OHL Ltd T&C’s and Payment Terms


These sales, delivery and payment conditions shall apply to all OHL Limited quotations, all orders given to us and all contracts concluded with us unless both parties explicitly declare in writing that the conditions are not applicable to the contractual relationship. Amendments may be made only with the agreement of both parties in writing.

Any references made to the customer’s own conditions shall not incorporate such conditions into any contract. Undertakings given by OHL Limited verbally are not binding until OHL Limited confirms such undertakings in writing.

  1. 1. Definitions:

‘Buyer’ means the purchaser of the goods.

‘Contract’ means the contract for the sale and purchase of the Goods.

‘Goods’ means the goods (including any instalment of the goods or any parts of them) which the Seller is to supply in accordance with these conditions

‘Seller’ means OHL Limited.

‘Specification’ means the Specification of Goods referred to in the Seller’s offer or acceptance and which has been agreed between Buyer and Seller.

2. Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s order for the sale of Goods will be subject to the terms and conditions set out herein. Seller is able to accept any alteration to its terms and conditions unless the same is authorised in writing and signed by a director or the company secretary of Seller. Any terms and conditions in Buyer’s purchase order, not otherwise agreed and inconsistent with Seller’s terms and conditions shall not form part of Seller’s acceptance of Buyer’s order.

3.The provisions of condition 6 hereof the date for payment of seller by buyer shall be thirty days from the date of invoice. The time of payment of the price shall be of the essence of the contract.

If the Buyer shall fail to pay by the due date any sum due to Seller Buyer shall pay Seller upon demand all Sellers costs and expenses including legal fees and currency exchange losses in the collection of the overdue sum and Buyer shall pay upon demand interest to Seller at 4% above the base lending rate of National Westminster Bank plc on a day to day basis on all overdue sums in respect of the period from the date when payment is due to the date when Seller receives payment.

4.If the price, freight charge or terms of payment herein or any price increase or change in freight charge or terms of payment hereunder or Seller’s ability to make any such increase or change, should be altered or prohibited by reason of any law, government decree, order or regulations, Seller may cancel this contract upon written notice.

5.(a) Dates of delivery remain estimates and shall not constitute a condition of purchase and/or warranty unless by written agreement to the contrary. Seller does not accept liability for any default in delivery save where the same has been shown to be the result of the wilfulness of Seller, its servants or agents acting in the course of their duties.

(b) Delivery of the Goods shall be deemed to take place :

i) Where Seller undertakes delivery of the Goods when the Goods shall be loaded off Seller’s carriage, ship or other transport at the station, port; or address specified by Buyer;

(ii) where Buyer undertakes delivery of the Goods, when the Goods are loaded on Buyer’s carriage, or other transport.

(c) Upon delivery the Goods shall be at Buyer’s risk.

6. (a) Notwithstanding risk in the Goods passing in accordance with condition 8(c) title in the Goods shall not pass to Buyer until whichever shall be the first to occur of the following :

7. i) Payment being received by Seller for the Goods and no other amounts then

being outstanding from Buyer to Seller in respect of other goods supplied

by Seller;

(ii) Buyer selling the Goods in accordance with the provisions of these conditions in which case title to the goods shall be deemed to have passed to Buyer immediately prior to delivery of the Goods to Buyer’s customer;

(iii) Seller waiving its rights under this condition 8 in respect of specified Goods

whereupon title to such goods shall forthwith vest in Buyer.

(b) Buyer is licensed by Seller to use or to agree to sell the Goods delivered to Buyer subject to the express condition that the entire proceeds of any sale are held in trust for Seller and are not mixed with other monies or paid into any overdrawn bank account and shall at all times be identifiable as Seller’s monies.

(c) Until title to the Goods passes:

(i) Buyer will hold the Goods as fiduciary agent for Seller;

(ii) the Goods shall, subject to condition 6(b), be kept separate and distinct from all other property of Buyer and of third parties and in good condition and be stored in such a way as to be clearly identifiable as belonging to the Seller;

(iii) Seller may at any time revoke the power of sale and use contained in condition 6(b) by notice to Buyer if Buyer is in default for longer than seven  (7) days in the payment of any sum whatsoever due to Seller (whether in respect of the Goods; or any other goods supplied at any time by it to Buyer) or if Seller has bona fide doubts as to the solvency of Buyer:

(iv) Buyer’s power of sale and use contained in condition 6(b) shall automatically cease if Buyer has a petition presented for its winding-up or passes a resolution for voluntary winding-up otherwise than for the purpose of a bona fide amalgamation or reconstruction or compounds with its creditors or has a receiver or administrator appointed of all or any part of its assets or becomes bankrupt or insolvent or enters into any arrangements with creditors or takes or suffers any similar action in consequence of debts or carries out or undergoes any analogous act or proceeding under foreign law

(v) upon determination of Buyer’s power of sale and use pursuant to conditions 6(c)(iii) or 6(c)(iv) Buyer shall place any of the Goods in its possession or under its control and unsold at the disposal of Seller and Seller shall be entitled ‘to enter upon any premises of Buyer for the purpose of removing such Goods;

(vi) upon the removal by Seller of any Goods from Buyer’s premises or otherwise pursuant to this condition 6 Seller may at its discretion issue a credit note to Buyer for the invoice value of such Goods in whole or in part in which event Buyer shall issue to Seller a written acceptance of such credit note and hereby appoints Seller its Attorney to do so on its behalf.

(d) Seller shall at any time be entitled to appropriate any payment made by Buyer in respect of any Goods in settlement of such invoices or accounts in respect of any Goods delivered by Seller as Seller may in its absolute discretion think fit notwithstanding any purported appropriation to the contrary by Buyer.

8. (a) Seller warrants that the Goods sold will meet Specification and when supplied will be of satisfactory quality. Any other condition or warranty as to the quality or fitness for any particular purpose or under statute or otherwise of the Goods is hereby excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.

(b) On delivery Buyer shall sign a delivery acknowledgement form acknowledging receipt of the Goods. Where Buyer has not examined the Goods prior to signature of the delivery acknowledgement form it shall have 5 working days in which to examine the Goods and notify Seller of acceptance of them. Thereafter acceptance shall be deemed to have taken place. Notwithstanding any other provisions herein contained Seller shall, at its option, not be liable for any latent defects to the Goods or their packaging or similar or for shortages unless the same are noted on the delivery acknowledge form where the Goods have been examined prior to the signature of the delivery acknowledgement form or notified in writing to Seller within the reasonable period aforesaid.

(c) While Seller warrants that the Goods supplied will be within Specification and of satisfactory quality it is not in a position to test products which it supplies. While Seller does check the Certificate of Analysis of all Goods against the Specifications to ensure compliance with the same, the Buyer accepts that the Seller does not open the packaging of the Goods and inspect them prior to dispatch to the Buyer.

9. If Buyer fails to perform any of the terms of this Contract when due, Seller may, at its option, decline to make further deliveries against this Contract except for cash, or may defer further deliveries until such default is made good, or may treat such default as final refusal to accept further deliveries hereunder and cancel this Contract.

10. Seller shall be relieved of all liabilities to Buyer in the event that the performance by Seller of this contract or part thereof or any obligation herein contained is delayed and/or prevented and/or otherwise not complied with by reason of or in consequence of any matter not entirely within the control of Seller.

11.(a) In the event of a breach of contract by Seller or of the supply of defective Goods by Seller, which is shown to have caused either direct or indirect loss or damage. Seller shall not be liable to Buyer for loss of production or profit or of any contract that may be suffered by Buyer and in no event shall Seller be liable for any consequential loss suffered by Buyer. The entire liability of the Seller under or in connection with the Contract shall not exceed the price of the Goods, except as expressly provided in these Conditions.

(b) Condition 11(a) shall not apply in the case of death or personal injury caused by Seller’s negligence or liability for defective products under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 arising out of or in connection with the supply of Goods or their use of resale by the Buyer.

12. This contract is neither transferable nor assignable by Buyer.

13. Failure of either party to exercise any of their rights under this contract upon any occasion shall not waive either party’s right to exercise the same on another occasion.

14. This contract shall be subject to and interpreted in accordance with the Laws of England.


PAYMENT BY OHL LIMITED (by all means of whatsoever nature)

  1. Please note that OHL Limited aspires to pay an invoice (that is due and payable) within 30 days of receipt of invoice. If your invoice has not been paid within that 30 day time frame, please feel free to chase OHL Limited.
  2. All fees and all charges (of whatsoever nature) and all interest charges (of whatsoever nature and whatsoever amount) must be fair and reasonable and rational.  No unfair or excessive or usurious interest may be charged.
  3. Please note that the Terms and Conditions of OHL Limited are payment within 60 days, with late interest payment commencing after the 60 days and not before, of a maximum of 5% p.a. simple interest and all fees and charges must be fair, reasonable and rational. The Contractor must at all times act in good faith towards the Customer.
  4. Any cheque or payment that is made in error (in whole or in part) is null and void and must be corrected and correction includes forthwith repayment of any over-payment.  If the payee detects an error the payee must inform us (the payor).  The objective is to correct errors within the above stated time frame.
  5. If the Contractor starts work / and or supplies goods to OHL Limited, the Contractor will be deemed to have accepted all the terms of this letter.
  6. Further details of the OHL Limited Terms and Conditions are available on the OHL Limited website (please see ohllimited.co.uk) and via any relevant specific Contract.
  7. Either party can terminate by notice this Contract / these arrangements at any time, including by Service of standard written notice and by Email and by Fax.
  8. These Terms and Conditions at all times predominate and take precedence.  Thus, these Terms and Conditions override and render null and void any conflicting Terms and Conditions that may be attached to a fee and/or invoice by a billing party.  Moreover, no lien of any kind may be attached to papers and work of any kind by a billing party or unpaid contractor.

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