These Terms and Conditions are the standard terms for the provision of services by Bredon Hill Cleaning Services a Limited Company registered in England.
1.1 In these Terms and Conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday;
means any day of the year;
means detergents, solutions, towels, cloths, gloves and other cleaning equipment including (without limitation) mops, buckets and vacuum cleaners;
means the contract for the provision of Services, as explained in Clause 3;
means ‘one-off’ customers and regular customers
means an advance payment made to Us under sub-Clause 5.5;
means a calendar month;
means a customer who has booked between one and three cleans;
means a customer who has instructed the Provider to clean on more than three occasions;
means the price payable for the Services;
means Bredon Hill Cleaning Services Ltd;
means the services which are to be provided by Us to you as agreed between the Provider and the Customer
means Bredon Hill Cleaning Services Ltd, whose registered address and main trading address is The Calf Pens, Dairy Farm Yard, Overbury, Tewkesbury, GL20 7NT
1.2 Each reference in these Terms and Conditions to “writing” and any similar expression includes electronic communications whether sent by e-mail, text message, fax or other means.
2.1 Bredon Hill Cleaning Services is a Limited Company registered in England under number 09307785 whose registered address and main trading address is The Calf Pens, Dairy Farm Yard, Overbury, Tewkesbury, GL20 7NT.
2.2 Our VAT number is 201218275
2.3 We are a member of DCBN - Domestic Cleaning Business Network.
3.1 These Terms and Conditions govern the sale and provision of Services by Us and will form the basis of the Contract between Us and you. Before engaging Our services, please ensure that you have read these Terms and Conditions carefully. If you are unsure about any part of these Terms and Conditions, please ask Us for clarification.
3.2 If you wish to change the day or time which the Services are provided, We will do our best to accommodate your request, but We are not able to guarantee that the same person will be available at the alternative agreed time.
3.3 If, for whatever reason, your usual cleaner is not available, we will endeavour to provide you with a suitable replacement to ensure we honour the Contract between Us. However, if you do not wish to accept the replacement and we are not able to re-arrange your Service, this will be deducted from your next invoice. However, please be aware we are not able to guarantee to allocate the same cleaner each time you require our Service and we do reserve the right to substitute cleaners as and when required and to ensure we meet the needs of our Service provision.
3.4 We shall ensure that the following information is given or made available to you prior to the formation of the Contract between Us and you, save for where such information is already apparent from the context of the transaction:
3.4.1 The main characteristics of the Services;
3.4.2 Our identity (set out above in Clause 2) and contact details (as set out below in Clause 11);
3.4.3 The total Price for the Services including taxes or, if the nature of the Services is such that the Price cannot be calculated in advance, the manner in which it will be calculated;
3.4.4 The arrangements for payment, performance and the time by which (or within which) We undertake to perform the Services;
3.4.5 Our complaints handling policy;
3.4.6 The duration of the Contract, where applicable, or if the Contract is of indeterminate duration or is to be extended automatically, the conditions for terminating the Contract;
3.5 We may cancel your Service provision at any time before We begin providing the Services due to the unavailability of required personnel or materials, or due to the occurrence of an event outside of Our reasonable control. If such cancellation is necessary, We will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible. If you have made any payments to Us under Clause 4 (including, but not limited to the Deposit), the payment(s) will be refunded as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 7 Calendar Days of Us informing you of the cancellation. Cancellations will be confirmed in writing.
4.1 The price of the Services will be that shown in Our price list in place at the time of your engaging Our Services. If the price shown differs from Our current price We will inform you upon receipt of your Order.
4.2 The price payable for one-off, deep or end of tenancy cleaning will be quoted for and agreed prior to commencement of the Services.
4.3 We reserve the right to amend the initial quotation in the event your original requirements change.
4.4 Our prices may change (including when the scope of the Services changes) and We will give 30 days’ written notice of the change following which the revised price will become effective.
4.5 All prices exclude VAT, including any quotations given. Changes in VAT will not affect any prices where We have already received payment in full, from you.
4.6 Before We begin providing the Services for deep, after building work or end of tenancy cleaning, you will be required to pay a Deposit of 50% of the total price for the Services. The remaining 50% will become due and payable immediately after the Services have been provided.
4.7 In certain circumstances, if your Order is cancelled, your Deposit will be refunded in full or in part. The amount due will be calculated based upon the Price for the Services, Our price list, and the amount of work (if any) already undertaken by Us. Please refer to sub-Clauses 3.4 if your Order is cancelled before the Services begin, or to Clause 10 if the Services are cancelled after they have begun.
4.8 The balance of the Price will be payable once We have provided the Services and by no later than within 24 hours of work being completed.
4.9 We accept the following methods of payment:
4.9.1 By Direct Debit with GoCardless.
4.10 Payment for the Services provided to Regular Customers are payable up-front each month prior to the Service being undertaken. In the event you have overpaid, in any one month, this amount will be deducted from your next up-front invoice.
4.11 Payment for Services provided to a One-Off Customer, must be made prior to the Service being provided.
4.12 If you do not make the payment to Us up-front then no Service will be provided until the outstanding payment is received and has cleared through the standard banking system.
4.13 Payment is accepted by Direct Debit with GoCardless only, which should be set up at least 14 working days in advance of the Service commencing.
4.14 No refund will be made if missed sessions are due to You being on a holiday or away for whatever personal reasons, where you have failed to provide Us with at least 72-hours working notice.
4.15 If the Services are due to be provided on a UK bank or public holiday (other than Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and/or New Year’s Day), then the Services will still be provided unless agreed otherwise between Us and You. If the Services fall on one of the above-mentioned days, and the Services are not provided, then no amounts are due and payable. However, if it is agreed that the Services are to be provided on these bank holidays, We will agree with You the terms that will apply.
5.1 As required by law, We will provide the Services with reasonable skill and care, consistent with best practices and standards in the cleaning services industry, and in accordance with any information provided by Us about the Services and about Us.
5.2 We will begin providing the Services on the date confirmed in Our Order Confirmation, provided we have received payment as stated in clause 4.
5.3 We will continue providing the Services for the time period specified and agreed in advance or until either party gives the required notice to terminate the Contract and Provision of Services.
5.4 We will make every reasonable effort to complete the Services on time (and in accordance with your Order). We cannot, however, be held responsible for any delays if an event outside of Our control occurs. Please see Clause 9 for events outside of Our control.
5.5 If We require any information or action from you in order to provide the Services, We will inform you of this as soon as is reasonably possible.
5.6 If the information or action required of you under sub-Clause 5.5 is delayed, incomplete or otherwise incorrect, We will not be responsible for any delay caused as a result. If additional work is required from Us to correct or compensate for a mistake made as a result of incomplete or otherwise incorrect information or action on your part, We may charge you a reasonable additional sum for that work.
5.7 In certain circumstances, for example where there is a delay in you sending Us information or taking action required under Clause 5.5, We may suspend the Services (and will inform you of that suspension in writing).
5.8 In certain circumstances, for example where We encounter a technical problem, We may need to suspend the Services in order to resolve the issue. Unless the issue is an emergency and requires immediate attention, We will inform you in advance in writing before suspending the Services.
5.9 If you do not pay Us for the Services as required by Clause 4, We may suspend the Services until you have paid all outstanding sums due. If this happens, We will inform you in writing.
6.1 You must ensure you sign and return the Agreement and set up the appropriate Direct Debit, made in favour of Bredon Hill Cleaning Services Ltd, allowing a minimum of 14 working days for the setting up of the Direct Debit.
6.2 The Services must be provided for a minimum of two (2) hours per visit.
6.3 You must ensure that the property where the Services are to be provided, has both hot and cold running water, electricity and adequate lighting.
6.4 You must ensure that any cleaning materials and/or cleaning equipment You provide are safe to use, operate, in full working order and must not require any specialist skills to use.
6.5 Vacuum cleaners need to be in good working order, good suction and sucking properly. Re-chargeable vacuum cleaners are not suitable for the Service We provide and will not be used by Us.
6.6 You must (as far as is reasonably possible) ensure than any irreplaceable items are stored away and not presented for cleaning by Us.
6.7 Unless You notify us to the contrary, we will assume that all working surfaces such as marble, granite and limestone are fully sealed and able to be cleaned with the use of proprietary cleaning products or other suitable cleaning product as provided by You.
6.8 You are responsible for ensuring the environment is safe for Us to work in, does not pose a risk to health or safety and is fully operable. In the event it is deemed unsafe, for any reason, Our providers are instructed to withdraw from the property and to report the problem. If this occurs, You will be charged 100% of the cost of the Services that were to be provided.
6.9 You are responsible for ensuring you provide Us with all relevant instructions for deactivating/activating any alarm systems, where we are required to enter or where our presence at your property may trigger an alarm. We will not be held responsible for triggering any alarm systems where you have not provided clear instructions.
6.10 Your property keys must be given to Hristina Anastasova, Director directly and in the event you cancel the Service they will be given back to you by Hristina Anastasova. Whilst all Our Cleaners sign a key holding policy they are not responsible for the collection and return of your property keys and they are not permitted, under any circumstance, to post keys through your or the Company letterbox. We do require 24-hours’ notice from you to allow this to happen.
6.11 The Provider will not be responsible for cleaning out pets’ litter trays, beds, bedding and any other form of pet cage or pet house and You must not present these for cleaning by Us. If Your property has a child’s play-room, the floor space must be cleared and in a tidy order (where reasonably practical) prior to our Service being provided in that room, or, you must allow extra time for Us to do this for you and the time involved will become chargeable. The room will not be cleaned if it does not comply with this clause.
6.12 If You require Us to clean your coal, log, open fire or log burner You will be responsible for providing a metal bucket and suitable dust-pan and brush for collection of the ashes. We will not be responsible for disposing of the ashes and will be left in a suitable place at the end of the Service for You to dispose of.
6.13 Abusive, harassing or offensive behaviour is unacceptable, whether verbal, physical or visual. This includes demeaning, insulting, embarrassing or intimidating behaviour directed at any cleaner or employee of Bredon Hill Cleaning Services related to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex and/or sexual orientation unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform their duties. It is the Company’s policy to comply with the Equal Opportunities Act 2010. If any such behaviour is discovered, whether directly or indirectly by the Company, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect and no refunds will be due.
7.1 We always use reasonable efforts to ensure that Our provision of the Services is trouble-free. If, however, there is a problem with the Services We request that you inform Us as soon as is reasonably possible (you do not need to contact Us in writing).
7.2 We will use reasonable efforts to remedy problems with the Services as quickly as is reasonably possible and practical.
7.3 We will not charge you for remedying problems under this Clause 7 where the problems have been caused by Us, any of our agents or employees or sub-contractors or where nobody is at fault. If We determine that a problem has been caused by incorrect or incomplete information or action provided or taken by you, sub-Clause 6.6 will apply, and We may charge you for remedial work.
7.4 As a consumer, you have certain legal rights with respect to the purchase of services. For full details of your legal rights and guidance on exercising them, it is recommended that you contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office. If We do not perform the Services with reasonable skill and care, you have the right to request repeat performance or, if that is not possible or done within a reasonable time without inconvenience to you, you have the right to a reduction in price. If the Services are not performed in line with information that We have provided about them, you also have the right to request repeat performance or, if that is not possible or done within a reasonable time without inconvenience to you (or if Our breach concerns information about Us that does not relate to the performance of the Services), you have the right to a reduction in price. If for any reason We are required to repeat the Services in accordance with your legal rights, We will not charge you for the same and We will bear any and all costs of such repeat performance. In cases where a price reduction applies, this may be any sum up to the full Price and, where you have already made payment(s) to Us, may result in a full or partial refund. Any such refunds will be issued without undue delay (and in any event within 14 calendar days starting on the date on which We agree that you are entitled to the refund) and made via the same payment method originally used by you unless you request an alternative method. In addition to your legal rights relating directly to the Services, You also have remedies if We use materials that are faulty or incorrectly described.
8.1 We will be responsible for any foreseeable loss or damage that you may suffer as a result of Our breach of these Terms and Conditions or as a result of Our negligence (including that of Our employees, agents or sub-contractors). Loss or damage is foreseeable if it is an obvious consequence of the breach or negligence or if it is contemplated by you and Us when the Contract is created. We will not be responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.
8.2 We provide Services for domestic, commercial and private use. We will not be liable to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, interruption to business or for any loss of business opportunity.
8.3 If We are providing Services in your property and We cause any damage, you must notify Us of such damage within 12 hours of Us carrying out the Service, or where the Service is provided during a weekend You must notify Us by 10.00am on the following Monday. Damage cases can initially be reported via email or phone. All following information must be submitted via email for clarity, and to ensure a written record of the communication. We will make good that damage at no additional cost to you, unless it is in excess of £250 (see clauses 8.1 and 8.8). Due to insurance considerations You must provide photographic and other such relevant and reasonable evidence to support your claim, without this We are unable to make a claim under Our insurance policy. In the event You are unable to provide evidence then You will not be able to pursue a claim for damages. We are not responsible for any pre-existing faults or damage in or to your property that We may discover while providing the Services.
8.4 In order to verify the purchase of a replacement for a damaged item, a receipt or bank statement will need to be provided so the process of assessing compensation can be triggered.
8.5 When determining fair compensation, We will consider any depreciation and any wear and tear into the offer of compensation.
8.6 Whilst every reasonable endeavour will be taken to compensate You for the damage suffered, it must be proved beyond doubt that the damage has indeed resulted from the Cleaner at Our Company.
8.7 In the unlikely event a dispute arises under clause 8.3, we may suspend the Service until matters are satisfactorily resolved or we receive a written instruction from you to the contrary.
8.8 We agree to provide absolute security for keys to your property/ies at all times. In the unlikely event of keys being misplaced/lost by Us, We will make appropriate arrangements for replacements keys to be made at Our expense.
8.9 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit Our liability for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence (including that of Our employees, agents or sub-contractors); or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
8.10 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions seeks to exclude or limit Our liability for failing to perform the Services with reasonable care and skill or in accordance with information provided by Us about the Services or about Us.
8.11 We have in place a £1million public liability insurance policy underwritten by a leading insurer. There is an excess of £250, and depending on the specific claim, you will be responsible for paying this excess.
8.12 A copy of Our insurance liability documentation is available upon request, and you can request this via email from: firstname.lastname@example.org
9.1 We will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing Our obligations where that failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond Our reasonable control. Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, internet service provider failure, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, riots and other civil unrest, fire, explosion, flood, storms, earthquakes, subsidence, acts of terrorism (threatened or actual), acts of war (declared, undeclared, threatened, actual or preparations for war), epidemic or other natural disaster, or any other event that is beyond Our reasonable control.
9.2 If any event described under this Clause 9 occurs that is likely to adversely affect Our performance of any of Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions:
9.2.1 We will inform you as soon as is reasonably possible;
9.2.2 Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions will be suspended and any time limits that We are bound by will be extended accordingly;
9.2.3 We will inform you when the event outside of Our control is over and provide details of any new dates, times or availability of Services as necessary;
9.2.4 If an event outside of Our control occurs and you wish to cancel the Contract, you may do so in accordance with your right to Cancel under sub-Clause 10.3.3. Any refunds due to you as a result of that cancellation will be paid to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our acceptance of your cancellation notice;
9.2.5 If the event outside of Our control continues for more than 4 weeks, We will cancel the Contract in accordance with Our right to cancel under sub-Clause 10.5.3 and inform you of the cancellation. Any refunds due to you as a result of that cancellation will be paid to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our cancellation notice.
10.1 If You wish to cancel the Services within 24 hours or less of the agreed start time, You will be required to pay the full price for the provision of the Service. If You give 24 or more hours’ notice, but less than 48 hours’ notice, You will be required to pay 50% of the total price.
10.2 Once We have begun providing the Services, you are free to cancel the Services and the Contract at any time by giving Us 30 days’ written notice. If you have made any payment to Us for any Services We have not yet provided and will not be providing, these sums will be refunded to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our acceptance of your cancellation. We do not provide any Service unless upfront payment is received and cleared.
10.3 If any of the following occur, you may cancel the Services and the Contract immediately by giving Us written notice. If you have made any payment to Us for any Services We have not yet provided, these sums will be refunded to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our acceptance of your cancellation. If you cancel because of Our breach under sub-Clause 10.3.1, you will not be required to make any payments to Us. You will not be required to give 30 days’ notice in these circumstances:
10.3.1 We have breached the Contract in any material way and have failed to remedy that breach within 14 days’ of you asking Us to do so in writing; or
10.3.2 We enter into liquidation or have an administrator or receiver appointed over Our assets; or
10.3.3 We are unable to provide the Services due to an event outside of Our control (as under sub-Clause 9.2.4); or
10.3.4 We change these Terms and Conditions to your material disadvantage.
10.4 Once We have begun providing the Services, We may cancel the Services and the Contract at any time by giving you 14 days’ written notice. If you have made any payment to Us for any Services We have not yet provided, these sums will be refunded to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our cancellation notice.
10.5 If any of the following occur, We may cancel the Services and the Contract immediately by giving you written notice. If you have made any payment to Us for any Services We have not yet provided, these sums will be refunded to you as soon as is reasonably possible, and in any event within 14 Calendar Days of Our cancellation notice. If We have provided Services that you have not yet paid for, the sums due will be deducted from any refund due to you. We will not be required to give 14 days’ notice in these circumstances:
10.5.1 You fail to make a payment on time as required under Clause 4; or
10.5.2 You have breached the Contract in any material way and have failed to remedy that breach within 14 days’ of Us asking you to do so in writing; or
10.5.3 We are unable to provide the Services due to an event outside of Our control (for a period longer than that in sub-Clause 9.2.5).
10.6 We reserve the right to suspend the Cleaning Services in the following circumstances:
10.6.1 You fail to pay any invoice within the specified period; or
10.6.2 You fail to return all required paperwork and documentation to Us prior to the first Cleaning visit.
10.7 For the purposes of this Clause 10 (and in particular, sub-Clauses 10.3.1) a breach of the Contract will be considered ‘material’ if it is not minimal or trivial in its consequences to the terminating party (i.e. you under sub-Clause 10.3.1). In deciding whether or not a breach is material no regard will be had to whether it was caused by any accident, mishap, mistake or misunderstanding.
10.8 If We are unable to gain access to Your property in order to fulfil the service provision, where You have failed to make reasonable access arrangements, You will be charged the full price for the Services booked.
10.9 In the event that a person engaged by Us, who is usually in attendance at Your property, is unable to provide the Services for any reason (including, but not limited to, illness), We will agree with You to provide a substitute to carry out the Services. However, if You do not wish a substitute to be provided, We will agree an alternative date and time for the usual person to attend your property.
10.10 Where Services are booked over the telephone or online and the booking constitutes a distance contract pursuant to the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000, you will have the right to cancel the Services within 14 days of the formation of the contract but may not cancel the Services where provision of the Service has commenced.
11.1 If you wish to contact Us during office hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm inclusive, you may do so by telephone at 01684 342501 or 07894 241168 or by email at email@example.com
11.2 In certain circumstances you must contact Us in writing (when cancelling an Order, for example, or exercising your right to cancel the Services). When contacting Us in writing you may use the following methods:
11.2.1 Contact Us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
11.2.2 Contact Us by pre-paid post at Bredon Hill Cleaning Services, Mrs H Anastasova, The Calf Pens, Dairy Farm Yard, Overbury, GL20 7NT.
12.1 We always welcome feedback from Our customers and, whilst We always use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that your experience as a customer of Ours is a positive one, We nevertheless want to hear from you if you have any cause for complaint.
12.2 All complaints are handled in accordance with Our complaints handling policy and procedure, available from Hristina Anastasova.
12.3 If you wish to complain about any aspect of your dealings with Us, including, but not limited to, these Terms and Conditions, the Contract, or the Services, please contact Us in one of the following ways:
12.3.1 In writing, addressed to Hristina Anastasova, Director, The Calf Pens, Dairy Farm Yard, Overbury, GL20 7NT
12.3.2 By email, addressed to Hristina Anastasova, Director, email@example.com;
12.3.3 By contacting Us by telephone on 01684 342501 or 07894 241168.
13.1 All personal information that We may collect (including, but not limited to, your name and address) will be collected, used and held in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and your rights under that Act.
13.2 We may use your personal information to:
13.2.1 Provide Our Services to you.
13.2.2 Process your payment for the Services.
13.2.3 Inform you of new products and services available from Us. You may request that We stop sending you this information at any time.
13.2.4 In certain circumstances (if, for example, you wish to pay for the Services on credit), and with your consent, We may pass your personal information on to credit reference agencies. These agencies are also bound by the Data Protection Act 2018 and should use and hold your personal information accordingly.
13.2.5 We will not pass on your personal information to any other third parties.
14.1 We may transfer (assign) Our obligations and rights under these Terms and Conditions (and under the Contract, as applicable) to a third party (this may happen, for example, if We sell Our business). If this occurs, you will be informed by Us in writing. Your rights under these Terms and Conditions will not be affected and Our obligations under these Terms and Conditions will be transferred to the third party who will remain bound by them.
14.2 You may not transfer (assign) your obligations and rights under these Terms and Conditions (and under the Contract, as applicable) without Our express written permission.
14.3 The Contract is between you and Us. It is not intended to benefit any other person or third party in any way and no such person or party will be entitled to enforce any provision of these Terms and Conditions.
14.4 If any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions are found to be unlawful, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by any court or other authority, that / those provision(s) shall be deemed severed from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions. The remainder of these
Terms and Conditions shall be valid and enforceable.
14.5 No failure or delay by Us in exercising any of Our rights under these Terms and Conditions means that We have waived that right, and no waiver by Us of a breach of any provision of these Terms and Conditions means that We will waive any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision.
14.6 If You are found to be engaging any of Our employees and/or workers either directly or indirectly by recommending them to your friends and family members, then You will be liable to pay Us a recruitment fee of £500 plus VAT at the appropriate rate.
15.1 These Terms and Conditions, the Contract, and the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law.
15.2 Any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim between you and Us relating to these Terms and Conditions, the Contract, or the relationship between you and Us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of England, Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland, as determined by your residency.
Signed: ……………………………… Signed: ……………………………..………….
Hristina Anastasova, Director Name: …………………………….……………
For and on behalf of the Company For and on behalf of:…………………………..
Dated: ………………………………. Dated: ………………………………………….