Terms & Conditions

The Owner, hereafter referred to as the “owner”, of itemized harp, agrees to the collection and transport of Harp, by “Affairs of the Harp” hereafter referred to as the “Agency”.

Costs of travel and transport of harp are to be covered by agency and will be included in the commission fee as agreed between owner and agency.

Harp must be examined by agency on collection from owner and any marks and/or imperfections noted and agreed by owner and agency.

Details of work to be undertaken on harp to restore harp to playing condition will be confirmed in writing to owner of harp before such work is commenced.

Any major reconstruction or major repair work, namely new neck, new soundboard, re-riveting will be paid for by the owner of the harp. This work will be carried out by “Munson and Harbour “, reputable harp restorers and repairers, of 119-123, Sandycombe Rd., Kew, Surrey, TW9 2EP
Re-stringing will be paid for by the owner.. This will be done by Affairs of the Harp – using first quality Bow Brand gut strings and bass wires. Pirastro Bass Wires can be provided by special request and at added, agreed cost.

Service and regulation will be paid for by the owner. This work will be carried out by Munson and Harbour, as above.

It is understood and agreed that the price to be paid by the Owner for the repairs as set out in this contract is reflective of examination of the harp prior to disassembly. Actual disassembly of the harp may reveal additional work which is necessary and/or advisable in order to restore the harp to fine playing condition. In the event that a more detailed inspection after disassembly reveals the need or desirability for such work, Affairs of the Harp will promptly notify the customer in writing of the additional work recommended to be done and the price therefore. The owner shall, thereupon, either give the agency written authorization to proceed with such additional work or the written confirmation that the work should NOT be done with the understanding that the harp will not, therefore, be restored to good playing condition.

Whilst harp is stored at premises of agency the following terms and conditions shall apply:

a) agency will be responsible for maintenance of strings and replacement of broken strings at no additional cost to owner.
b) Harp must be stored away from heaters and radiators.
c) Harp must be stored out of direct sunlight.
d) Pedals must be kept in “flat” position when harp is not in use.
e) Harp must be maintained in tune at concert pitch – A= 440.
f) Harp will be stored in music room, the main door and windows of which are locked when not in use.

Viewing of harp by potential purchasers, whilst on premises of Affairs of the Harp, will be supervised at all times.

Potential purchasers of the harp shall be permitted to play harp and test its sound and playing quality on the premises of Affairs of the Harp. They shall not be permitted to move the harp or remove it from the said premises.

Any final sale price negotiated by purchaser must be agreed by the owner. Affairs of the Harp are not responsible for any financial loss or difference in estimated price and final selling price.

At all times whilst the harp hereinabove described is in the possession of Affairs of the Harp, the owner shall keep the same insured against all perils in the amount of at least the estimated commercial value of the instrument and shall pay the premiums thereon and keep such premiums paid during the continuance of this agreement until the sale of the harp by the agency or the return of the harp to the owner Insurance cover must be “All risks, worldwide” to insure harp whilst in transit from owner’s premises to agency premises and in transit to and from premises of harp repair workshop and to cover storage in harp repair workshop and agency premises.

Affairs of the Harp shall take all reasonable care to protect the harp from loss or injury. However, the owner hereby releases, remisses and forever discharges Affairs of the Harp, its executors, and administrators from all actions, claims and demands which may hereafter be brought against it in connection with the harp herein described except as to such rights as are set forth in this agreement
In the event that the harp hereinabove described is lost or damaged through theft, fire, act of public enemies or act of God, or any other cause beyond the control of the agency, Affairs of the Harp shall not be liable to the owner for such loss or damage except in the event that such loss results directly from the negligence of Affairs of the Harp, total liability shall not, in any event, exceed the sum of one thousand pounds sterling ( £1000.00) regardless

Affairs of the Harp is not responsible or liable for providing a replacement harp, nor for the loss of income while itemized instrument is in our possession.

All monies due for repairs, servicing and otherwise restoring harp to good playing condition must be paid by owner before harp is released to purchaser.

Agency fee for Storage, Maintenance and sale of harp through Affairs of the Harp is ten percent (10%) of final sale price of instrument. This fee is to include all advertising and promotional material to promote sale of harp.

Final agency fee shall be paid by owner before harp is released to purchaser.

Final sale price, once negotiated is final.

Affairs of the Harp cannot guarantee a fixed time period for sale of harp.

If after a reasonable period of time, harp has not sold and owner wishes to cancel agreement, all travel costs incurred by agency, repairs and string replacement fees must be paid in full by the owner.

All accessories and extra items included in sale of harp, such as travel covers, house covers, tuning keys, music stand, trolley etc must be itemized and listed on agreement contract.

Geraldine McMahon
For/and on behalf of
Affairs of the Harp.