Conditions of business


Any estimate of cost is preliminary only, and is exclusive of VAT, collection and delivery charges. The actual cost maybe greater or less than the estimate, as additional all few problems may arise during treatment then are apparent on initial appraisal of the property. All additional work beyond the estimated cost will first be discussed and agreed with you and if necessary, be re-estimated, before completion of the work. For the same reason, any completion date should be given as a guide only.


You agree that, prior to the delivery of the property to us, you will pay us a deposit equal to 50% of the total estimated cost, VAT collection and delivery charges. You agreed to pay the balance of the charges show my final invoice on receipt of that invoice. Interest at 3% about the base rate of up Barclay’s Bank PLC is payable on all unpaid invoices, together with insurance and storage costs at commercial rates with effect 30 days after the invoice issue date. Unless otherwise agreed with you in writing, property will not be released to you end to the outstanding charges due in paid. If any charges due to us remain unpaid 12 months of the issue of the relevant invoice, we may, upon giving you 3 months notice, sell the property at auction or by private treaty, and after adapting the costs of the sale and any amount outstanding due to us (including interest, insurance and storage charges) we will pay the balance to you.


Subject to the usual exclusions (including without limitation, wear and tear, gradual deterioration, inherent vice, rust or oxidation), we should ensure property consigned to us for restoration purposes against the risk of fire, falling aircraft, earthquakes, explosion, riot, malicious damage, storm, flood, burst pipes, impact, theft and accidental damage, with effect from receipt of such property by us, for the agreed insurance value of that property.

You must notify us at the latest upon personal delivery by you of the property to our premises, if you wish your own insurers to cover the property while with us, with any sub-contactor, or in transit.

Storage Charges

Will be levied on items left on the premises after restoration for excessive periods without prior arrangement with Savino Del Prete Ltd. 

No Warranty

You acknowledge that conservation / restoration of antiques or decorative art involves risk to the property. We make no express or implied representation or warranty whatsoever, nor do we give any guarantee, with respect to our services, those of any sub-contactor, or the property, including without limitation whether the work be performed by us or by any sub-contractor will protect the property from deterioration, or will preserve, or will not otherwise effect its value. No such statement by us whether oral or written, shall be deemed such a representations, warranty or guarantee.


You represent and warrant to us that you are the sole owner of the proper and have the unqualified right to have that property conserved / restored by us.

Governing Law Disputes

This agreement shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales, and you agree that it shall bind you, your heirs, executors and assigns. You agree that any dispute concerning or arising out of this agreement shall be governed by English law. Savino Del Prete Ltd hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts and you hereby irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.