CONDITIONS OF SALE
1. Mu-Terem Gallery, as Auctioneer organises, handles and conducts the Auction on behalf of the vendors and acts as a commercial agent. The lots are called up in the same succession as in the catalogue in a way that the auctioneer announces the catalogue number, painter and starting price of the lot to be auctioned. The buyers then indicate their intention to bid by
raising their numbered bidding paddle.
The buyer offering the highest bid shall acquire the title of the lot. In the case of items marked in the catalogue as 'protected' (VÉDETT), all Hungarian museums have priority to purchase the lot at the hammer price. The protected items cannot be exported from Hungary. Owners of these items are registered by the
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and any change in ownership must be reported to the relevant authorities.
The Auction House as a commercial agent is authorised by the commissioning party to sign the sale and the purchase agreement of the lot with the highest bidder and receive the purchase price on behalf of and to the benefit of the commissioning party.
Under this arrangement the sale and purchase agreement shall be settled between the commissioning party (owner of the lot) and the buyer.
The buyer shall pay a deposit of 20% of the purchase price in cash upon the successful bid. In case the full purchase price is paid in one amount after the auction, the buyer can take immediate possession of the object. The Auction House allows a sevenday period from the date of the auction for the payment of the balance amount between the deposit and the full purchase
price. The purchase price includes the amount of the deposit provided the deadline set for the balance payment has been met. The Auction House reserves the right to terminate the sale and purchase agreement unilaterally if the purchase price has not been paid in full by the set deadline. In this case the paid
deposit is not reimbursable to the buyer.
Beside the hammer price, the buyer shall pay a buyer's premium equalling 25 % of the hammer price to the Auction House. The buyer?s premium includes VAT, but it is not refundable.
The buyer is responsible for the package and transport of the purchased item at his own cost and risk once the full purchase price has been paid. Failure to do so on the part of the buyer shall release the Auction House from any responsibility for any loss of or damage to the purchased item.
Once awarded to the highest bidder, the item may not be
repurchased or re-auctioned again, unless the identity of the buyer cannot be established. In this case the Auctioneer is entitled to re-auction the item.
All collusion or conspiracy on behalf of any party, planning to force a third party to make an unreasonable high bid, and thus inflict any loss on the third party is strictly forbidden.
All lots shall be on display at the exhibition prior to the Auction. All descriptions and illustrations in the catalogue are only for identification purposes. The bidder is responsible for inspecting the condition of the auction lots ? prior to the auction ? and
for deciding whether this is in accordance with the catalogue description.
Mu-Terem Gallery guarantees that all items in the Auction are genuine. All items are sold with the defects and imperfections they may have at the time of the Auction. Once awarded to the Buyer, no objections to the physical condition of the item will be considered, unless the item is fake though marked genuine
in the catalogue. In this case the buyer may contest the sale in writing within 3 months of the initial doubt to the provenance or genuinness of the item, but no later than 5 years from the date of the Auction. The Auction House undertakes to repurchase the item from the Buyer for a price including the hammer price and the buyer?s premium within 5 years from the Auction date if
an independent expert establishes that the item is not genuine.
Auction items may not be purchased below the starting price. The Auction House cannot be compelled to re-enter the same item in another auction at a later date.
Unsold items may be re-auctioned at the end of the Auction upon request to the Commercial Agent.
The EUR prices listed in the catalogue are only published for information purposes. The current daily exchange rates will be used on the day of actual payment.
The Civil Code shall govern in any matter unregulated in the present Conditions of Sale. Should any dispute arise, the Parties accept the competence of the Municipal Court of Budapest.