Upper and Lower Leisurewear Limited – Terms & Conditions of Trade
1.1 “Seller” shall mean Upper and Lower Leisurewear Limited its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Upper and Lower Leisurewear Limited.
1.2 “Customer” shall mean the person or entity described as such on the invoices, application for credit, quotation, work authorisation or any other forms to which these terms and conditions apply, and shall include any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of such person or entity.
1.3 “Guarantor” means that person (or persons), or entity, who agrees to be liable for the debts of the Customer on a principal debtor basis.
1.4 “Goods” shall mean Goods supplied by the Seller to the Customer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Services as hereinafter defined) and are as described on the invoices, quotation, work authorisation or any other forms as provided by the Seller to the Customer.
1.5 “Services” shall mean all services supplied by the Seller to the Customer and includes any advice or recommendations (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Goods as defined above).
1.6 “Price” shall mean the cost of the Goods as agreed between the Seller and the Customer subject to clause 4 of this contract.
2. Application of these terms and conditions to consumers
2.1 Where the Customer buys Goods as a consumer these terms and conditions (in particular clauses relating to Risk, Disclaimer, Defects, Returns, Warranties, and Limitation of Liability) shall be subject to any laws or legislation governing the rights of consumers and shall not affect the consumer’s statutory rights.
3.1 Any instructions received by the Seller from the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or the Customer’s acceptance of Goods supplied by the Seller shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.
3.2 Where more than one Customer has entered into this agreement, the Customers shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price.
3.3 Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Customer the terms and conditions are irrevocable and can only be amended with the written consent of the Seller.
3.4 The Customer undertakes to give the Seller at least fourteen (14) days notice of any change in the Customer’s name, address and/or any other change in the Customer’s details.
4. Price And Payment
4.1 The Price shall be the Seller’s quoted Price (subject to clause 4.2) which shall be binding upon the Seller provided that the Customer shall accept the Seller’s quotation in writing within thirty (30) days.
4.2 The Seller reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Seller’s quotation.
4.3 Time for payment for the Goods shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due thirty (30) days following the date of the invoice.
4.4 Payment will be made by cash, or by cheque, or by direct credit, or by electronic banking.
4.5 VAT and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.
5. Delivery Of Goods
5.1 At the Seller’s sole discretion delivery of the Goods shall take place when:
(a) the Customer takes possession of the Goods at the Customer’s address or other address nominated by the Customer (in the event that the Goods are delivered by the Seller or the Seller’s nominated carrier); or
(b) the Customer takes possession of the Goods at the Seller’s address during regular business hours. In this case, the Goods need to be collected within one week after notification by the Seller.
(c) the Customer’s nominated carrier takes possession of the Goods in which event the carrier shall be deemed to be the Customer’s agent.
5.2 The costs of delivery, postage and packaging insurance are in addition to the Price.
5.3 The Customer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take delivery of the Goods as arranged then the Seller shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery.
5.4 Delivery of the Goods to a third party nominated by the Customer is deemed to be delivery to the Customer for the purposes of this agreement.
5.5 The failure of the Seller to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.
5.6 The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Seller to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all.
6.1 Undecorated sample garments can be supplied at a specific price plus postage.
6.2 At the sole discretion of the Seller, bulky or numerous samples may have to be couriered to the Customer at a cost agreed between Seller & Customer.
6.3 Samples can be returned by the Customer for credit if the samples are received at the Seller’s address within 14 days of purchase and if the samples are returned in their original condition. The credit will exclude Customer’s return delivery costs.
7.1 If the Seller retains ownership of the Goods nonetheless, all risk for the Goods passes to the Customer on delivery.
7.2 If any of the Goods are damaged or destroyed following delivery but prior to ownership passing to the Customer, the Seller is entitled to receive all insurance proceeds payable for the Goods. The production of these terms and conditions by the Seller is sufficient evidence of the Seller’s rights to receive the insurance proceeds without the need for any person dealing with the Seller to make further enquiries.
8.1 It is the intention of the Seller and agreed by the Customer that ownership of the Goods shall not pass until:
(a) the Customer has paid all amounts owing for the particular Goods; and
(b) the Customer has met all other obligations due by the Customer to the Seller in respect of all contracts between the Seller and the Customer.
8.2 Receipt by the Seller of any form of payment other than cash shall not be deemed to be payment until that form of payment has been honoured, cleared or recognised and until then the Seller’s ownership or rights in respect of the Goods shall continue.
8.3 It is further agreed that:
(a) where practicable the Goods shall be kept separate and identifiable until the Seller shall have received payment and all other obligations of the Customer are met; and
(b) until such time as ownership of the Goods shall pass from the Seller to the Customer the Seller may give notice in writing to the Customer to return the Goods or any of them to the Seller. Upon such notice the rights of the Customer to obtain ownership or any other interest in the Goods shall cease; and
(c) the Seller shall have the right of stopping the Goods in transit whether or not delivery has been made; and
(d) if the Customer fails to return the Goods to the Seller then the Seller or the Seller’s agent may enter upon and into land and premises owned, occupied or used by the Customer, or any premises as the invitee of the Customer, where the Goods are situated and take possession of the Goods;
(e) the Customer is only a bailee of the Goods and until such time as the Seller has received payment in full for the Goods then the Customer shall hold any proceeds from the sale or disposal of the Goods on trust for the Seller; and
(f) the Customer shall not deal with the money of the Seller in any way which may be adverse to the Seller; and
(g) the Customer shall not charge the Goods in any way nor grant nor otherwise give any interest in the Goods while they remain the property of the Seller; and
(h) the Seller can issue proceedings to recover the Price of the Goods sold notwithstanding that ownership of the Goods may not have passed to the Customer; and
(i) until such time that ownership in the Goods passes to the Customer, if the Goods are converted into other products, the parties agree that the Seller will be the owner of the end products.
9.1 The Customer accepts that colours, shades, materials and sizes of the Goods may vary slightly from those illustrated in the Seller’s catalogues, online brochures or other publicity material.
9.2 The Customer shall inspect the Goods on delivery and shall within seven (7) days notify the Seller of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote. The Customer shall afford the Seller an opportunity to inspect the Goods within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods, which the Seller has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Seller’s liability is limited to either (at the Seller’s discretion) replacing the Goods or repairing the Goods.
9.3 No Goods shall be accepted for return except in accordance with 9.2 above.
9.4 No Goods which have been decorated by the Customer shall be accepted for return.
9.5 No Goods which have been ordered in error by the Customer shall be accepted for return.
10.1 Returns will only be accepted provided that:
(a) the Customer has complied with the provisions of clause 9.1 and 9.2; and
(b) the Seller has agreed in writing to accept the return of the Goods; and
(c) the Goods are returned at the Customer’s cost within fourteen (14) days of the delivery date; and
(d) the Seller will not be liable for Goods which have not been stored or used in a proper manner; and
(e) the Goods are returned in the condition in which they were delivered and with all packaging material, brochures and instruction material in ‘as new’ condition i.e. undamaged and unmarked.
10.2 The Seller will not accept the return of non-defective Goods for credit.
10.3 The Seller may (at its discretion) accept the return of non-defective Goods for credit or refund but this may incur a handling fee of 10% of the value of the returned Goods or £15 (whichever is the greater) plus any delivery costs.
11.1 The warranty shall be the current warranty provided by the manufacturer of the Goods. Whilst the Seller shall honour such warranty the Seller shall not be bound by nor responsible for any term, condition, representation or warranty other than that which is given by the manufacturer of the Goods.
12. Sale of Goods Act 1979 and Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982
12.1 This agreement is subject to the provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (or any replacement or re-enactment thereof) in all cases except where the Customer is contracting within the terms of a trade/business (which cases are specifically excluded).
12.2 Notwithstanding clause 12.1 nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 or any laws or legislation governing the rights of consumers, except to the extent permitted by those Acts, laws or legislation.
13. Intellectual Property
13.1 Where the Seller has designed, drawn or written Goods for the Customer, then the copyright in those designs and drawings shall remain vested in the Seller, and shall only be used by the Customer at the Seller’s discretion.
13.2 The Customer warrants that all designs or instructions to the Seller will not cause the Seller to infringe any patent, registered design or trademark in the execution of the Customer’s order.
14. Default & Consequences of Default
14.1 Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due daily until the date of payment at a rate of 2.5% per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.
14.2 The Seller may charge interest on overdue invoices in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998.
14.3 If the Customer defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the Customer shall indemnify the Seller from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Seller in pursuing the debt including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis and the Seller’s collection agency costs.
14.4 Without prejudice to any other remedies the Seller may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Seller may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Seller will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because the Seller exercised its rights under this clause.
14.5 If any account remains overdue after thirty (30) days then an amount of ₤20.00 shall be levied as an administration fee and shall be levied for each month that the account remains overdue, which sums shall become immediately due and payable.
14.6 Without prejudice to the Seller’s other remedies at law the Seller shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unperformed in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedies and all amounts owing to the Seller shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that:
(a) any money payable to the Seller becomes overdue, or in the Seller’s opinion the Customer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due; or
(b) the Customer becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(c) a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Customer or any asset of the Customer.
15. Security And Charge
15.1 Despite anything to the contrary contained herein or any other rights which the Seller may have howsoever:
(a) where the Customer and/or the Guarantor (if any) is the owner of land, realty or any other asset capable of being charged, both the Customer and/or the Guarantor agree to mortgage and/or charge all of their joint and/or several interest in the said land, realty or any other asset to the Seller or the Seller’s nominee to secure all amounts and other monetary obligations payable under the terms and conditions. The Customer and/or the Guarantor acknowledge and agree that the Seller (or the Seller’s nominee) shall be entitled to lodge where appropriate a caveat, which caveat shall be released once all payments and other monetary obligations payable hereunder have been met.
(b) should the Seller elect to proceed in any manner in accordance with this clause and/or its sub-clauses, the Customer and/or Guarantor shall indemnify the Seller from and against all the Seller’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis.
(c) The Customer and/or the Guarantor (if any) agree to irrevocably nominate constitute and appoint the Seller or the Seller’s nominee as the Customer’s and/or Guarantor’s true and lawful attorney to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 15.1.
16.1 The Seller may cancel these terms and conditions or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods are delivered by giving written notice. On giving such notice the Seller shall repay to the Customer any sums paid in respect of the Price. The Seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.
16.2 All Goods are subject to availability. The Seller may cancel an agreement to supply Goods or offer suitable alternative items if the Goods ordered by the Customer are out of stock or no longer available.
16.3 In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of Goods the Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Seller (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.
17. Data Protection Act 1998
17.1 The Customer and the Guarantor/s (if separate to the Customer) authorises the Seller to:
(a) collect, retain and use any information about the Customer, for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness or marketing products and services to the Customer; and
(b) to disclose information about the Customer, whether collected by the Seller from the Customer directly or obtained by the Seller from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or of listing a default by the Customer on publicly accessible credit reporting databases.
17.2 The Seller may also use information about the Customer to monitor and analyse its business. In this connection the Customer authorises the Seller to disclose personal information to agents or third parties engaged by the Seller.
17.3 The Customer consents to the transfer of information outside of the European Economic Area for the purposes listed above.
17.4 Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under (clause 17.1) are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.
17.5 The Customer shall have the right to request the Seller for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by the Seller and the right to request the Seller to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by the Seller.
18. Limitation of Liability
18.1 The Seller shall be under no liability whatsoever to the Customer for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit or goodwill) suffered by the Customer or any third party arising out of a breach by the Seller of these terms and conditions.
18.2 The Seller accepts no liability for damage to Customer’s own goods supplied for decoration by the Customer.
18.3 The Seller accepts no liability for garments of incorrect amounts and sizes sent by the Customer to the Seller via a third party.
18.4 In the event of any breach of this contract by the Seller the remedies of the Customer shall be limited to damages and the Seller’s liability (if any) whether in contract, tort or otherwise in respect of any defect in the Goods, or for any breach of these terms and conditions, or of any duty owed to the Customer in connection with them shall be limited to the amount of the Price.
18.5 For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these terms and conditions shall exclude or restrict the Seller's liability to any person for death or personal injury to that person resulting from the Seller's negligence.
19. Unpaid Seller’s Rights
19.1 Where the Customer has left any item with the Seller for repair, modification, exchange or for the Seller to perform any other Service in relation to the item and the Seller has not received or been tendered the whole of the Price, or the payment has been dishonoured, the Seller shall have:
(a) a lien on the item;
(b) the right to retain the item for the Price while the Seller is in possession of the item;
(c) a right to sell the item.
19.2 The lien of the Seller shall continue despite the commencement of proceedings, or judgement for the Price having been obtained.
20.1 If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
20.2 These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts Kingston-upon-Thames.
20.3 The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Price any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Seller.
20.4 The Seller may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.
20.5 The Seller reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Seller notifies the Customer of such change. Except where the Seller supplies further Goods to the Customer and the Customer accepts such Goods, the Customer shall be under no obligation to accept such changes.
20.6 Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.