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Conditions of Sale

GENERAL

  1. The following definitions, unless the context requires otherwise, apply to these Conditions:
    1. The term Seller shall mean Lovell Fuels, and/or such one of its Group Companies named overleaf for which it may be acting for the purpose of this transaction.
    2. The term Buyer shall mean the person, company or other type of organisation that enters into a Contract to purchase Goods (and Services) from the Seller.
  2. Where the Seller delivers in bulk it is the Buyer's responsibility:
    1. to provide a safe and suitable bulk storage, which complies in all respects with all relevant requirements of and/or regulations made by H.M. Government or other competent authority e.g. OFTEC;
    2. to ensure that the storage into which delivery is to be made will accommodate the full quantity ordered and have a correctly fitted gauge in working order.
    3. The Buyer will indemnify the Seller against any damages, claims, expenses or costs which may arise as a result of the Buyer's non-observance of their conditions.
    4. The Seller reserves the right to refuse delivery into the Buyer's oil tank if the driver deems it unfit for purpose, e.g. splits in tank or unsuitable support base.
  3. It is a condition of every bulk sale through the hose that the quantity shown by the Seller's tank dip rod or other measuring devices employed by the Seller shall for the purpose of accounts be accepted by the Buyer as the quantity delivered but the Buyer may be represented at the taking of these measurements in order to verify them if he so desires; the Seller cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for discrepancies in the Buyer's tanks, dip rods or other measuring devices. If on any delivery the Buyer or any representative of the Buyer, whether or not for the purpose of certifying the Seller's measurement or quantity for that delivery, mounts any tanker used on that delivery the Buyer or his representative (as the case may be) shall do so at his own risk and the Seller accepts no responsibility whatsoever therefore.
  4. All prices at the time of ordering will be honoured on all products on dispatch except in unforeseen circumstances i.e. fuel shortages due to strikes, global influences and market instability.
  5. Derv fuel is sold exclusively for the Buyer's own use as a Commercial Consumer, and not to be used in private cars, resold or transferred to any other person or firm. In the event of any infringement of this condition the Seller may decline to continue deliveries and may refer the Buyer for further supplies to the ordinary trade channels at full retail price.
  6. All deliveries are to be paid at the time of ordering by the following methods; debit card, credit card, BACS, Chaps or cleared cheque before the order is dispatched.
  7. The property in the Seller's products shall not pass to the Buyer or his Agent upon delivery but will remain with the Seller until full payment has been received.

DAMAGE TO PROPERTY

  1. The Company shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever caused by any Company vehicle which is required to leave the public highway to effect delivery or to gain access to effect delivery or other service.
  2. The Seller has the right to charge a transport fee in the event that the delivery cannot be made to the Buyer due to double ordering from a different supplier or the Buyer rejecting the delivery on arrival.

OIL ENVIRONMENTAL ADVICE AND DELIVERY CONDITIONS

    1. Lovell Fuels take reasonable and necessary steps to maintain safe deliveries to Buyers' premises.
    2. Buyers should take note of the following advice:
      1. Any special delivery instructions or hazards must be clearly and concisely notified at the time of order.
      2. If, to effect delivery, the tanker is required to leave the public highway, the surface of any drive, access road or similar (and any manlids or ducts) must be capable of accepting heavy goods vehicles.
      3. Each oil storage tank must be sound and operational. In the case of multi-occupancy premises, the Buyer’s tank should be clearly marked.
      4. Each oil storage tank must have a working tank contents gauge visible to the delivery driver.
      5. If more than one oil storage tank is located at the Buyer’s premises, the grade of oil contained in each tank should be indelibly marked or labelled at the outlet and fill point if an off set fill is fitted.
      6. Any disused oil storage tanks and/or off set fill points should be marked accordingly with an appropriate label or indelibly marked.
      7. Reasonable and safe access must be provided to each oil storage tank.
      8. After effecting delivery, the oil tank equipment will be left in the same position that applied immediately prior to the delivery being made.
      9. Where electric or other forms of controlled gates are present, sufficient time must be allowed for the delivery vehicle and its equipment to access or exit before closing.
      10. If the advice given above or any specific written advice given by Lovell Fuels on a particular risk or defect is not acted upon, and an incident occurs, the company and its insurers will consider this as contributory negligence.