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Terms and Conditions of Sale.

(as recommended by the Society of London Art Dealers)

It is important that you read and understand these terms and conditions before proceeding with this transaction.  If there is any term that you do not understand or do not wish to agree to, please discuss it with me. Only proceed with this transaction if you wish to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below.

 

1. PURPOSE AND EFFECT

1.1 These terms and conditions set out all the terms of agreement other than price between you as buyer and SPACE DASCA as seller, in relation to the sale and purchase of the item or items identified in the invoice, which I refer to below as "the Work". 

I confirm that I own and I am the creator of all the works.    

SPACE DASCA registered in England (registered number TBD) and its registered address is at 3/8 Ludgate Square EC4M 7AS London.

1.2 If you wish to rely on any variation of, or addition to these terms and conditions, you must ensure that the variation or addition has been agreed by SPACE DASCA in writing.

 

2. STATEMENTS ABOUT THE WORK
2.1 All statements DASCA to the authenticity, attribution, description, date, age, provenance, title or condition of the Work constitute my judgement and opinion only. DASCA do not accept any liability as a result of any changes in expert opinion which may take place subsequent to the sale.

2.2 While SPACE DASCA will on request explain the condition of the Work at the time of the sale and provide any information in my possession about condition for which you may reasonably ask, DASCA not be responsible for any subsequent deterioration of the Work, however occasioned, after the sale. 

2.3 You are responsible for satisfying yourself as to any statements made by DASCA as to the matters set out in clauses 2.1 and 2.2 above. 

 

3. PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE

3.1 You must pay DASCA the full price for the Work, together with delivery costs, any VAT and any amounts payable to DASCA under clause 8 below but excluding any deposit or advance that you may already have paid, by bank transfer or such other methods as we agree, within 30 days after the date of the invoice (unless stated otherwise on the invoice). If DASCA agrees with you that the sale is dependent on the issue of an export licence, payment must be made, in the same way, within 7 days after the issue of the export licence.  In either case, payment has not been made until DASCA have received cleared funds representing the full amount.

3.2 If you fail to make full payment within the relevant period, DASCA shall charge you interest on the amount unpaid at the rate set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 or where that Act does not apply at the rate of 2% per annum above HSBC Bank base rate from the date when payment was due until payment is made in full. 

 

4. COMMISSSION PAYABLE BY DASCA TO THIRD PARTIES 

DASCA may pay a commission to any party who has assisted with the sale of the Work to you or who has introduced you to us.  DASCA will provide you with details.

 

5. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

Under the terms of the anti-money laundering regulation effective from 10 January 2020 DASCA is are required to conduct customer due diligence (CDD) on all sales of works of art over €10,000 before the transaction is carried out.  While therefore I may agree such a sale in principle, I will not be able to conclude (i.e. receive funds, give up possession or transfer title) it until I have received all the necessary CDD information from you and have been able to verify it as required by the regulation.

 

6. COLLECTION OF THE WORK AND PASSING OF RISK

6.1 You must collect the Work from my premises at an agreed date and time, within 28 days of the date of payment, unless it is agreed in writing that:

6.1.1 you should collect it elsewhere; 

6.1.2 I should deliver it to you; or

6.1.3 you should make your own arrangements for someone else to collect it for you.

6.2 Subject to clause 6.3 below, in all cases, you will be responsible for the Work, for the risk of damage to it or loss of it and also for insuring it, from the time and date agreed for its collection including if damage or loss is sustained during collection or transit.

6.3 If however, I permit you to take delivery of the Work without your agreement to purchase it, for example on approval, I will continue to be responsible for insuring it.

 

7. PASSING OF OWNERSHIP

7.1 Full legal title to the Work will not pass to you until I have received in full in cleared funds all sums due in respect of the Work.

7.2 If you have possession of the Work before full payment has been made, you must:

7.2.1 keep possession of it, not sell it or hand it over to any other person or dispose of any interest in it;

7.2.2 in the case of a Work consisting of more than one item, keep those items together;

7.2.3 keep any identifying marks showing that we own the Work clearly displayed;

7.2.4 store the Work on your premises and at no cost to us, separately from other property;

7.2.5 at our request, and after I have given you reasonable notice, allow DASCA or a third party acting on my behalf to have access to the Work in order to inspect it; and

7.2.6 preserve the Work in the same state as it was on delivery and in particular, not restore, repair, clean or reframe it without DASCA written consent.

 

8. EXPORT

8.1 If the Work is to be exported from the United Kingdom, whether to other countries within the European Union or outside the European Union, DASCA will normally make appropriate arrangements for export and shipment and may make a reasonable additional charge for doing so.

8.2 If, contrary to my normal practice, I allow you to make arrangements for export of the Work, you must:

8.2.1 comply with all requirements of any relevant tax authorities (that is, any authority imposing administrating or collecting any tax, duty or levy including HM Revenue and Customs), any export licensing authorities and any other relevant official bodies;

8.2.2 provide DASCA with all the relevant documents showing proof of export without delay and in any event within 7 days from the date of shipment; and

8.2.3 reimburse to DASCA any sum claimed if HM Revenue and Customs, any relevant tax authorities or any other official body makes any claim against me for VAT, sales tax, use tax or any other expense or penalties resulting from your failure to comply with the relevant requirements for export and import.

8.3  When on its sale to you the Work is intended for export, you will be charged for VAT on the Work should it not be exported.

8.4 In any event you will be responsible for paying any taxes including but not limited to import tax, duty, merchandise, sales or user tax that have to be paid in the country of destination whether on shipment or on import or at any other time.

8.5 Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the sale of the Work is not dependent on either DASCA or you obtaining an export licence and failure or delay in obtaining a licence will not constitute a basis to cancel a purchase or delay payment for it.

 

9. BREACH BY THE BUYER

9.1 If you fail to pay the purchase price in full (or if I agree with you payment by set instalments and you fail to pay any one or more instalment) by the due date, or if prior to you paying the purchase price in full you fail to comply with the obligations set out in clauses 7 and 8 above, or otherwise do or fail to do anything which may in any way imperil my ownership of the Work or the Work itself, I am entitled (without prejudice to my other rights and remedies at law) to either:

9.1.1terminate the contract for sale, repossess the Work and claim damages for any loss I have suffered; or

9.1.2 at my election, treat the sale as cancelled, and repossess the Work, in which case (and only in which case) I shall following the safe return of the Work, refund to you any part of the purchase price you have paid, after deduction of any sums due to me including but not limited to costs of recovery and restoration of the Work.

9.2 DASCA shall also have the right to repossess the Work and cancel the sale if before you make full payment of the purchase price to DASCA, proceedings occur in the UK or elsewhere involving your solvency (including but not limited to the presentation of a bankruptcy petition or winding-up petition; or the convening of a meeting to wind you up voluntarily; or an application for an interim order for a voluntary arrangement, or for the appointment of an administrator; or the appointment of an administrative or other receiver).

9. 3 Where I notify you of the exercise of my right to repossession, you will within 7 days of such notice, return the Work to my premises at your cost and risk or tell us where the Work is kept and allow me to enter the premises where the Work is (separately) kept and take the Work away at your cost (it being understood that where the Work consists of more than one item, our rights of repossession extend to all such items).

 

10. LIMITATION OF OUR LIABILITY        

10.1 Any claim against DASCA must be brought within a period of 6 years from the date of the invoice for the Work or, if I have been guilty of any fraud deliberately concealed a relevant fact in relation to the Work within 6 years after you have discovered this, or could have discovered it if you were reasonably diligent.  DASCA shall not accept any claim after these periods.

10.2 DASCA shall not be liable for loss of profits (whether direct or indirect) or indirect or consequential loss or damage, if any, which you may suffer in connection with buying the Work. Any liability to you for breach of DASCA obligations whether in contract tort or otherwise, shall be limited to the price paid for the Work provided that nothing in this clause 10 limits or excludes our liability for: (a) death or personal injury caused by DASCA negligence or any of my agents; and/or (b) fraud.

 

11. RESCISSION

DASCA will have the right, but not the obligation, to rescind a sale without notice to you. Upon notice of my election to rescind the sale, you will promptly return the Work to DASCA.  I will then refund the price and any amount paid to DASCA that represents a royalty due to the Work's author upon the resale of the Work ("Resale Royalty").  The refund of the price and any Resale Royalty will constitute your sole remedy and recourse against DASCA with respect to such claims.

 

12. COPYRIGHT

The copyright subsisting in all images and other materials produced for the sale of the Work is owned by DASCA and such images and materials may only be used with my permission.  DASCA will have the right to use such images in my own discretion after the sale of the Work.  During the period in which the Work is protected by copyright, the copyright remains with DASCA (or any person to whom that right has been assigned). You are purchasing the Work, but not the right to produce copies of the Work (including photographs thereof) for publication. If such rights are sought, you should contact DASCA.

 

13. NOTICES 

Any notice to be given to DASCA or that DASCA must give to you in connection with the sale of the Work must be in writing and must be sent by post, or email, to my address or to your last known address as notified to DASCA by you as the case may be.

 

14. FURTHER INFORMATION: NON - TRADE BUYERS

This clause applies only where the sale of the Work is to an individual acting for purposes which are wholly or mainly outside that individual's trade, business, craft or profession ("the Consumer").

The Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 (included as amended) applies to any sale of works of art to Consumers. It is not DASCA standard policy to sell works of art exclusively by electronic mail/other methods of distance communication, however, in the exceptional case where a contract for the sale of the Work is concluded exclusively through such distance communication:

14.1 I confirm that SPACE DASCA as set out in clause 1.1 is the supplier and artist of the Work sold to you and is the party to whom any complaints or comments should be directed.

14.2  If you have concluded a transaction exclusively at a distance you have the right to cancel the contract for the purchase of the Work in question within 14 days from the day on which you acquire, or a third party other than the carrier and indicated by you acquires, physical possession of the Work. Where the Work consists of more than one item (which are to be delivered separately), such cancellation period will expire after 14 days from acquiring physical possession of the last item.

14.3 If you cancel a contract concluded exclusively at a distance for the purchase of the Work, DASCA will reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (except for the supplementary costs arising if you chose a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by DASCA). DASCA may make a deduction from the reimbursement for loss in value of the Work, if the loss is the result of unnecessary handling by you. I will make the reimbursement without undue delay, and not later than:

14.3.1 14 days after the day I receive the Work back from you; or (if earlier)

14.3.2 14 days after the day you provide evidence that you have returned the Work.

14.4 If I do not receive the Work back from you, I may arrange for collection of the Work from you at your cost. 

 

15. LAW AND JURISDICTION

15.1 These terms and conditions and any non-contractual obligations arising from or in connection with them shall in all respects be construed and take effect in accordance with English law.

15.2 If you are purchasing the Work as a consumer, the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute (a) arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions or (b) relating to any non-contractual obligations arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions.  If you are not purchasing the Work as a consumer, the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any dispute (a) arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions or (b) relating to any non-contractual obligations arising from or in connection with these terms and conditions.                                                                                                                                                            

 

16. ARBITRATION

16.1 Notwithstanding clause 15.2 above, either party may, by giving written notice to the other, elect to have any disputes arising out of, or in connection with, the sale and purchase of the Work referred to a single arbitrator in London to be resolved in accordance with the Arbitration Act 1996.  The seat of such an arbitration will be London and the language to be used in the arbitral proceedings will be English.  In the event that the parties cannot agree upon an arbitrator either party may apply to the President of the Law Society of England and Wales for the time being to appoint as arbitrator a Queen's Counsel of not less than 5 years standing.  The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding.

16.2 Save that the parties acknowledge each other's right to seek, and the power of the High Court to grant, interim relief, no Court action shall be brought in relation to any claim or dispute until the arbitrator has made a final award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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