These conditions explain the rights, obligations, and responsibilities of all parties to this Agreement. Where we use the word ‘You’ or ‘Your’ it means the Customer: ‘We’, ‘Us’ or ‘Our’ means the Remover. These terms and conditions can be varied or amended subject to prior written agreement. In Clauses 8, 9, 10, and 11 We limit or exclude Our liability for loss and damage.
We recommend You arrange insurance to cover your goods or premises.
- Our Quotation
1.1 Our Quotation is valid for twenty-eight days from the date of issue. Unless already included in Our Quotation:
1.2.1 If the work does not commence within twenty-eight days of acceptance;
1.2.7 We supply any additional services, including moving or storing extra goods (these conditions apply to such work).
1.2.9 We have to pay parking or other fees or charges (including fines where you have not arranged agreed suspension of parking restrictions) in order to carry out services on Your behalf. For the purpose of this Agreement parking fines for illegal parking, caused by Our negligence, are not fees or charges and You are not responsible for paying them.
1.2.10 There are delays or events outside Our reasonable control which increase or extend the resources or time allowed to complete the agreed work.
1.3 You agree to pay any reasonable charges arising from the above circumstances.
2 Work not included in the quotation
2.1 Unless agreed by us in writing, we will not:
2.1.1 Dismantle or assemble furniture of any kind (unless specified on the quotation)
2.1.2 Disconnect, re-connect, dismantle or re-assemble appliances, fixtures, fittings or equipment. (unless specified in quotation)
2.1.3 Take up or lay fitted floor coverings.
2.1.4 Move items from a loft, unless properly lit and floored and safe access is provided.
2.1.5 Move or store any items excluded under Clause 4.
2.1.6 Dismantle or assemble garden furniture and equipment including, but not limited to: sheds, greenhouses, garden shelters, outdoor play equipment, and satellite dishes, or move paving slabs, and the like.
3 Your responsibility
3.1 It will be your responsibility to:
3.1.1 Arrange adequate insurance cover for the goods submitted for removal transit and/or storage, against all insurable risks as our liability is limited under clauses 8.1 and 8.2.
3.1.2 Obtain at Your own expense, any documents, permits, permissions, licences, customs documents necessary for the removal to be completed.
3.1.4 Be present or represented throughout the collection and delivery of the removal.
3.1.5 Where we provide you with inventories, receipts, waybills, job sheets or other relevant documents You will ensure that they are signed by You or Your authorised representative as confirmation of collection or delivery of the Goods.
3.1.6 Take all reasonable steps to ensure that nothing that should be removed is left behind and nothing is taken away in error.
3.1.7 Arrange proper protection for goods left in unoccupied or unattended premises, or where other people such as (but not limited to) tenants or workmen are, or will be present.
3.1.8 Prepare adequately and stabilize all appliances or electronic equipment prior to their removal.
3.1.9 Empty, properly defrost and clean refrigerators and deep freezers. We are not responsible for the contents.
3.1.10 Ensure that all domestic and garden appliances, including but not limited to washing machines, dish washers, hose pipes, petrol lawn mowers are clean and dry and have no residual fluid left in them;
3.1.11 Provide Us with a correct and up to date contact address and telephone number during removal transit of goods.
3.1.12 Arrange appropriate transport, storage or disposal of goods listed in clause 4
3.2 Other than by reason of Our negligence or breach of contract, We will not be liable for any loss or damage, costs or additional charges that may arise from failure to discharge these responsibilities.
4 Goods not to be submitted for removal or storage
4.1 Unless previously agreed in writing by a director or other authorised company representative, the following items must not be submitted for removal or storage and will under no circumstances be moved or stored by us.
The items listed under 4.1.1 below may present risks to health and safety and of fire.
Items listed under 4.1.2 to 4.1.7 below carry other risks and you should make your own arrangements for their transport and storage.
4.1.1 Potentially dangerous, damaging or explosive items, including gas bottles, firearms and ammunition.
4.1.2 Jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money, deeds, securities, or goods or collections of any similar kind.
4.1.3 Goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.
4.1.4 We shall notify you in writing as soon as practicable if any of the goods, are in Our opinion hazardous to health. Should we refuse to transport the goods We will have no liability to You.
4.1.5 Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.
4.1.7 Goods which require special licence or government permission for export or import.
4.1.8 Under no circumstances will Prohibit or stolen goods, drugs or pornographic material be moved by us.
4.2 If You submit such goods without Our knowledge we will make them available for your collection.
5 Ownership of the goods
5.1 By entering into this Agreement, you guarantee that:
5.1.1 The goods to be removed and/or stored are your own property, or the goods are your property free of any legal charge; or
5.1.2 You have the full authority of the owner or anyone having a legal interest in them to enter into this Agreement and You have made the owner fully aware of these terms and conditions prior to entering into this Agreement and that they have agreed to them. 5.1.3 If at any time following the implementation of this agreement to its termination another person has or obtains an interest in the goods You will advise Us of their name and address in writing immediately.
6 Charges if you postpone or cancel the removal
6.1 If You postpone or cancel this Agreement, We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable postponement or cancellation fee according to how much notice is given as set out below at 6.1.1 – 6.1.4. “Working days” refer to the normal working week of Monday to Friday and excludes weekends and Public Holidays.
6.1.1 More than 10 working days before the removal was due to start: No charge.
6.1.2 Between 5 and 10 working days inclusive before the removal was due to start: not more than 30% of the removal charge.
6.1.3 Less than 5 working days before the removal was due to start: not more than 60% of the removal charge.
6.1.4 Within 48 hours of the move taking place; 100% of the removal charge.
6.2 Cancellation/Postponement Waiver
If offered, and paid for in advance of the commencement of the services, we agree to waive the charges in Clauses 6.1.1, 6.1.2 & 6.1.3.
Our agreement to waive the charges is conditional upon Us receiving written notice of Your intention to Cancel/Postpone no later than 17:00 hours on the preceding Working Day before Services commence. The Cancellation/Postponement charge will entitle you to only one Cancellation/Postponement.
7.1 Unless otherwise agreed by Us in writing, payment is required in full by cleared funds at the time of booking the removal. In default of such payment, We reserve the right to refuse to commence removal or storage until such payment is received.
7.2 In respect of all sums which are overdue to us, We will charge interest on a daily basis calculated at 4% per annum above the prevailing base rate for the time being of the Bank of England.
8 Our liability for loss or damage
8.1 We do not know the value of your goods, therefore, We limit Our liability to a fixed limit per item. The amount of liability We accept under this agreement is reflected in Our charges for the work. If You wish Us to increase Our limit of liability per item You agree to pay a higher price for the work as stated in Condition 1.2.11 (Our Quotation).
8.2 Unless otherwise agreed in writing if we are negligent or in breach of contract We will pay You up to £40 for each item which is lost or damaged as a direct result of any negligence or breach of contract on Our part.
9 Damage to premises or property other than goods
9.1 Because third party contractors or others are frequently present at the time of collection or delivery it is not always possible to establish who was responsible for loss or damage. Therefore Our liability is limited as follows:
9.1.1 If we cause loss or damage to premises or property other than goods for removal as a result of our negligence or breach of contract, our liability shall be limited to making good the damaged area only.
9.1.2 If We cause damage as a result of moving goods under Your express instruction, against our advice, and where moving the goods in the manner instructed is likely to cause damage, We shall not be liable.
9.1.3 If We are responsible for causing damage to your premises or to property other than goods submitted for removal and/or storage, you must note this on the worksheet or delivery receipt as soon as practically possible after the damage occurs or is discovered or in any event within a reasonable time. This is fundamental to the Agreement.
12 Delays in transit
12.1 Other than by reason of Our negligence or breach of contract, We will not be liable for delays in transit.
13 Applicable law
Any dispute between us will be governed by the non-exclusive law and jurisdiction of the English or Scottish Courts.