Terms and Conditions of Business
Lapworths Removals Our contract Conditions and Extra care handeling charge explained.
Packing boxes are delivered FREE of charge (UK only) and are supplied
at cost price in advance of your move on a sale or return basis. Please
call us now on FREEPHONE 0800 980 5866 or why not visit www.removal-boxes.com and
Lapworths Removals offers a 2 man packing service at £40 per
Lapworths Removals make an additional charge of £25 for Saturday
moves and £150 for Sunday moves.
The quotation assumes ease of access and part adjacent to the house for
loading and unloading.
An additional charge is added for premises with difficulties or above
the first floor.
Please inform us in advance of any heavy lifting required such as pianos
and safes and any likely difficulties with a large Removal vehicle so
we may make provisions which may be chargeable.
Assembly of furniture and any tradesman services such as the disconnection
of a washing machine and/or lighting may incur a charge.
Waiting for keys at the new property may incur an additional charge.
All items in the move over £250 must be specified in advance.
Lapworths Removals Extra care handeling charge cover is extended to indemnify the client against
All Risks of loss or damage to household removals arising from any fortuitous
cause during loading or unloading of the conveying vehicle or transit
therein but excluding:
A) Loss or damage to food & drink, furs, jewellery, watches, precious
metals and precious stones, deeds, bonds, Bills of Exchange, Promissory
Notes, Money or securities for money stamps of all kinds, Manuscripts
and other documents.
B) Loss or damage caused by or arising from wear, tear, gradual deterioration,
mildew, moth, vermin, or any progress of cleaning, repairing or restoring.
C) Loss or damage to self-assembly furniture unless dismantled prior
to the day of removal and paid for.
D) Mechanical or Electrical derangement unless caused by external means.
E) Breakage of owner- packed goods unless caused by a major accident
to the means of conveyance.
F) Loss or damage occurring in premises where the goods are stored or
warehoused unless the cover is granted elsewhere in this policy.
In the event of loss or damage to any article forming a pair or set,
the indemnity granted hereunder shall be limited to the proportionate
value that that article bears to the total value of the pair or set and
no additional depreciation shall be paid.
Provided always that if at the time of an event resulting in a claim
under this extension the value of the goods shall exceed the amount stated
in the policy schedule the Company will only be responsible for such
proportion of the loss as the amount stated in the said schedule bears
to the actual value of the goods.
Its is a condition precedent to liability under this extension that the
client shall obtain a value inventory in respect of the goods, prepared
prior to commencement of transit and signed by the owner of the goods.
Any discrepancies and complaints should be notified to the company in
writing within 48 hours of the move.
Lapworths Removals Storage facilities are available please call for more
Your Removal Quotation letter is valid for a minimum period of 6 months.
Lapworths Removals Our contract Conditions and Extra care handeling charge explained.
All Extra care handeling charge claims can only be considered after payment for your move
has been paid for in full.
Charges if you postpone or cancel the removal
If you postpone or cancel this contract, we will make a charge according to how much notice is given.
(a) Deposit non refundable.
(b) More than 14 days before the removal was due to start; Deposit
(c) Less than 14 days, but more than 8 days before the removal was due to start; 30% of the removal charge, plus deposit.
(d) Less than 8 days before the removal was due to start; 60% of the removal charge, plus deposit.
(e) On the day before the move 100% of the removal charge, plus deposit.
In the removals industry, limited liability is standard practice because
the mover does not know the value of a customer's goods.
We encourage all our customers to take out Extra care handeling charge to cover themselves
against losses greater than the limits set out in our terms and conditions
and for risks where they have no rights of recourse against the removal
Extra Extra care handeling charge
If customers want to discuss and negotiate alternative terms and conditions
they may. Please call Lapworths Removals Tel Free UK 0800 980 5866
Depending on the request it may be necessary to increase the Extra care handeling charge
Lapworths Removals terms and conditions are important. Please note the following:
Lapworths Removals excludes liability for jewellery and other similar items
Lapworths Removals limits the company's liability to £40 per item in
the event of loss or damage caused as a result of our negligence
Lapworths Removals limits the company's liability to £75 per premises
in the event of damage to your premises
Lapworths Removals excludes liability for owner
packed goods other than negligence.
Lapworths Removals specifies the time limits for submitting claims for loss
jewellery and other items should not be included for removal.
If you want to do your own packing you need to consider the following:
Lapworths Removals is responsible for the loss or damage caused by its negligence.
Goods may be damaged by other causes over which a removal contractor
has no control.
7 working days notice is required for the cancellation of any move.
Less than 7 working days notice will incur the loss of deposit
Secondly, our limit of liability is £40 per item or box and this
will not be enough for some items.
Lapworths Removals recognises that its customers need proper financial protection
and offers Extra care handeling charge to cover goods while they are being packed, loaded,
transported, unloaded and unpacked by European Removals. If your move
involves storage, this can be arranged too.
What Type of Extra care handeling charge Do I Require
Lapworths Removals recommends to all customers that they take out Full "All
Risks" - Extra care handeling charge. This does not literally cover anything that
may happen, but does include cover for damage by breakage, vehicle accidents,
fire, storm and theft.
You can choose Extra care handeling charge on a reinstatement basis which means "new
for old", or an indemnity basis which means "like for like".
New for Old Extra care handeling charge
If something is totally lost or destroyed you will be paid the new replacement
value or the item will be replaced as new. If the item can be repaired,
our agent will arrange this if it is cheaper and gives a satisfactory
Like for Like Extra care handeling charge
Claims will be settled on the basis of the new value minus an allowance
for age, wear and tear.
Check the value of your goods.
Once you have decided between "new for old " and "like
for like" you must calculate the value of your goods.
This is your responsibility, because neither Lapworths Removals nor our agent
know the value of your property.
Claims Time Limit
For goods delivered by Lapworths Removals, claims must be notified within
48 hours of delivery. If another company collects goods from a Lapworths Removals warehouse, claims must be notified when the goods are
handed out by the Lapworths Removals staff. Our agent will refuse to pay claims
if you do not adhere to these time limits.
Provision of service
We will do our best to provide service to you by any date we have agreed
with you but we do not guarantee to do so.
Matching Pairs and Full Sets of Items
Like most household contents policies, if one of a pair of items or part
of a set is lost or damaged, our agent will only pay for the individual
item that is lost or damaged. Our agent will not pay for the replacement
of the entire set.
Mechanical and Electrical Breakdown
It is not possible for Lapworths Removals or our agent to check that electrical
goods are working before a move takes place and our agent obviously have
no responsibility for pre-existing damage.
This means that our agent will only pay for mechanical and electrical
breakdown or derangement if there is obviously damage to outer casings.
Damp & Mildew
From time to time Lapworths Removals receives Notice from customers for items
that appear damp or damaged by mould or mildew. Be aware that the company's
warehouses are not heated. In winter, the ambient temperature and humidity
in a warehouse is much lower than a centrally-heated home.
The higher temperature at home means that its air is almost certainly
more humid. If soft furnishings, upholstered furniture, bedding and curtains
come from a warm environment into a cold environment, the air in the
fibres will cool and deposit a 'moisture load', and a feeling of dampness.
This arises because the temperature and humidity in your house is high,
not because the warehouses leak! We are happy to discuss this with you.
Packing your Goods
Our agent will not pay for the loss or damage to goods packed by the customers,
only if there is total loss of a consignment. If you find this unacceptable,
you must allow Lapworths Removals to pack your goods.
Lapworths Removals Extra care handeling charge is specially tailored for customers needs and
we strongly advise that you purchase Full New for Old Extra care handeling charge
to avoid disappointment.
If you have any questions or queries please call Lapworths Removals Tel Free
UK 0800 980
CREDIT & DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS
I authorise you to charge my credit or debit card with all charges I have been
notified of and any charges pursuant to my varied instruction in addition to
charges incurred but not forseen.
Storage charges are determined by the number of crates in use.
Storage is charged 1 month in advance on the first of each month.
Payment is taken automatically from your credit/debit card, unless another method has been set up.
Any unused paid storage will be refunded on re-delivery.
Storage charges can change. Please consult with one of our telephone staff our current rates.
Self delivery and collections incur a £40 / hour handling charge.
Our company reserves the right to dispose of all unpaid storage to recover costs after a period of 2 months. Any personal financial issues should be reported to the company as early as possible.
LARGE CASH PAYMENTS
We will not accept large cash payments greater than 15,000euros (£10,000) in any single transacation.