Conditions of Sale of Goods and Services
Motus Group (UK) Ltd, Oakingham House, Ground Floor, West Wing, London Road, Loudwater, High Wycombe, HP11 1JU (Registered Office). Registered in England No. 653665 (“Motus”)
1 Application and formation of Contract, quotations and cancellation
1.1 Subject to any variation under clause 1.2, any agreement by Motus to supply goods or services will be subject to these terms to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions (including any terms or conditions which the Customer purports to apply under any other document). Any quotations illustrations or similar shall be on the basis of these terms.
1.2 No agreement to supply shall be binding on Motus until confirmed by them in writing by way of confirmation of order, or, if earlier, commencement of manufacture or services, appropriation or dispatch of goods to the order.
1.3 Quotations or estimates will be valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Once an order is confirmed by Motus the Customer shall take delivery and pay for the goods or services. If the customer purports to cancel or otherwise fails to take delivery (without Motus agreement) then Motus reserves all rights arising, which, in particular for vehicles but without limitation, shall include: forfeit of deposit (or such part of the deposit as covers the amounts due to Motus); the interest costs to Motus on any un-delivered goods (being at least LIBOR 3 month + 2.25%) until resold; the loss if any (including lost incentives commissions and promotional campaigns) and costs incurred in resale of the goods (which for vehicles shall be at least£500 + VAT). If Motus anticipates that exposure to interest charges may be for an extended period of time then they will illustrate relative interest and loss on resale exposure to the customer and (at Motus' discretion) seek the route minimising the customer’s exposure.
2 Delivery and Acceptance of Goods
2.1Delivery of goods or services shall take place at Motus' dealer premises in normal business hours (unless specifically agreed otherwise in advance by Motus ). The Customer shall take delivery within 7 days of Motus giving notice that the goods are ready for delivery. Any dates specified by Motus for delivery are intended to be an estimate only and time for delivery shall not be of the essence. If no dates are so specified, delivery will be within a reasonable time.
2.2 If for any reason the Customer does not take or enable delivery of the goods, then the goods may at Motus' discretion be deemed to have been delivered, risk passing to the Customer (including for loss or damage caused by Motus' negligence) and Motus may (a) store the goods until actual delivery and the Customer will be liable for all related costs and expenses (including storage, re-delivery and insurance); or (b) sell the goods at the best price readily obtainable and after deduction of all reasonable storage and selling expenses, charge the Customer as for a cancelled order.
2.3 The Customer shall examine the goods upon delivery and shall be deemed to have accepted the goods or services as being in accordance with the Contract unless the Customer notifies Motus in writing of any defect or non-conformity: a) within 7 working day of the date of delivery of the goods where the defect or failure would be apparent upon reasonable inspection and testing of the goods, or b) within a reasonable time where the defect or failure would not be so apparent. Motus has no liability if not notified in accordance with this clause.
2.4 Where Motus is to perform Services at the Customer’s premises, the Customer shall procure safe access to the premises and the provision of adequate power, lighting, heating and other such facilities or supplies for Motus employees or agents in accordance with the demands of any applicable legislation and as Motus shall reasonably require.
2.5 Services will be deemed to be completed and the price to be due (a) when the Motus issues a written notice to the Customer confirming such completion; or (b) if the Motus is available to perform the services but is prevented from doing so by the Customer failing to provide the vehicle or necessary and proper access or facilities.
Motus is only authorised to sell vehicles and parts to end users and their authorised representatives. The Customer agrees to purchase in this capacity, and in the event of acting as an unauthorised reseller indemnifies Motus from and against all lawful penalties imposed on Motus including fines, lost commissions rebates or other pricing and promotional campaigns
4 Passing of Risk and Legal Title
4.1 Title to and property in the goods remains vested in Motus until payment in full, in cleared funds and any part exchange vehicle with its registration document has been delivered to Motus free from all encumbrances.
4.2 Title to and property of the goods remains vested in Motus until payment in full in cleared funds of all moneys due from the Customer to Motus under the contract or on any other account for goods or services from Motus.
4.3 Until title to and property in the goods passes to the Customer under 4.1 or 4.2 above the Customer shall: a) take sole risk in the goods whether delivered to the Customer or to other premises such as bodybuilders as directed by the Customer, and b) hold the goods on a fiduciary basis as Motus' bailee, and c) shall at their cost store the goods at its premises in a proper manner in conditions which adequately protect the goods separately from any other goods clearly identifiable as belonging to Motus and insure them, and d) grant Motus free and unrestricted access to any location where any of the goods are situated at any time without prior notice to inspect or repossess the goods, and e) at any time, on demand and without prior notice deliver the goods up to Motus. Motus may also repossess and resell the goods if any event specified in clause 10. occurs. Motus may maintain an action against the Customer for the price of the goods notwithstanding that title to the goods has not passed to the Customer.
5 Price and Payment
5.1 A deposit of such amount as shall be agreed between the parties shall be paid by the Customer upon the signature of the Contract. If the Customer cancels the Contract, fails to accept delivery or otherwise complete the Contract, then the deposit shall be payable to Motus , without prejudice to any other remedy which Motus may have for breach of this Contract.
5.2 Unless otherwise agreed by Motus in writing, (a) the price for the goods and/or services shall be the price set out in Motus' confirmation of order leading to the delivery of the goods; or completion of performance of the services or, if such price is not clear, then the prevailing retail price for equivalent goods at such date, and (b) the price for the goods and/or services shall be exclusive of any VAT and all charges in relation to packaging, labelling, loading, unloading, carriage, freight and insurance all of which amounts the Customer will pay.
5.3 The quoted price is subject to taxes, import duties, levies and/or government charges. Any changes to these charges are outside of the control of Motus and will be added to the contracted price as appropriate.
5.4 Any changes to the vehicle cost price from our manufacturer (e.g. as a result of currency exchange movements) will be passed through to the Customer in the final invoice. Should there be any changes to the invoiced price Motus will notify the Customer as soon as Motus are aware. The Customer is able to cancel this contract without penalty up to 7 days after receipt of the price notification. If Motus is able to cancel their order with the manufacturer Motus will accept a request from the Customer to cancel their order without penalty up to 7 days after receipt of the price notification.
5.5 Payment of the price for the goods and/or services is due prior to delivery of vehicles. For other goods or services payment is due by the 20th of the month following the date of invoice. Time for payment shall be of the essence. The Customer shall make all payments due under the Contract without any deduction. Motus shall be entitled at any time to withdraw from the Customer any credit facility made available to the Customer. If this occurs or if any sum is not paid to Motus when due then, without prejudice to any other rights or remedies Motus may suspend its obligations under this Contract until it receives such security for payment from the Customer as it may require.
5.6 If any sum due from the Customer is not paid on or before the due date then all sums then owing by the Customer to Motus shall become due and payable immediately and Motus may (a) cancel or suspend its performance of the Contract or any order; (b) require the Customer to pay for goods or services in advance; and (c) charge the Customer interest calculated on a daily basis on all overdue amounts (both before and after judgment) until actual payment at the rate of four per cent (4%) per annum above the base lending rate of Barclays Bank plc prevailing from time to time and the cost of obtaining judgment or payment to include all reasonable professional costs (including legal fees) and other costs of issuing proceedings or otherwise pursuing a debt recovery procedure.
6 Lien and power of Sale.
6.1 Motus retains all liens granted at common law and under Statute. In addition Motus is granted a contractual lien over all goods left in its possession by a customer. The lien shall apply in respect of all and any sums due on any account from the customer. Motus shall be entitled to retain the goods until clear payment of the full amount including proper costs and interest. If such sums are not paid within 28 days Motus shall upon 7 days’ notice to the Customer have the absolute right to sell the customer’s goods, retaining any amounts due to Motus and accounting to the customer for any balance within a reasonable time.
7.1 Photographs, descriptions and other literature relating to the goods and/or services are for guidance only. Motus reserves the right to supply the goods and/or services subject to minor variations in published specifications without prior notice.
7.2 If the manufacturer discontinues the sale of the goods or alters the goods’ specification, Motus may (a) to deliver in fulfilment of this Contract, goods conforming to the manufacturer’s nearest specification prevailing at the time of delivery; or (b) to cancel this Contract and return any deposit paid by the Customer without further liability.
8.1 Subject to clause 9, Motus warrants that it shall take reasonable care to ensure that the goods are of the description stated in the Contract, of reasonable quality and reasonably fit for the purpose stated in the quotation. Where no purpose is stated in the quotation, the Motus does not make any warranty as to the fitness of the goods for any specific purpose. Parts shall carry the manufacturer’s warranty. Services will be delivered with due skill and care. Motus warranty for parts and service shall be for a 3 month period from the date of supply.
8.2The Customer shall observe the instructions provided by the Company for the proper assembly, maintenance, handling and use of the goods. For goods which are new (including body work and specialist third party plant or equipment installed on the vehicle), the benefit of the manufacturer’s warranty is passed unconditionally to the Customer, the Company shall provide all reasonable assistance in the pursuit of any proper claims under such warranty and this shall be the extent of the Company’s warranty liability for such new goods.
9 Exclusion and Limitation of Liability
9.1 Nothing in the Contract excludes or limits Motus' liability for death or personal injury caused by their negligence breach of strict statutory liability or for fraudulent misrepresentation.
9.2 The Company shall not otherwise be liable for (a) any economic loss or loss of profit (direct or indirect), or any indirect or consequential loss howsoever caused, (b) any liability arising to any third party, (c) any modifications to the goods carried out in accordance with the Customer’s request; (d) any loss howsoever caused from the non-delivery or delayed delivery of the goods but if the Company is unable to deliver the goods for any reason whatsoever, either party may terminate this Contract with 7 days written notice, whereupon the Company shall return to the Customer any deposit paid; or (e) any defective or non-performance of any third parties from whom the Customer has directly procured parts and/or services to be used in connection with the goods (including bodywork to be fitted onto the goods), or (f) any issues arising from supplies or services from third parties nominated by the Customer, and (g) for new vehicles, any losses beyond those recoverable under the applicable warranty from manufacturer or third party supplier of new bodywork or specialist equipment. Accordingly, all such costs, claims (including warranty claims), losses or damages suffered by the Customer shall be borne by the Customer and save as provided in clause 7, the Customer shall indemnify the Company and the manufacturer of the goods against such costs, claims, losses or damages.
9.3 Save as provide in 8.1 Motus' total liability to the Customer in connection with this Contract (for negligence, breach of contract or otherwise) shall not exceed the replacement value of the goods or services to be provided under this Contract.
10 Part Exchange/Finance/Export
10.1 Where Motus has agreed to allow part of the price of the goods to be satisfied by the Customer selling a used motor vehicle to Motus, such agreement shall be subject to the following conditions: (a) that the used vehicle is the absolute property of the Customer and is free from all encumbrances and that all material representations (written, oral or implied) made by the Customer relating to such used vehicle (including its odometer reading) are correct in every respect; (b) that if such used vehicle is the subject of a hire purchase agreement or other encumbrance, such encumbrance is capable of cash settlement by Motus in which case the allowance shall be reduced by the amount required to be paid by Motus in settlement thereof
(c) that if Motus has examined the used vehicle prior to its confirmation of the order, the used vehicle shall be delivered to Motus in the same condition as at the date of such examination (fair wear and tear excepted), (d) that such used vehicle shall be delivered to Motus on a date agreed by the parties but in any event, on or before delivery of the goods, and the property in the said used vehicle shall thereupon pass to Motus absolutely, (e) that if the goods are not delivered to the Customer within 30 days after the date of the order or on the estimated delivery date where that is later, the allowance on the said used vehicle shall be reduced by an amount not exceeding 2.5% for each completed period of 30 days from that date to the date of delivery of the goods to the Customer of the goods. If any of the foregoing conditions other than (f) is not fulfilled, Motus shall be discharged from any obligation to accept the used vehicle or to make any allowance, and the Customer shall pay the full contract price for the goods.
10.2 If the Customer chooses to acquire the goods by any method of funding their purchase involving the sale of the goods to a finance provider, then the sale of the goods to the finance provider shall be in complete satisfaction of Motus' obligations to the Customer. Notwithstanding such sale, the Customer shall remain bound by the Contract and Motus shall not be obliged to deliver the goods to the Customer nor accept any vehicle taken in part exchange until the expiry of any statutory period of notice under the Hire Purchase Act, the Consumer Credit Act 1974 or other applicable legislation.
10.3 Where the goods are supplied for export from the United Kingdom, the Customer shall be responsible for complying with any legislation or regulations governing the use or sale of the goods in the country of destination, the payment of any duties or taxes on them, the transportation and storage of goods (including any obligation to translate any instructions, labelling or packaging into any other language). The Customer shall be responsible for arranging for testing and inspection of the goods at Motus' premises before shipment. Motus shall have no liability for any claim in respect of any defect in the goods which would be apparent on inspection and which is made after shipment, or in respect of any damage during transit. Motus shall be under no obligation to give notice under section 32(3) of the Sale of Goods Act 1979.
11. MOT / VOSA data purposes, brands, additional user conditions and exclusions of liability
In the course of MOT testing or the provision of access to or use of the Approved Testing Facility the following provisions shall also apply;
11.1 VOSA terms for Motus use of the system authorise VOSA to provide Motus with test result data on vehicles that we have prepared for test, for quality control purposes. This data may also be shared in anonymised form with manufacturers who have a contractual relationship with Motus.
11.2 No use of any MOT/VOSA brands logos and other intellectual property by Motus grants any right licence or other proprietary interest to any Motus customer or recipient.
11.3 Unless agreed otherwise in advance with Motus, the customer shall:-
a) supply a qualified and insured driver for the duration of use of the facility;
b) present the vehicle in a condition fit for inspection;
c) permit any VOSA quality inspection which may be carried out at any time without notice, and treat all VOSA personnel with respect;
11.4 Fees for statutory tests shall be as agreed with Motus up to any current cap set by VOSA. All other non-statutory work shall be subject to agreement with Motus and on its standard terms.
Refunds of statutory test fees shall only be available in accordance with VOSA refund procedures and when received from VOSA. In particular no refund shall be due for failure by the customer to present the vehicle or present it in a condition fit for testing.
Cancellations by the customer less than 7 days prior to test shall not be due a refund. Cancellations more than 7 days before test shall only be due a refund if there remain at least 2 other bookings for the test day or none at all.
In the event that a VOSA tester is delayed or unavailable, the test fee for unachievable tests shall be refunded. VOSA and Motus has no further liability.
11.5 Neither Motus nor VOSA shall be liable for any events outside their control, including extreme weather, transport or communication interruptions, third party industrial action, civil unrest or local or national emergency.
Neither VOSA nor Motus exclude or limit liability for death or personal injury arising from their negligence. Neither Motus nor VOSA shall otherwise be liable for any loss of profits business revenue or goodwill, nor for any indirect or consequential loss or damage including any unavailability or restriction on use of any vehicle. The customer acknowledges that this clause shall directly apply to any issue arising between the customer and VOSA.
12 Obtaining credit references
12.1 In order to process the Customer’s credit application Motus will supply the Customer’s personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) and they will give Motus information about the Customer, such as about the Customer’s financial history. Motus does this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check the Customer’s identity, manage the Customer’s account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity.
12.2 Motus will also continue to exchange information about the Customer with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about the Customer’s settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time. CRAs will share the Customer’s information with other organisations. The identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, are explained in more detail at http://www.experian.co.uk/crain/index.html.
13 Breach of Contract/Insolvency/Force Majeure
13.1 Motus may immediately suspend performance of the Contract, cancel any outstanding provision of the Services or delivery of the goods, stop any goods in transit or by notice in writing to the Customer or terminate the Contract without liability to Motus if (a) the Customer commits a material breach of any of its obligations under the Contract which is incapable of remedy or fails to remedy a breach of its obligations under the Contract which is capable of remedy, or persists in any breach of any of its obligations under the Contract after having been requested in writing by Motus to remedy or desist from such breach within a period of 14 days; or (b) the Customer enters into bankruptcy, individual or corporate voluntary arrangement, liquidation, receivership or administration.
13.2 Motus may suspend or cancel the Contract in whole or in part (without liability to the Customer) if it is prevented from or delayed in the carrying on of its business and its obligations under the Contract due to any circumstances beyond the reasonable control of Motus provided that, if such circumstances continue for a continuous period in excess of 3 months, either party may give notice in writing to the other to terminate the Contract.
13.3 Notwithstanding any such termination or suspension of the Contract, the Customer shall pay Motus for all goods delivered or Services provided up to and including the date of suspension or termination. Termination of the contract for any reason shall be without prejudice to the rights of either party which may have accrued up to termination.
14.1 Any intellectual property rights (including patents, registered and unregistered designs, trademarks and service marks and copyright and any applications for them) created by Motus in the course of the performance of the Contract or otherwise in the manufacture of the goods or the provision of the Services shall remain Motus' property. Nothing in the Contract shall be deemed to have given the Customer a licence or any other right to use any of the intellectual property rights of Motus.
14.2 Both parties shall each keep confidential and shall not, without the prior written consent of the other, disclose to any third party or otherwise make public the terms or existence of the Contract or any other confidential information of the other party.
14.3 Motus may assign, charge, subcontract or transfer the Contract or any part of it to any person. Save as provided in to clause 8.2, the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 shall not apply to the Contract.
14.4 If any provision of this Agreement is ruled to be invalid for any reason, that invalidity will not affect the rest of this Agreement which will remain valid and enforceable in all respects.
14.5 The Contract sets out the entire agreement between the parties in connection with the sale of the goods and shall supersede all documentation previously issued by Motus purporting to set out its terms and conditions of sale of the goods. The warranties set out in this Contract are the only warranties given by Motus and all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
14.6 This Contract is governed by English law and all disputes arising out of or relating to this Contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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Facilitation of Tax Evasion
The Customer has and shall strictly comply with applicable laws regarding tax evasion, including but not limited to the Corporate Criminal Offence of the Facilitation of Tax Evasion ('CCO') at Chapter 3 of the Criminal Finances Act 2017;
If Motus notifies the Customer that it has reasonable grounds to believe that the Customer has breached any term of this clause:
Motus is entitled to suspend performance of this Contract without notice for as long as Motus considers necessary to investigate the relevant conduct without incurring any liability or obligation to the Customer for such suspension;
in such circumstances the Customer is obliged to take all reasonable steps to prevent the loss or destruction of any documentary evidence in relation to the relevant conduct, of which it has been notified;
on notification, Motus may immediately terminate this Contract without notice and without incurring any liability;
A breach of this clause by the Customer shall be deemed to be a material breach of this Contract.