Battersea Electrics - Terms & Conditions
Terms and Conditions
For the purpose of these terms & conditions the following words shall have the following meanings:
(a) “The Company” shall mean Battersea Electrics Limited.
(b) “The Customer” shall mean the person or organisation for whom the Company agrees to carry out works & / or supply materials.
The Engineer/operative shall mean the representative appointed by the Company.
1.All electrical installation work will comply with BS7671:2008 and any amendments in force at the time of the works.
2.All electrical installation work will comply with applicable Building Regulations in force at the time of the works.
3.Where work is to extend or modify existing circuits, costs quoted assume that the existing installation is in adequate condition and complies with current regulations. Any works found required to bring the necessary parts of the existing installation up to standard will be at additional cost to costumer.
4.company accepts no responsibility for any damage while moving the Costumer’s furniture, appliances and other belongings also lifting and refitting the carpets.
5.Unless stated otherwise, all cables will be concealed by chasing into the building fabric or concealed in building voids, under floors, etc. Where impracticable (i.e.: reinforced concrete surfaces) cabling will be neatly surface run, either clipping direct or housed in trunking / conduit.
6.The Company reserves the right to refuse or decline work at its own discretion. Where the Company agrees to carry out works for the Customer , those works shall be undertaken by the designated operative of Company at its absolute discretion.
7.HOURLY RATE WORK The total charge to the Customer shall consist of the cost of materials supplied by the Company (trade purchase price of materials + 25% mark up ) & the amount of time spent by the engineer carrying out works (including all reasonable time spent in obtaining required materials) charged in accordance with the Company’s current hourly rates. parking and congestion charge fees will be added to the invoice.
8.FREE ESTIMATES are available (manifest errors exempted), and will include labour and materials, but exclude parking and congestion charge fees if applicable.
9. estimates do not include any making good to walls, ceilings, floors and other surfaces affected during the installation.
10. If advance payment/s required, it will be stated on the estimate. No dates will be confirmed and no materials will be ordered /purchased behalf of the client until such payment received by Company.
11.For larger contracts, an agreed series of progress payments will be negotiated.
12. Fault finding always charged at the hourly rate
13.Where a written estimate has been supplied to the Customer the total charge to the Customer may be revised in the following circumstances:
(1) if after submission of the estimate the Customer instructs the Company (whether orally or in writing) to carry out additional works not referred to in the estimate.
(2) if after submission of the estimate there is an increase in the price of materials.
(3) if after submission of the estimate it is discovered that further works need to be carried out which were not anticipated when the estimate was prepared.
(4) ) if after submission of the estimate it is discovered that there was a manifest error when the estimate was prepared.
14.The Company shall not be under any obligation to provide an estimate to the Customer & shall only be bound (subject as hereinafter) by estimates given in writing to the Customer & signed by a duly authorised representative of the Company. The Company shall not be bound by any estimates given orally or in which manifest errors occur.
Collection of materials is chargeable but:
(a) Time must be kept to a minimum & reasonable.
(b) If the collection time is likely to exceed 30 minutes the customer must be additionally informed of the circumstances
16.Invoices are due for payment immediately upon delivery to the Customer. Any part of that invoice which remains unpaid shall carry interest at the rate of 4% per month over the base rate until payment in full is received by the Company.
17.Original electrical certificates will not be passed over to the costumer until the full payment received by the company.
18.Where the date &/or time for works to be carried out is agreed by the Company with the Customer, then the Company shall use its best endeavours to ensure that the operative shall attend on the date & at the time agreed. However, the Company accepts no liability in respect of the non attendance or late attendance on site of the operative/engineer or for the late or non delivery of materials.
19.The Customer shall accept sole liability to discharge the Company's account unless he/she discloses to the Company when initially instructing the Company to carry out work &/or supply materials that he/she is acting on behalf of a third party (including, but not limited to, a Limited Company or partnership) & receiving a written estimate) the name of the third party appears on the written estimate.
20.If the Customer cancels their instructions prior to any work being carried out or materials supplied then the Customer shall be liable for any related expenditure together with the profit that would have been made by the Company had the work been carried out &/or materials supplied in accordance with such instructions.
21. If, after the Company shall have carried out the works, the Customer is not wholly satisfied with the works then the Customer shall give notice in writing within 12 months to the Company & shall afford the Company, and its insurers, the opportunity of both inspecting such works, & carrying out any necessary remedial works if appropriate. The Customer accepts that if he fails to notify the Company as aforesaid then the Company shall not be liable in respect of any defects in the works carried out.
22.The Guarantee shall be for labour only in respect of faulty workmanship for 12 months from the date of completion with the manufacturers warranty in force. The Guarantee will become null & void if the installation completed and fittings supplied by the Company is:
(a) Subject to misuse or negligence.
(b) Repaired, modified or tampered with by anyone other than a Company operative.
23.The Company will accept no liability for, or guarantee suitability of materials supplied by the Customer and will accept no liability for any consequential damage or fault.
24.The company will not guarantee any work undertaken on instruction from the customer & against the written or verbal advice of the operative/engineer. Work is guaranteed only in respect of work directly undertaken by the company & payment in full has been made. Any non-related faults arising from recommended work which has not been undertaken by the company will not be guaranteed.
25.The company shall not be held liable or responsible for any damage or defect resulting from work not fully guaranteed or where recommended work has not been carried out. Work will not carry a guarantee where the customer has been notified by the engineer either verbally or in writing of any other related work which requires attention.
26.Existing installations: No guarantee provided on repairs, alterations or modifications of existing wiring, tripping of the RCD, RCBO or other protective devices, installation of old, vintage, second hand, modified or any clients supplied accessories or appliances.
27.The customer shall be solely liable for any potentially dangerous situation in respect of issued written or verbal electrical danger notification.
28. The Company shall not be liable for any delay or for the consequences of any delay in performing any of its obligations if such delay is due to any cause whatsoever beyond its reasonable control, & the Company shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations.
29.The Company shall only be liable for rectifying works completed by the Company & shall not be held responsible for ensuing damage or claims resulting from this or other work overlooked or subsequently requested & not undertaken at that time.
30.Title to any goods, supplied by the Company to the Customer shall not pass to the Customer but shall be retained by the Company until payment in full for such goods has been made by the Customer to the Company.
Until such time as title in the such goods has passed to the Customer:
(i) the Company shall have absolute authority to repossess, sell or otherwise deal with or dispose of all any or part of such goods in which title remains vested in the Company,
(ii) for the purpose specified in (i) above, the Company or any of its agents or authorised representatives shall be entitled at any time & without notice to enter any premises in which goods or any part thereof is installed, stored or kept, or is reasonably believed so to be.
(iii) the Company shall be entitled to seek a court injunction to prevent the Customer from selling, transferred or otherwise disposing of such goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, risk in such goods shall pass on delivery of the same to the Customer, & until such time as title in such goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall insure such goods to their replacement value & the Customer shall forthwith, upon request, provide the Company with a certificate or other evidence of such Insurance.
31.These terms & conditions may not be released, discharges, supplemented, interpreted, varied or modified in any manner except by an instrument in writing signed by a duly authorised representative of the Company & by the Customer. Further, these terms & conditions shall prevail over any terms & conditions used by the Customer or contained or set out or referred to in any documentation sent by the Customer to the Company; by entering into a contact with the Company the Customer agrees irrevocably to waive the application of any such terms & conditions. These terms & conditions & all contacts awarded between the Company & Customer shall be governed & construed in accordance with English law & shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English law.