Terms and Conditions

These Conditions of Purchase apply each time we buy a Car from you, whether the purchase is completed in person, over the telephone or by fax, post or email. Please read them carefully before offering to sell your Car to us.

Nothing in these Conditions of Purchase affects the statutory rights of consumers.

Acceptance of Your Offer

  1. If you wish to sell your Car to us, you must visit our website at https://sellcar.co.uk or contact the office directly on 01159 850200.
  2. You, need to provide us with certain information about the type and condition of the car you wish to sell. We will then provide you with a price we would (subject to the rest of these Conditions of Purchase) be willing to pay you for your Car. If you are happy with the price, you may make us an offer to sell your Car to us at the price. We will ask you to reconfirm the details you provided in relation to the Car and will acknowledge receipt of your Offer. After considering your Offer we will let you know if we have accepted it. Our acceptance of your Offer creates a binding contract between us. If we decline to accept your Offer we will normally, but are not bound to, give you a reason for our decision.
  3. Upon acceptance of your Offer, we will e-mail you a Purchase Contract for your vehicle. This Purchase Contract will contain full Car model description and details, including the condition details you provided us with, upon which the price is based. You must confirm these details are entirely accurate by accepting where indicated on the acceptance form;these details are to be abided by throughout the process. Your Purchase Contract will then be sent, via our automated system to the Transport Team, who will call you to arrange collection of your vehicle. Both Acceptance of the Purchase Contract and Terms and Conditions (detailed herein) now forms a Legally Binding agreement between you, the Seller and C4-UK Limited T/A SellCar.

Prices Quoted by Us

  1. Whenever we quote a price, that price is in Pounds Sterling and is inclusive of United Kingdom-rated VAT where applicable. You are responsible for the disclosure and payment of any duties or other taxes which apply. Our VAT number is ID919 793960.
  2. We will ask to collect your car at an agreed address (in mainland England, Scotland or Wales) that you provided when offering your car or you may deliver to us at
    Innovation House, Daleside Road, Nottingham, NG2 4DH.
  3. Whilst we try to ensure that all prices provided are accurate, mistakes can sometimes occur. If we discover an error in the price we will contact you as soon as possible and give you the option of either reconfirming your Offer at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the contract as being cancelled.
  4. All prices quoted are subject to current month valuation data. In the event that subsequent month data be made available to us prior to / at the point of purchase, we reserve the right to amend the valuation accordingly.
  5. All prices quoted in the valuation are given in good faith and are derived from a combination of factors including the information supplied by the Seller. The provision of inaccurate, false or misleading data by the Seller will result in an inaccurate valuation which cannot be relied upon by the Seller.
  6. Any significant increase in mileage by the Seller from the date the valuation is provided to the date of collection / delivery of the vehicle by / to SellCar will result in the valuation provided being incorrect. A revised valuation may therefore be required. A significant increase is defined as five hundred miles or over.

Payment

We will pay the price by sending the money to your nominated bank account by instant bank transfer at time of collection. Alternatively we can present you with a bankers draft*, company cheque or, in certain circumstances, cash*, when we collect the car (*charges apply)

Your Warranties

  1. The Seller expressly warrants that all the information supplied during the on-line valuation process is accurate and true.
  2. The Seller warrants that the vehicle is not subject to undisclosed finance.
  3. The Seller warrants to the best of his knowledge and belief that the vehicle has not been an insurance write-off or involved in any other serious accident that required substantial remedial repairs.
  4. The Seller warrants the mileage reading on the vehicle is true and accurate and that the odometer has not, to the best of his knowledge and belief, been tampered with.
  5. The Seller warrants that there are no undisclosed physical defects with the vehicle that a prudent purchaser would want to be informed about (including cut and shuts, mechanically unsound or inoperable, unroadworthy and/or chassis damage and the like).
  6. The Seller warrants that there are no undisclosed "title defects" with the vehicle that a prudent purchaser would want to be informed about.
  7. The Seller warrants that he is the legal owner of the vehicle, has the right to transfer the full unencumbered legal title and full ownership of the vehicle to the Company.
  8. The Seller warrants than no other person has any claim to the vehicle whether legal, equitable, possessory or otherwise.

Complaints and Liability

  1. If you have any queries or complaints please email Customer Services at customerservice@sellcar.co.uk or write to SellCar, Innovation House, Daleside Road, Nottingham, NG2 4DH, United Kingdom.
  2. We, our directors, employees and other agents shall not be liable for damages of any kind including without limitation, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, loss of income or profits, loss of or corruption of data, loss of or damage to property or claims of third parties, arising out of or in connection with our purchase of the Car or our late or non-collection of the Car. In any event subject to the paragraph below our total liability to you will never exceed the price.
  3. We do not limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or any rights you may have as a consumer to the extent that such liability and rights may not be limited or excluded under applicable law.

Call Out and Cancellation Policy

  1. An administration charge of £25 plus VAT will become payable immediately if, having digitally accepted our Purchase Contract relating to the purchase of your vehicle, you decide not to go ahead with the sale. This charge covers our costs associated with DVLA vehicle checks, Experian/HPI reports, finance and import investigations, call charges and all relevant paperwork.
  2. A cancellation charge of £50 plus VAT, plus any associated un-recoverable costs, will become payable if you cancel the collection of your vehicle once our Agreed Collection email has been sent from our Transport Team. This charge is to be paid within 7 days from the date of invoice.
  3. A minimum call out charge of £75 plus VAT (depending on collection location), plus any associated un-recoverable costs, will be payable in advance for all collections. If at the point of collection it is discovered that the vehicle is not entirely as described in the Purchase Contract, and an amended price cannot be agreed by both parties, this charge then becomes payable immediately in cash or by debit/credit card. If the collection involves any additional costs, for example a flight, this will also become payable immediately.

Vehicles subject to Finance

It is the responsibility of the Seller to disclose to SellCar any existing finance associated with the vehicle.

SellCar may agree to settle the existing finance in lieu of payment (or part payment) of the vehicle to the Seller at its absolute discretion. SellCar has no duty to pay such finance and will only undertake to settle such finance at its absolute discretion.

If the finance settlement figure is lower than the purchase offer, we will pay to the seller the difference between the two figures at point of collection. The finance will be cleared simultaneously and followed up by us until we have received confirmation that there is no further financial interst in the vehicle.

If the agreed purchase price of the vehicle is lower than the settlement figure required to fully settle any related finance, the Seller must pay SellCar the difference between the settlement figure and the agreed purchase sum, by cleared funds, in advance of SellCar settling the outstanding balance on the finance. Failure by the Seller to pay such a sum at point of collection will automatically render the contract between the parties terminated.

The Seller remains liable to the finance company in respect to the related finance at all times until the credit agreement has been legally terminated. SellCar does not accept any liability with respect to the related finance at any time or for any reason.

SellCar will use its best endeavours to pay the settlement sum before or on the due date. However, no liability is accepted if payment cannot be made by the due date due to unavoidable circumstances.

Collection By, or Delivery To, Us

If you have agreed to deliver the Car to us, you shall deliver it on the date agreed between you and us. If you have asked us to collect the Car we will give you an estimate of the time we will collect it. We will endeavour to collect the Car within one hour of the time we give you for collection but are not able to warrant that we will not be late.

When we collect or you deliver the Car you will provide to us:

  1. All keys and other items necessary to fully operate the Car;
  2. The Car’s service record;
  3. The Car’s MOT current and previous MOT certificates;
  4. The Car’s V5 (also known as the log book); ***** see note below
  5. The Car’s Audio equipment (factory fitted unless stated otherwise on the Vehicle Purchase Order
  6. Proof of ID (Driving Licence or Passport). This is to prevent fraud. If the vehicle is stolen or any other fraudulent activity is discovered, all information will be passed to the relevant authorities, without exception.
  7. Proof of Vehicle Ownership (copy of bill of sale)

*** Please note it is the Registered Keepers Legal Responsibility to advise DVLA of the sale of the vehicle. Failure to do this will result in a fine. You should notify DVLA using the appropriate section of the registration document or certificate. The section you use will depend on the type of document you hold. We recommended that you take a photocopy and/or proof of postage before sending.

We will take title the Car when we take physical possession of it.

If we discover within 7 days of collection or delivery of the Car that you have not complied with any of the above conditions we shall treat the contract as having been repudiated by you. We shall return the Car to you and demand repayment of all sums we have paid to you.

Use of your Information

We will use the information we collect about you during the performance of the contract in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be found behind the Privacy Policy link on the homepage of our website at www.sellcar.co.uk

Validity

If any of these Conditions of Purchase are unenforceable it shall not affect the enforceability of the rest of these Conditions of Purchase.

No Variation or Representation

Other than as provided in these Conditions of Purchase, nothing said by our employees or sub-contractors shall amount to a variation of these Conditions of Purchase or a representation about the nature or quality of our products.

Third Party Rights

Nothing in these Conditions of Purchase shall give any person who is not a party to the contract any benefit or any right to enforce any of the terms of the contract.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Conditions of Purchase and the contract shall be deemed to have been formed under and shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with English law. The English Courts shall have jurisdiction to hear disputes between us.

Refusal to purchase or value a vehicle

We at all times reserve the right to refuse to purchase or value a vehicle without giving a reason.

 

From start to finish this was an easy way to sell my car. I was impressed by the way staff handled all aspects of the handover and was happy with the outcome. I would consider using them again.

Daniel Kennett - Orpington - FORD S

Yes it was a simple task, handled very professionally and money in my account straight away. Very good. Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas - Ffestiniog - NISSAN X

I had tried to sell my Toyota Prius + Hybrid on Auto Trader , After 3 attempts and 6 weeks later I had only time wasters enquiring. I also tried eBay without success. I had tried we buy any car who offered a ridiculous price. I then spotted SellCar boasting they paid highest price for quality vehicles. I phoned and spoke with the manager as my car was a hybrid and most of the public really understood them, this was the reason I'd had no luck selling it. After a few phone calls SellCar bought my car for just £1000 below my asking price. The deal was completed within 24 hours money in bank prior to hand over. Well done to all those involved. Colin Andrews

Colin Andrews - Walsall - TOYOTA PRIUS

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