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For all UK trade enquiries: please call us on +44 (0)20 7025 2200, or email us: sales@rps.co.uk

For all US trade enquiries: please call us on 646-0791-5410, or email info@rylandpeters.com 

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Terms of Trading

Clause 1 

Risk and Title

Risk of damage to or loss of any particular goods supplied by Ryland, Peters & Small and Cico Books ('us', 'we', 'our') to the customer will pass to the customer on delivery of those goods at the notified delivery address. We may deliver the goods by separate instalments. Any delay shall not entitle the customer to terminate or rescind the agreement unless such delay exceeds 200 days, (or such other period as is agreed in writing with us). Title and property in any goods, including full legal and beneficial ownership, shall not pass to the customer until we have received full payment (in cash or cleared funds) for: 

(a) those goods;

(b) all goods delivered to the customer under this and all other contracts between the customer and us. 

If by the due date for payment or on the happening of any event within Clause 2 we have not received (in cash or cleared funds) payment in full of the price of any goods, we shall have the right at any time until we receive such payment in full, to retake possession of those goods. Until title in the goods passes to the customer, the customer shall hold the goods on a fiduciary basis as our bailee; and so far as reasonably feasible store them separately from all other goods of the customer or any third party and label them in such a way that they remain readily identifiable as goods supplied by us; maintain the goods in satisfactory condition; and keep them insured on our behalf for their full price against all risks. We shall be entitled at any time to require evidence that the provisions of this Clause are being complied with, including without limitation to require access to any of customer's premises at any time during normal working hours to inspect goods supplied by it.

Clause 2

6. Insolvency

    6.1. If:- (a) the customer makes any composition or arrangement with its creditors, becomes subject to an administration order, or (being an individual or firm) becomes bankrupt or (being a company) goes into liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction) or;

    (b) an encumbrancer takes possession or a receiver is appointed of any of the property or assets of the customer; or 

    (c) if the customer, being a trade customer, ceases or threatens to cease to carry on business; or 

    (d) we reasonably believe that any of these events is about to occur then without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, we shall be entitled to cancel the agreement or suspend any further deliveries under such agreement without incurring any liability to the customer, and if the goods have been delivered but not paid for the price shall become immediately due and payable