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Terms & Conditions

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The following terms and conditions apply when you place an order on our website.

  1. Definitions

    1. ‘Customer’ will refer to the person or company that has ordered equipment hire from Handy Skips.
    2. ‘Skip’ will refer to our skips.
    3. ‘Site’ will refer to the address where the skip is to be delivered.
    4. ‘Owner’ or ‘Agent’ will refer to the person or company that possesses legal ownership of the Skip and who acts for Handy Skips as its subcontractor.
    5. ‘Vehicle’ will refer to the Owner’s vehicle.
    6. ‘Contract’ will refer to the contract the Customer signed when hiring the Skip.
  2. Parties - The parties to this contract are Handy Skips, [ADDRESS], and the Customer.
  3. Basis of this Contract

    1. Quotations and estimates provided by Handy Skips will not be binding unless expressively stated in writing. Price quotes are based on information given at the date of booking. Prices may vary from the day of the quotation to the day when the order is made by the Customer.
    2. The Contract between the Customer and Handy Skips is subjected to these terms and conditions and is an embodiment of the agreement between the Parties. Variations in the contract shall be binding only if it is agreed in writing by both Parties.
    3. Handy Skips reserves its right to make changes if they are required to provide more safety applications or answer to situational requirements.
    4. The hire period of the Skip shall be up to 14 days, starting from the day of delivery. That period may be extended if the Customer notifies Handy Skips well in advance and agrees to pay the additional charge.
    5. The maximum duration of a hire shall not exceed 3 months if the Customer is an individual and the service is covered by the Consumer Credit Act 1974.
    6. This Contract respects all the Customer’s constitutional rights as a consumer.
  4. Skip use outside of private property

    1. The Owner will organise the obtaining of a permission of the Highway Authority in the event that a Skip has to be delivered outside of a private property.
    2. The Owner is responsible for the correct use of the permission during the hire period.
    3. Both the Customer and the Owner are to ensure the conditions of the permission are met and ensure the skip is properly lit at night.
    4. The Customer is responsible for providing enough space for delivery and collection of the Skip. If the Customer fails to do so, they are liable to pay Handy Skips for the abortive transportation and/or collection fees.
  5. Warranties - The Customer declares:

    1. That proper care will be given to the Skip and its use will be limited to the job it was hired for, and that the company will be notified about any loss or damage of Skip while in the Customer’s care.
    2. That there will be no fires lit in the Skip and there will be no hazardous materials placed inside it.
    3. That the Skip shall not be loaded with any of the restricted materials, which include (but are not limited to): refrigerators, freezers, tires, cans, asbestos, medical waste, plasterboard, gas cylinders, solvents, oil, hazardous material, TVs, paint, liquids, batteries. The Customer is liable to pay fines if any of the above is loaded on the Skip without prior permission by Handy Skips or the Owner.
    4. That:
      1. the waste material loaded in the Skip is within the sense of stipulated cases under Section 3 of the Control of Pollution Act and Regulation 4 of the Control of Pollution Regulation 1976 as well as any subsequent regulations issued by the Secretary of State for the Environment.
      2. an appropriate license has been issued under Section 5 of the 1974 Act.
      3. and that the waste material in the Skip is not within the definition of hazardous waste as defined by the Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 (England and Wales) and The List of Wastes (England) Regulations 2005.
    5. That the activities undertaken by the Customer that lie within the applicable duty of care under Section 34 of The Environmental Protection Act (1990) are in accordance with the legislation and do not render Handy Skips liable under Section 33 of the said Act.
    6. That there will be proper measures for the protection of the Skip and it will be returned in proper working condition, not including wear and tear.
    7. That any use of the Skip will cease in the case of damage or injury and Handy Skips will be notified immediately.
    8. That the Skip will not be filled above the level of its sides. The Customer shall be fined with abortive charges if Handy Skips is not able to collect the Skip because of overloading.
    9. That any damage of the Skip will be repaid for, including (1) the repair and the returning of the Skip to conditions which make it fit for reuse and (2) the hire charges while the repairs are being made.
    10. That a replacement cost will be paid to Handy Skips in case the Skip is damaged beyond repair, lost, and/or stolen within the hire period.
    11. That our company will be notified in case the Skip is moved to a different location.
  6. Compensations paid by the Customer

    1. The Customer shall compensate Handy Skips regarding any loss suffered by the company as a result of:
      1. Handy Skips or any Owner using a Vehicle to deliver or collect the Skip off-road as requested by the Customer and the Vehicle suffering damage because of the location, unless there is proven negligence on the part of the Vehicle’s driver.
      2. Loss of or damage to the Skip during the hire period, excluding standard wear and tear.
      3. Any claim of damage to property or injury to persons which is a direct result of the Skip’s use during the hire period.
      4. Any infringement of these Terms and Conditions by the Customer.
      5. The Customer shall compensate Handy Skips for charges made by the Owner owing to the Customer’s application of the Skip and waste disposal in it.
  7. Our Liability

    1. In the event that our company is liable to pay for loss or damage to the Customer’s property, the liability’s extent will be restricted to the replacement cost of the damaged property.
    2. The Customer shall provide Handy Skips with a reasonable period of time and opportunity to remedy any loss or damage it is found liable for before applying any costs. In the event that the Customer fails to do this, our company shall not be liable at all.
    3. Handy Skips shall not be liable to the Customer in the event that all expenses regarding the hire of the Skip have not been paid by their due date.
    4. Handy Skips shall not be liable to the Customer in the event that any insurance policies appointed in the Contract cover loss or damage, to the extent of the coverage.
    5. Handy Skips shall not be liable to the Customer in the event of indirect or direct consequential losses to the Customer’s goodwill, profits, business opportunities, or other.
    6. Our company shall make all efforts to provide timely delivery and collection of the Skip, and shall not be liable for any delay. Handy Skips does not take responsibility for any delay or failure of delivery due to circumstances outside of its control.
    7. This Contract does not limit or deny the liability of Handy Skips in the event of a death or personal injury due to negligence on part of the company.
  8. Price and payment

    1. The accepted payment methods are debit and credit card. All payment is made in advance and in accordance with the data provided by the Customer. For any surcharges resulting from lack of information or action by the Customer, the Customer is liable to pay those fees.
    2. Any fee paid by the Customer is considered as an admission of the full payment due for the hire.
  9. Cancellation and Refund

    1. The Customer may cancel an order 24 hours before the Skip is dispatched or costs are incurred.
    2. Any paid fees when cancelling an order in accordance with 8.1 will be refunded, with the exception of reasonably incurred fees.
  10. Termination Notice

    1. The Contract shall stand for the full duration of the hire in the event that the hire has a fixed duration, unless both parties specifically agree to its termination. In case the Contract does not have a fixed duration, it can be terminated at any time, provided that one party has notified the other party within 24 hours before termination.
    2. If the Contract is terminated, the Customer is entitled to pay Handy Skips the price in accordance with the hire period, including the 24 hours period after the notification made before termination, as well as all additional fees relating to the waste disposal.
  11. Risks and Ownership to Skip

    1. Any risks related to the equipment are considered the Customer’s concern when the Skip leaves the physical possession of Handy Skips or the Owner’s. Said risks are passed back to Handy Skips only when the Skip is in the physical possession of the company or a third party agent acting on its behalf.
    2. Ownership of the Skip remains with the Owner. The customer has no rights related to the Skip and may not trade with the Skip hired. This includes (but is not limited to) assigning, pledging, hiring, lending, selling, securing, etc.
  12. General

    1. If any of these conditions is deemed unenforceable in the court of law, then it shall be deemed not part of the Terms and Conditions, but the enforceability and validity of the rest of the conditions shall stand.
    2. No delays or failures to exercise any of the conditions under the Contract shall be considered a waiver to exercise it, nor restrict its further exercise.
    3. The Contract shall be held accountable to the Laws of England and the Customer and Handy Skips hereby irrevocably concur to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
    4. In case of legal proceedings of any kind between Handy Skips and the Customer the confirmation in writing of the authorised representative of the company as to the Skip delivery and collection dates will be held as conclusive evidence of the facts declared therein.
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