Terms and Conditions

  • Terms and Conditions




1.1 Any quotation given by Julian Godfrey Engineering Limited of Units 5&6 Ghyll Industrial Estate, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8AW

(the “Seller” and “JGE”) is an invitation to the Buyer (the “Buyer”) to make an offer only and no order placed by the Buyer with the Seller in

pursuance of a quotation or otherwise shall be binding on the Seller unless and until it is accepted in writing by the Seller’s acceptance of

order form or despatch note or delivery note, or the goods are despatched.

1.2 The Seller’s acceptance for the Buyer’s order shall be conditional upon approval of the Buyer’s credit. Where such approval has not

been given, payment in full must accompany the order.

1.3 Any contract made with the Seller for the sale of goods shall incorporate and be subject to these conditions and any representation or

warranty, written or orally made or given prior to the contract is hereby expressly excluded and all brochures, specifications, drawings,

catalogues, particulars, shapes, descriptions and illustrations, application guides and information, price lists and other advertising matter

are intended only to present a general idea of the goods described therein. Any application guidance, cross-reference or other information

given by the Seller is for general guidance only and the Seller is not responsible for whether the goods are appropriate for the application

or purpose for which they are to be used.

1.4 In the event that no quotation is given by the Seller and the Seller has received an order from the Buyer then provided that the Buyer shall

have notice of these conditions, in such circumstances all goods are sold subject to these conditions.

1.5 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Seller reserves the right to despatch or deliver goods of a modified design provided that any

difference does not make the goods unsuitable for any purpose the Buyer has made known to the Seller.

1.6 The Seller reserves the right to subcontract the fulfilment of the order including any delivery or installation or any part thereof.

1.7 The Seller will provide copies of invoices, advice notes and proofs of delivery on request from the Buyer.

1.8 The Seller reserves the right at its discretion and subject to prior notice to the Buyer to levy a charge for the provision of such copies.

1.9 Part numbers recommended, including alternatives and equivalents, are offered in good faith. Customers are required to check that any

parts received are appropriate for the intended application and therefore JGE are not liable should any claim arise due to an incorrect

part being fitted.


2.1 Prices payable for the goods shall be the amount shown on the Seller’s prices advice note.

2.2 The Seller may at any time revise prices to take into account any increase in the Seller’s costs (including but not limited to the cost of

new materials, labour, transport or other overheads, any tax, duty or other law and variation in exchange rates). The Seller also reserves

the right to levy a surcharge to cover increased costs arising from congestion charges, duties, fuel or other cost price increases.

2.3 Goods will be packed without additional charge at the discretion of the Seller either in cartons or returnable cases. A charge in respect

of the returnable cases will be invoiced unless returned to the Seller carriage paid within 20 (twenty) Business Days of delivery of the goods

to the Buyer.

2.4 VAT will be charged at the rate applicable at the date of invoice, and unless otherwise specified any VAT and any additional duties,

taxes and sales levies or surcharges will be added to the invoice price.

2.5 In case of small orders the Seller shall be entitled to make a minimum order charge or to add a surcharge.


3.1.1 Payments shall be made in full in strict accordance with the terms and conditions set out on the quotation and invoice.

3.1.2 The provision of credit terms, any extension of credit terms to, or acceptance in variation of the method of payment by the Buyer from

those set out under point 3.1.1 may be withdrawn at any time.

3.1.3 Interest shall be payable at the option of the Seller on overdue accounts at an annual rate equivalent to 8% per month above Lloyds

TSB Bank Base Rate to run from the due date for payment thereof until receipt by the Seller of the full amount whether or not after judgement.

3.2 The Buyer shall not be entitled to withhold or set-off payment, including by the issue of debit notes, for goods delivered or work done

for any reason whatsoever.

3.3 In the event of a cheque not being cleared by the Buyer’s bank and being represented or returned to the drawer, the Seller will charge

a fee of £50 for each cheque so returned to cover bank charges and administration costs.


This contract shall be subject to the provision that if at any time thereafter the Seller is advised of circumstances casting doubt on the Buyer’s

creditworthiness or satisfactory security for payment is not given on request, the Seller may require payment of the whole or part of the

purchase price from the Buyer in advance and pending such payment the contract shall be suspended. In the event of such advance payment

not being made within a reasonable period stipulated by the Seller, the Seller may cancel the Buyer’s order without liability and the Buyer

shall be responsible for any resulting loss to the Seller.


5.1 Notwithstanding the provisions of Conditions 3, 6 and 9 hereof:

5.1.1 In any case where goods are sold CIF or FOB or on the basis of other international trade term the meaning of such term contained

in Incoterms as raised from time to time shall apply except where inconsistent with any of the provisions contained in these Conditions in

which case these Conditions shall prevail.


5.1.2 Unless otherwise agreed the price for the goods shall be paid in cash prior to delivery.

5.1.3 Should the Buyer fail when requested by the Seller and within the time specified by the Seller to take any action necessary on its

part for delivery and/or shipment of the goods then: the Seller shall be entitled by way of delivery to store the goods in a warehouse at the expense and risk of the Buyer; the price shall become immediately payable; if payment is secured by letter of credit the Seller shall be entitled to payment on presentation of the copy sales invoice and

warehouse receipt; and the Seller shall be entitled after the expiration of 3 months from the date upon which the price became payable to dispose of

the goods in such manner as the Seller may determine without accounting to the Buyer therefore.

5.1.4 Section 32(2) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 shall not apply. The Seller shall not be required to give the Buyer the notice specified

in Section 32(3) of that Act.

5.2 In these Conditions “Incoterms” means the international rules for the interpretation of trade terms of the International Chamber of

Commerce as in force at the date when the Contract is made. Unless the context otherwise requires, any term or expression which is

defined in or given a particular meaning by the provisions of Incoterms shall have the same meaning in these Conditions, but if there is

any conflict between the provisions of Incoterms and these Conditions, the latter shall prevail.


The risk in respect of all goods sold under the contract shall pass to the Buyer upon the despatch of the goods by the Seller from its premises

notwithstanding agreement by the Seller to bear the cost of delivery or to deliver the goods itself. In any event the property in the goods

shall not pass to the Buyer except as provided in clause 7 hereof.


7.1 Until the purchase price of the goods comprised in this or any other contract between the Buyer and the Seller shall have been paid

or satisfied in full (if by cheque then only upon clearance):•

7.1.1 The property in the goods comprised in this contract remain vested in the Seller (notwithstanding the delivery of the same and the

passing of the risk therein).

7.1.2 The Buyer shall store the goods in such a way that they can be readily identified as being the Seller’s property.

7.1.3 The Buyer shall on request inform the Seller of the precise location of each item of the goods identified where applicable by its serial

number, by supplying the Seller at its expense within 5 (five) Business Days of its request with a written schedule of the said locations.

7.1.4 The Buyer may sell the goods as the Seller’s agent in the normal course of the Buyer’s business and may pass good title to the Buyer’s

customer being a bona fide purchaser for value without notice of the Seller’s rights on the following conditions:• The Seller may at any time revoke the Buyer’s said power of sale in the circumstances set out in Clauses 3 and 4 of these conditions. The Buyer’s power of sale shall automatically cease in any of the circumstances set out in Clause 14 of these conditions. The Buyer shall notify the Seller without delay of any attachment of the goods or actions by third parties which might infringe the

Seller’s title to the goods.

7.1.5 Upon determination of the Buyer’s power of sale the Seller shall be entitled by itself its servants or agents to enter upon any of the

Buyer’s premises for the purpose of removing and repossessing such goods and the Seller shall be entitled to claim from the Buyer the

costs and expenses incurred by the Seller in and ancillary to the process of such removal and repossession.

7.1.6 Until title in the goods has passed to the Buyer the Buyer shall not purport to be the owner of the goods and shall not show such

goods as stock in its accounts.

7.1.7 The Buyer shall insure the goods against theft or any damage howsoever caused until their price has been paid or until sale,

whichever shall first occur and the Seller shall be entitled to call for details of the insurance policy. If the Buyer shall not insure the goods

or shall fail to supply details of its insurance policy on demand to the Seller the Buyer shall reimburse the Seller for the cost of any insurance

which the Seller may reasonably arrange in respect of any of the goods during the whole or any part of the period from the date of its

delivery of the goods until the date of payment to it of their full purchase price.

7.2 Nothing in these conditions shall:

7.2.1 entitle the Buyer to return the goods or to delay payment therefor; or

7.2.2 constitute or be deemed to have constituted the Buyer as the Seller’s agent otherwise than for the purpose of this clause;

7.2.3 or render the Seller liable to any third party for any unauthorised representation or warranty made or given by the Buyer to such

third party in relation to the goods;

7.2.4 prevent the Seller from maintaining an action for the price notwithstanding that the property in the goods may not have passed

to the Buyer.


8.1 Any dates given in the contract for despatch or delivery of goods shall constitute estimates of expectation only and shall not be

binding unless the contract otherwise expressly provides and subject to the provisions of sub-clauses 9.4 and 9.5 below the Buyer shall

accordingly accept delivery of the goods when tendered.

8.2 The method and route of despatch of the goods shall be selected by the Seller.

8.3 Unless expressly agreed the Seller may effect delivery in one or more instalments and where delivery is effected by instalments,

each instalment shall be treated as a separate contract.

8.4 Subject to clause 2 delivery shall be at the Seller’s premises unless otherwise stipulated or agreed by the Seller in writing. Where

delivery is effected otherwise than at the Seller’s premises, to a location in its normal delivery area, no additional charge will be made

by the Seller provided delivery is effected by the Seller’s normal means of distribution in its own vehicles. Where delivery is effected

elsewhere or by any other means of distribution a charge for delivery will be made.


8.5 If notwithstanding the Seller’s best endeavours the Seller fails to despatch or deliver the goods by such date, such failure shall not constitute

a breach of the contract and the Buyer shall not be entitled to claim compensation for such failure or for any consequential loss or damage

resulting therefrom.

8.6 Subject to the provisions of sub-clause 9.5 above, where despatch or delivery of the goods is delayed by more than 30 (thirty) Business Days

beyond the date given in the contract, the Buyer shall grant the Seller a reasonable extension period and if upon the expiry of the extension

period the goods have not been despatched or delivered, the Buyer shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract upon written notice and

in such circumstances the Buyer shall pay at the contract rate for all goods sold by the Seller to the actual date of termination.

8.7 If at the date on which the Seller is ready to despatch or deliver the goods the Buyer delays acceptance thereof for any reason whatsoever,

the goods will be stored by the Seller but the Buyer shall pay to the Seller an amount equivalent to what the Buyer would be liable to pay if

the goods had in fact been despatched or delivered together with reasonable storage charges for the period of delay and the cost of any additional

handling and transporting incurred. If on the expiry of 15 (fifteen) Business Days after the date on which the Seller is ready to despatch

or deliver the goods the Buyer has not accepted the goods, the Seller reserves the right immediately to cancel the Buyer’s order. This cancellation

shall entitle the Seller to dispose of the goods and obtain from the Buyer compensation for loss of profit in addition to any other sums

due to the Seller under these conditions.

8.8 Claims in respect of incomplete or incorrect supplies or in respect of damage or defects apparent from inspection must be notified to the

carrier and to the Seller as soon as possible and in any event not later than 10 (ten) Business Days after receipt of the goods at the place of


8.9 Claims in respect of shortages of goods must be notified to the Seller as soon as possible and in any event not later than 2 (two) Business Days

after receipt of goods at the Buyer’s premises.

8.10 Claims in respect of non-delivery of goods must be made as soon as possible and in any event within 5 (five) Business Days of the receipt by

the Buyer of the Seller’s invoice.


9.1 The goods shall within 5 (five) Business Days after delivery thereof be inspected by the Buyer. The Buyer shall lodge with the Seller in writing

any claims in respect of defects apparent upon such inspection within 5 (five) Business Days after the conclusion of the said inspection.

9.3 At its option the Seller shall make good either by repair or replacement or renewal or by a refund of the purchase price of the goods defects

which under proper storage and use appear in the goods within the time limits set out in Sub-Clauses 10.1 and 10.2 above and which arise

solely from faulty material or workmanship provided that:•

9.3.1 The defective goods are returned to the Seller where the goods were delivered by the Seller’s transport, by the Seller’s transport and in any

other case, at the Buyer’s expense.

9.3.2 Such defects exist and have not been caused by misuse, neglect, accident, improper storage, installation or handling, or by faulty repair

or alteration or by the attachment or connection to the goods of any devices or accessories other than those distributed or officially

recommended by the manufacturer or non-compliance with the manufacturer’s instruction manual. If required by the Seller, such defects are

confirmed by an appropriate technical evaluation .

9.4 The Seller’s liability under Clause 10.3 hereof shall be in lieu of any warranties and conditions whether express or implied by statute common

law or otherwise however, which warranties and conditions are hereby expressly excluded.




9.6 Save as aforesaid and save in respect of death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Seller its servants or agents, the Seller

shall not be liable for any claim or claims for direct or indirect consequential or incidental injury loss or damage made by the Buyer against the

Seller whether in contract or tort (including negligence on the part of the Seller its servants or agents) arising out of or in connection with any

defect in the goods or work or any act, omission, neglect or default (whether or not the same constitutes a fundamental breach of the contract

or breach of a fundamental term thereof) of the Seller its servants or agents in the performance of the contract. The Seller’s aggregate

liability to the Buyer In respect of any occurrence or series of occurrences whether in tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty) or

for breach of contract, is representation or otherwise shall not In any circumstances exceed the price of the goods giving rise to such liability

as determined by the net price invoiced to the Buyer.

9.7 The Seller’s obligations contained in this Clause shall apply only to the Buyer but the Buyer shall not be prevented from having recourse to

them solely by reason of the Buyer selling the goods in the normal course of its business to a third party.

9.8 The Buyer accepts as reasonable that the Seller’s total liability for any goods or work which are defective shall be as set out in these conditions:

in fixing that limit the Seller has had regard to the contract price of the goods, the nature of the goods the fact that the Seller is not the

manufacturer and that the Buyer has selected the goods by reference to their manufacturer, the use they will receive and the resources available

to each party including servicing facilities and insurance cover, to meet any liability.


10.1 The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer for any loss or damage which may be suffered by the Buyer as a direct or indirect result of the supply

of the goods by the Seller being prevented, hindered, delayed or rendered uneconomic by reason of circumstances or events beyond

the Seller’s reasonable control including but not limited to Act of God, or riot, strike, lock-out, trade dispute or labour disturbance, accident,

breakdown of plant or machinery, fire, flood, storm, difficulty or increased expenses in obtaining workmen, material or transport or other

circumstances affecting the supply of the goods or of raw materials thereof by the Seller’s normal source of supply or the manufacture of the

goods by the Seller’s normal means or the delivery of the goods by the Seller’s normal route or means of delivery.

10.2 If a limited quantity of goods is available to the Seller by reason of such circumstances or events the Seller may apportion the available

quantity to Buyers at its entire discretion..



The Seller retains a general lien on any of the Buyer’s equipment or other goods on the Seller’s possession for any unpaid balance the

Buyer may owe to the Seller.


The Seller may in its absolute discretion accept returns of goods from the Buyer for credit and returns of Old Core in respect of surcharges

attached to the sale of goods, subject always to the terms of the Seller’s Returns Policy, a copy of which is available on request.


In the event of any breach of these conditions not being remedied by the Buyer within 5 (five) Business Days of the Seller’s written notice

requesting such remedy or upon the Buyer entering into any composition or arrangement with its creditors or passing a resolution for

winding up the entering into liquidation (whether voluntary or compulsory) or any similar arrangement or a Receiver is appointed of the

Buyer’s assets, the Seller shall be entitled without prejudice to its other rights hereunder to suspend all further deliveries and/or determine

the contract or any unfulfilled part thereof and the Buyer shall be responsible for any resulting loss to the Seller.


14.1 Notwithstanding any implied warranty or condition as to title or otherwise in relation to the goods supplied hereunder, the Seller

shall not be liable to indemnify the Buyer in respect of any claim made or threatened against the Buyer by a third party whether by legal

proceedings or otherwise based on a right claimed under letters, patent, trade-mark, copyright (whether registered as a design or not)

or breach of confidence unless the Seller shall have been promptly notified of the claim or threat and no admissions shall have been made

by the Buyer such as would prejudice the defence of any such claim or threat.

14.2 In any event the Seller’s liability shall be limited to damages and costs awarded by a court of competent jurisdiction in proceedings

conducted in accordance with the wishes of the Seller or such sum as may be paid in compromise of such proceedings with the assent

of the Seller.

14.3 The Buyer shall not do any act which is likely to cause confusion or to dilute or damage the reputation or image of the Seller or the Seller’s

goods and shall indemnify the Seller against any loss, damage and costs incurred as a direct or indirect result of a breach of this clause.

14.4 The Buyer shall indemnify the Seller against any and all liabilities, claims and costs incurred by or made against the Seller as a direct

or indirect result of carrying out any work required to be done on or to the goods in accordance with the requirements or specifications

of the Buyer involving any infringement or alleged infringement of any rights of any third party.


15.1 Notices

Any notice to be served under these conditions may be given orally in person or by telephone but must be confirmed in writing as

soon as possible and in any event within 24 hours to the intended recipient either within the United Kingdom by prepaid first

class post (when it will be deemed served at noon on the first Business Day after it was posted); or by facsimile transmission or

electronic mail between the hours of 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on a Business Day, (when it will be deemed served twelve hours

after it was transmitted); or by personal delivery (when it will be deemed served when it is delivered). The address for service of

notices shall be the party’s address as shown in the contract or as subsequently notified in writing.

15.2 Business Day

For the purposes of these conditions “Business Day” means any day (other than a Saturday or Sunday) on which banks are

generally open for business in the City of London

15.3 Waiver

The waiver by the Seller of any breach of any term hereof shall not prevent the subsequent enforcement of that term and shall not

be deemed a waiver of any subsequent breach.

15.4 Severance

Should one clause hereof be invalid the provisions of the remainder hereof shall not be affected and in such case the parties

hereto shall co-operate to agree replacement terms which are legally valid in order to achieve as nearly as possible the original

intentions of the parties particularly regarding the economic effect of such clause.

15.5 Titles

The titles of the clauses hereof shall not be taken into account in the construction hereof.

15.6 Governing Law

Any contract in which these terms relate shall be governed by English Law and the parties shall submit to the sole jurisdiction of

the English Courts.

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