For the purpose of these terms and conditions the following words shall have the following meanings: –
“The Company” shall mean BML Group Ltd.
“The Customer” shall mean the person or organization for whom the Company agrees to carry out works and/or supply materials
“The Operative” shall mean the employee or representative or subcontractor appointed by the Company to execute the works or supply materials pursuant to an order in respect of which the Company has issued a job number.
The Customer may place an order with the Company verbally or in writing and the Customer warrants that any employee or representative who places an order with the Company will have the authority of the Customer to create a contract between the Customer and the Company on these Terms and Conditions. On receiving an order, the Company will issue a job number (and in the case of an order placed orally a written confirmation of the works and/or materials ordered) to the Customer at which point a contract will be made between the Customer and the Company on these Terms and Conditions which (subject to Clause 8) shall not be cancellable. These Terms and Conditions may not be released, discharged, supplemented, interpreted, varied or modified in any manner except in writing. Further, these Terms and Conditions shall prevail over any terms and 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 contract with the Company the Customer agrees irrevocably to waive the application of any such terms and conditions.
Where the Company agrees to carry out works for the Customer then such works shall be carried out by an Operative who shall be selected by the Company in its absolute discretion.
The total charges payable by the Customer shall consist of:
a) – the cost of materials supplied by the Company (to include the normal trade mark up on the purchase price of such materials), to the Customer; – and,
b) the time (including travel) spent by the Operative(s) in executing the Order for the Customer (to include all time spent in obtaining materials for the Customer whether or not the Operative is ultimately able to supply such materials to the Customer), charged in accordance with the Company’s current schedule of rates.
All charges are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate, except in cases where the work carried out is zero- rated.
Invoices are due for payment 30 days from date of invoice. Any queries on invoices must be made in writing to the Company within 14 days of the date of invoice. Invoices which remain unpaid (whether wholly unpaid or in part) shall incur interest at the rate of 4% above the Bank of England base rate until payment is received in full by the Company.
The Company shall 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 authorized representative of the Company. The Company shall not be bound by any estimates given orally. When a written estimate has been supplied to the Customer, the total charge to the Customer referred to in the estimate may be revised in the following circumstances: –
if after submission of the estimate the Customer instructs the Company (orally or in writing) to carry out additional works or supply additional materials over and above those specified in the estimate; and/or-
if after submission of the estimate there is an increase in the cost of materials; and/or, –
if after submission of the estimate it is discovered that further works need to be carried out which could not reasonably have been anticipated when the estimate was prepared.
If the Customer shall purport to terminate a Contract prior to any work being carried out, or materials being delivered to site, he shall be entitled to do so upon payment to the Company, of an amount equivalent to the cost to the Company of any time spent and/or materials purchased by the Company in connection with the Contract calculated in accordance with Clause 4 plus the profit which the Company would have made on the Contract if it had not been terminated.
a) If, after the Company shall have executed the Contract, the Customer is of the reasonable opinion that the Contract has not been executed in accordance the terms of the order and/or has been executed defectively, then the Customer shall give written notice to the Company, within 14 days of completion of such execution, specifying in which respects the execution of the Contract has in its view has not been so executed and/or such execution has been defective.
b) The Customer shall afford the Company the opportunity of inspecting such works and/or materials (which the Company undertakes to do) and, where such the Contract has not been executed in accordance with the terms of the order or such execution is defective, the Company shall be entitled to (and shall) carry out any necessary remedial works and/or replace any defective materials.
The Customer accepts that if he/she fails to notify the Company as aforesaid then the Company shall not be liable in respect of any such defects in the works carried out and/or materials supplied.
Title to any goods or materials, 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 or materials, has been made by the Customer to the Company.
Until such time as title in such goods has passed to the Customer;
The Company shall have absolute authority to retake, sell or otherwise deal with or dispose of all, any or part of such goods in which title remains vested in the Company:
For the purpose specified in (i) above, the Company or any of its agents or authorized representatives shall be entitled at any time and without notice to enter upon any premises in which goods or any part thereof is installed, stored or kept, or is reasonably believed so to be.
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.
These Terms and Conditions and all contracts between the Company and the Customer shall be governed and construed in accordance with English Law and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Law.