Terms & Conditions



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. For the
purposes of this Agreement an item is defined as the entire contents of a box, parcel, package, carton, or
similar container, and any other object or thing that is

moved, handled or stored by us. These terms and conditions can be varied or amended subject to prior
written agreement.

In Clauses 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12 We set out Our liability to You for loss and damage to Your goods
and premises. Please read these clauses carefully.

1. Our Quotation
1.1 Our quotation, unless otherwise stated, does not include customs duties port charges including (but
not limited to) demurrage and inspections or any fees or taxes payable to government bodies or
agencies. For the price quoted We agree to accept liability for loss or damage to Your goods and
premises subject to clauses 2.2, 3.2, 5.2, 5.3 and the provisions of Clauses 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

1.2 Our Quotation is valid for six months from the date of issue. Unless already included in

Our Quotation, additional charges will apply in the following circumstances:

  • 1.2.1 If the work does not commence within twentyeight days of acceptance;
  • 1.2.2 Where We have given You a price including redelivery from store within our Quotation and the
    redelivery from store has not taken place within six months from the date of the issue of the

  • 1.2.3 Our costs change because of currency fluctuations, changes in taxation, freight, fuel, ferry or
    toll charges beyond our control.

  • 1.2.4 No additional charges if the work is carried out on a Saturday, Sunday, or Public Holiday or
    outside normal hours (08.0018.00hrs) at Your request.

  • 1.2.5 We have to collect or deliver goods at Your request above the ground floor and first upper

  • 1.2.6 If You or Your agents request collection or access to Your goods whilst they are in store;
  • 1.2.7 We supply any additional services, including moving or storing extra goods (these
    conditions apply to such work).

  • 1.2.8 The entrance or exit to the premises, 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 meters of the doorway.

  • 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.

  • 1.2.11 We agree in writing to increase Our limit of liability set out in Clause 9.1.1 prior to the 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 Disconnect, reconnect gas fitted appliances and wired in electrical appliances ,
    dismantle or reassemble 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 Move or store any items excluded under Clause 5.
  • 2.1.5 Dismantle or assemble garden equipment including, but not limited to: sheds,
    greenhouses, garden shelters and satellite dishes, or move paving slabs and the like.

2.2 Our staff are not authorised 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. Your responsibility
3.1 You agree to:

  • 3.1.1 Advise Us in writing of the value of the goods being removed and/or stored prior to the work
    commencing. If it is established that the value of the goods removed or stored exceeds the value You
    have stated 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 Pay for any parking or meter suspension charges incurred by Us in carrying out the work.
  • 3.1.4 Be present or represented throughout the collection and delivery of the removal.
  • 3.1.5 Ensure that inventories, receipts, waybills, job sheets or other relevant documents are signed
    by You or Your authorized representative as confirmation of collection or delivery of 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 and/or storage of goods.

  • 3.1.12 Arrange appropriate transport, storage or disposal of goods listed in clause.
  • 3.1.13 The customer agrees to abide by the COVID19 Best Practice Procedures and take all reasonable
    steps to ensure that the staff are able to carry out their duties in accordance with the Best Practice Procedures .

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

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 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 5.1.1 below may present risks to
health and safety and of fire items listed; 5.1.2 to 5.1.7 below carry other risks and You should make Your
own arrangements for their transport and storage.

  • 5.1.1 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, mobile telephones,
    portable media and computing devices, stamps, coins, or goods or collections of any similar kind.

  • 5.1.3 Goods likely to encourage vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or

  • 5.1.4 Goods, which in Our opinion are hazardous to health, dirty or unhygienic or likely to attract
    vermin or pests. We may refuse such goods without liability to You.

  • 5.1.5 Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.
  • 5.1.6 Any animals, birds fish reptiles.
  • 5.1.7 Goods which require special licence or government permission for export or import.
  • 5.1.8 Under no circumstances will prohibited or stolen goods, drugs or pornographic material be moved
    or stored by Us.

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 may apply for an appropriate court order to
dispose of any such goods found in the consignment. You will pay to Us any charges, expenses,
damages, legal costs or penalties incurred by Us disposing of the goods.

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 the goods are Your property
    free of any legal charge; or

  • 6.1.2 You have the full authority of the owner or anyone having a legal interest in the goods 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.

  • 6.1.3 If at any time following the implementation of this agreement to its termination another person has
    or obtains an interest in the goods You must advise Us of their name and address in writing immediately.
  • 6.1.4 You will provide a full indemnity and pay Us in respect of any claim for damages and/or costs
    brought against Us if either statement made in 6.1.1 or 6.1.2 is untrue.

  • 6.1.5 If You wish to transfer responsibility of this Agreement to a third party You must advise Us in
    writing giving Us their full name and address. We will issue a new agreement to them. Our Agreement
    with You will remain in force until We have received a signed agreement from the third party.

7. Charges if You postpone or cancel the removal
7.1. If You postpone or cancel this Agreement, We reserve the right to charge you a
postponement or cancellation fee according to how much notice is given as set out below: “Working days” refer
to the normal working week of Monday to Friday and excludes weekends and Public Holidays.

  • 7.1 .1 More than 10 working days before the removal was due to start: No charge.
  • 7.1.2 Between 5 and 10 working days inclusive before the removal was due to start: not more than 30%
    of the removal charge.

  • 7.1.3 Less than 5 working days before the removal was due to start: not more than 60% of the removal

  • 7.1.4 Within 24 hours of the move taking place; not more than 75% of the removal charge
  • 7.1.5 On the day the work starts or at any time after the work commences 100% of Our charges.

7.2 Cancellation/Postponement Waiver
If offered, and paid for in advance of the commencement of the services, we agree to waive the charges in
Clauses 7.1.1, 7.1.2 & 7.1.3. 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.

8. Payment
8.1. Unless otherwise agreed by Us in writing, payment is required in full by cleared funds before or
up to 7 days from the date your removal has been completed. Storage charges are required in cleared
funds before the removal out of storage takes place. In default of such payment we reserve the right to
add a 5 percent late payment fee from the total amount owed.

8.2. In respect of all sums which are overdue to Us, We will charge interest on a daily basis starting

with the 7th day after the removal date, calculated at 4% per annum above the prevailing base rate for the
time being of the Bank of England.

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

  • 9.1.1 If You advise Us of the value of Your goods, prior to the work commencing 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 by Clauses 9.1.2, 9.1.3, 9.1.5 and 11, up to a maximum liability
    of £150,000 in the event of the total loss of the goods. 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 shall
    not exceed 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, up to
    the maximum liability of £150,000 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 In the event of our liability to you representing the full value of an item, we may at Our option
    remove it as salvage. Where items are capable of repair for a sum less than the replacement cost,
    taking into account the age and condition, the repair cost will be Our maximum liability.

  • 9.1.5 In the event of the loss of an owner packed container we will accept a maximum liability of £100.

9.2 Limited Liability If you provide us with an overall value of your goods than the below
Limited Liability is not applicable and you will be covered by our Standard Liability for up
to £150.000.

  • 9.2.1 If You have not provided Us with a written valuation prior to the work commencing, or You
    do not require Us to apply the Standard Liability in clause 9.1, then Our liability to You will be
    determined in accordance with Clauses 9.1.3, 9.2.2 and 11.
  • 9.2.2 In the event of loss of or damage to Your goods caused by Our negligence or breach
    of contract, our liability to You shall not exceed £40 per item.

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 valuation of Your goods on the
    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.

  • 9.3.4 Subject to clauses 9.1 and 9.2 above We will accept liability for loss or damage only in the
    following circumstances:

(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.

10. Damage to premises or property other than goods
10.1 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;

  • 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 moving the goods in the manner instructed is likely to cause damage, we shall not be

  • 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 after the damage occurs or is discovered or in any event 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 Unless we are negligent or in breach of contract (in which case our liability will be limited

under either Standard or Limited Liability as set out in Clause 9) 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 moth vermin or other pests or to cause infestation or

  • 11.2.3 Perishable items and/or those requiring a controlled environment.
  • 11.2.4 Loss of structural integrity of furniture constructed of particle board resulting from
    crumbling of the board.

  • 11.2.5 Furs exceeding £100 in value, Jewellery, Watches, Precious Stones and Metals, Money, Coins,
    Deeds, Mobile Telephones, Portable Media and Computing Devices.

  • 11.2.6 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 We shall not be liable for delays or failures to provide the services under this Agreement as a
    result of war, invasion, acts of foreign enemies, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil
    war, terrorism, rebellion and/or military coup, Act of God, adverse weather, third party industrial
    action, re scheduled sailing, departure or arrival times, port congestion, 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, Biochemical, Electromagnetic
    Weapons and Cyber Attack.

  • 11.3.4 We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by Us or Our employees or agents in
    circumstances where:

    (a) there is no breach of this Agreement by Us or by any of Our employees or agents

    (b) such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach.

  • 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.
  • 11.3.7 By cleaning, repairing or restoring unless we arranged for the work to be carried out.
  • 11.3.8 Changes to atmospheric conditions which results in mould, mildew, rusting, tarnishing,
    corrosion, or gradual deterioration unless directly linked to ingress of water caused by Our negligence
    or breach of contract.

  • 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 maximum liability is limited to £100 for the entire contents of the box or the actual
    value of the damaged items (taking into account the items age and condition at the time of loss or
    damage) 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 precollection 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 preexisting defect or are inherently defective.

11.4 No employee of Ours shall be separately liable to You for any loss, damage, misdelivery, 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 12.1 below).
11.6 COVID 19 related: In the extremely unlikely event that The Government would implement unspecified
measures to combat the spread of the virus which would impact our ability to provide services to you
(including but not limited to us having to suspend or cancel in full the services), or the virus otherwise affects
our ability to fulfil your relocation, we will not be in a position to accept any liability for any losses that may
arise and we limit our liability accordingly. We are keeping the matter under careful review and will ensure
that all customers are advised of any developments that may affect fulfilment of contracted services.

12. Time limit for claims
12.1 If You or Your authorised representative collect the goods, We must be notified in
writing of any loss or damage at the time the goods are handed to You or Your agent
otherwise we shall not be liable.

12.2 Notwithstanding clauses 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 in
detail within seven (7) days of delivery of the goods by us.

12.3 For goods which we deliver, You must give Us detailed notice in writing of any loss and
damage within seven days 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.

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

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.
13.3 Any transit times quoted by Us are estimated and based upon information known
to Us at the time. Transit times may vary due to a number of factors outside Our control including
but not limited to changes in sailing or departure dates made by the freight/shipping company,
changes in the routes used by the freight/shipping company and port congestion. We will advise
You of any material changes to the transit times as soon as We become aware. We will not be
liable for any loss or damage incurred by You as a result of delays in transit time unless directly
attributable to Our negligence or breach of contract

14. Our Right to Hold the Goods (lien)  “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 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
(including legal costs) incurred by Us in recovering Our charges and applying Our right of lien. These terms
and conditions shall continue to apply.

15. Disputes
If there is a dispute arising from this Agreement, which cannot be resolved, either party may refer it to the
low cost independent Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) scheme provided by the British Association of
Removers (BAR). Under this scheme, the case will be determined by an accredited independent ADR

Recourse to the independent ADR scheme is subject to certain limits, current details of which are available
upon request from BAR, Tel: 01923 699486, Fax: 01923

699481, Email: consumer.affairs@bar.co.uk. ADR does not prejudice Your right to commence court

16. Our right to subcontract the work
16.1 We do not subcontract nor use temporary staff.

17. Route and method
17.1 We have the right to choose the method and route by which to carry out the work and the
location in respect of storage.
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 utilised 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 law
Any dispute between us will be governed by the nonexclusive law and jurisdiction of the English or
Scottish Courts. If you currently reside or are moving to a place outside the jurisdiction of the courts of the
United Kingdom, alternative laws or jurisdiction of local courts may apply subject to our written agreement
prior to the work or services commencing.

20. Your forwarding address
20.1 If You instruct Us to store Your goods, You must provide a correct and up to date
address and telephone number and notify Us if it changes. All correspondence and notices will be
considered to have been received by You seven days after sending it by first class post to Your last
address recorded by Us.

20.2 If You do not provide an address and/or do not 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

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 30 days’ 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. Termination
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.

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