Equipment Sales – Standard Terms

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Standard Terms of Business for the Equipment machinery sales and repair.


  • Buyer”: the person or company whose order for the Goods is accepted by the Company in accordance with these Conditions;
  • Company”: Coppard Plant Hire Ltd or trading name of Coppard Equipment Sales company number no. 01056494;
  • Conditions”: these conditions of sale and any variation of them which is agreed in accordance with these Conditions;
  • Contract”: the contract between the Company and the Buyer for the sale and purchase of the Goods; and
  • Goods”: the goods which the Company is to supply under this Contract in accordance with these Conditions.
  • Seller”: the “buyer” of machinery from Coppard Plant Hire Ltd who is selling machinery as part exchange or just selling machinery or sending machinery for repair to Coppard Plant hire Ltd. “owner” the person or company who has title of any machinery.


  1. If any machine supplied by COPPARD PLANT HIRE LIMITED or any part thereof (“the Company”) is found in the opinion of the Company and the manufacturer to be of defective workmanship or material so as to entitle the Company to have it replaced or repaired by the manufacturer the Company undertakes to do so; provided however that the costs or expenses incurred by the Company in such replacement or repair which are not recoverable from the manufacturer by the Company shall be paid to the Company by the Buyer (in advance if so requested by the Company) and provided also that if owing to the failure of the buyer to comply with any term or terms imposed by the manufacturer is not bound to replace or repair the Company shall be under no liability to the Buyer.
  2. Save as above it is not a condition of any sale nor does the Company warrant that any machine new or second-hand or any part thereof supplied by it is fit for any particular purpose or is of merchantable quality or of any particular quality and the sale is not subject to any implied condition or warranty whether imposed by any statue or otherwise and the Company shall not be liable to the buyer in damages suffered by reason of any defect in any machine or any part thereof supplied notwithstanding that such defect is due to negligence or breach of statutory duty by the Company or by the manufacturer of such machine or any part thereof.
  3. The company does not give any warranty in respect of services rendered by it except as expressed in Clause 1 above and subject only to Clause 1 above every form of liability for loss or damage direct or consequential or for any accident resulting from defective material faulty workmanship, delay or otherwise is expressly excluded notwithstanding that such loss or damage may be due to the negligence of the Company or its servants or agents.


  1. Prices quoted are subject to alteration without notice and the price ruling at the time of delivery will be charged.
  2. No claim for damage to or shortage of goods supplied by the Company can be entered unless the buyer checks the goods at the time of delivery and the Company is advised in writing within 3 days of the customer’s receipt of the goods.


  1. The Company shall not be liable for any non-delivery or delay in delivery (whatever the cause) nor for any loss, damage or expense caused thereby.
  2. The Company does not accept return of goods sent correctly to order unless its written permission has been obtained. (Subject to a 15% handling charge invoice with goods 7 days).
  3. The placing of an order with and its acceptance by the Company shall be deemed an acceptance of these terms to the exclusion of any terms or conditions inconsistent therewith whether or not such terms are specified or referred to by the buyer in the buyer’s order or otherwise howsoever.


  1. A credit charge of 10% may be applied which can only be deducted when payment is in compliance with the company’s credit terms as stated on the invoice.
  2. No receipt is valid unless it is on the Company’s official documentation.
  3. Parts, service repairs and haulage shall be paid for in full by the 28th of the month following the date of statement, unless otherwise specified on the invoice.
  4. All repairs carried out under insurance will require an authorisation number from the insurer and will be required to be settled within our standard terms of business. For any payments not received within our terms it will be the responsibility of you the customer to make such payments until reimbursement is made to you the customer directly or directly to Coppard Plant Hire Ltd. Coppard Plant Hire Ltd will reimburse the customer by return if the latter.


  1. Payment of whole goods machinery will require cleared funds prior to delivery, unless otherwise specified on invoice.
  2. All major credit cards accepted, with the exception of American Express.
  3. Wholegoods purchased with the support of finance will require to be fully underwritten and documentation signed prior to delivery.
  4. If a machine is part exchanged against a wholegoods purchase and is connected to an outstanding financial register it is the responsibility of the buyer of the machinery from Coppard Plant Hire Ltd that the buyer is selling their item of machinery as a part exchange to fully settle any prior contract relating to this item of machinery. The buyer “Coppard Plant Hire Ltd” will not be held responsible for any outstanding commitments and therefore regards the seller to be held fully responsible for any outstanding funds or un-cleared financial commitments.
  5. The buyer, when settling an account, by any form of electronic payment will be fully responsible to ensure the funds are received into our account correctly.
  6. The ownership of all wholegoods machines or goods supplied or delivered by the Company, will only be transferred to the purchaser or customer when cleared funds have been received directly or via a finance company in full.
  7. Coppard Plant Hire Ltd cannot be held responsible for any wholegoods delivered to the premises which are subsequently stolen and are not covered by the buyer’s insurance due to the insurance companies not being notified by the buyer.
  8. On any such wholegoods transaction supported by part exchange you the customer will remain responsible for any maintenance/mechanical failure as the machine is to be returned in the condition as seen on valuation.


  1. All used wholegoods are sold with no warranty unless written confirmation states otherwise.


  1. Any goods received by the Company for repairs or replacement by the Company, the manufacturer, or otherwise shall be held by the Company at the sole risk of the owner thereof and of the person sending the goods to the Company and the Company shall be under no liability for loss or damage thereto howsoever caused.
  2. The Company reserves the right to retain the owners goods in for repair until such time as repairs and outstanding accounts are paid for in full.
  3. The Company reserves the right to cancel any contract without liability should the buyer breach any of the company’s terms and conditions.
  4. If the company gives the buyer 14 days notice in writing the company reserves the right to cancel at any time.
  5. Any goods, the property of the company, must not be removed outside the UK except by written authority of the company.
  6. Buyers providing the company with details of credit card for payment of goods are deemed to be authorising the company to deduct such sums from the credit card.
  7. Any machinery on demonstration from the company must at all times be fully insured by the potential buyer for road use and against theft by others.


  1. These terms shall apply to every contract for the sale or repair of goods by the Company unless expressly varied in writing signed by a director of the Company.
  2. The company accepts no responsibility for road traffic offences committed by the potential buyer.
  3. Should the company have agreed with the buyer to part exchange goods as the result of a contract it is the seller’s responsibility to cover the goods under their insurance policy until collection from premises. This clause also applies to invoiced goods.