Terms & Conditions - Four Corners

Terms And Conditions

1. Interpretation

In these Terms and Conditions (Terms), the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings:

"the Buyer" means the person, firm or company who purchases the Goods from the Company:
"the Company" means Four Corners Trading Company Ltd
"Contract" means the contract between the Company and the Buyer which shall be deemed to incorporate these Terms;
"Goods" means any goods agreed in the Contract to be supplied by the Company to the Buyer;
"Place of Delivery" means the place to which the Goods are to be delivered.

In these Terms, reference to any statute or statutory provision shall be construed as a reference to such statute and statutory provision as amended, modified, re-enacted or replaced from time-to-time.

2. The Contract

The Contract shall be on these Terms to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions, including any such terms and conditions that are purported to be included or applied by the Buyer. No terms and conditions contained in the confirmation of order, purchase order or other document of the Buyer will form part of the Contract.

3. Delivery

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the Place of Delivery shall be the Company’ premises and the Buyer shall take delivery within 7 days of the Company notifying the Buyer that the Goods are ready for delivery.

Should no one be present to receive the furniture at the pre-arranged time, a relevant delivery fee will be charged for re-delivering. The re-delivery fee is £40 plus a further charge of £0.50 per mile, measured by the distance from the Four Corners Trading Company, Unit 9 Avenue Farm, Birmingham Road, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 0HR to the agreed delivery destination.

All items must be signed for at the point of delivery. In signing the delivery note, you are acknowledging that the item(s) delivered are in good condition and in no way faulty or damaged.

Any dates specified by the Company for delivery of the Goods are intended to be an estimate only. If no date is specified for delivery of the Goods, delivery shall be within a reasonable time.

Subject to the other provisions of these Terms, the Company shall not be liable for any loss, whether direct or consequential, economic or loss of profits or otherwise, arising directly or indirectly out of any delay in the delivery of the Goods nor will any delay entitle the Buyer to terminate or rescind the Contract unless the delay exceeds 60 days.

It is the buyer’s responsibility to measure both the access and final resting space of your pieces of furniture. Should we deliver an item and find it will not fit due to lack of measuring, we will be obliged to charge a re-stocking fee. The re-stocking fee is £25.

Four Corners Trading Company Ltd accepts no responsibility for any damage caused to the buyer’s property during the delivery of goods. If the buyer does not wish to accept this responsibility for any damage caused by delivering furniture into the house then Four Corners Trading Company will provide a door step delivery instead. To protect carpets and walls it is the customer’s responsibility to provide covering. It is important that the customer puts protection down if they wish to protect there property from damage incurred whilst Four Corners Trading Company are delivering. 

4. Cancellation of the contract by the buyer

The company will not accept cancellation of the following items, all worktops, kitchen appliances including white goods and any items made to the customers requirements, known as custom-built items or specials.

If a purchase is returned or cancelled due to unsuitability within 7 days in perfect condition, the company will issue a credit note. No cash, cheque or credit card refunds can be considered. There is a 5% charge for cancelling any order.

5. Risk in and Ownership of the Goods

Risk in the Goods shall pass to the Buyer on delivery.

Ownership in the Goods shall not pass to the Buyer until the Company has received in full in cleared funds all sums due to the Company in respect of the Goods and all other sums which are or may become due to the Company from the Buyer on any account.

Until ownership of the Goods has passed to the Buyers, the Buyer shall:

Hold the Goods on a fiduciary basis as the Company’s bailee;
Store the Goods separately from all other goods of the Buyer or any third party in such a way that they remain identifiable as the Company’s property;
Not destroy or deface any identifying mark on the Goods or their packaging;

Maintain the Goods in satisfactory condition insured with the Company’s interest noted on the policy and hold any proceeds of such insurance on trust for the Company and not mix them with any other money.

6. Price

The price for the Goods shall, unless otherwise agreed, be the price set out on the date of delivery in the Company’s price list. The price for the Goods shall be exclusive of all costs of carriage and insurance and which the Buyer shall pay in addition. The Buyer shall pay such deposit as the Company shall direct.

Full payment must be made before any product is dispatched from our warehouse.

All payments taken by phone are taken in a secure environment.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, and Delta.

7. Our Wood

Due to the rustic effect of the wood we use and the handmade quality of the furniture, each piece is likely to be different in measurements, appearance, colour and finish. Dimensions may differ by up to +/- 2cm from the sizes given in this brochure: to avoid disappointment on the day, please bear this in mind when measuring your space and ordering your furniture.

Every effort is made to ensure that the products we supply correspond as closely as possible to the samples displayed in our stores, shown in our catalogue or online, but due to the handmade nature of many of our products there might be slight variations. No responsibility can be accepted for these variations. These could include, but are not limited to, slight differences in shades of wood, fabric and leather or dimensions of products.

8. Payment

Subject to paragraph 5, payment of the price of the Goods shall be due on date of the Company’s invoice for the Goods.

Payment shall not be deemed to have taken place until the receipt by the Company of cleared funds.

9. Warranties

The Company warrants that the Goods are of satisfactory quality.

If the Buyer wishes to make a claim under this warranty, the Buyer shall give written notice to the Company within 30 days of the discovery of the defect and give the Company a reasonable opportunity to inspect the Goods in question.

The Company shall not be liable for any breach of warranty if the Buyer makes any further use of the Goods after giving such notice or alters or repairs the Goods without the agreement of the Company.

The Company’s liability under the warranty shall be limited to repairing or replacing the Goods in question or refunding the price of such Goods.

Wood is a natural material and as such may be subject to superficial checking, cracking and distortion. These superficial defects do not affect the structural integrity of the Goods and cannot form the basis of any claim.

10. Limitation of Liability

The Company’s liability in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of the subject matter of the Contract shall not exceed the invoice value and the Company shall under no circumstances be liable to the Buyer for any consequential, indirect or economic loss or damages.

11. Force Majeure

If either party is subject to an event of Force Majeure, that is circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to war, fire, industrial disputes or civil commotion, it shall notify the other and the first party’s obligations under these Terms shall be suspended until it notifies the other party of the end of such event of Force Majeure.

12. General

If any part of these Terms is found to be void or unenforceable by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such part shall be severed from these Terms which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

These Terms shall be governed by and interpreted according to English Law and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.