New Car Contract Terms and Conditions of Business
These terms and conditions (“Conditions”) apply between you and Varissa LTD t/as New Car Contract (Company number 09004824) Unit 25, Acorn Business Park, Southampton, SO14 0JY.
(“we”, “us” and “our” as appropriate) for the sourcing by us via various funding options of motor vehicles as listed on our website or in other direct communications with you, and as supplied by recommended motor vehicle dealers/manufacturers.Read More
1. Quotations are valid for 7 days from the date of issue unless otherwise specified.
2. Figures shown are subject to manufacturers and or dealer price changes, fluctuations in interest rates or changes in Government legislation. These are outside of our control.
3. Manufacturer lead-times do fluctuate and delays are beyond our control. We will keep you updated on the status of your order.
4. Mileage is shown as annual mileage, i.e. from the 12 month period from the date the leasing period started. If you exceed the total annual mileage at the end of the lease period, the leasing company will charge a fee for each extra mile over this total.
5. If you have not opted to have the servicing/maintenance provided by the leasing company then you are responsible for servicing the vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s schedule. The vehicle must be returned to the leasing company in a roadworthy state. Tyres must be at or above the legal limit. If you need clarification of this please ask for a copy of the BVRLA (British Vehicle Rental Leasing Association) guide which can be provided upon request. The vehicle must have a valid MOT certificate if required. If you don’t return the vehicle in a roadworthy state in accordance with the BVRLA guide, you may be charged for remedial/cleaning/upkeep work by the leasing company.
6. If you have opted to have your maintenance provided by the leasing company (or a third party that we may have introduced you to) you are responsible for arranging the service in accordance with their instructions.
7. Maintenance may be provided by a third party. If this is the case an additional Master Hire Agreement will need to be signed and an additional Direct Debit Mandate will need to be signed.
8. New Car Contract can introduce you to a number of finance providers. We may receive a remuneration if you enter into an agreement with them.
9. If you for any reason fail to be cleared for finance with the leasing provider we will discuss with you prior to applying for funding with a different company. The additional application will mean an additional footprint on your credit file.
10. Where the vehicle is fitted with a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) or DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) system or ‘Adblue’, New Car Contract cannot be held liable for incorrect usage. You are responsible for adhering to the manufacturer guidelines.
11. In the event of a cancellation of your order you will be charged a fee by us. This will be based on our costs and will not include any cancellation fee charged by the supplying dealer or third party suppliers in relation to this order. Our cancellation fee is detailed in our quote and order.
12. The term of hire or annual mileage limit on some products may be able to be changed with the leasing company up until the last 6 months of the agreement. Not all products allow this. There may be a charge for any amendments to the contract. Not all agreements allow you to change the mileage so please ensure you plan your mileage accurately before you enter into an agreement.
13. You are responsible for registering your vehicle if a low emitting vehicle with the DVLA for any waiver of fees, for example, the London Congestion Charge and with the Dart charge for using the Dartford Crossing. If you fail to register and receive a fine the leasing company will charge the cost of the fine and an administration fee.
14. If you receive any traffic infringement penalties you are responsible for paying them directly to the authority concerned. If any fines are forwarded to your leasing company they will settle the fine and recharge this to you with an additional administration fee.
15. If you are an Individual, Sole Trader or Partnership with less than 4 Partners you will need to complete a cooling off period prior to taking delivery of your vehicle. You will be requested to send in two proofs of identification (gas/electric/council tax/water bill) dated within the last 90 days and photo card of your Driving Licence for a particular partner/s as specified. Failure to provide these details will result in us considering your contract cancelled and charging our cancellation fee.
16. It is your responsibility to contact us to arrange collection of your vehicle prior to the end of the agreement. The leasing company will not automatically collect the vehicle. You will be charged if you retain the vehicle past the end of the agreement. To arrange collection please call on 023 8009 0019 or email email@example.com.
17. Excess mileage charges will apply if you exceed your total contracted mileage.
18. These terms and conditions form part of your contract with New Car Contract. They are in addition to, and not superseded by, any agreement you enter into with the leasing company concerned. You will be required to sign an agreement with the leasing company before you take delivery of your vehicle.
19. The Conditions shall govern our dealings with you, and all contracts formed between you and us, to the exclusion of any other terms and conditions. No variations to these Conditions will be binding unless agreed in writing between you and us.
20. Our employees or agents are not authorised to make any representations concerning our services unless they are confirmed as such by us in writing. In entering into any contract with us, you acknowledge that you do not rely on any such representations which are not so confirmed.
21. Any typographical, clerical or other error or omission in any sales literature, quotation, price list, acceptance of offer, invoice or other document or information issued by us shall be subject to correction without any liability on our part.
22. Your order of a motor vehicle from our website or other direct communications with you is an offer by New Car Contract. All orders are subject to formal written acceptance by us, the stock availability of the motor vehicle concerned, price changes, and the payment by you of a fee and holding deposit (if applicable) in accordance with our written acceptance of your order. Credit approval does not guarantee the allocation of a vehicle.
23. If the motor vehicle you have ordered is not available, we will contact you by email or telephone to suggest possible alternatives. If the motor vehicle is available and we accept your order then we will contact you to confirm the acceptance of your order.
24. No order which has been accepted by us may be cancelled by you except with our written agreement and on terms that you shall indemnify us in full against all costs (including the cost of all labour and materials used), damages, charges and expenses incurred by us as a result of cancellation.
25. Credit / Lease Agreements: If you have entered into a credit / lease agreement with a finance provider New Car Contract has introduced you to, you will need to enter into a separate agreement with that provider. If you later decide to withdraw from that credit agreement under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, you will still be responsible for paying (and must pay in accordance with the terms of this contract) the outstanding balance of the vehicle payable by you to New Car Contract under this contract.
26. The prices notified to you by us include VAT if personal leasing, do not include VAT if business leasing, include the delivery cost (unless specified) by the dealer to your chosen UK mainland destination, and includes number plate, Road Fund Licence (if applicable – contract hire) and Vehicle Registration Charge.
27. We reserve the right to change the price either before or after we accept any order from you, where circumstances outside of control require it (for example changes in prices notified to us by dealers/ manufacturers and finance companies). We will promptly notify you in writing of such a change and you will have the right to cancel your order (upon receipt by us of your written confirmation within any reasonable deadline stated by us) if the change is not acceptable. You are not able to cancel the order due to a price increase caused by i) an increase in road fund license / ii) an increase in the cost of the vehicle and/ or factory options caused by the manufacturer increasing their costs / iii) a shift in residual or interest charged by the funder.
28. Prices set out on our web site or in any other direct communications with you and in general marketing material issued by us are for information purposes only and do not constitute an offer by us capable of being accepted by you.
29. The specification of any motor vehicle displayed on our website or any other marketing material issued by us is supplied by the vehicle manufacturer/dealer or leasing company and formatted for our use. Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made by you without verification of the latest data from either the manufacturer or a franchised dealer of their vehicles. All images on our website or other marketing material issued by us are for illustration purposes only.
30. Upon receipt by us of completed finance documentation (including signed finance agreement accepted by the finance company) and any balance of monies due to be paid to or through us, we will arrange delivery of the vehicle to your chosen UK mainland destination.
31. Please note local registration of motor vehicles is not possible.
32. If you fail to provide access to the premises necessary to effect delivery or fail to give us adequate delivery instructions at the time stated for delivery (otherwise than by reason of any cause beyond your reasonable control or by reason of our fault) then, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, we may store the vehicle(s) until actual delivery and charge you for the reasonable costs (including insurance) of storage.
33. Subject as expressly provided in these conditions, and except where you are a person dealing as a consumer (within the meaning of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 or in amended or replacement legislation), all warranties, conditions or other terms implied by statute or common law are excluded to the fullest extent permitted by law.
34. Where the sale is under a consumer transaction the statutory rights of the customer are not affected by these conditions.
35. Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence, we shall not be liable to you by reason of any representation (unless fraudulent), or any implied warranty, condition or other term, or any duty at common law, or under the express terms of the contract, for any indirect, special or consequential loss or damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation whatsoever (whether caused by the negligence of us, our employees or agents or otherwise) which arise out of or in connection with the supply of services or vehicles, and our entire liability under or in connection with the contract with you shall not exceed the price of the services supplied to you, except as expressly provided in these conditions.
36. We shall not be liable to you or be deemed to be in breach of any contract with you by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of our obligations, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond our reasonable control.
37. We are committed to the highest standards of customer service. Should you have any complaint about our service, please let us know as soon as possible, either by phone 023 8009 0019 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org , and we will endeavour to resolve them with you in a fair and effective manner. We will acknowledge your complaint within 48 hours of receipt and will take all reasonable steps to resolving it promptly to your and our satisfaction. We will provide you with a time scale for resolving the dispute and keep you regularly updated with its progress. For further information please refer to our full complaints procedure on our website www.newcarcontract.co.uk
38. The following clause applies if you make any voluntary arrangement with your creditors; or (being an individual or firm) become bankrupt; or (being a company) become subject to an administration order or going to liquidation (otherwise than for the purposes of amalgamation or reconstruction); or an encumbrance takes possession, or a receiver is appointed, of any of your property or assets; or you cease, or threaten to cease, to carry on business; or we reasonably apprehend that any of the events mentioned above is about to occur in relation to you and we notify you accordingly.
39. If this clause applies, without prejudice to any other right or remedy available to us, we shall be entitled to cancel the contract or suspend any further deliveries or provision of services under the contract without any liability to you, and if vehicles have been delivered or services provided but not paid for the price shall become immediately due and payable notwithstanding any previous agreement or arrangement to the contrary.
40. If any provision of these conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable in whole or in part the validity of the other provisions of these conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
41. The contract with you shall be governed by the laws of England, and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
42. Finance is subject to status and to persons over 18 years of age only. Underwriting guarantees/indemnities may be required. For purchase plans, the Optional Final Payment or Final Payment or Balance Payment plus any other applicable fees may apply in order to own the vehicle at the end of the agreement.
43. Vehicles & finance are only supplied to addresses on the U.K. mainland.
44. Disposal of your current vehicle prior to delivery of the vehicle supplied by New Car Contract (or one of its trading styles) will be done so at your own risk. New Car Contract cannot be held responsible for any period where you may not have access to transport and cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred.
45. In respect of finance application(s) we agree to refund your fee should finance be declined only if you agree to appeal the decision by providing appropriate credit reference agency information as requested along with bank statements and any other requested supporting information within seven (7) days from the request where verbally or in writing. If the information is not provided within this time scale we will consider the deal cancelled by you and your fee will not be refunded.
46. If you pay your fee and do not respond to our requests for contact within seven (7) days and / or promise to return information and fail to do so within seven (7) days we will consider your deal cancelled by you and your fee will not be refunded.
47 once your order is placed with the supplier we consider the administration / arrangement covered by our fee as completed and as such not refundable under any circumstances including but not limited to the supplier or manufacturer cancelling the order or model or price of the vehicle or funding or the customer choosing another vehicle, whether or not supplied by us, due to delays caused by the manufacturer or circumstances beyond their control such as supply chain issues, management issues, stock issues, manufacturing delays, global pandemics etc.
48. Should you fail to return your signed contract, or any paperwork within the time scale requested verbally or in writing or email by us or our agent the agreed deal may change and as such you will be responsible for any increase in price this may cause. Should you then choose to cancel the deal we will retain your fee and will require you to pay our cancellation fees as per our terms plus expenses or additional fines, fees or charges we may have been charged by the supplier or any third party in connection with the purchase and /or cancellation of the deal.
49. Should you fail to respond to a request to contact made, either verbally, in writing or by email, we will consider the deal cancelled by you. We will then be free to re-sell the vehicle you have ordered and will be in a position to demand from you any cancellation fees due as per our terms in addition to any expenses or additional fines, fees or charges we may have been charged by the supplier or any third party in connection with the purchase and / or cancellation of the deal.
50. Should you fail to return your finance documents as directed and, in a condition, acceptable to and as directed by the funder within the time scales required either verbally, in writing or by email, we will consider the deal cancelled by you. We will then be free to re-sell the vehicle you have ordered and will be in a position to demand from you any cancellation fees as per our terms in addition to any expenses or additional fines, fees or charges we may have been charged by the supplier or any third party in connection with the purchase and / or cancellation of the deal.
51. If any provision of this Agreement shall be held or made invalid by a court decision, statute, rule or otherwise, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected thereby.
Varissa LTD. T/as New Car Contract is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Varissa LTD is a credit broker, not a lender. We can introduce you to a selected panel of Lenders. We may receive a commission and/or other benefits. The commission we are paid may vary from funder to funder and from offer to offer. We will refer you to a finance provider from our funding panel for credit approval. Images are for illustration purposes only. This does not constitute an offer. All offers are subject to change at any time, you must be 18 or over and finance is subject to status. E&OE.
Financial Conduct Authority Registration Number: 670197 / ICO registration number ZA128083 / Company name and Registration number Varissa Limited 09004824 / Registered office: Unit 25 Acorn Business Park Empress Road Southampton SO14 0JY www.newcarcontract.co.uk Telephone 023 8009 0019
VAT Registration number: 394 422 091
Registered office: Unit 25, Acorn Business Park, Southampton, SO14 0JY.