NOTICE TO ALL SELLERS AND PURCHASERS
CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. All Sellers and Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge of these Conditions, and the Purchasers to have heard and understood the
Auctioneers description of the Lot offered.
2. The Auctioneer may, without giving any reason whatsoever, refuse to accept either entries or bids from any person or persons.
3. CATALOGUE: The Auctioneer will not be answerable in respect of any errors which may occur in the Catalogue, nor in respect of any
condition, warranty, representation or description of any Lot sold. Disputes re catalogue details only considered on sale days.
4. The particulars of all Lots contained in the catalogue are provided by the Seller who is solely responsible for the contents and their accuracy.
5. Each Lot shall be entirely at the owners risk immediately upon the Lot entering upon the Auction premises and shall be at the purchasers risk
immediately upon the fall of the hammer. The Auctioneer and his staff will not be responsible for loss or injury or death of any animal or article
on the Sale premises.
6. The Auctioneer may withdraw any Lot either personally or through any other person as many times as he thinks fit.
7. The highest bidder for each Lot shall be the Purchaser thereof save that in the event of a dispute arising as to the final bid, the Lot shall be
immediately put up for sale at the last undisputed bid.
8. No person will advance less at a bid than the sum to be named from time to time by the Auctioneer.
9. Neither the Seller nor the Purchaser of a Lot shall have any remedy against the Auctioneer in respect of the Lot. The Auctioneer acts as
Agent only in inviting bids for the Lot but will supply names and addresses of principals on request by either in the event of dispute after
agreement of the other party.
10. If any Purchaser fails to comply with any of these conditions or with any other conditions shown hereon the Lot in respect of which such
failure is made may, if the Auctioneer thinks fit, be put up again and resold. If upon such resale a lower price is obtained for any such Lot than
was obtained on the first sale, the difference in price plus all additional expenses shall be a debt due from the Purchaser in default upon the first
11. Sales can be made privately provided that the animal has first been offered by auction and an agreed fee is paid into the office and a receipt
obtained. Any person, both buyer and seller, failing to do this will be refused any further business and not allowed in the sale ground and
commission will be claimed on the reserve price of the Lot.
12. Persons buying or selling a Lot privately must satisfy themselves that commission has been paid into the office, otherwise the Lot in question
will not be allowed to be taken from the sale yard until commission has been paid.
13. The Auctioneer does not give any warranty as to the Seller's title or good right to sell save that the entry has been accepted by the Auctioneer
in good faith and without express knowledge of any defect in the Seller's title.
14. Any Lot taken from the Sale before payment will be treated as stolen and the matter reported to the Police.
15. Payment will only be paid to the person who has entered the Lot in the Sale and transfer to other persons will not be recognised. Purchasers
must make full payment for Lots purchased and transfer of Lots to other persons before payment will not be permitted under any circumstances.
16. Notwithstanding a Lot having been knocked down to a Purchaser at the Auction, neither ownership nor the possession in the Lot shall pass to
such Purchaser until the full purchase price has been paid including clearance of a cheque.
17. Should a horse not be sold by auction the Auctioneers reserve the right on the sale day to negotiate the sale of that Lot by private treaty to
any interested party at the reserve price of the Lot without reference to the Seller.
18. All lots sold for 100 gns and below will carry no warranty and are non returnable.
19. Sellers must declare on all entries rigs, crib-biters, weavers, box walkers, windsuckers, if any drugs whatsoever have been given in the last
48 hours and any other fault otherwise the Lot can be returned by the Purchaser.
20. The following words have the following meanings when used in a catalogue description:
(i) Unbroken - must be quiet to lead and to halter
(ii) Partly Broken - must be capable of being ridden by a competent rider in an enclosed school.
(iii) Green - must be capable of being ridden by a competent rider at slow paces in open country.
(iv) Quiet to Ride - must be quiet and easy to manage and ride away, quiet and easily managed at all paces on grass, quiet and mannerly
with all traffic on the road.
(v) Hunter - must be quiet to ride and quiet with hounds and capable of jumping a Novice Country.
(vi) Jumper - must be able to jump a course commensurate with described capability when ridden by a competent rider.
(vii) Potential - where described as "having potential" for a specific purpose, the horse must have the physical capabilities to undertake this
purpose or purposes and must be examined as such by the Veterinary Surgeon.
(viii) Driving Horses - the same guarantees as apply to riding horses in respect of ii, iii and iv above.
(ix) Pony under 15h - must be easily manageable by a child of average competence and age appropriate to the size of the pony.
21. The Auctioneers may amend or add to any catalogue description during the course of the sale and may declare a sale to be subject to
veterinary examination or not during the course of the sale, in which event any announcement by the Auctioneer takes precedence over any entry
in the catalogue.
22. Any Lot sold without reserve must be declared as sold as stands without warranty.
23. All Sellers will be deemed to have full knowledge of the auctioneer's rates of commission: Horses 5% plus V.A.T. with a minimum of £5
plus V.A.T. Tack 15% plus V.A.T., Vehicles 10% plus V.A.T. Full commission will be payable by the Seller in respect of any Lot returnable
under the conditions in respect of complaints and any subsequent settlement and on all private sales in the sale yard.
24. The Auctioneers reserves the right to alter the commission rate entirely at their discretion.
25. Any lot withdrawn before the sale must pay £25 or produce a veterinary certificate to explain the withdrawal.
26. Payment: Sellers will be paid by cheque posted first class on the Friday following the Saturday sale provided the Lot is not in dispute.
27. Ill treatment of animals will not be tolerated, whips and sticks are prohibited.
28. Complaints Procedure: Any buyer to invoke the provisions of this condition must do so by informing the Auctioneers at the Cattle Market
Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray LE13 1JY by telephone (01664 562971) or facsimile (01664 561153) by 12 noon on the Monday following
the Saturday sale at which the Lot was sold followed by letter within seven days. No complaint shall be entertained from any Buyer until the Lot
in question has been paid for in full. All expenses and charges (including commission due) incurred by the Auctioneers in dealing with any
complaint or incurred by the Seller or Buyer, from the date of sale or purchase, shall be borne by the unsuccessful party. If any Lot is collected
by the Seller from the Buyer he is deemed to be the unsuccessful party. No complaint is valid after 12 noon on the Monday following the
29. THE DECISION OF THE AUCTIONEERS ON ANY COMPLAINT SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ON BOTH THE SELLER AND THE BUYER.
30. The decision of the Veterinary Surgeon carrying out any re-examination shall be final and binding as between the Seller and Buyer.
31. Any unresolved dispute or complaint arising out of the sale of any Lot shall be a dispute between the Seller and the Buyer and in no
circumstances shall the Auctioneers be liable.
32. The Auctioneers require that all safety conditions are met by owners, horses that are ridden or led are at owners risk.
33. The Auctioneers accept no liability for any loss or injury.
34. All Lots must be cleared from the premises on the sale day.