Movingeverywhere Terms and Conditions

Our Terms and Conditions are in place to ensure that all parties involved in the moving process know what their responsibilities are. The Terms and Conditions are in place to ensure that the move will go as planned and that no misunderstandings may occur on the given moving date. They are in place to ensure that the provided information is accurate so the correct size vehicle, number of movers and the correct tools are required to be able to conduct the move as agreed.

Introduction

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. Your attention is drawn to Clauses 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12  which set out our liability to you for loss of or damage to goods and property.

1  Our Quotation

1.1    Our quotation, unless otherwise stated, does not include customs duties and inspections or any other fees or taxes payable to government bodies. It does include us accepting liability for your goods, subject to clauses 2.2, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 and the provisions of Clauses 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

1.2    We may change the price or make additional charges if circumstances are found to apply which have not been taken into account when preparing our quotation and confirmed by us in writing. These include:

1.2.1   You do not accept our quotation in writing within 28 days, or the work is not carried out or completed within three months.

1.2.2   Our costs change because of currency fluctuations or changes in taxation or freight charges beyond our control.

1.2.3   The work is carried out on a Saturday, Sunday, or Public Holiday or outside normal hours (08.00-18.00hrs) at your request.

1.2.4   We have to collect or deliver goods at your request above the ground floor and first upper floor.

1.2.5   If you collect some or all of the goods from our warehouse, we are entitled to make a charge for handing them over.

1.2.6   We supply any additional services, including moving or storing extra goods (these conditions apply to such work).

1.2.7   The stairs, lifts or doorways are inadequate for free movement of the goods without mechanical equipment or structural alteration, or the approach, road or drive is unsuitable for our vehicles and/or containers to load and/or unload within 20 metres of the doorway.

1.2.8   We have to pay parking or other fees or charges in order to carry out services on your behalf.

1.2.9   There are delays or events outside our reasonable control which increase or extend the resources or time allowed to complete the agreed work.

1.2.10  We agree in writing to increase our limit of liability set out in clause 9.1.1

1.2.11 If you self certify the size of your move by completing an inventory checklist and on the day of the move it is found that items have been omitted from the quote then additional charges may be applied at the discretion of the removal company, or the items may not be removed.

1.2.12 Where a Self Certification Survey Form has been completed and if during loading of the vehicle it is established that the vehicle exceeds the vehicles load limit then arrangements will be made to provide an additional vehicle at the cost of the customer.  If a Pre-Move Survey is completed or if after reviewing the Self Certification Survey Form, it is the opinion of the removal coordinator and the removal company that the weight is within limits, then should this not be the case and the move is over-weight then the additional cost will be the liability of the removal contractors and not the customer.  If it is in the opinion of the removal coordinator or surveyor that the vehicle will be over-weight then a larger vehicle will be recommended at an additional cost to the customer who will be notified in advance of the move, prior to the booking.

1.2.13 If on the day of the move the keys are not available until after 2pm (unless agreed in advance with your removal manager) then a key waiting charge of £55.00+VAT per hour or part thereof will be charged. If the keys are not available until 17:00 then depending on the expected unloading time and lighting conditions, then the vehicle will return to the depot for overnight storage, to return in the  morning, with additional costs incurred and payable prior to completion of  the unloading.  If completion is prior to 1pm, then if delays are caused from the time of loading to unloading which are in excess of 1 hour (excluding 30 minute break and driving times) then the key waiting charge will commence.

1.2.14 the cost of the move may change upon loading of the vehicle, if the volume of the move exceeds the volume established during survey.  This may be due to items being in areas of the house which were not thoroughly seen during the survey, or items which were not shown.

1.3    In any such circumstances, adjusted charges will apply and become payable.

2  Work not included in the quotation

2.1    Unless agreed by us in writing, we will not:

2.1.1     Dismantle or assemble unit or system furniture (flat-pack), fitments or fittings.

2.1.2     Disconnect, re-connect, dismantle or re-assemble appliances, fixtures, fittings or equipment.

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 5.

2.1.6     Should the customer pay any money to the contractors on the day of

the move for work carried out which does not form part of the move specification as per the Quotation and Acceptance, unless the additional work has been authorised by Movingeverywhere, or management of the contractors – prior to completion of said work, then this money is not deemed in favour of the supplier or removal contractor, and the work carried out will be charged via separate invoice, and be uninsured.

3 Your responsibility

3.1    It will be your sole responsibility to:

3.1.1     Declare to us, in writing, the value of the goods being removed and/or stored. If it is subsequently established that the value of the goods removed or stored is greater than the actual value you declare, you agree that our liability under clause 9.1 will be reduced to reflect the proportion that your declared value bears to their actual value.

3.1.2     Obtain at your own expense, all documents, permits, permissions, licences, customs documents necessary for the removal to be completed.

3.1.3     Be present or represented during the collection and delivery of the removal.

3.1.4     Ensure authorized signature on agreed inventories, receipts, waybills, job sheets or other relevant documents by way of confirmation of collection or delivery of 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     Provide us with a contact address for correspondence during removal transit and/or storage of goods.

3.1.10   Allow the contractors to carry out their responsibilities.  Should the customer or associates assist with any aspect of the moving of items and damage is caused during assistance then no liability shall be held by Movingeverywhere or the removal contractor.

3.1.11   provides us or the Contractor with any information reasonably required by them;

3.1.12   complies with such other requirements as may be set out in the Proposal or otherwise agreed between the parties.

3.1.13   Should the customer not accept the recommendations of Movingeverywhere or Contractors as in section 3.1 then the items to be moved are solely moved at the risk of the customer.  A waiver may be asked to be signed. The contractor cannot be held liable for any damage caused whilst the item to be moved is under the supervision of the customer.

3.1.14   You must inspect the furniture prior to the men leaving your residence.  Should any visible damage be incurred, then it is you or your representatives responsibility to advise the removal men whilst they are still at the property of the alleged damage.  Liability cannot be admitted once the removal men have left the premises.  You then need to put in writing a request to make a claim WITHIN SEVEN DAYS and provide us with photographs and a full written description of the damage. (This is in addition to listing the damage on the sign off sheet).  If prior to notifying the men of damage the furniture has been handled/moved by you are a representative then it can not be said that damage was solely caused by the removal men.  Please do not handle the furniture – inform the men right away.

3.1.15   If there is damage caused then it will be the contractors Insurance who conducted the move to have a claim initiated against.  If Movingeverywhere has not conducted the move, then a claim cannot be made against Movingeverywhere unless the contractors are no longer trading.  Movingeverywhere will assist by initiating your claim against the contractor, and assisting with the follow up and liaise between the customer and the contractor until resolved.

3.1.16   If at any time during the move, you are not happy with the conduct of the moving team or individuals; then it is your responsibility to contact your move coordinator who will discuss and resolve any issues to your satisfaction which may have arisen.

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. Our responsibility

4.1    It is our responsibility to deliver your goods to you, or produce them for your collection, undamaged. By “undamaged” we mean in the same condition as they were in at the time when they were packed or otherwise made ready for transportation and/ or storage.

4.2    In the event that we have undertaken to pack the goods, or otherwise make them ready for transportation and/or storage, it is our responsibility to deliver them to you, or produce them for your collection, undamaged. Again, by “undamaged” we mean in the same condition as they were in immediately prior to being packed/ made ready for transportation or storage.

4.3    If we fail to discharge the responsibilities identified in clause 4.1 and 4.2, we will, subject to the provisions of clauses 9, 11 and 12, be liable under this agreement to compensate you for such failure.

4.4    We will not be liable to compensate you where clauses 2.2, 3.2, 5.2 and 5.3 apply unless loss or damage occurred as a result of negligence or breach of contract on our part.

4.5    If you do not provide us with a declaration of value of your goods, or if you do not require us to accept standard liability pursuant to clause 9.1 we will not be liable to you for failure to discharge the responsibilities identified in clause 4.1 and 4.2, unless that failure was caused by negligence or breach of contract on our part.

4.6    The amount of our liability under this clause shall be determined in accordance with clauses 9 and 11.

5.  Goods not to be submitted for removal or storage

5.1    Unless previously agreed in writing by a director or other authorized 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 5.1.1 below may present risks to health and safety and of fire.  Items listed under 5.1.2 to 5.1.6 below carry other risks and you should make your own arrangements for their transport and storage.

5.1.1     Prohibited or stolen goods, drugs, pornographic material, potentially dangerous, damaging or explosive items, including gas bottles, aerosols, paints, firearms and ammunition.

5.1.2     Jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money, deeds, securities, stamps, coins, or goods or collections of any similar kind.

5.1.3     Plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.

5.1.4     Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.

5.1.5     Any animals, birds or fish.

5.1.6     Goods which require special licence or government permission for export or import.

5.2    If we do agree to remove such goods, we will not accept liability for loss or damage unless we are negligent or in breach of contract, in which case all these conditions will apply.

5.3    If you submit such goods without our knowledge we will make them available for your collection and if you do not collect them within a reasonable time we will apply for an appropriate court order to dispose of any such goods found in the consignment without notice.  You will furthermore pay to us any charges, expenses, damages, legal costs or penalties incurred by us.

6.  Ownership of the goods

6.1    By entering into this Agreement, you guarantee that:

6.1.1     The goods to be removed and/or stored are your own property, or

6.1.2     The person(s) who own or have an interest in them have given you authority to make this contract and have been made aware of these conditions.

6.1.3     You will pay us for any claim for damages and/or costs brought against us if either warranty 6.1.1 or 6.1.2 is not true.

7.  Charges if you postpone or cancel the removal

7.1    If you postpone or cancel this Agreement, we will charge you according to how much notice is given.  “Working days” refer to the normal working week of Monday to Friday and excludes weekends and Public Holidays.

7.1.1     More than 7 working days before the removal was due to start:  No charge.

7.1.2     Between 3 and 7 working days inclusive before the removal was due to start: not more than 30% of the removal charge.

7.1.3     Less than 3 working days before the removal was due to start: not more than 50% of the removal charge.

7.1.4     If the move is postponed within 48 hours of the move date, and a new move date is agreed at the time of postponement then there will be a 25% postponement charge.  If at the time of postponement there is no move date, then this will be deemed as a cancellation and 50% of the removal charge will be due.  If the move is postponed on the morning of the move, then the charge of 50% of the move cost will be charged.

7.1.5     If the move is not concluded within 3 months of the date of this booking, and the customer chooses to cancel the move then 100% of the deposit will be charged.  No deposit refund is payable.

8.  Payment

8.1    Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing:

8.1.1     Payment is required by cleared funds in advance of the removal or storage period.

8.1.2     You may not withhold any part of the agreed price.

8.1.3     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.

8.1.4     We accept payment by most major debit and credit cards, PayPal, Google Checkout. A surcharge of 3% for all credit/debit cards applies.

8.1.5     Payment is due 3 working days in advance of the agreed moving date.  Should payment not be received by the move date then the move may be cancelled. This decision will be made after agreement with the Removal contractors.  If the move goes ahead then payment must be made within 3 working days of the move date.  If payment is not received by the 3rd working day, then on the 4th working day a fee of £25.00 is added to the balance for collection charges, then interest charged at 2% per month, calculated daily.  If payment is not received within 30 days then the collection will be passed to a debt collection agency.  The customer will be subject to the DCA fees.

8.1.6     Should a customer pay by cheque and the cheque is unauthorised by the bank then an administration fee of £25.00 will be charged by Movingeverywhere.co.uk Ltd

9.  Determination of amount of our liability for loss or damage

9.1    Standard Liability.

9.1.1  If you provide us with a declaration of the value of your goods, and subject to clause 3.1.1, the amount of our liability to you in the event of loss or damage to those goods in breach of clause 4 will be determined in accordance with Clauses 3, Clauses 9.1.2, 9.1.3 and 11 below, subject to a maximum liability of £20,000. We may agree to accept liability for a higher amount, in which case we may make an additional charge.

9.1.2   In the event of loss of or damage to your goods in breach of clause 4, our liability to you is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement whichever is the smaller sum, taking into account the age and condition of the goods immediately prior to their loss or damage, and subject to the maximum liability of £20,000 referred to in clause 9.1.1 (unless we have agreed a higher amount with you).

9.1.3    Where the lost or damaged item is part of a pair or set, our liability to you, where it is assessed as the cost of replacement of that item, is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of that item in isolation, not the cost of that item as part of a pair or set.

9.1.4    The procedure to follow in the event of damage as set out in Clause 3.1.14 must be adhered to to allow a claim to be processed.  Failure to follow the procedure will invalidate any claim.

9.2    Limited Liability.

9.2.1   If you do not provide us with a declaration of value, or if you do not require us to accept Standard Liability pursuant to clause 9.1, then our liability to you is to be determined in accordance with Clauses 3, 9.1.3, 9.2.2 and 11.

9.2.2  In the event of loss of or damage to your goods caused by negligence or breach of contract on our part, our liability to you is to be assessed as a sum equivalent to the cost of their repair or replacement, taking into account their age and condition immediately prior to their loss or damage, subject to a maximum liability of £40 per item. Your attention is drawn to clause 3, 11.1 which applies to Limited Liability.

9.3    For goods destined to or received from a place outside the UK

9.3.1   We will only accept Standard Liability if you provide us with a detailed valuation of your goods on the valuation form which we provide. All other provisions of Clause 9.1 will apply.

9.3.2   We do not accept liability for loss of or damage to goods confiscated, seized, removed or damaged by Customs Authorities or other Government Agencies unless we have been negligent or in breach of contract.

9.3.3 We do not accept liability for loss of or damage to goods occurring in certain overseas countries, including Gambia, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Libya, Lebanon, Angola, Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea and Former States of the USSR, unless we have been negligent or in breach of contract. This list is not exhaustive, and we will advise you at the time of quotation if this exclusion applies.

We will accept liability for loss or damage

(a) Arising from our negligence or breach of contract whilst the goods are in our physical possession, or

(b) Whilst the goods are in the possession of others if the loss or damage is established to have been caused by our failure to pack the goods to a reasonable standard where we have been contracted to pack the goods that are subject to the claim.

In either circumstance clause 9.1 or 9.2 above will apply.

9.4    An Item is defined as :-

9.4.1 The entire contents of a box, parcel, package, carton, or similar container;  and

9.4.2   Any other object or thing that is moved handled or stored by us.

10.  Damage to premises or property other than goods

10.1  Because third party contractors are frequently present at the time of collection or delivery our liability for loss or damage is limited as follows:

10.1.1   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.

10.1.2   If we cause damage as a result of moving goods under your express instruction, against our advice, and where to move the goods in the manner instructed is likely to cause damage, we shall not be liable.

10.1.3   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 or within a reasonable time.  This is fundamental to the Agreement.

11.  Exclusions of liability

11.1  In respect of Limited Liability, we will not be liable for loss of or damage to your goods as a result of fire or explosion  howsoever that fire or explosion was caused, unless we have been negligent or in breach of contract.

11.2  In respect of Standard Liability and Limited Liability, other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the following goods :-

11.2.1    Bonds, Securities, Stamps of all kinds, Manuscripts or other Documents or Electronically held Data Records, Mobile Telephones

11.2.2    Plants or goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or contamination.

11.2.3    Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.

11.2.4    Furs exceeding £100 in value, Jewellery, Watches, Precious Stones and Metals, Money, Coins, Deeds.

11.2.5    Any animals, birds or fish.

11.3  In respect of Standard Liability and Limited Liability, other than as a result of our negligence or breach of contract we will not be liable for any loss of, damage to, or failure to produce the goods if caused by any of the following circumstances:-

11.3.1    By war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, terrorism, rebellion and/or military coup, Act of God, industrial action or other such events outside our reasonable control.

11.3.2    Loss or damage arising from ionising radiations or radioactive contamination

11.3.3    Loss or damage arising from Chemical, Biological, Bio-chemical, Electromagnetic Weapons and Cyber Attack

11.3.4    Indirect or consequential loss of any kind or description

11.3.5    By normal wear and tear, natural or gradual deterioration, leakage or evaporation or from perishable or unstable goods.  This includes goods left within furniture or appliances.

11.3.6    By vermin, moth, insects and similar infestation, damp, mould, mildew or rust

11.3.7    By cleaning, repairing or restoring unless we arranged for the work to be carried out.

11.3.8    By change to atmospheric or climatic conditions.

11.3.9    For any goods in wardrobes, drawers or appliances, or in a package, bundle, carton, case or other container not both packed and unpacked by us.

11.3.10  Loss of or damage to china, glassware and fragile items unless they have been both professionally packed and unpacked by us or our Subcontractor.   In the event of an accident involving an owner packed container where damage would have occurred irrespective of the quality of the packing, then our liability is limited to £100 or its actual value whichever is less.

11.3.11  For electrical or mechanical derangement to any appliance, instrument, clock, computer or other equipment unless there is evidence of related external damage.

11.3.12  Loss or damage of motor vehicles caused by scratching, denting and marring unless you obtain from us a pre-collection condition report.

11.3.13  Loss or damage to a vehicle whilst being driven or for the purpose of being driven under its own power other than for the purpose of loading onto or unloading from the carrying conveyance or container. Loss or damage sustained by accessories and removable items unless lost with the vehicle

11.3.14  For any goods which have a pre-existing defect or are inherently defective.

11.4  No employee of ours shall be separately liable to you for any loss, damage, mis-delivery, errors or omissions under the terms of this Agreement.

11.5  Our liability will cease upon handing over goods from our warehouse or upon completion of delivery (see Clause 12.2 below).

12 Time limit for claims

12.1  For goods which we deliver, you must notify us in writing of any visible loss, damage or failure to produce any goods at the time of delivery.

12.2  If you or your agent collect the goods, you must notify us in writing of any loss or damage at the time the goods are handed to you or your agent.

12.3 Notwithstanding clauses 3, 9, 10 and 11 we will not be liable for any loss of or damage to the goods unless a claim is notified to us, or to our agent or the company carrying out the collection or delivery of the goods on our behalf, in writing as soon as such loss or damage is discovered (or with reasonable diligence ought to have been discovered) and in any event within seven (7) days of delivery of the goods by us.  Any damage to furniture must be noted prior to the men leaving the site.

12.4 The time limit for notifying us of your claim may be extended 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.

13   Delays in transit

13.1  Other than by reason of our negligence or breach of contract, we will not be liable for delays in transit.

13.2  If through no fault of ours we are unable to deliver your goods, we will take them into store.  The Agreement will then be fulfilled and any additional service(s), including storage and delivery, will be at your expense.

14 Our Right to Hold the Goods (lien)

We shall have a right to withhold and/or ultimately dispose of some or all of the goods until you have paid all our charges and any other payments due under this or any other Agreement. (See also Clause 23). 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 incurred by our withholding your goods and these terms and conditions shall continue to apply.

15 Disputes

If there is a dispute arising from this agreement which cannot be resolved, subject to the agreement of both parties, either you or we may refer the dispute to an arbitrator appointed by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The cost of any such arbitration will be at the discretion of the arbitrator. This does not prejudice your right to commence court proceedings.

16 Our right to sub-contract the work

16.1  We reserve the right to sub-contract some or all of the work.

16.2  If we sub-contract, then these conditions will still apply.

17 Route and method

17.1  We have the right to choose the method and route by which to carry out the work.

17.2  Unless it has been specifically agreed otherwise in writing in our Quotation, other space/volume/capacity on our vehicles and/or the container may be utilized for consignments of other customers.

18 Advice and information for International Removals

We will use our reasonable endeavours to provide you with up to date information to assist you with the import/export of your goods.  Information on such matters as national or regional laws and regulations which are subject to change and interpretation at any time is provided in good faith and is based upon existing known circumstances.  It is your responsibility to seek appropriate advice to verify the accuracy of any information provided.

19 Applicable laws

This contract is subject to the law of the country in which the office of the company issuing this contract is situated.

20 Your forwarding address

20.1  If you send goods to be stored, you must provide an address for correspondence and notify us if it changes.  All correspondence and notices will be considered to have been received by you seven days after sending it to your last address recorded by us.

20.2  If you do not provide an address or respond to our correspondence or notices, we may publish such notices in a public newspaper in the area to or from which the goods were removed.  Such notice will be considered to have been received by you seven days after the publication date of the newspaper.

Note:  If we are unable to contact you, we will charge you any costs incurred in establishing your whereabouts.

21 List of goods (inventory) or receipt

Where we produce a list of your goods (inventory) or a receipt and send it to you, it will be accepted as accurate unless you write to us within 10 days of the date of our sending, or a reasonable period agreed between us, notifying us of any errors or omissions.

22 Revision of storage charges

We review our storage charges periodically.  You will be given 3 months notice in writing of any increases.

23 Our right to Sell or dispose of the Goods

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.

24 Terminations

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 7 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.

25 Force Majeure

Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.

 

Movingeverywhere.co.uk Ltd

Registered office:  Mottram House, 43 Greek Street, Stockport, SK3 8AX

Company Number: 6276531

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