Sandicliffe.co.uk is a site operated by Sandicliffe Ltd.
These terms (together with the documents referred to within) (the "Terms") set out the terms on which we, Sandicliffe, will buy from you and you will sell to us your car (the "Car").
Please read these Terms carefully before you sign our standard written purchase contract (the "Contract") to which these Terms apply. We recommend that you keep a copy of them for future reference.
By entering into the Contract, you confirm that you accept these Terms and that you agree to comply with them.
Even if you have obtained an online valuation for your Car on our website sandicliffe.co.uk ("Website"), we always carry out a physical inspection of the Car (the "Appointment") before we make you an offer to buy it. Once we have inspected the Car, we may make you an offer to purchase the Car at a given price ("Price"). The Price may differ from any online valuation you obtained using our Website if, on inspection of the Car at the Appointment, we consider that the value of the Car is affected by any aspect of its history or condition, including any unusual feature or customisation or anything which affects or limits the Assumptions (as set out in the Website Terms and Conditions) that we made about the Car, which was not apparent to us when we gave the Online Valuation.
We are not obliged to purchase any Car brought to an Appointment (in particular we reserve the right to turn you away from an Appointment if you are selling the Car for commercial purposes, e.g. in the course of a motor trade business) and neither are you obliged to sell any car brought to an Appointment.
If you wish to accept our offer to purchase the Car at the Price, a binding agreement to purchase the Car will only be made between us once both you and we have signed our standard written purchase contract (the "Contract") on the terms and conditions set out in these Terms.
Any negotiations or discussions which take place prior to signing the Contract will not be binding on you or us.
If we buy a Car from you, we will be relying upon your representation that:
In the event that we discover (at any time) that any of the above representations are (or are likely to be) inaccurate, untrue or false then we reserve the right (at our sole discretion) to:
At the time of making the Contract, you will need to provide use with:
We will also expect you to remove any personal possessions from the Car once the Contract has been concluded. We will not be responsible for any personal items lost once the Car is in our possession.
In the event that you fail to comply with these hand-over requirements, you agree that we have the right to withdraw any offer to buy the Car with immediate effect, to rescind or terminate any Contract with immediate effect and/or to indicate a revised Price at which we will be prepared to purchase the Car. If we elect to rescind the Contract, we will return the Car to you, and you will refund the Price to us.
Once the Contract has been made and we are in possession of the Car, we will pay you the Price for the Car by electronic transfer to the bank account of your choice.
Our standard means of payment is by BACS which usually takes 4 working days, after the day of sale, to arrive in your account. Faster payment options are available for an additional fee.
It is possible that events beyond our control may delay payment, and if that happens we will not have any liability to you for the delay. However we will refund the payment fee if it has been paid, or deducted from the price, for the enhanced payment speed if the payment is not made the timescales quoted.
We may make you an offer to purchase the Car even though it is the subject of a finance arrangement between you and a third party ("Finance Agreement"), provided that we receive a written statement of the amount required to settle the Finance Agreement in full from the third party.
We will only pay to a third party such sum as we agree with you in writing. Following receipt of any sum due from you under condition (b) below, we will forward such sum to the third party on your behalf, as soon as is reasonably practicable after we enter into the Contract.
If the Price is:
Nothing in these Terms excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.
To the extent permitted by law, we will not be responsible or liable to you for any indirect or consequential losses or loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profit, or loss of anticipated savings (whether direct or indirect). However, this shall not prevent you from claiming for loss of, or damage to, your physical property which is caused by our negligence.
Subject to the above, our maximum aggregate liability to you under or in connection with any Contract with you shall not exceed the Price of the Car.
You will compensate us in full for any losses or costs, including reasonable legal fees, we incur as a result of (i) any breach by you of these Terms; or (ii) infringement of the rights of another person.
If any term of these Terms is held to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, the remaining parts of the Terms will continue to be enforceable.
You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights or obligations under these Terms to any other person.
These Terms do not give rise to rights that are enforceable by any person who is not part to these Terms.
If we do not exercise or enforce a right under these Terms against you at any time, this does not prevent us from doing so at a later date.
These Terms, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law and you and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with any dispute or claim arising in relation to these Terms, except that where the Appointment takes place in Scotland, these Terms shall be governed by Scottish law and the courts of Scotland will have exclusive jurisdiction in connection with any dispute or claim arising in relation to these Terms.
We guarantee our online valuation for 7 days.
If your car is in the condition you say it is, we promise to pay the price we quote.
Don't worry, if we jointly identify further discrepancies, we will be happy to remove those items from our inspection if you can rectify them to a professional standard. If you rectify them within the 7 Day Guarantee period, you'll get the initial valuation quoted online.