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Buyer's Terms and Conditions


The Conditions of Sale oblige buyers to pay a buyer's premium at 20% on the hammer price of each lot purchased. In addition, VAT is charged on this premium. We are, primarily, agents for the seller. We are dependent on information provided by the seller and whilst we may inspect lots and act reasonably in taking a general view about them, we are normally unable to carry out a detailed, or any, examination of lots in order to ascertain their condition in the way in which it would be wise for a buyer to do. Intending buyers have ample opportunity for inspection of goods on the view day and day of sale, and, therefore, accept responsibility for inspecting and investigating lots in which they may be interested. Please note carefully the exclusion of liability for the condition of lots contained in the Conditions of Sale. Neither the seller nor we, as the auctioneers, accept any responsibility for their condition. In particular, mechanical objects of any age are not guaranteed to be in working order.


As auctioneers we usually contract as agents for the seller whose identity, for reasons of confidentiality, is not disclosed. Accordingly if you buy your primary contract is with the seller. All lots should be paid for and collected by 5pm on the day following the sale. Commission bidders are asked to check the success of their bids and arrange payment and collection within this time. Items not removed within the specified timescale may be removed at the purchaser's expense. Storage charges will apply per lot, on a daily rate. Storage charges for motor vehicles will be charged at £25.00 per day per vehicle. Payment is strictly by cash or bankers draft made payable to S H Rowland. Bankers Draft payments will be verified with the issuing back prior to release of the goods purchased. Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding. The maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the auctioneer's absolute discretion. Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer's sole discretion. The Auctioneer also reserves the right to refuse a bid. V.A.T at the appropriate rate will be applied to those lots announced as attracting a VAT charge. These lot numbers will also be displayed in the auction rooms. The auctioneer has the right at his/her discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or attendance at our auctions by any person. All goods purchased, become the buyers responsibility at the fall of the hammer. The Auction Rooms are unable to pack and despatch goods purchased, unless in our Fine Art and Antique Sales. The cost of which will be the buyer's responsibility.