made in full.

5.3 In the event of any increase in cost to us of raw materials, labour or overheads or any increase in taxes or duties, or any variation in exchange rates, we may increase the price payable under the contract having first given written notice to you. If a notice of price increase is given by us you have the right to cancel the order and receive back any sums you have paid. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing at our Contact Address within seven days of delivery of the notice of price increase to you.

 

6 Delivery

6.1 We will arrange delivery of the Goods ordered by you with a carrier ( who will invoice you separately ) to the address for delivery you give to us at the time you make your order. You hereby confirm that

a:  there is adequate access for us to deliver the Goods

b: there is adequate space for the Goods where they are to be positioned

c: that there is adequate clear space for us to assemble the Goods in the area where the Goods are to be positioned if you have paid for the assembly service

We will not move or take away any existing goods or property for the purpose of assembly or installation of the Goods.

6.2 Delivery will be made as soon as possible after your order, unless you agree an alternative date with us. Time is not of the essence for delivery and we will not incur any liability for any delay in delivery, however it is caused.

6.3 You become the owner of the Goods you have ordered when they have been delivered to you. Once the Goods have been delivered to you, they are held at your risk and we will not be liable for their loss or destruction

 

 

7. Warranties and liability

7.1 All Goods manufactured by us come with a warranty of at least 12 months and we will give you such information as is necessary to claim under the manufacturers' warranty. If you need to make a claim you must contact us in the first instance.

7.2 If the Goods we deliver are not what you ordered or are damaged or defective, or the delivery is of an incorrect quantity, we shall have no liability to you unless you notify us in writing at our Contact Address of the problem within seven working days of the delivery of the Goods in question.

7.4 As stated in the `Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982` ( see below ) If you notify a problem to us under clauses 7.2 our only obligation will be;

a: to make good any non-delivery; or short delivery; or

b: to replace or repair any Goods that are damaged or defective; or

c: to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Goods in whatever way we choose.

7.5 If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for a reason set out in clause 7.2 above, you may, within 7 working days of delivery, contact us to arrange collection of the Goods at our expense. Any money which you have paid, excluding the delivery cost  and fabric cost, will be refunded within 30 days provided that we receive the Goods in the condition they were in at the time of delivery to you.

7.6 Except where you act as a consumer, all other warranties, conditions and terms relating to fitness for purpose, satisfactory quality, or condition of the Goods, whether implied by statute or common law or otherwise, are excluded to the fullest extent of the law.

7.7 Save as precluded by law, we will not be liable to you for any consequential loss, damage or expenses, (including loss of profits, business or goodwill) howsoever arising out of any problem you notify to us under this condition and we shall have no liability to pay any money to you by way of compensation other than to refund to you the amount paid by you for the Goods in question.

7.8 Notwithstanding anything set out above, nothing in these Terms and Conditions is intended to limit any rights that you might have as a consumer under the United Kingdom laws or other statutory rights that may not be excluded nor in any way to exclude or limit our liability to you for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

 

8. Notices and correspondence

All notices and correspondence from you to us must be in writing and sent to our contact address.

 

9. Events beyond our control

We will have no liability to you for any failure to deliver Goods you have ordered or any delay in doing so or for any damage or defect to Goods delivered that is caused by any event or circumstances beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, flood, fire, explosion or accident.

 

10. Exchange of Goods

If you wish to exchange Goods for other goods, we will do this subject to:

a) the return of the Goods by you at your expense to our Contact Address at 39 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

b)
the Goods being in the condition they were in when they were delivered to you.

 

11. Customer's Own Material

Where customer`s own material is being used, we strongly recommend that the client provides a sample with full reference to ensure the fabric is suitable for its intended use. We cannot be held responsible for any faulty or incorrect fabric supplied to us.



12. Treatments

No liability will be accepted for change in appearance, performance or defects in fabric that has undergone flame retardant or stain repellent spray. Treatment often affects the finish, handle and colour of a fabric. Please allow up to 5% shrinkage on treated fabrics.

 

13. Leather Products

Leather products are made from quality natural leather and accordingly they many not be uniform in colour or texture. Only the finest hides are selected but they will show natural marks and scars on the hide. Some leathers will mellow with age and exposure to sunlight.

 

14 Invalidity

If any of these Terms and Conditions are unenforceable, including any provision in which we exclude our liability to you, the enforceability of any other part of these Conditions will not be affected.

 

15. Privacy

We acknowledge and agree to be bound by the Terms of our Privacy Policy.

 

16. Third Party rights

Except for our affiliates, directors, employees or representatives, a person who is not a party to this agreement has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of this Agreement but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party that exists or is available apart from that Act.

 

17. Governing Law

The contract between us shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English Law and the English Courts will have jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between us

 

18. Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions, together with our current web-site prices, delivery details, contact details and privacy policy and the conditions of use of our web-site, set out the whole of our agreement relating to the supply of the Goods by us to you. Nothing said by any sales person on our behalf should be understood as a variation of these Terms and Conditions or as an authorised representation about the nature or quality of any of the Goods offered for sale by us. Save for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

 

Website Conditions of Use

1. Our Terms

All use of our website ("Site") is on these terms. If you do not agree with the terms then cease use of the Site NOW.

The terms are a contract between us and you may wish to print a copy for future reference. We sometimes change the terms and changes will be posted here.

2. Information

We work very hard to make sure information on the Site is accurate and up to date. Let us know if you find anything wrong. However, you should check independently any information before you rely on it. No representations are made by us that the information is accurate and up to date or complete and we do not accept liability for loss arising from any inaccuracy or information that is out of date. This is a website providing information free of charge.

3. Copyright

Copyright material appears on the Site which is our property or the property of our content and technology providers or their respective owners. We do not give permission for you to re-publish, alter, transmit or otherwise copy any material on the Site but you may download information from the Site for your own personal use. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under Copyright Law, no copying, re-distribution, re-transmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without our express permission and that of the Copyright owner.

4. Trade marks

Any trade marks, designs, business names, company names and logos are the property of their respective owners.

5. Liability

As information on our Site is provided free of charge, we do not accept liability for it. We will not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss, loss of profit, revenue or goodwill arising from your use of the Site or information on the Site. Subject as provided below, all terms implied by Law are excluded, caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or directors and also for fraudulent misrepresentation caused by us, our employees, agents or directors..

6. Supply of goods

Where you buy goods from our Site you are subject to our Terms and Conditions which supplement these conditions.

7. Law

You agree that English Law shall apply to these terms and to submit to the jurisdiction of the English Courts if a dispute arises. We aim to ensure our Site complies with English Law but not laws of any other country. If there is anything on the Site that you are not allowed under the laws to which you are subject to access or see, cease using the Site immediately.

 

8. General

Any formal, legal notices should be sent to us at the address at the end of these Terms by e-mail, confirmed by post.

Failure by us to enforce a right does not result in waiver of such right.

You may not assign or transfer your rights under this Agreement.

We may amend these terms at any time by posting a variation on the Site.

Our address is: 39 High Street, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

Our e-mail address is : peter@exmoorantiques.co.uk

 

Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982

 

  

Part I

 

Supply of Goods

 

Contracts for the transfer of property in goods

 

 

 1 The contracts concerned 

 

 (1)   In this Act in its application to England and Wales and Northern Ireland a “contract for the transfer of goods” means a contract under which one person transfers or agrees to transfer to another the property in goods, other than an excepted contract. 

 

(2)   For the purposes of this section an excepted contract means any of the following:— 

 

(a)    a contract of sale of goods; 

   

(b)    a hire-purchase agreement; 

   

(c)    a contract under which the property in goods is (or is to be) transferred in exchange for trading stamps on their redemption; 

 

(d)    a transfer or agreement to transfer which is made by deed and for which there is no consideration other than the presumed consideration imported by the deed; 

 

(e)    a contract intended to operate by way of mortgage, pledge, charge or other security. 

 

   

(3)   For the purposes of this Act in its application to England and Wales and Northern Ireland a contract is a contract for the transfer of goods whether or not services are also provided or to be provided under the contract, and (subject to subsection (2) above) whatever is the nature of the consideration for the transfer or agreement to transfer. 

 

  

2 Implied terms about title, etc 

 

(1)   In a contract for the transfer of goods, other than one to which subsection (3) below applies, there is an implied condition on the part of the transferor that in the case of a transfer of the property in the goods he has a right to transfer the property and in the case of an agreement to transfer the property in the goods he will have such a right at the time when the property is to be transferred. 

 

(2)   In a contract for the transfer of goods, other than one to which subsection (3) below applies, there is also an implied warranty that— 

   

(a)    the goods are free, and will remain free until the time when the property is to be transferred, from any charge or encumbrance not disclosed or known to the transferee before the contract is made, and 

 

(b)    the transferee will enjoy quiet possession of the goods except so far as it may be disturbed by the owner or other person entitled to the benefit of any charge or encumbrance so disclosed or known. 

 

   

(3)   This subsection applies to a contract for the transfer of goods in the case of which there appears from the contract or is to be inferred from its circumstances an intention that the transferor should transfer only such title as he or a third person may have. 

 

(4)   In a contract to which subsection (3) above applies there is an implied warranty that all charges or encumbrances known to the transferor and not known to the transferee have been disclosed to the transferee before the contract is made. 

 

(5)   In a contract to which subsection (3) above applies there is also an implied warranty that none of the following will disturb the transferee’s quiet possession of the goods, namely— 

   

(a)    the transferor; 

   

(b)    in a case where the parties to the contract intend that the transferor should transfer only such title as a third person may have, that person; 

   

(c)    anyone claiming through or under the transferor or that third person otherwise than under a charge or encumbrance disclosed or known to the transferee before the contract is made. 

 

 

 3 Implied terms where transfer is by description 

 

(1)   This section applies where, under a contract for the transfer of goods, the transferor transfers or agrees to transfer the property in the goods by description. 

 

(2)   In such a case there is an implied condition that the goods will correspond with the description. 

 

(3)   If the transferor transfers or agrees to transfer the property in the goods by sample as well as by description it is not sufficient that the bulk of the goods corresponds with the sample if the goods do not also correspond with the description. 

 

(4)   A contract is not prevented from falling within subsection (1) above by reason only that, being exposed for supply, the goods are selected by the transferee. 

 

   

4 Implied terms about quality or fitness 

 

(1)   Except as provided by this section and section 5 below and subject to the provisions of any other enactment, there is no implied condition or warranty about the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of goods supplied under a contract for the transfer of goods. 

 

(2)   Where, under such a contract, the transferor transfers the property in goods in the course of a business, there is an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are of satisfactory quality. 

 

(2A)   For the purposes of this section and section 5 below, goods are of satisfactory quality if they meet the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of any description of the goods, the price (if relevant) and all the other relevant circumstances. 

 

(2B)   If the transferee deals as consumer, the relevant circumstances mentioned in subsection (2A) above include any public statements on the specific characteristics of the goods made about them by the transferor, the producer or his representative, particularly in advertising or on labelling. 

 

(2C)   A public statement is not by virtue of subsection (2B) above a relevant circumstance for the purposes of subsection (2A) above in the case of a contract for the transfer of goods, if the transferor shows that— 

  

  (a)    at the time the contract was made, he was not, and could not reasonably have been, aware of the statement, 

  

  (b)    before the contract was made, the statement had been withdrawn in public or, to the extent that it contained anything which was incorrect or misleading, it had been corrected in public, or 

  

  (c)    the decision to acquire the goods could not have been influenced by the statement. 

 

 (2D)   Subsections (2B) and (2C) above do not prevent any public statement from being a relevant circumstance for the purposes of subsection (2A) above (whether or not the transferee deals as consumer) if the statement would have been such a circumstance apart from those subsections. 

 

 

(3)   The condition implied by subsection (2) above does not extend to any matter making the quality of goods unsatisfactory— 

   

(a)    which is specifically drawn to the transferee’s attention before the contract is made, 

 

(b)    where the transferee examines the goods before the contract is made, which that examination ought to reveal, or 

 

(c)    where the property in the goods is transferred by reference to a sample, which would have been apparent on a reasonable examination of the sample. 

 

   

(4)   Subsection (5) below applies where, under a contract for the transfer of goods, the transferor transfers the property in goods in the course of a business and the transferee, expressly or by implication, makes known— 

 

 (a)    to the transferor, or 

 

 (b)    where the consideration or part of the consideration for the transfer is a sum payable by instalments and the goods were previously sold by a credit-broker to the transferor, to that credit-broker, 

   

 any particular purpose for which the goods are being acquired. 

 

(5)   In that case there is (subject to subsection (6) below) an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are reasonably fit for that purpose, whether or not that is a purpose for which such goods are commonly supplied. 

 

(6)   Subsection (5) above does not apply where the circumstances show that the transferee does not rely, or that it is unreasonable for him to rely, on the skill or judgment of the transferor or credit-broker. 

 

(7)   An implied condition or warranty about quality or fitness for a particular purpose may be annexed by usage to a contract for the transfer of goods. 

 

(8)   The preceding provisions of this section apply to a transfer by a person who in the course of a business is acting as agent for another as they apply to a transfer by a principal in the course of a business, except where that other is not transferring in the course of a business and either the transferee knows that fact or reasonable steps are taken to bring it to the transferee’s notice before the contract concerned is made. 

 

(9)    . . . 

 

   

5 Implied terms where transfer is by sample 

 

(1)   This section applies where, under a contract for the transfer of goods, the transferor transfers or agrees to transfer the property in the goods by reference to a sample. 

 

(2)   In such a case there is an implied condition— 

  

(a)    that the bulk will correspond with the sample in quality; and 

 

(b)    that the transferee will have a reasonable opportunity of comparing the bulk with the sample; and 

 

(c)    that the goods will be free from any defect, [making their quality unsatisfactory], which would not be apparent on reasonable examination of the sample. 

 

(3)    . . . 

 

(4)   For the purposes of this section a transferor transfers or agrees to transfer the property in goods by reference to a sample where there is an express or implied term to that effect in the contract concerned. 

 

   

5A Modification of remedies for breach of statutory condition in non-consumer cases 

 

(1)   Where in the case of a contract for the transfer of goods— 

   

(a)    the transferee would, apart from this subsection, have the right to treat the contract as repudiated by reason of a breach on the part of the transferor of a term implied by section 3, 4 or 5(2)(a) or (c) above, but 

 

(b)    the breach is so slight that it would be unreasonable for him to do so, 

   

 then, if the transferee does not deal as consumer, the breach is not to be treated as a breach of condition but may be treated as a breach of warranty. 

 

  

(2)   This section applies unless a contrary intention appears in, or is to be implied from, the contract. 

 

 

(3)   It is for the transferor to show that a breach fell within subsection (1)(b) above. 

 

 

Contracts for the hire of goods

 

 

 6 The contracts concerned 

 

(1)   In this Act in its application to England and Wales and Northern Ireland a “contract for the hire of goods” means a contract under which one person bails or agrees to bail goods to another by way of hire, other than an excepted contract. 

   

(2)   For the purposes of this section an excepted contract means any of the following:— 

  

(a)    a hire-purchase agreement; 

  

(b)    a contract under which goods are (or are to be) bailed in exchange for trading stamps on their redemption. 

 

 

(3)   For the purposes of this Act in its application to England and Wales and Northern Ireland a contract is a contract for the hire of goods whether or not services are also provided or to be provided under the contract, and (subject to subsection (2) above) whatever is the nature of the consideration for the bailment or agreement to bail by way of hire. 

 

   

7 Implied terms about right to transfer possession, etc 

 

(1)   In a contract for the hire of goods there is an implied condition on the part of the bailor that in the case of a bailment he has a right to transfer possession of the goods by way of hire for the period of the bailment and in the case of an agreement to bail he will have such a right at the time of the bailment. 

 

(2)   In a contract for the hire of goods there is also an implied warranty that the bailee will enjoy quiet possession of the goods for the period of the bailment except so far as the possession may be disturbed by the owner or other person entitled to the benefit of any charge or encumbrance disclosed or known to the bailee before the contract is made. 

 

(3)   The preceding provisions of this section do not affect the right of the bailor to repossess the goods under an express or implied term of the contract. 

 

   

8 Implied terms where hire is by description 

 

(1)   This section applies where, under a contract for the hire of goods, the bailor bails or agrees to bail the goods by description. 

 

(2)   In such a case there is an implied condition that the goods will correspond with the description. 

 

(3)   If under the contract the bailor bails or agrees to bail the goods by reference to a sample as well as a description it is not sufficient that the bulk of the goods corresponds with the sample if the goods do not also correspond with the description. 

 

(4)   A contract is not prevented from falling within subsection (1) above by reason only that, being exposed for supply, the goods are selected by the bailee. 

 

   

9 Implied terms about quality or fitness 

 

(1)   Except as provided by this section and section 10 below and subject to the provisions of any other enactment, there is no implied condition or warranty about the quality or fitness for any particular purpose of goods bailed under a contract for the hire of goods. 

 

(2)   Where, under such a contract, the bailor bails goods in the course of a business, there is an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are of satisfactory quality. 

 

(2A)   For the purposes of this section and section 10 below, goods are of satisfactory quality if they meet the standard that a reasonable person would regard as satisfactory, taking account of any description of the goods, the consideration for the bailment (if relevant) and all the other relevant circumstances. 

 

(2B)   If the bailee deals as consumer, the relevant circumstances mentioned in subsection (2A) above include any public statements on the specific characteristics of the goods made about them by the bailor, the producer or his representative, particularly in advertising or on labelling. 

 

(2C)   A public statement is not by virtue of subsection (2B) above a relevant circumstance for the purposes of subsection (2A) above in the case of a contract for the hire of goods, if the bailor shows that— 

  

  (a)    at the time the contract was made, he was not, and could not reasonably have been, aware of the statement, 

  

  (b)    before the contract was made, the statement had been withdrawn in public or, to the extent that it contained anything which was incorrect or misleading, it had been corrected in public, or 

  

  (c)    the decision to acquire the goods could not have been influenced by the statement. 

  

 (2D)   Subsections (2B) and (2C) above do not prevent any public statement from being a relevant circumstance for the purposes of subsection (2A) above (whether or not the bailee deals as consumer) if the statement would have been such a circumstance apart from those subsections. 

 

(3)   The condition implied by subsection (2) above does not extend to any matter making the quality of goods unsatisfactory— 

   

(a)    which is specifically drawn to the bailee’s attention before the contract is made, 

 

(b)    where the bailee examines the goods before the contract is made, which that examination ought to reveal, or 

 

(c)    where the goods are bailed by reference to a sample, which would have been apparent on a reasonable examination of the sample.

 

 

(4)   Subsection (5) below applies where, under a contract for the hire of goods, the bailor bails goods in the course of a business and the bailee, expressly or by implication, makes known— 

 

(a)    to the bailor in the course of negotiations conducted by him in relation to the making of the contract, or 

 

(b)    to a credit-broker in the course of negotiations conducted by that broker in relation to goods sold by him to the bailor before forming the subject matter of the contract, 

 

 any particular purpose for which the goods are being bailed. 

 

(5)   In that case there is (subject to subsection (6) below) an implied condition that the goods supplied under the contract are reasonably fit for that purpose, whether or not that is a purpose for which such goods are commonly supplied.  

 

(6)   Subsection (5) above does not apply where the circumstances show that the bailee does not rely, or that it is unreasonable for him to rely, on the skill or judgment of the bailor or credit-broker. 

 

(7)   An implied condition or warranty about quality or fitness for a particular purpose may be annexed by usage to a contract for the hire of goods. 

 

(8)   The preceding provisions of this section apply to a bailment by a person who in the course of a business is acting as agent for another as they apply to a bailment by a principal in the course of a business, except where that other is not bailing in the course of a business and either the bailee knows that fact or reasonable steps are taken to bring it to the bailee’s notice before the contract concerned is made. 

  

(9)    . . . 

 

   

10 Implied terms where hire is by sample 

   

(1)   This section applies where, under a contract for the hire of goods, the bailor bails or agrees to bail the goods by reference to a sample. 

 

(2)   In such a case there is an implied condition— 

  

(a)    that the bulk will correspond with the sample in quality; and 

 

(b)    that the bailee will have a reasonable opportunity of comparing the bulk with the sample; and 

 

(c)    that the goods will be free from any defect, making their quality unsatisfactory, which would not be apparent on reasonable examination of the sample. 

   

(3)    . . . 

  

(4)   For the purposes of this section a bailor bails or agrees to bail goods by reference to a sample where there is an express or implied term to that effect in the contract concerned. 

 

 

10A Modification of remedies for breach of statutory condition in non-consumer cases 

 

(1)   Where in the case of a contract for the hire of goods— 

  

(a)    the bailee would, apart from this subsection, have the right to treat the contract as repudiated by reason of a breach on the part of the bailor of a term implied by section 8, 9 or 10(2)(a) or (c) above, but 

  

(b)    the breach is so slight that it would be unreasonable for him to do so, 

  

 then, if the bailee does not deal as consumer, the breach is not to be treated as a breach of condition but may be treated as a breach of warranty. 

 

  

(2)   This section applies unless a contrary intention appears in, or is to be implied from, the contract. 

 

(3)   It is for the bailor to show that a breach fell within subsection (1)(b) above. 

 

 

  

Exclusion of implied terms, etc

 

 

 

11 Exclusion of implied terms, etc 

 

(1)   Where a right, duty or liability would arise under a contract for the transfer of goods or a contract for the hire of goods by implication of law, it may (subject to subsection (2) below and the 1977 Act) be negatived or varied by express agreement, or by the course of dealing between the parties, or by such usage as binds both parties to the contract. 

 

(2)   An express condition or warranty does not negative a condition or warranty implied by the preceding provisions of this Act unless inconsistent with it. 

  

(3)   Nothing in the preceding provisions of this Act prejudices the operation of any other enactment or any rule of law whereby any condition or warranty (other than one relating to quality or fitness) is to be implied in a contract for the transfer of goods or a contract for the hire of goods. 

 

 

Part IA

 

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Supply of Goods as Respects Scotland

 

(This part is not reproduced because it applies to Scotland only)

 

 

Part 1B

 

Additional Rights of Transferee in Consumer Cases

 

 

   

11M Introductory 

 

   

(1)   This section applies if— 

 

   (a)    the transferee deals as consumer or, in Scotland, there is a consumer contract in which the transferee is a consumer, and 

 

   (b)    the goods do not conform to the contract for the transfer of goods at the time of delivery. 

 

   

 (2)   If this section applies, the transferee has the right— 

   

  (a)    under and in accordance with section 11N below, to require the transferor to repair or replace the goods, or 

 

  (b)    under and in accordance with section 11P below— 

   

    (i)   to require the transferor to reduce the amount to be paid for the transfer by the transferee by an appropriate amount, or 

 

   (ii)   to rescind the contract with regard to the goods in question. 

 

  

 (3)   For the purposes of subsection (1)(b) above, goods which do not conform to the contract for the transfer of goods at any time within the period of six months starting with the date on which the goods were delivered to the transferee must be taken not to have so conformed at that date. 

 

 (4)   Subsection (3) above does not apply if— 

   

  (a)    it is established that the goods did so conform at that date; 

   

  (b)    its application is incompatible with the nature of the goods or the nature of the lack of conformity. 

   

 (5)   For the purposes of this section, “consumer contract” has the same meaning as in section 11F(3) above. 

 

 

  

11N Repair or replacement of the goods 

 

 

(1)   If section 11M above applies, the transferee may require the transferor— 

 

  (a)    to repair the goods, or 

 

   (b)    to replace the goods. 

 

  

 (2)   If the transferee requires the transferor to repair or replace the goods, the transferor must— 

 

   (a)    repair or, as the case may be, replace the goods within a reasonable time but without causing significant inconvenience to the transferee; 

  

  (b)    bear any necessary costs incurred in doing so (including in particular the cost of any labour, materials or postage). 

 

  

 (3)   The transferee must not require the transferor to repair or, as the case may be, replace the goods if that remedy is— 

  

  (a)    impossible, 

  

  (b)    disproportionate in comparison to the other of those remedies, or 

  

  (c)    disproportionate in comparison to an appropriate reduction in the purchase price under paragraph (a), or rescission under paragraph (b), of section 11P(1) below. 

 

  

 (4)   One remedy is disproportionate in comparison to the other if the one imposes costs on the transferor which, in comparison to those imposed on him by the other, are unreasonable, taking into account— 

  

  (a)    the value which the goods would have if they conformed to the contract for the transfer of goods, 

  

  (b)    the significance of the lack of conformity to the contract for the transfer of goods, and 

 

  (c)    whether the other remedy could be effected without significant inconvenience to the transferee. 

 

  

 (5)   Any question as to what is a reasonable time or significant inconvenience is to be determined by reference to— 

  

  (a)    the nature of the goods, and 

  

  (b)    the purpose for which the goods were acquired. 

  

  

11P Reduction of purchase price or rescission of contract 

   

 (1)   If section 11M above applies, the transferee may— 

   

  (a)    require the transferor to reduce the purchase price of the goods in question to the transferee by an appropriate amount, or 

   

  (b)    rescind the contract with regard to those goods, 

   

 if the condition in subsection (2) below is satisfied. 

   

 (2)   The condition is that— 

   

  (a)    by virtue of section 11N(3) above the transferee may require neither repair nor replacement of the goods, or 

   

  (b)    the transferee has required the transferor to repair or replace the goods, but the transferor is in breach of the requirement of section 11N(2)(a) above to do so within a reasonable time and without significant inconvenience to the transferee. 

   

 (3)   If the transferee rescinds the contract, any reimbursement to the transferee may be reduced to take account of the use he has had of the goods since they were delivered to him. 

 

   

 11Q Relation to other remedies etc 

   

 (1)   If the transferee requires the transferor to repair or replace the goods the transferee must not act under subsection (2) until he has given the transferor a reasonable time in which to repair or replace (as the case may be) the goods. 

   

 (2)   The transferee acts under this subsection if— 

   

  (a)    in England and Wales or Northern Ireland he rejects the goods and terminates the contract for breach of condition; 

   

  (b)    in Scotland he rejects any goods delivered under the contract and treats it as repudiated; or 

   

  (c)    he requires the goods to be replaced or repaired (as the case may be). 

 

 

 11R Powers of the court 

 

 (1)   In any proceedings in which a remedy is sought by virtue of this Part the court, in addition to any other power it has, may act under this section. 

   

 (2)   On the application of the transferee the court may make an order requiring specific performance or, in Scotland, specific implement by the transferor of any obligation imposed on him by virtue of section 11N above. 

   

 (3)   Subsection (4) applies if— 

   

  (a)    the transferee requires the transferor to give effect to a remedy under section 11N or 11P above or has claims to rescind under section 11P, but 

   

  (b)    the court decides that another remedy under section 11N or 11P is appropriate. 

 

  

 (4)   The court may proceed— 

  

  (a)    as if the transferee had required the transferor to give effect to the other remedy, or if the other remedy is rescission under section 11P, 

  

  (b)    as if the transferee had claimed to rescind the contract under that section. 

 

  

 (5)   If the transferee has claimed to rescind the contract the court may order that any reimbursement to the transferee is reduced to take account of the use he has had of the goods since they were delivered to him. 

 

  (6)   The court may make an order under this section unconditionally or on such terms and conditions as to damages, payment of the price and otherwise as it thinks just. 

 

   

 11S Conformity with the contract 

 

 (1)   Goods do not conform to a contract for the supply or transfer of goods if— 

   

  (a)    there is, in relation to the goods, a breach of an express term of the contract or a term implied by section 3, 4 or 5 above or, in Scotland, by section 11C, 11D or 11E above, or 

   

  (b)    installation of the goods forms part of the contract for the transfer of goods, and the goods were installed by the transferor, or under his responsibility, in breach of the term implied by section 13 below or (in Scotland) in breach of any term implied by any rule of law as to the manner in which the installation is carried out. 

 

 

 

 

Part II

 

Supply of Services

 

 

 

12 The contracts concerned 

 

(1)   In this Act a “contract for the supply of a service” means, subject to subsection (2) below, a contract under which a person (“the supplier”) agrees to carry out a service. 

 

(2)   For the purposes of this Act, a contract of service or apprenticeship is not a contract for the supply of a service. 

 

(3)   Subject to subsection (2) above, a contract is a contract for the supply of a service for the purposes of this Act whether or not goods are also— 

  

 (a)    transferred or to be transferred, or 

 

 (b)    bailed or to be bailed by way of hire, 

  

under the contract, and whatever is the nature of the consideration for which the service is to be carried out. 

 

 

(4)   The Secretary of State may by order provide that one or more of sections 13 to 15 below shall not apply to services of a description specified in the order, and such an order may make different provision for different circumstances. 

 

 

(5)   The power to make an order under subsection (4) above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament. 

 

   

13 Implied term about care and skill 

 

In a contract for the supply of a service where the supplier is acting in the course of a business, there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service with reasonable care and skill. 

 

  

14 Implied term about time for performance 

 

(1)   Where, under a contract for the supply of a service by a supplier acting in the course of a business, the time for the service to be carried out is not fixed by the contract, left to be fixed in a manner agreed by the contract or determined by the course of dealing between the parties, there is an implied term that the supplier will carry out the service within a reasonable time. 

 

(2)   What is a reasonable time is a question of fact. 

 

   

15 Implied term about consideration 

 

(1)   Where, under a contract for the supply of a service, the consideration for the service is not determined by the contract, left to be determined in a manner agreed by the contract or determined by the course of dealing between the parties, there is an implied term that the party contracting with the supplier will pay a reasonable charge. 

 

(2)   What is a reasonable charge is a question of fact. 

 

   

16 Exclusion of implied terms, etc 

 

(1)   Where a right, duty or liability would arise under a contract for the supply of a service by virtue of this Part of this Act, it may (subject to subsection (2) below and the 1977 Act) be negatived or varied by express agreement, or by the course of dealing between the parties, or by such usage as binds both parties to the contract. 

 

(2)   An express term does not negative a term implied by this Part of this Act unless inconsistent with it. 

 

(3)   Nothing in this Part of this Act prejudices— 

 

(a)    any rule of law which imposes on the supplier a duty stricter than that imposed by section 13 or 14 above; or 

  

(b)    subject to paragraph (a) above, any rule of law whereby any term not inconsistent with this Part of this Act is to be implied in a contract for the supply of a service. 

 

(4)   This Part of this Act has effect subject to any other enactment which defines or restricts the rights, duties or liabilities arising in connection with a service of any description. 

 

   

 

Part III

 

Supplementary

 

 

17 Minor and consequential amendments 

 

(1)–(3)    . . . 

 

 

18 Interpretation: general 

 

 (1)   In the preceding provisions of this Act and this section— 

   

 “bailee”, in relation to a contract for the hire of goods means (depending on the context) a person to whom the goods are bailed under the contract, or a person to whom they are to be so bailed, or a person to whom the rights under the contract of either of those persons have passed; 

 

 “bailor”, in relation to a contract for the hire of goods, means (depending on the context) a person who bails the goods under the contract, or a person who agrees to do so, or a person to whom the duties under the contract of either of those persons have passed; 

 

 “business” includes a profession and the activities of any government department or local or public authority; 

 

 “credit-broker” means a person acting in the course of a business of credit brokerage carried on by him; 

 

 “credit brokerage” means the effecting of introductions— 

 

(a)   of individuals desiring to obtain credit to persons carrying on any business so far as it relates to the provision of credit; or 

 

(b)   of individuals desiring to obtain goods on hire to persons carrying on a business which comprises or relates to the bailment or as regards Scotland the hire of goods under a contract for the hire of goods; or 

 

(c)   of individuals desiring to obtain credit, or to obtain goods on hire, to other credit-brokers; 

 

“enactment” means any legislation (including subordinate legislation) of the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland; 

 

“goods” includes all personal chattels, other than things in action and money, and as regards Scotland all corporeal moveables; and in particular “goods” includes emblements, industrial growing crops, and things attached to or forming part of the land which are agreed to be severed before the transfer bailment or hire concerned or under the contract concerned . . . ; 

 

“hire-purchase agreement” has the same meaning as in the 1974 Act;

 

“producer” means the manufacturer of goods, the importer of goods into the European Economic Area or any person purporting to be a producer by placing his name, trade mark or other distinctive sign on the goods;  

 

“property”, in relation to goods, means the general property in them and not merely a special property; 

. . . 

 

“redemption”, in relation to trading stamps, has the same meaning as in the Trading Stamps Act 1964 or, as respects Northern Ireland, the Trading Stamps Act (Northern Ireland) 1965; 

 

“repair” means, in cases where there is a lack of conformity in goods for the purposes of this Act, to bring the goods into conformity with the contract.

 

“trading stamps” has the same meaning as in the said Act of 1964 or, as respects Northern Ireland, the said Act of 1965; 

 

“transferee”, in relation to a contract for the transfer of goods, means (depending on the context) a person to whom the property in the goods is transferred under the contract, or a person to whom the property is to be so transferred, or a person to whom the rights under the contract of either of those persons have passed; 

 

“transferor”, in relation to a contract for the transfer of goods, means (depending on the context) a person who transfers the property in the goods under the contract, or a person who agrees to do so, or a person to whom the duties under the contract of either of those persons have passed. 

  

(2)   In subsection (1) above, in the definitions of bailee, bailor, transferee and transferor, a reference to rights or duties passing is to their passing by assignment assignation, operation of law or otherwise. 

 

(3)   For the purposes of this Act, the quality of goods includes their state and condition and the following (among others) are in appropriate cases aspects of the quality of goods— 

  

(a)    fitness for all the purposes for which goods of the kind in question are commonly supplied, 

  

(b)    appearance and finish, 

  

(c)    freedom from minor defects, 

  

(d)    safety, and 

 

(e)    durability. 

 

  

(4)   References in this Act to dealing as consumer are to be construed in accordance with Part I of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; and, for the purposes of this Act, it is for the transferor or bailor claiming that the transferee or bailee does not deal as consumer to show that he does not. 

 

 

19 Interpretation: references to Acts 

 

In this Act— 

  

 “the 1973 Act” means the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973; 

 

“the 1974 Act” means the Consumer Credit Act 1974; 

 

“the 1977 Act” means the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977; and 

 

“the 1979 Act” means the Sale of Goods Act 1979. 

 

 

  

This Act is reproduced with amendments as at 1st October 2003. Crown Copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.

 

 

 

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