01524 848298


Terms & Conditions

24/7 Removals & Storage

Of Lancaster


Terms and Conditions


These conditions explain your rights, obligations, and responsibilities and those of

your contractor. A contract is a two-way arrangement and it is important that

everyone knows where they stand. Where we use the word 'you' or 'your' it means the

customer: 'we', 'us' or 'our' means the contractor named on the front of this contract.

These conditions can only be changed or amended by our written agreement.

It is the customers responsibility to request a copy of our terms and conditions, by not

requesting this you are still held responsible to accept these terms and conditions once

agreed on the removal.


1. Our Quotation - Our quotation is a fixed price. Unless otherwise stated, it does not

include insurance, customs duties and inspections or any other fees payable to

government bodies.

We may change the price or make additional charges if any of the following have not

been taken into account when preparing our quotation and confirmed by us in writing.

You do not accept it in writing within 28 days, with a firm removal date to which

we agree in writing.

By your delay, the work is not carried out or completed within three months.

Our costs increase (or decrease) because of currency fluctuations or changes in

taxation or freight charges beyond our control.

The work is carried out on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday at your request.

We have to collect or deliver goods above the ground and first upper floor.

We supply any additional services, including moving or storing extra goods (these

conditions apply to such work).

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, and this means we have to do extra work.

Any parking or other fees or charges that we have to pay in order to carry out

services on your behalf.

There are delays or events outside our reasonable control.

We agree in writing to increase our limit of liability set out in clause 8.

In all these circumstances, you will pay the adjusted charges.


2. Work not included in the quotation - Unless agreed by us in writing we will not:

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

Disconnect or reconnect appliances, fixtures, fittings or equipment.

Take up or lay fitted floor coverings.

Move storage heaters unless they are dismantled.

Move items from a loft, unless properly lit, and floored and safe access is provided.

Move or store any items excluded under clause 4.

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 - It will be your sole responsibility to:

Declare to us the value of the goods being removed and/or stored.

Arrange adequate insurance cover for the goods submitted for removal transit

and/or storage, against all insurable risks.

Obtain at your own expense, all documents, permits, licences, customs documents

necessary for the removal to be completed.

Be present or represented throughout the removal.

Take all reasonable steps to ensure that nothing that should be removed is left

behind and nothing is taken away in error.

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.

Prepare adequately and stabilise all appliances or electronic equipment prior to

their removal.

Empty, properly defrost and clean refrigerators and deep freezers. We are not

responsible for the contents.

Provide us with a contact address for correspondence during removal transit and/or

storage of goods.

Other than by reason of our negligence, we will not be liable for any loss or damage,

costs or additional charges that may arise from any of these matters.


4. Goods not to be submitted for removal or storage - The following items are

specifically excluded from this contract.

Jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money, deeds, securities,

stamps, coins, or goods or collections of any similar kind.

Prohibited or stolen goods, drugs, potentially dangerous, damaging or explosive

items, including gas bottles, aerosols, paints, firearms and ammunition.

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

Refrigerated or frozen food or drink.

Any animals and their cages or tanks including pets, birds or fish.

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

Such goods will not be removed by us except with our prior written agreement. In the

event that we do remove such goods, we will not accept liability for loss or damage

wholly or mainly attributable to the special nature of the goods concerned. If you

submit such goods without our knowledge and prior written agreement we will not be

liable for any loss or damage and you will indemnify us against any charges, expenses,

damages or penalties claimed against us. In addition, we shall be entitled to dispose of

(without notice) any such goods which are listed under paragraphs 4(b), 4(c) or 4 (d).


5. Ownership of the goods - By entering into this contract, you declare that:

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

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.

You will meet any claim for damages and/or costs against us if these declarations are not true.


6. Charges if you postpone or cancel the removal - If you postpone or cancel this

contract, we may charge according to how much notice is given.

More than 14 days before the removal was due to start: NIL.

Less than 14 days, but more than 8 days before the removal was due to start: 30%

of the removal charge.

Less than 8 days before the removal was due to start: 60% of the removal charge.


7. Paying for the Removal and or storage - Unless otherwise agreed by us in writing or verbal:

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

You may not withhold any part of the agreed price.

In respect of all sums which are overdue to us, we will charge a weekly fee of £30 + vat until sums are paid up-to-date.


8. OUR LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE - Our liability for damage is limited,

subject to our express written agreement in advance of carrying out the removal and/or

storage and payment of an additional charge.

In the event of damaging your goods beyond repair, if we are liable, we will accept

responsibility for you to make a claim, but you are not covered for minor

damage to items e.g scratches, chips, dents etc... OR

We may choose to repair or replace the damaged item. If an item is repaired we are

not liable for depreciation in value.

Other than by reason of our negligence, we will not be liable for any loss, damage

or failure to produce the goods if it is caused by those circumstances set out in

the following:

By fire howsoever caused.

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


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.

By moth or vermin or similar infestation.

By cleaning, repairing or restoring unless we did the work.

To any goods in wardrobes, drawers or appliances, or in a package, bundle,

case or other container not both packed and unpacked by us.

For electrical or mechanical derangement to any appliance, instrument or

equipment unless there is evidence of external impact.

To jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money, deeds,

securities, stamps, coins, or goods or collections of a similar kind,

howsoever caused, unless you have previously given us full particulars

with value, and we have confirmed in writing that we accept


To any goods which have a relevant proven defect or are inherently


To animals and their cages or tanks including pets, birds or fish.

To plants.

To refrigerated or frozen food or drink.

Other than by reason of our negligence, we will not be liable for damages or costs

resulting indirectly from, or as a consequence of loss, damage, or failure to

produce the goods.

In the event of a claim being made against the company the customer is held

responsible to pay any excess with the insurance company.


9. Extra conditions that apply to removals to/from a foreign country outside the

United Kingdom:

For goods destined to, or received from a place outside the United Kingdom.

We will accept liability only for loss or damage to goods when they are in our

actual possession, and if it can be proven that we were negligent. In such

circumstances, we will accept liability as in condition 8(a) or 8(c) above. We

are not liable for any loss, damage or failure to produce the goods if it is caused

by those circumstances set out in condition 8(d) above.

Where we engage an international transport operator, shipping company or airline,

to convey your goods to the place, port or airport of destination, we do so on

your behalf and subject to the terms and conditions set out by that carrier.

If the carrying vessel/conveyance, should for reasons beyond the carrier's control,

fail to deliver the goods, or route them to a place other than the original

destination, you have limited recourse against the carrier, and may be liable for

General Average contribution (e.g. the costs incurred to preserve the

vessel/conveyance and cargo) and salvage charges, or the additional cost of

onward transmission to the place, port or airport of destination. These are

insurable risks and it is your responsibility to arrange adequate marine/transit

insurance cover.

We do not accept liability for goods confiscated, seized or removed by Customs

Authorities or other Government Agencies.


10. Time limit for claims.

For goods which we deliver, you must note any visible damage or failure to

produce any goods at the time of delivery.

If you or your agent collect from our warehouse, you must note any damage at the

time the goods are handed to you.

Notwithstanding clause 8, we will not be liable for any loss of or damage to the

goods unless a claim is notified to us 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 collection of

the goods from us or delivery of the goods by us, as the case may be.

The time limits referred to in clauses 10(a), 10(b) and 10 (c) above shall be

essential to the contract.

All claims must be made within 7 days of collection of the goods from us or delivery of the goods by us in writing only.


11. Delays in transit

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

If through no fault of ours we are unable to deliver your goods, we will take them

into store. The contract will then be fulfilled and any additional service(s),

including storage and delivery, will be at your expense.


12. Damage to premises or property other than goods.

We will not be liable for any damage to premises or property other than goods

submitted for removal and/or storage unless we have been negligent.

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 will

inevitably cause damage, we shall not accept that we were negligent.

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. This is essential to the contract.


13. 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

contract. These include any charges that we have paid out on your behalf. While we

hold the goods and wait for payment 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.


14. Our right to sub-contract the work.

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

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


15. Route and method

We have the full right to choose the route for delivery.

Unless it has been specifically agreed in writing on our Quotation, other

space/volume/capacity on our vehicles and/or the container may be utilised for

consignments of other customers.


16. Advice and information

Advice and information in whatever form it may be given is provided by the company

for the customer only. Any oral advice given without special arrangement is provided

gratuitously and without contractual liability.


17. Applicable law

This contract is subject to the law of the country in which the office of the company

issuing this contract is situated.





18. Your forwarding address

If you send goods to be stored you must provide an address for letters and notify us

if it changes. All correspondence and notices will be considered to have been

received by you seven days after posting it to your last address recorded by us.

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.


19. 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 seven days of receiving it,

notifying us of any errors or omissions.


20. Revision of storage charges

We review our storage charges periodically. You will be given 28 day’s notice in

writing of any increases.


21. Our right to Sell or dispose of the Goods.

On giving you 28 days 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 debts due to

us we are entitled to sell or dispose of some or all the goods without further notice.

The cost of the sale or disposal will be charged to you.


22. Termination

If payments are up to date we will not end this contract except by giving you one

calendar months notice in writing. If you wish to terminate your storage contract, you

must give us at least 14 days notice. 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.


23. Hand out charges

If you make your own arrangements to collect the goods from our warehouse we are

entitled to make a charge of £20 + vat for handing them over. Our liability will cease upon handing

over the goods.


24. Access Charge

We are entitled to charge £20 + vat per container if you need/want to access your container between 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.


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