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ABOUT THIS CONTRACT
 
Our Terms and Conditions represent a contract. This contract is made between Nicks Cleaners Ltd and the Client. You agree that any use of the services provided by Nicks Cleaners Ltd shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms and Conditions. Nicks Cleaners Ltd agrees to perform the work specified by the Client in a professional manner using every care to accomplish a satisfactory service.
 
1. SERVICES
1.1 REGULAR DOMESTIC CLEANING
1.1.1 The customer agrees to sign and return the Agreement to Regular Cleaners prior to the first cleaning visit.
1.1.2 Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to suspend cleaning services if a weekly payment is missing or if paper work is not returned to Nicks Cleaners prior to the first cleaning visit
1.1.3 Minimum duration of 2 hours per cleaning visit applies for all domestic cleaning services.
1.1.4 The sales advisors can only give a rough estimate of the duration of the cleaning service, which is based on a basic description of the customer's house. Please note that duration may vary therefore a degree of flexibility is required.
1.1.5 Customer agrees to provide a task list and all necessary cleaning detergents and equipment for the required work, unless other arrangements have been made with Nicks Cleaners. All cleaning equipment should be safe and in full working order.
1.1.6 If the customer does not have cleaning detergents and asks Nicks Cleaners to purchase requested items on their behalf, customer understands that an applicable charge will be assessed.
1.1.7 If collection of keys is required from a location outside the postal code area of the cleaning scheduled, £10
1.1.8 Customer agrees to pay the full price of a cleaning visit if the customer cancels or changes the date/time less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointment.
1.1.9 Nicks Cleaners will not be responsible for triggering any alarm systems. Customer should give any special instructions for deactivation/activation of any household alarm systems.
1.1.10 The customer understands that the price quoted over the phone or email does not include anything apart from cleaning and ironing labour.

1.2 END OF TENANCY CLEANING
1.2.1 Nicks Cleaners Ltd reserves the right to amend the initial quotation, should the client’s original requirements change or due to incomplete or incorrect initial information. Differences in the price will be added to the initial quotation.
1.2.2The standard End of Tenancy cleaning does not include cleaning of walls, ceilings, curtains, balconies, patios, exterior windows, carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, cleaning cutlery and laundry. All of the above mentioned services, excluding walls, ceiling cleaning and laundry are available at an extra charge. However if the Customer insists on cleaning of walls and ceilings then there will be an extra charge and Nicks Cleaners Ltd cannot be held responsible for any unsuccessful results or any damage caused to the paintwork. Also if laundry service has been especially requested there will be an extra charge and please note that Nicks Cleaners Ltd does not take any responsibility for damaging client’s clothing.
1.2.3 In order to commence work the property must be vacated.
1.2.4 If Nicks Cleaners Ltd operative needs to collect keys from a third party’s address outside the postal code of the premises where work is to be done then a £10.00 charge may apply.
1.2.5 If there was a dog, cat or other hairy pet animal in the house/flat then an extra £10.00 may be added to the initial quote due to the extensive amount of animal hair slowing down the cleaning process, unless agreed in advance with Nicks Cleaners.
1.3 ONE-OFF CLEANING / SPRING CLEANING
1.3.1 Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to amend the initial quotation, should the client's original requirements change.
1.3.2 Minimum duration of 3 hours per cleaning visit applies.
1.3.3 Customer agrees to provide a list of tasks and all cleaning detergents and equipment needed for the required work, unless other arrangements have been made with Nicks Cleaners.
1.3.4 All cleaning equipment should be safe and in full working order.
1.3.5 If the customer does not have cleaning detergents, Nicks Cleaners will supply all necessary cleaning detergents for additional charge of £10. This has to be requested at the time of the booking.
1.3.6 If collection of keys is required from a location outside the postal code area of the cleaning scheduled, £10 .
1.3.7 The customer understands that the price quoted is not a "package deal" and includes only cleaning labour.
1.3.8 The sales advisers can only give a rough estimate of the duration of the cleaning service, which is based on a basic description of the customer's house. Please note that duration may vary therefore a degree of flexibility is required.
1.4 CARPET CLEANING & UPHOLSTERY CLEANING
1.4.1 Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to amend the initial quotation, should the client's original requirements change.
1.4.2 If the customer has a dog, cat or other hairy pet then an extra 30% charge will be added to the service price due to the extensive amount of animal hair slowing down the cleaning process.
1.4.3 If water extraction is required due to flooding 30% extra charge will be added to the service price.
1.4.4 The client understands that additional Parking and Congestion charge may apply.
1.4.5 All carpet/upholstery cleaning orders are subject to £50 minimum call out charge.
1.4.6 If collection of keys is required from a location outside the postal code area of the cleaning scheduled, £10.
1.5 MATTRESS CLEANING - HYGIENICTECH METHOD
1.5.1 Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to amend the initial quotation, should the client's original requirements change.
1.5.2 All mattress cleaning orders are subject to £50 minimum call out charge.
1.5.3 If collection of keys is required from a location outside the postal code area of the cleaning scheduled, £10.
PAYMENTS
2.1 Payment is requested on completion on the day of the cleaning session.
2.2 Payment can be made in cash on completion of the service and has to be confirmed by 
email from both sides (Client and Nick's Cleaners ltd)
2.3 Payment can be made by cheque on completion, please make the cheque payable to Nicks Cleaners ltd. If paying by cheque, a cheque guarantee card is required and the customer will be responsible for all bank and legal charges resulting from a dishonored cheque.
2.4 Payment can be made by bank trasfer with debit or credit card.
2.5 Customer understands that any 'late payments' may be subject to additional charges.
2.6 If payment is not made whitin 7 days of the invoice date 5% charge will be added on top of the initial invoice due.
2.7 After 28 days  we will be forced to refer your account to debt collection agency, when an extra cost may be apply by third party.
You agree as part of this contract to pay this sum which represents our reasonable costs in collecting the unpaid amounts.
3. COMPLAINTS AND CLAIMS
3.1 The customer accepts and understands that poor service, breakage/damage or theft must be reported within 24 hours from the service date. Failure to do so will entitle customer to no refunds or recovery cleanings.
3.2 Nicks Cleaners requires the presence of the customer or his/hers representative in the beginning and at the end of the cleaning session as an inspection can be carried out and if any corrections, should be made on the same day.
3.3 If the customer has scheduled an inventory check then it must be scheduled to commence no later than 24 hours after the cleaning job has been carried out.
3.4 Nicks Cleaners may take from 3-5 working days to respond to a complaint.
3.5 Nicks Cleaners will not accept a complaint based on an Inventory check report, filed more than 24-hour after the cleaning session.
3.6 Complaints only accepted  in writing (letter, e mail). Complaints must be reported on completion or in the following 24-hour.
3.7 All fragile and highly breakable items must be secured or removed. Items excluded from liability are: cash, jewellery, items of sentimental value (the customer will be credited with the items present cash value), art and antiques.
3.8 Key replacement/locksmith fees are paid only if keys are lost by our operatives. There is a £30 per household liability limit.
3.9 Nicks Cleaners agrees to keep all customers* information confidential.
3.10 In case of damage Nicks Cleaners will repair the item at its cost. If the item cannot be repaired Nicks Cleaners will rectify the problem by crediting the customer with the item's present actual cash value toward a like replacement from a Nicks Cleaners' source upon payment of cleaning services rendered.
4. INSURANCE
4.1 Nicks Cleaners has a Public and Employer's liability insurance. The policy will cover any accidental damages caused by an operator working on behalf of Nicks Cleaners, reported within 24 hours of service date.
4.2 There is £250 excess on any claim, of which £100 are paid by customer and £150 by Nicks Cleaners.
4.3 Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to refuse to share any of the confidential company's documents.
5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
5.1 Customer understands that he/she is not entitled to any refunds.
5.2 If the customer is not completely satisfied with a cleaning job, Nicks Cleaners will re-clean any areas and items to customer's satisfaction. Therefore customer must allow the cleaner to be returned.
5.3 Customer must be present at all times during the recovery-clean. Nicks Cleaners reserves the right not to return a cleaner more than once.
6. LIABILITY
Nicks Cleaners reserves the right not to be liable for:
6.1 Completing tasks which are not stated on our task list.
6.2 Cleaning jobs not complete due to the lack of suitable cleaning detergents and/or equipment in full working order, hot water or power.
6.3 Third party entering or present at the customer's premises during the cleaning process.
6.4 Wear or discolouring of fabric becoming more visible once dirt has been removed.
6.5 Failing to remove old/permanent stains that cannot be removed using standard carpet cleaning methods;
6.6 Existing damage or spillage that cannot be cleaned/removed completely using provided by the customer cleaning detergents and equipment or standard carpet cleaning equipment;
6.7 Any damages caused by a faulty or not in full working order detergents/equipment supplied by the customer.
6.8 If the customer has got items which need special cleaning methods and special cleaning detergents, Nicks Cleaners reserves the right to refuse the provision of the cleaning detergents.
6.9 Nicks Cleaners will advise the client to provide the specific cleaning detergents and to pass cleaning instructions to the sales advisers when placing the order or give instruction to the present cleaner.
7. CANCELLATION
7.1 The Customer can cancel or re-schedule a cleaning appointment by giving no less than 24 hours prior notice by email, telephone, text message.
7.2 The Customer agrees to pay £50.00 or 30% of the cleaning service total (depending whichever is larger) an administration fee for cancellation or re-schedule a cleaning appointment by giving no less than 24 hours notice.
7.3 Customer agrees to pay £50.00 or 30% of the cleaning service total (depending whichever is larger) an administration fee as a cancellation in the event of a lock-out cased by our cleaners being turned away; no one home to let them in; no water or power available at customer's premises; or problem with customer's keys.
7.4 If keys are provided they must open the lock without any special efforts or skills. If an initial deposit has been paid to Nicks Cleaners then the customer agrees that deposit funds may be used to cover the cancellation fee.
8. REFUNDS
Refund will be issued only if:
8.1 The Customer has cancelled a cleaning service within the allowed time of 48 hours prior to the start of the cleaning service;
 
8.2 A cleaner has not been able to provide the cleaning due to reasons beyond the Customer’s responsibility.

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