Terms & Conditions

  1. As auctioneers we act as agents for the sellers and as such are not responsible for any default or error in description. Seller’s details are always kept private and confidential.
  2. The auctioneer may refuse to accept any bid that, in the auctioneer’s opinion, is not in the best interests of the seller. A bid cannot be made or accepted after the fall of the hammer.
  3. Reserves are accepted or declined at our discretion; if a reserved item does not sell then the vendor may still incur charges.
    In the event that a clients lots are unsold, these unsolds must be removed from the saleroom within 14 days. Elliotts UK Auctioneers reserve the right to dispose of any goods after this time
  4. Purchasers are required to give their name and full address prior to bidding when bidding in person.Remote bids will only be accepted following registration of credit or debit card details. Elliotts UK Auctioneers and Valuers reserve the right to refuse bids.
  5. Removing items at the 11th hour will incur the same charges as if the item had sold, ie: full commission, lotting fees, photography fees etc
  6. All goods are sold with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. Illustrations in catalogues are for general identification purposes only.
    Buyers should satisfy themselves prior to auction as to the condition of each lot. Any statement by the auctioneersregarding said lot is a statement of opinion only and every person should rely on their own judgement.
    Refunds will not be given unless a written condition report is requested by the buyer prior to sale.
    All goods must be paid for and collected within seven days from the date of Auction, unless advanced arrangements have been made. A static charge of £2.00 plus VAT per day will be added to each lot after this period
  7. We strictly adhere to the Auctions Bidding Agreement Act 1972 and as such no lots shall be altered or transferred after the sale.
  8. In the event of a disputed bid, the auctioneer is the sole arbitrator and the auctioneer’s decision is final
  9. Damaged to premises caused by removal of any lots must be made good at the expense of the purchaser immediately after the sale.
  10. Electrical items will be safety tested prior to sale; any items that fail testing must be collected by the vendor or disposed of at their cost. Antique electrical items will be catalogued as such and are usually exempt being deemed collectors items.
  11. The seller gives Elliotts Uk Auctioneers and Valuers full and absolute right to photograph and illustrate any lot placed in its hands for sale and to use such photographs and illustrations and any photographs and illustrations provided by the seller at any time at its absolute discretion (whether or not in connection with the auction).
  12. The Auctioneer reserves the right to refuse payment by cheque.
  13. All persons attending the saleroom do so at their own risk
  14. Please ensure that when collecting unsold lots that you examine items before removing them from the saleroom. As cannot be held liable when items are removed.The purchaser shall pay in full before lots are removed. Purchase price shall be paid within 7 days of auction end. If the purchase price is not paid all monies deposited shall be forfeited and the vendor shall be at liberty without prejudice to any other remedies to resell any lot or lots or any part thereof remaining unmoved and unpaid for by the purchaser by public or private sale without giving prior notice to the purchaser. Any increase in the price obtained on resale shall belong to the vendor.