Terms & Conditions
These Terms & 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 any loss and damage. We recommend You to arrange the insurance to cover Your goods or premises. We are able to arrange insurance for Your benefit upon request. This insurance will be separate from this contract and subject to the terms and conditions of the policy.
1.1 Our quotation, unless otherwise stated, does not include insurance, customs duties, port charges including (but not limited to) demurrage, inspections, or any fees, or taxes payable to government bodies or agencies.
1.2 Our Quotation is valid for seven days from the date of issue. Unless already included in Our Quotation, reasonable additional charges will apply in the following circumstances:
1.2.1 If the work does not commence within seven days of acceptance.
1.2.2 Our costs change because of currency fluctuations, changes in taxation, freight or fuel beyond our control.
1.2.3 There are delays or events outside Our reasonable control which increase or extend the resources or time allowed to complete the agreed work.
1.2.4 We agree in writing to increase Our limit of liability set out in Clause 8.1 prior to the work commencing.
1.3 You agree to pay any reasonable charges arising from the above circumstances.
2.1 Unless agreed by us in writing, We will not:
2.1.1 Disconnect, re-connect, dismantle or re-assemble appliances, fixtures, fittings or equipment.
2.1.2 Take up or lay fitted floor coverings.
2.1.3 Move items from a loft, unless properly lit and floored and safe access is provided.
2.1.4 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, planters and the like.
2.2 Our staff are not authorized or qualified to carry out such work. We recommend that a properly qualified person is separately employed by You to carry out these services.
3.1 It will be Your responsibility to:
3.1.1 Arrange adequate insurance cover for the goods submitted for removal transit, against all insurable risks as Our liability is limited under clauses 8.1 and 8.2.
3.1.2 Obtain at Your own expense, all documents, permits, permissions, licenses, customs documents necessary for the removal to be completed.
3.1.3 Be present or represented throughout the collection and delivery of the removal.
3.1.4 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.
3.1.5 Take all reasonable steps to ensure that nothing that should be removed is left behind and nothing is taken away in error. 3.1.6 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.
3.1.7 Prepare adequately and stabilize all appliances or electronic equipment prior to their removal.
3.1.8 Empty, properly defrost and clean refrigerators and deep freezers. We are not responsible for the contents.
3.1.9 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.
3.1.10 Provide Us with a correct and up to date contact address and telephone number during removal transit of goods.
3.1.11 It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that items will fit in the new premises (eg: size of sofa and size of aperture). Our removalists will not be insured to remove doors or windows in such cases and will be forced to drop the items outside the premises. It is the customer’s responsibility to organize a specialist if needed.
3.2 It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us about the awkward access. Awkward access can include, no vehicle access, no parking available in close proximity to the property and cramped stair and hallway conditions. We reserve the right to add extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. waiting for keys or gaining entry, incorrect addresses, etc.).
3.2.1 Providing parking is the responsibility of the customer, you must provide a permit from the local council if this is not possible, please be honest and say where the closest legal parking is available eg: 50 yards, 100 yards etc… this may cost a little more but it is much better for you if we know in advance, if parking is legal 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, however we will not park illegally and the driver may have to leave if legal parking is not provided.
3.3 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.
We accept only cash. Payments must be made at the completion of the job. It is Your responsibility to ensure that You have enough cash to pay the driver at the completion of the job. You may not withhold any part of the agreed price. In such a situation, the payment requested will also have an estimate of time that may take to unload the goods. If payment is not made in full in this situation, the unloading of goods will not start until such time the full payment is made. If any dispute arises on the payment amount and cannot be resolved at that time, We reserve the right to refuse to unload the goods until the time full payment is made
11.1 For goods which We deliver, You must advise us in writing of any loss and damage within 24hrs of delivery by Us. We may agree to extend this time limit upon receipt of Your written request provided such request is received within seven (7) days of delivery. Consent to such a request will not be unreasonably withheld.
“Lien” is the legal right of the remover to hold goods until the customer has paid all outstanding charges. We shall have a right to withhold and ultimately dispose of some or all of the goods if You fail to pay the charges and any other payments due under this or any other Agreement. (See also Clause 22). These include any charges that We have paid out on Your behalf. While We hold the goods You will be liable to pay all storage charges and other costs (including legal costs) reasonably incurred by Us in recovering Our charges and applying Our right of lien. These terms and conditions shall continue to apply.
If payment of Our charges relating to Your goods is in arrears, and on giving You three months’ notice, We are entitled to require You to remove Your goods from Our custody and pay all money due to Us. If You fail to pay all outstanding amounts due to Us, We may sell or dispose of some or all of the goods without further notice. The cost of the sale or disposal will be charged to You. The net proceeds will be credited to Your account and any eventual surplus will be paid to You without interest. If the full amount due is not received, We may seek to recover the balance from You.
There will be an extra charge when passing through the Tullamarine Citylink/ Monash link/ Eastlink zones and the customer will be charged accordingly (Unless otherwise stated).
Verbal or threatening behavior will not be tolerated. If the driver is forced to leave the job because of verbal or any other abuse from the customer; the customer will still be liable to pay in full.
If payments are up to date, We will not end this contract except by giving You three months’ notice in writing. If You wish to terminate Your storage contract, You must give us at least 10 working days’ notice (working days are defined in Clause 6 above). If We can release the goods earlier, We will do so, provided that Your account is paid up to date. Charges for storage are payable to the date when the notice should have taken effect.