Guide

Business to business sales contracts

Terms and conditions when buying goods and services from another business

Make sure you read the terms and conditions thoroughly before you enter into a contract for goods or services from another business. The principle of buyer beware applies. Businesses buyers do not have the same rights  regarding goods and services as consumers.

Check whether there are any terms or conditions in the contract that may be too heavily weighted in favour of your supplier. Look in particular for exclusion clauses. These are clauses which the seller might use to remove certain liabilities from the contract.

For more information about exclusion clauses in business-to-business contracts, see the Unfair Contract Terms Act.

If you're unhappy with any terms or conditions in a contract a supplier has drawn up, don't agree to them without first checking your position. You might want to seek legal advice. You may wish to contact Consumerline for further information, Tel: 0300 123 6262.