Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions


In these conditions the following terms have the following meanings unless inconsistent with the context:

“Auctioneers” means Durrants Auctioneers

“Host” means iBidder.com – The host website portal for this auction.

“Commission” means the commission charged on the sale of Lots

“Conditions” means the standard terms and conditions of business set out in this document

“Lots” means all or any furniture and other items sold or intended to be sold in accordance with these conditions

“Purchaser” means a person, firm or Company who purchase any Lot

“Vendor” means a person, firm or Company who puts forward any Lot intended to be sold at the sale

“Sale” means a sale of the Lots by auction from time to time organized by the auctioneers

“Storage Location” means the venue at which the specific lot is stored during the sale period and is available for viewing.

“Sale price” means the price at which a Lot is sold to the winning buyer.

“Sale Proceeds” means the net amount due to the Vendor being the Sale price of the lot sold less commission and expenses and any other amounts due to the Auctioneer by the Vendor in whatever capacity and howsoever arising

“Reserve Price” means the minimum price fixed by either the Auctioneers or Vendor at which any Lot is to be sold at the sale

“Auction Period” means the duration of the timed auction as advertised. Any time periods running from the end of the Auction Period commence at the closing time of the Auction Period.

Except where the context otherwise requires words denoting the singular include the plural and vice versa; words donating one gender includes all genders, words denoting persons include corporations.



 All persons registered to bid at the Sale in any capacity are deemed to bid on the understanding that they have read and understood these Conditions. These Conditions may be supplemented or superseded by Special Conditions applicable to specific Sales, any such special conditions will be noted within the descriptions of specific lots.



(i)All persons viewing a lot do so at their own risk and with notice of the condition of the premises and their contents.

(ii)All persons viewing a lot are hereby made aware that there may be risks on the Storage Location; Caution should be exercised at all times and children must be fully supervised at all times.

(iii)All persons viewing a lot must take notice of all specific health and safety notices on display at individual sites. If in doubt, please consult the Auctioneer in charge.

(iv)Any accidents or incidents that occur on the Storage Location must be immediately reported to Durrants and the Vendor and details recorded in the appropriate accident books. No powered machinery or equipment should be started without the prior approval of the Auctioneers or the vendor.

(v)The Auctioneers shall have the right at their discretion to refuse admission to their premises or those of their clients by any person.



(i) The Auctioneers sell as agents for the Vendor except where they are stated wholly or partly to own any Lot as principal.

(ii) The parties to the contract of sale are the Vendor and the Purchaser and the Auctioneers as such are not responsible for any default by Vendor or Purchaser.

(iii) The Auctioneers includes any employee or agent of the Auctioneers who at the relevant time has the authority to conduct an auction sale.



(i) The Auctioneers shall not be liable for any expense, loss, claim or proceedings in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever to any property real or personal (including any Lots) whether incurred before, during or after the Sale.

(ii) The Auctioneers shall not be liable for any expense, loss, claim or proceedings in any respect or personal injury to or death of any person arising out of or in the course of or caused by the Sale, except to the extent that the same is due to the negligence of the Auctioneers, their servants or agents.



In case of dispute as to the interpretation of these Conditions the decision of the Auctioneers shall be final and binding on all parties save as provided for in Clause 18.



(i) The Auctioneers sell as agent for the Vendor and as such are not responsible for any default by the Vendor or Purchaser.



The Auctioneers cannot guarantee that any Lot described in any Catalogue or advertisement nor that any description therein contained can be relied upon as accurate. Any illustrations in Catalogues are for general identification only.



(i) The Purchaser shall be the person who makes the highest bid acceptable to the Auctioneers.

(iii) No bidding shall be retracted. The bidding increments will be regulated by the Auctioneers.

(iv)All Lots must be inspected by the Purchaser who bids on the understanding that he has inspected (or is deemed to have inspected the Lot for which he is bidding and agrees to take it with all faults and imperfections (subject to Clause 20).

(vi) The Auctioneers may without giving any reason, refuse to accept the bidding of any person.

(vii)The Auctioneers and/or the Vendor reserve the right to fix a Reserve Price for any lot.



(i)All Purchasers must register their names and addresses before they are permitted to bid in an online sale, The Auctioneers reserve the right to reject or terminate any registration at its sole discretion.

(ii)On conclusion of the Auction period Durrants will notify the buyer by email to confirm:

(a)That the Buyer is the winning bidder

(b)The amount of the successful bid

(iii)Attached to the notification email will be an invoice for the amount of the winning bid plus any relevant commission and VAT.

(iv)All lots must be paid for within 4 working days of the conclusion of the Auction period.

(v)The Auctioneers may at their absolute discretion, agree to accept payment by such other means or such other manner as they see fit.

(vi)All payments must be made by either Bankers Draft, Debit Card, BACS or CHAPS.



(i) The Auctioneers shall ensure that the title in the Lot remains vested in the vendor (or Auctioneers as Agents of the Vendor) until payment in full has been made. If the Vendor has been paid, but the goods not paid for the title remains with the Auctioneers, until full payment has been made.



After the close of the sale such risk and duty shall devolve upon the Purchaser.



V.A.T. will be added to the hammer price on all lots unless otherwise stated. Export: In the context of this sale, this also includes buyers from Northern Ireland. Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, a deposit equivalent to UK VAT rate (20%) will be charged on all lots purchased by buyers outside the UK, regardless of whether the buyer has purchased from Durrants before. This will be refunded upon confirmation of export and full traceability provided by the purchaser, no later than 10 working days from the date of the auction. After this point it will not be possible to refund and the purchaser will forfeit this payment. The preparation for machinery for export, including cleaning, obtaining phyto-sanitary certificates and export paperwork, will be entirely at the buyer’s cost. This work will not be carried out by Durrants. It must be carried out by an appropriate shipping agent. 



Potential purchasers who do not inspect lots prior to bidding, do so at their own risk.

The condition and function of an item should be confirmed by the bidder, prior to bidding. As there will be NO Refunds or Allowance given after the closure of the bidding process. Your bid is your commitment to purchase. Not to view or negotiate after the sale.

Transgression of these rules will be reported to i-bidder and the bidder will be blocked from taking part in any future i-bidder sales.

No warranty is offered or implied. Each lot is bought and sold as seen.



Friday 24th November 9am to 12pm.

View day telephone number - 07803 089558



Collection -

Collection of goods is on Tuesday 28th November between 9am and 12pm and Wednesday 29th November between 9am and 12pm

Lots are to be collected from The Auction Rooms, The Old School House, Peddars Lane, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9UE.

All lots are to be removed during these times unless an alternative is arranged in advance of the end of the sale with the Auctioneer.

Removal of lots is subject to clearance of bank transfers, and so forth. Any items left after this date will either be disposed of or offered for sale in a subsequent auction without reserve.


Contact Details:


10 New Market



NR34 9HA

Tel: 01502 470427 / 07803 089558

Email: richard.prentice@durrants.com

Auctioneer: Richard Prentice

Website: www.durrants.com