Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions.
Goods we won’t move or store
Unless agreed by the company director in writing prior to the removal date, there are some items that we could potentially refuse to move or store due to legal, health, safety and courteous issues. Some examples of these items are: Illegal substances (drugs), stolen goods, Pornographic material, Explosives, Plants, Animals and Firearms. It is discretionary to the member of our team that attends you on the day as to whether they agree to assist you in moving if these items are present. Consequently, it is important that you inform us if there is any risk of uncertainty on the day.
Receipt of work
We don’t automatically generate a receipt or proof that you have purchased our services unless you have specifically requested one. Our promise to you is that once requested in writing, from the day we receive the request we will send a receipt to the address you provide and you will receive it within 7-10 working days. Working days excludes Saturdays, Sundays, Bank and Public holidays. We will only provide a receipt for the exact amount you paid us, and for the exact service you received. The dates will also always be accurate.
Providing parking is the responsibility of the customer, (try to reserve a space for the van outside before it arrives or call the local council and get a suspension or permit where necessary.) If there is no parking pre-arranged any parking fines received will be the responsibility of the customer and must be paid by the customer on completion.
Congestion & toll charges
There will be an extra charge when passing through the London Congestion Charge Zone, other congestion charge zones and tolls will be charged accordingly. We aim to include this is the main quotation, however, we do reserve the right to add on the price of tolls or congestion charges if we need to pass through them because of the customer providing us with incorrect details or changing the time. This will be discretionary to the staff who attend you on the day.
For all removal, man with van and collection/delivery services, we ask for a 20% deposit for all work at point of booking. We asked that this paid via card over the phone. This deposit is fully refundable if you cancel your booking at least 7 days before we’re due to come. After this 7-day point, no refund is applicable. (Please see cancellation rights.) With regards to storage, we ask that you pay 4 weeks’ storage rent along with 4 weeks’ deposit upfront on the day you move in. We require a 1-month notice period for moving out of a storage unit, if we are given less than 1 months’ notice the deposit payment will be not be refunded.
We accept credit/debit cards (credit cards charged 3%), bank transfer and cash payments which are due on the day of the removal service. For our benefit and yours, the safest way to pay is by card or bank transfer.
Cards we accept include MasterCard, Visa and American Express. All of your card details will be held on a secure database and will only ever be used to take payment for the service we are providing you with and we may take these payment details over the phone or with a portable card machine by one of our removal team.
Cash should be given to our guys on the day in a envelope with the amount and your signature on the front.
Any customer refusing to pay for a removal/delivery service will have their details passed onto a recovery agency who will charge extra fees on top of the initial payment required. As mentioned, we do reserve the right to add on additional charges, however, our offices are open 7 days a week and there will be the opportunity for you to discuss these charges with someone who has the authority to declare the charges.
For Storage payments, we ask that you pay 4 weekly via card (over the phone/standing order or bank transfer). The customer will be invoiced for payment every 4 weeks from the date they have moved into the storage unit.
Arrival / delivery times
We will do our best to arrive within the time quoted but arrival times are estimated. However, we would definitely inform you of our status as all vehicles are tracked. Delays to pick-up/delivery times are sometimes unavoidable (due to traffic accidents, weather etc.). We will not accept any responsibility for any lateness or delays with regards to your payment as we will inform you of these unforeseen circumstances.
Your packing responsibilities
Simply Removals & Storage accept no responsibility for damage or breakages to items that have not been packed or protected by adequate means (when customers pack). It is the customer’s responsibility to dismantle any unit/system/flat pack furniture and beds, this should be done before our arrival to ensure accuracy with the estimated time we have allocated for each job. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that items will fit in the new premises (e.g. size of sofa.) Our team will not be insured to remove doors or windows in such cases and it is up to the customer to organise this before we arrive, if a specialist is required our partner company may be able to help www.handymanbristol.com
You will incur extra charges if you have not informed us of awkward access. Awkward access can include: No vehicle access, no parking available in close proximity to the property and cramped stair and hallway conditions where large items of furniture such as beds will not fit.
Each van load is covered for loss or damage up to £20,000 of the customer’s belongings during transit. Simply Removals & Storage are not liable for the first £200.00 per claim. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure extra insurance is arranged if required. If any damages occur, we must be informed within 5 working days for the complaint to be dealt with efficiently. You will then be asked to confirm details of any damages in writing with pictures for us to pursue the issue further. If you fail to inform us within 5 working days of the damage, we probably won’t be able to pursue the claim so it is imperative that you contact us imminently by phone or email.
We reserve the right to add extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. waiting for keys after 2.00pm or problems gaining entry and being given incorrect addresses details) These costs will be added on the day (£55.00 Per Hour) So just insure everything is in place and ready for us to complete the job smoothly.
Our right to hold your goods
We are able to keep hold of or dispose of your goods in storage if you fail to pay us. When agreeing to a long or short term storage agreement, £25.00 late fee applies per month when your account is overdue.
Your right to cancel
We understand there are various situations whereby you may need to cancel your booking with us. However, unless we are informed at least 72 hours prior to your booking, you will be liable to pay the full amount that was quoted to you in the confirmation email, even if you no longer require the booking.