GLOSSARY TERM  
  Romalpa Clause (Retention of Title Clause)  
 
  DESCRIPTION  
  A contractual provision that title to any material supplied by a supplier, including material to be used or incorporated in construction, is retained by the supplier until such time as the supplier is paid for that material. The name comes from the case of Aluminium Industrie Vaassen BV v Romalpa Aluminium Limited (1976) 1 WLR 676.