Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Cleaning Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions constitute the full and complete service agreement (the “Agreement”) between you (the “Customer”) and Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk for the provision of services tidyups.co.uk Please take some time to review this Agreement. Use of our services constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
1. Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Services
a. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk agrees to provide carpet and upholstery cleaning services (the “Service”) to the Customer at an address specified by the Customer (the “Premises”).
b. The Service will be for such carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services as agreed with the Customer at the time of booking.
c. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk will provide one or more carpet cleaning technicians (the “Carpet Cleaner”) to attend the Premises to provide the Service at a time and date mutually agreed between Handyman Services Ltd and the Customer (the “Service Time”).
d. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk endeavours to provide the Service faithfully, diligently and in a timely and professional manner.
2. Additions and Amendments
a. Any changes to the Service to be provided must be agreed by Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk prior to the Service Time.
b. If the Customer requires any additional services or variations at the time the Service is being performed,the Customer must first contact Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk by telephone (07506 709450) or by email at [email protected] who may agree to provide the additional services in its absolute discretion. The Carpet Cleaner is not authorised to agree to any changes to the Service being provided. The Customer must not request such changes directly from the Carpet Cleaner in anyway.
3. Customer Representations and Warranties The Customer represents and warrants that:
a. it will provide a safe working environment at the Premises for the Carpet Cleaner to perform the Service;
b. the Carpet Cleaner will have unencumbered and unobstructed access to those areas of the Premises requiring the Service;
c. it will provide the Carpet Cleaner with access to all services and utilities (including hot and cold water, electricity, and rubbish bins) as required by the Carpet Cleaner to provide the Service;
d. it will advise Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk prior to the commencement of the Service of any hazards, slippery surfaces, risks or dangers.
e. it is authorised to use the Premises and obtain the provision of Service;
f. it will secure or remove any fragile, delicate, breakable or valuable items, including cash, jewellery,works of art, antiques, or items of sentimental value prior to the commencement of the Service. Any theft, lost or stolen claims will not be accepted at any stages or at all.
4. Health and Safety Risks In addition to the obligations and warranties set out in clause 3 above, the Customer acknowledges and agrees that:
a. the Carpet Cleaner is entitled to undertake a job safety analysis before the commencement of any work to assess the health and safety risk at the Premises;
b. the Carpet Cleaner may, either before or during the provision of the Service not provide or cease the provision of the Service where carrying out the Service presents, in the absolute discretion of the Carpet Cleaner, a risk to health and safety.
c. moisture on your furniture and carpets can present a slip hazard on nearby hard surface areas, we ask that the Customer avoid any areas that we are cleaning, and will advise any other guests, residents or contractors of this hazard until the carpets are dry.
d. the Customer must agree to keep children or dependents away from any equipment or hot water being used as a part of the carpet and upholstery cleaning process.
e. the Customer must ensure that the environment that the Customer is inviting the Carpet Cleaner to work in, is a safe environment free from electrical or structural hazard.
f. carpet cleaning solutions should be considered poisonous, and are not for human consumption.
a. The Customer may make a booking either in person, by telephone, email or on the Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk website.
b. At the time of booking the Customer must provide details of any hazards, slippery surfaces, risks or dangers.
c. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk provides all quotations at the time of booking.
d. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk reserves the right not to accept a booking for any reason.
6. Job Quotations
a. The actual price payable by the Customer is the quoted price provided by Local Carpet Cleaning.
b. Any price quoted by Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk is an estimate only based on Local
Carpet Cleaning experience, without inspection, and based on information provided by the Customer.
c. Quotes are valid for a period of 30 days from the date of the quote.
d. The quote we provide over the telephone or via email through the internet on the Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk website, is based on information provided by the Customer to Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk, and in the absence of specific room, or clearly definable descriptions will be based on standard room sizes/seating positions. If the actual work to be performed is different to what has been quoted for, the price will vary accordingly.
e. The Carpet Cleaner may quote extra after inspection if there are extra rooms or areas that Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk were not informed of during the quotation process or if the condition of the carpet or upholstery is deemed to be different from the information provided by the Customer.
f. The Carpet Cleaner will confirm the price with the Customer before work commences.
g. When the Carpet Cleaner arrives at the Premises they will inspect the areas the Customer has requested to be cleaned.
h. Maximum room size applies for advertised or quoted ‘per room’ pricing structures. Maximum room size is 10/12 square meters and is based on a standard furnished room. Rooms less than 10 square meters will count as 1 standard room. Rooms over 10 square meters but under 28 square meters will count as 2 standard rooms.
i. Carpeted steps are quoted per step.
j. Upholstery cleaning prices are per seating position and are subject to the condition of the upholstery. Additional charges may apply for recliners, ottomans, chaises and loose cushions.
k. Spot and stain removal is not included in Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk, carpet and upholstery cleaning price and the steam cleaning process.
a. The Carpet Cleaner will inspect the carpet, upholstery and stains before the Service commences.
b. Stains derived from bleaching agents, acids and permanent dyes may be permanent and cannot be removed with any treatment. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk and the Carpet Cleaner,does not guarantee stain removal for stains.
c. Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk cannot be responsible for any pre-existing condition that is not apparent upon visual inspection of the Premises.
d. The Carpet Cleaner may deem it ‘un-feesable’ to remove a particular stain or mark on the carpet when compared to the cost of replacement.
8. Cancellation Fees and Other Charges
a. The minimum charge for any Service is £50.
b. Surcharges may be charged on any Service booked for weekends, after hours and public holidays
c. The Customer must telephone Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk prior to 5-pm on the business day before the Service Time, if they wish to suspend, postpone or cancel the Service for any reason.
d. In the event that such notice has been given, Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk will endeavour to reschedule the Service if required.
e. In the event that the Customer does not provide notice prior to 5-pm on the business day before the commencement of the Service, the Customer agrees to pay a cancellation fee (minimum of £50 inclusive of VAT) for administrative costs and loss.
9. Fee for Non-Access to Premises
In the event that the Customer does not provide unencumbered access the Premises for Local Carpet Cleaning or its Carpet Cleaners to provide the Service, the Customer agrees to pay a cancellation fee equivalent to the minimum charge (inclusive of VAT) for administrative and travel costs.
10. Payment Terms
a. The Customer agrees to pay the price quoted by Handyman Services Ltd T/A tidyups.co.uk in full prior to or at the Service Time, unless otherwise agreed in advance with Handyman Services Ltd
b. If no payment has been made by the Service Time, Handyman Services Ltd will use reasonable endeavours to contact the Customer for payment. In the event that Local Carpet Cleaning cannot contact the Customer or payment is not made by the Service Time, the Customer will be deemed to have cancelled the Service, and the Customer must pay any cancellation fees or charges due set out in clause 8.
c. Payments may be made in cash, cheque or via bank deposit or bank transfer, debit or credit card.
d. Cheque payments should be made payable to Handyman Services Ltd. If a payment is made by cheque then the Customer guarantees that there are sufficient funds in the cheque account to meet the payment of the cheque. If, for any reason whatsoever the cheque is not honoured, then the Customer will meet all additional costs incurred by the company. The minimum charge the Customer will incur for each dishonoured cheque will be £50
Unless specified otherwise, all prices and quotations are expressed to be VAT inclusive.
12. Late Payment Fee
a. Where Handyman Services Ltd has agreed to invoice the Customer for payment of fees after the Service has been completed, the Customer agrees to pay in full, all fees due, within 7 days of the invoice date.
b. The Customer agrees that if Handyman Services Ltd has not received payment in full for the Service within one calendar month of the original invoice date then a late payment fee of £50 applies for the first month. Interest will be charged on the fixed rate of 10% per annum on each day that any amount remains outstanding thereafter.
c. If the Customer’s account is outstanding for more than 3 months, we will call at the Premises to collect payment in person, in which case an additional £100 minimum call out fee will apply.
d. Handyman Services Ltd reserves the right to pass the debt on to a collection agency and refer the Customers personal details to credit reporting agencies if the Customer’s account remains overdue past this point. This will incur additional charge.
e. In addition to the amounts set out above, the Customer agrees to indemnify Local Carpet Cleaning for all legal costs (on a solicitor and own client or full indemnity basis, whichever is greater) and other expenses incurred by Local Carpet Cleaning in connection with a demand, action, or other proceeding (including mediation, out of court settlement or any action taken for recovery of debt from the Customer) arising out of a breach of these terms including the failure by the Customer to pay an amount by the due date.
If a Carpet Cleaner fails to attend the Premises within 2 hours of the Service Time and does not provide the requested Service, Local Carpet Cleaning will provide the Customer with either:
a. a full refund of payments made by the Customer; or
b. offer to reschedule the Service at another time mutually agreed between the Customer and Local Carpet Cleaning.
a. If the Customer is dissatisfied for any reason with the Service provided, it must inform Local Carpet Cleaning within 24 hours of completion of the Service. Local Carpet Cleaning strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and will endeavour to resolve the problem quickly and efficiently.
b. In the event of a customer complaint, the Customer undertakes to give Local Carpet Cleaning the opportunity to rectify all work. Subject to clause 15, Local Carpet Cleaning may, at its discretion,offer the Customer either of the following:
i. a partial or full refund;
ii. re-supply of the Service without charge;
iii. such other remedy as deemed appropriate by Handyman Services Ltd.
15. Exclusions and Limitations
a. The only conditions and warranties which are binding on Local Carpet Cleaning in respect of the state, quality or condition of goods and services supplied by Local Carpet Cleaning to Customers are those imposed and required to be binding by statute (including the Trade Practices Act 1974).
b. To the extent permitted by statute, the liability, if any, of Handyman Services Ltd is, at Handyman Services Ltd option, limited to and completely discharged by the resupply of the Service. Handyman Services Ltd is not responsible for:
i. not completing or providing the Service as a result of a breach of a warranty by the Customer in clause 3 (including a failure by the Customer to provide utility services, a safe working environment or unencumbered access to the Premises); or
ii. not completing or providing the Service as a result of the Carpet Cleaner not proceeding for health and safety reasons under clause 4;
iii. any loss or damage incurred by the Customer or any third party as a result of the effects of a force majeure, being any event beyond the reasonable control of Local Carpet Cleaning;
iv. not completing or providing the Service due to an act or omission of the Customer or any other person at the Premises during provision of the Service;
v. wear, damage or stains that can not be completely cleaned or removed;
vi. any wear or discolouring of fabric or surfaces becoming more visible once dirt has been removed;
vii. any loss incurred as a result of any breakage or damage to goods, items of value (including antiques, items of sentimental value) or the Premises; or
viii. the cost of any key replacement or locksmith fees, unless keys were lost by Handyman Services Ltd or the Carpet Cleaner.
c. Except as provided in this clause, all conditions and warranties implied by law in respect of the state, quality or condition of the Service which may apart from this clause be binding on Handyman Services Ltd are excluded.
d. The Customer acknowledges that the results of any services provided may vary depending on a number of factors (including time elapsed since Premises was last carpet cleaned and nature of carpet and upholstery cleaning required), and that Handyman Services Ltd gives no guarantee as to the actual results of the Service.
e. Except to the extent provided in this clause, Local Carpet Cleaning has no liability (including
liability in negligence) to any person for any loss or damage, consequential or otherwise, suffered or incurred by that person in relation to the products or services provided by Local Carpet Cleaning (including any loss caused by, or resulting directly or indirectly from, any failure, defect or deficiency or any kind of or in the products used or services provided by Local Carpet Cleaning).
The Customer indemnifies Handyman Services Ltd against:
a. all losses or liabilities arising directly or indirectly as a result of the provision of the Service including all losses or liabilities caused as a result of a breach of the warranties of the Customer set out in clause 3; and
b. all legal costs (on a solicitor and own client or full indemnity basis, whichever is greater) and other expenses incurred by Handyman Services Ltd in connection with a demand, action, arbitration or other proceeding (including mediation, compromise, out of court settlement or appeal and including any action taken for the recovery of a debt from the Customer).
17. Accidents, Breakage, Damage & Theft
a. The Customer must inform Handyman Services Ltd of any incident where an accident, breakage,damage to property or theft has occurred due to any act of the Carpet Cleaner within 24 hours of completion of the Service.
b. To the extent permitted by law, the Customer is not entitled to claim any loss for any incident if the incident is not reported to Handyman Services Ltd within 24 hours of completion of the Service.
c. To the extent permitted by law, damage or loss to the following items is specifically excluded from the liability of Handyman Services Ltd under these terms and conditions: cash, jewellery, art,antiques, and items of sentimental value.
a. This Agreement may be terminated by the Customer by providing at least 24 hours notice prior to the Service Time.
b. Subject to clause 18(c), Handyman Services Ltd may terminate this Agreement by providing the Customer with at least 24 hours notice prior to the Service Time.
c. Handyman Services Ltd may terminate this Agreement with immediate effect if the Customer is in breach of this Agreement, and in the opinion of Handyman Services Ltd, that breach is incapable of remedy.
19. Changes to this Agreement
a. Handyman Services Ltd reserves the right to update or modify these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice, and may do so by publishing an updated agreement on the Handyman Services Ltd website. Each updated agreement will take effect 24 hours after it has been published on the website.
b. The Customer agrees that any use of the Service following any such change, whether as a single job or as part of a regular carpet cleaning schedule, constitutes their agreement to follow and be bound by the terms and conditions as changed.
20. Law & Jurisdiction
The Customer and Handyman Services Ltd acknowledge and accept that this Agreement shall be construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in the event of any dispute.
The Customer agrees that if any term or provision is held invalid, void or unenforceable, then that provision will be considered severable and the remaining terms and provisions shall continue to be binding.
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Please note, it is customers responsibility to ensure that property or the areas in need of cleaning are pre cleaned by the customer or someone on his/her or their company’s behalf. Customer should ensure that theres hot water and electric running as well as enough bright light throughout the job is being done.
It is also customers responsibility to ensure parking and congestion is paid in cash at the start of work.
Please note, all individual requirements should be sent to us by text on 07506 709450 or from abroad on +44 7506 709450 at least 7 days prior to the job assignment date for us to train our staff for individual requirements. Last minute changes and requirements should not be entertained.
If customer require all the cupboards, shelves, cabinets, wardrobes and fridge and freezer to be cleaned from inside, these should be made emptied prior to our operatives arrival. Fridge and freezer should be fully defrosted.
If customer agreed to pay the remaining in cash but has changed their mind to pay by card, there should be a 3.9-% surcharge on all payments via cards.We will not clean areas which are hazardous and which can put our operatives life at risk. We will also not clean the areas which we feel are against the health and safety best practises.
In case, customer had pets in the property and require fumigation service, then it is customers responsibility to ensure such service was hired!
If customer have cellar, basement, balcony,conservatory, roof terrace, gym, swimming pool, garage,shed, deck, attic, loft, porch, front yard, back yard, drive way etc, these all should be explained to us at the time of booking, this also includes utility rooms, study rooms, office, laundry rooms and the number of levels property’s built on as well as the size of the property should be given by customer.
If customer is not sure, then please note, it can affect the price at the time of clean which should be discussed with customer after getting to know those areas.
Please note, rubbish bins are not cleaned as part of our cleaning and should be cleaned by customer.
If customer have done building, paint and decoration work in the property, it should be informed to us at the time of booking.Removing the rubbish is not our responsibility and it should be done by the customer.Property should be in good and clean condition throughout.
It is customers responsibility to check the work on completion or ask someone to do it on their behalf.
We only accept inventory reports showing omissions in work via photographic evidence, these photos should be on inventory and not sent separately. Inventory reports received after 50-hours from completion will not be accepted.
Any suspicious behaviour including aggressive behaviour or hassle, push and stress towards our operatives will be reported to the safe neighbourhood team and the operatives will leave the property straight away. It is customers responsibility to ensure our operatives are treated fairly.