For the purpose of these terms and conditions the following words shall have the following meanings:
1.1. The ‘Company’ shall mean Spartan Electrical Scotland Limited.
1.2. The ‘Customer’ shall mean the person or organisation for whom the Company agrees to carry out works/and or supply materials.
1.3. The ‘Engineer’ shall mean the employee or representative of the Company performing the work for the Customer.
2. 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 using an engineer of the Company’s choice at its sole discretion.
2.1. The customer is to advise the Company of the location of any concealed water, gas, electrical, telephone or other services prior to the commencement of the installation work. In the absence of such advice, the Company cannot accept liability for damage to these services or consequential loss due to the services being damaged.
3. Cables will be concealed where possible but will be surface run where, in the opinion of the Company, this is impractical.
3.1. The customer is to advise the Company in writing of the location of any asbestos or asbestos type material that can be found on the premises. Should asbestos or a material suspected of being asbestos be found in areas other than where previously documented, the Company reserves the right to request that samples of the material are tested in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 at no cost to the Company. The customer must make available their premises asbestos registers as per The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006.
3.2 It is the Customer’s responsibility to move all stock/or any obstruction that may impede our engineers during any electrical works.
3.3 Lifting of carpets/flooring will be carried out by our engineers. Whilst every care will be taken, we cannot accept responsibility for carpets replaced not as originally fitted.
3.4 The Company does not make any allowances for re-decorating or re-plastering in any capacity. Upon completion of works the work area will be left clean and tidy.
4. The total charge to the Customer shall consist of the cost of the materials supplied by the Company and the amount of time spent by the engineer in carrying out works (including all reasonable time spent in obtaining un-stocked materials) charged in accordance with the Company’s current hourly rates and minimum charge
5. Estimates are only valid for a period of 30 days from the date of the estimate.
6. The works shall be carried out during normal working hours, 8.00am to 15.00pm Monday to Friday, unless alternative arrangements have been made in writing to the Customer.
7. Any parking charges, congestion charges, low emission zone charges incurred by the engineer will be passed onto the customer.
8. The Company will not be under any obligation to provide an estimate to the Customer and shall only be bound (subject as hereinafter) by estimates given in writing to the Customer and 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.
9. The Company will be entitled to add interest on a weekly basis on any amount not paid within 30 days of the issue date. Interest will be charged at 10% of the balance overdue.
10. The Company does not accept any responsibility for payments lost or delayed.
11. Domestic projects exceeding £1500 will require a deposit of 30% before the work can commence. This amount will need to be received 1 week prior to the works commencing. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
11.1 Commercial/Contractor Projects exceeding £1500 will require a deposit of 30% before the work can commence. This amount will need to be received 1 week prior to the works commencing. Payment can be made by bank transfer.
11.2. Payment of the works or the remainder of the works can be made by bank transfer.
11.3. The Company reserves the right to withhold any test certificate until final payment has been made.
11.4. After 30 days from the date of the invoice, the Customer will no longer be contacted by the Company. The Company will instruct their preferred company to recover the debt; the subsequent cost incurred by this, will also need to be paid by the Customer.
11.5. The Company reserves the right to add any cost incurred, inclusive of legal fees, in the pursuit of payment to the amount owed.
12. Title of Goods
12.1. 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 full payment has been made.
12.2. 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.
12.3. For the purpose specified in (12.1) above, the Company or any of its agents or authorised representatives shall be entitled at any time and without notice to enter any premises in which goods or any part thereof are installed, stored or kept, or is reasonably believed so to be.
12.4. The Company shall be entitled to seek a court injunction to prevent the Customer from selling, transferring or otherwise disposing of such goods. Notwithstanding the foregoing, risk in such goods shall pass on delivery of the same to the Customer, and until such time as title in such goods has passed to the Customer, the Customer shall insure such goods to their replacement value and the Customer shall forthwith, upon request, provide the Company with a certificate or other evidence of such insurance.