TERMS AND CONDITIONS - PLUMBING & DRAINS
These terms and conditions apply to our on-demand Plumbing and Drain services. Please read this document carefully as it will tell you everything you need to know about the terms and conditions on which we will deal with each other.
1. It is our intention that all the terms of the agreement between us (including details of the services and any goods or materials we are to provide) are contained in this document. If you have any questions or do not accept any of the provisions included in these terms and conditions, please let us know.
2. SOS Drains Ltd uses its own employees and suitably qualified independent contractors under authority from SOS Drains Ltd to provide the Plumbing & Drains service.
3. Independent contractors have no authority to incur liability on behalf of or to act as agent for SOS Drains Ltd or any of their licensees.
4. Quotations given by us are valid for twenty-eight days from the date they are given. We may vary or withdraw any quotation at any time before it is accepted by you. In the case of Emergency Work carried out where no quotation is provided, our price for undertaking works will be based on our Schedule of Rates and Charges attached to this document. By giving consent to us undertaking any work for you the Client, you are agreeing to pay the costs incurred by SOS Drains Ltd calculated on the basis of our Schedule of Rates and Charges attached to this document.
5. We will do our best to complete the work and provide the goods and materials for the quoted amount, or in accordance with our Schedule of Rates and Charges. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we may incur additional costs above the quoted amount, or our standard charges. In this event, will let you know immediately and explain the reasons for the additional costs and ask you to accept an amended quote to cover the additional costs.
6. The price payable by you is the price stated as the Total Due on the quotation or, in the case of emergency unquoted work, the price payable will be based on our Schedule of Rates and Charges attached to this document. Unless otherwise stated, the price stated shall be exclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate
7. Domestic Customers: You will be invoiced immediately on completion of the work. The Total Due on the invoice is payable immediately. If you do not pay the Total Due immediately you must pay an administration charge of £5 and interest will accrue on the outstanding amount at the prevailing rate plus 5% per annum until payment is received in full.
8. Commercial Customers: You will be invoiced on completion of the work. The Total Due on the invoice is payable within 28 days of the date of the invoice. If you do not pay the Total Due within this time you must pay an administration charge of £5 and interest will accrue on the outstanding amount at the prevailing rate plus 5% per annum until payment is received in full.
9. An administration charge of £10 is payable in respect of each cheque we present for payment that is not honoured by your bank for whatever reason.
10. We will carry out work during our normal business hours which are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. We may be able to work outside our normal business hours at an additional charge.
11. Unless we are responsible for it, we will not include loss or damage to your property (including any cleaning needed) or any other type of loss. If access has to be made to your property to complete a repair, we will fill any holes and leave the surface level but will not replace the original surface or construction. Any redecoration or repair of damage that may be needed following our work is your responsibility, unless we have been negligent.
12. You must let us know of anything which may present a hazard or danger to anyone carrying out work in your property. You must also make sure that we have clear access to any relevant drains and covers and provide us with a supply of mains electricity and water. If we incur additional work or expense as a result of your failure to provide us with clear access, mains electricity and water, we may charge you for that additional work and/or expense.
13. We guarantee all parts and labour for 90 days from the date of completion of the work provided that our guarantee will not apply where faults are caused wholly or in part by your (or any other person's) misuse or neglect of those goods and materials or as a result of fair wear and tear. Any guarantee we offer does not affect your legal rights including those rights under the Sale of Goods Act 1979 and the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982. You can get information about your rights from a Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Department.
14. We will not be responsible for our failure to meet any of our obligations under this agreement because of circumstances beyond our control.
15. If you are a tenant you will need your landlord's permission to allow us to carry out the work. If the property is a listed building you may require planning permission. In either case it is your responsibility to obtain any permission required for the work.
16. Notice of your Right to Cancel. You are entitled to cancel this agreement. If you wish to cancel, you MUST DO SO IN WRITING and deliver personally or send by recorded delivery or registered post to SOS Drains Ltd at the address on the front of the quotation left behind by the engineer at any time WITHIN 7 DAYS starting from the date the agreement is signed. Notice of cancellation is deemed to have been served as soon as it is posted or sent to us or in the case of electronic communication, from the date it is sent to us. In the case of Emergency Work undertaken it is agreed that you have waived your right to cancel due to the nature of the work involved, and that by the instruction to proceed with any emergency work you have accepted these terms and conditions.
17. We may cancel the agreement at any time by giving you written notice. If we cancel the agreement without good reason, we will pay you any reasonable costs you incur as a direct result of the cancellation.
SCHEDULE OF RATES and CHARGES - 1st January 2017
Clearance by use of rods with attachments - £75.00 + v.a.t per hour
Clearance by use of High Pressure Water Jetting or Electromechanical Machinery - £90.00 + v.a.t per hour
Clearance by use of rods with attachments, High Pressure Water Jetting or Electromechanical Machinery - £95.00 + v.a.t per hour