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Terms & Conditions
Conditions of Contract
The minimum charges exclusive of V.A.T. on single orders and monthly invoices are £1.OO. and £5.00. respectively.
All monthly invoices are strictly nett with settlements twenty eight days following date of account. unless otherwise stated.
A surcharge of 21/2% may be levied against accounts that are consistently overdue for periods longer than two months.
Prices shown are based upon the size of finished work, intermediate sizes will be charged at the next higher size rate.
We reserve the right to levy surcharges on our list prices with or without prior warning to customers for work that entails overtime working, special deadlines, and work that involves our staff in special handling or attention. It may not be possible to warn customers of the necessity to levy a surcharge or to quantify the charges prior to execution of work.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that in reproducing any material (including any part or whole of any document) there will be no infringement of any copyright. Ordnance Survey maps are Crown Copyright and the reproduction of such maps (or any part thereof) is subject to royalty, payable to the Director General of Ordnance Survey. irrespective of whether or not the customer holds a license from the Ordnance Survey Office to reproduce by any means on his own premises. We reserve the right to add to our account the amount of any royalties payable to any third party. The customer shall indemnify us against all costs, claims or demands or expenses arising out of any infringement of any copyright.
Quotations are based on the current costs of production and are subject to adjustment by us on or at any time after acceptance to meet any rise or fall in such costs, or any of the same.
VALUE ADDED TAX.
We shall be entitled to charge the amount of any V.A.T. (where applicable) whether or not included in the.quotation.
Work carried out, whether experimentally or otherwise, at customer’s request will be charged for.
Author’s corrections, including alterations in style, and the cost of additional proofs necessitated by such corrections will be charged as extras. Proofs of all work may in our absolute discretion be submitted for customer’s approval and in that event no responsibility will be accepted by us for any errors in them not corrected by him. We do not carry out proof reading of material and cannot be responsible for any loss whatsoever arising out of any difference between anything submitted to us for reproduction and the appropriate reproduction and in the event of it becoming necessary for us to reprint any material as a result of any incorrectness in any proof any reprinting will be charged at cost, except where the proofs have been sent to the customer and approved. in which case any reprinting will be carried out at normal rates then current for the relevant kind of work.
DELIVERY AND PAYMENT.
Delivery of goods and/or work shall be accepted when tendered and thereupon or on notification that the work has been completed the ownership shall pass and payment shall become due.
Should work be suspended at the request or delayed through any default of the customer for a period of 30 days or more we shall then be entitled to payment for work already carried out materials used and materials specially ordered, whether or not any such materials have in face been used in the carrying out of such work.
If payment of the price or any parts or installments thereof is not made on the due date we shall be entitled to charge interest on the outstanding amount at the rate of 2.50per cent per calendar month and in addition any costs (on a solicitor and own client basis) incurred in relation to the recovery of any sums outstanding shall be for the customer’s account.
We shall not be liable for any loss to the customer or for any third party claim in either case whether any claim is for consequential loss or any other kind of loss occasioned by delay in completing the work or in transit.
Where work is defective for any reason, including negligence, our liability (if any) shall be limited to rectifying such defect and for the avoidance of doubt it is expressly stated that we shall not (save for rectifying any such defect) be liable to make good any loss whether consequential or otherwise.
Without prejudice to the generality of (a) and (b) of this condition we shall not be liable for any loss consequential or otherwise caused to the customer or any third party as a result of any damage caused to any property of the customer or any such third party and the customer shall indemnify us against any costs, claims, demands, or expenses as a result of any claim by any third party.
We reserve the right to sub-contract any work whether or not there has been any consultation in respect of sub-contracting with the customer.
Every effort will be made to carry out the contract but due performance is subject to cancellation by us or to such variation as we may find necessary as a result of inability to secure labour, materials or supplies or as a result of any act of God. War, Strike. Lockout or other labour dispute. Fire, Flood, Storm. Tempest, Earthquake. Drought, Legislation or other cause (whether of the foregoing class or not) beyond our control. In the event of cancellation or variation we shall be entitled to charge a reasonable amount for the work carried out to date (in the former case) or the cost to us of such variation (in the latter case).
FURNITURE AND DRAWING OFFICE EQUIPMENT.
At the request of the customer we will at the customer’s expense assign to the customer any rights which we may have against any manufacturer in respect of any liability relating to any such whether by way of guarantee, warranty or howsoever. Subject there to we do not accept any liability in respect of any such furniture or drawing equipment except insofar as we may at the date of notification to us of any claim be insured in respect of the relevant liability and except insofar as in any such case (in respect of which we are so insured) we would be liable in accordance with the general law.