Churchill Express




















Churchill Express

a. All business in undertaken by Churchills Ltd, (“The Company”) subject solely to these conditions which may be varied only by a Director of The Company in writing.
b. The term ‘the Goods’ or ‘Goods’ includes all and any descriptions, given by the Company, such as but not only, pak, delivery, van load and consignment.

The Customer warrants that it is either the owner of the Goods which are the subject of the contract as well as of any packing and equipment associated there with (all of which are herein referred to as " The Goods") or is authorised by such owner to accept these conditions on the owners behalf.
The Company may sub-contract all or part of the business. The Company contracts for itself and as agent of the trustee for its employees and sub-contractors and their employees and every reference hereinafter to The Company shall be deemed to include every such employee and sub-contractor with the intention that they have the benefit of these conditions
a. It is the responsibility of the Customer to satisfy himself that the goods he wishes to have carried
shall be suitable for conveyance in the vehicle ordered by the Customer and provided by The Company and the Customer accepts the vehicle offered by The Company for the carriage of such Goods. The Company will accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from the unsuitability of such vehicle.
b. When collection or delivery takes place The Company shall not be under any obligation to provide any plant, power or labour in addition to The Company's driver, required for loading or unloading at any premises.
c. The Company shall not be required to provide service beyond the usual place of collection or delivery, which is designated as the ground floor reception or loading bay. In the event that Goods have to be collected or delivered to other points in a building or on a site and such service is given by the Company, any loading or unloading time may be charged at the discretion of the Company at its prevailing rate. Additionally it shall be at the risk of the Customer who shall indemnify the Company against all claims and demands whatever, which could not have been made if such service had not been given.
d. Goods requiring special appliances for loading and unloading from the vehicle by which they are carried are accepted for carriage only on condition that such appliances are made available by the Customer at pickup and delivery.
If The Company agrees to accept dangerous Goods for carriage such Goods must be accompanied with a full declaration of their nature and contents and be properly and safely packed and labelled in accordance with the Statutory Regulations for the time being in force for carriage by road.
The Company shall not be liable (unless specifically agreed in writing) for: a. Loss or mis-delivery of, or damage to spirits, glass, antiques, jewellry, furs, precious metals, cash, bullion, tobacco, works of art, negotiable instruments, stamps or precious stones. A quotation for insurance cover will be provided by The Company upon request. b. Loss or mis-delivery of, or damage to other Goods if the same has arisen from:
i. Acts of God.
ii. Any consequences of war, insurrection, or kindred risks.
ill. Seizure or forfeiture under legal process.
iv. Error, act, omission, misrepresentation by the Customer or other Owner of the Goods or by the employees or agents of either of them.
v. Inherent liability of wastage in bulk of weight, latent defect or inherent defect, vice or natural deterioration of the goods.
vi. Insufficient or improper packing, labelling or addressing.
vii. Riot, civil commotion, strike, lockout, general or partial stoppage or restraint from labour from whatever cause.
viii. Consignee not taking or accepting delivery in a reasonable time after the Consignment has been tendered.
ix. Circumstances beyond the control of The Company.
The Company's liability in respect of loss or mis-delivery or damage to Goods shall be limited to
SAME DAY DELIVERIES: £1,000 per consignment irrespective of the weight of a consignment or its volumetric equivalent.
Provided that:
a. The Company shall not be liable for any direct or indirect consequential loss or damage whether or not resulting from act, neglect or default of The Company.
b. The Company shall be entitled to require proof of the value of the whole consignment and any part there of lost, mis-delivered or damaged.
c. The Company shall not be liable when there has been fraud on the part of the Customer or the owner of the Goods or the employees or agents of either.
The Company shall not be liable for loss or damage to the Goods unless the claim is made in writing and received by The Company within 14 days after the commencement of transit.
a. Claims, costs and expenses incurred in consequence of non-disclosure by the Customer to The Company of the dangerous or hazardous nature of the Goods at the time of receipt by The Company.
b. All consequences suffered by The Company of any error, omission or misrepresentation by the owner of the Goods, or by any employee or agent or either of them, insufficient or improper packing, labelling or addressing or fraud as in condition 7c.
c. Claims and demands by whoever made in excess of the liability of The Company under these conditions.
a. With "Carriage Forward" or "Receiver To Pay" consignments the Customer shall be required to pay The Company's charges if the consignee fails to pay after reasonable demand has been made by The Company for payment.
b. Claims shall not be deducted from The Company's account. Payment of these will be made by The Company after the claim has been agreed by The Company and its insurers.
c. The Company does not operate a COD (cash or cheque or bankers draft) service. Cheques or Bankers Drafts may be collected or delivered but cannot form part of a contract for the delivery of Goods and cannot be claimed as a condition upon it. All cheques or bankers draft collections will be treated as totally separate contracts.
d. One Ton Vans and Larger, charges are as follows:
i. For journeys up to 60 miles, on an hourly basis at The Company’s prevailing hourly rate. These jobs are charged on a Garage-to-Garage basis, The Company’s garage is in London W3.
ii. Journeys over 60 miles are charged at The Company’s prevailing mileage rate (plus charges for loading and unloading). In all cases the minimum charge will be for the equivalent of two hours at the current hourly rate.
e. The Company reserve the right to charge extra for collections outside The Company’s normal pick-up area. The area shall be as designated in the sales material supplied by The Company.
f. The Company reserves the right to make extra charges for services, outside of normal hours. Normal hours are deemed to be 0800-1800 Monday - Friday, excepting Bank Holidays.
g. The Company reserves the right to review its charges.
" Same Day Delivery" means where the Customer requests and The Company agrees to collect and
deliver a consignment on the same day. If the Customer requests delivery on the next day or subsequent days the same day charges still apply. The Company reserves the right to charge storage at its prevailing rate.
Except in the case of carriage by Licensed Private Hire Cars, if for whatever reason, a Customer, his employees or agents willingly travel in or are conveyed by any of The Company's vehicles or its sub-contractors vehicles, they do so entirely at their own risk.
Payment is due from the Customer within 30 days of the date of invoice. Where payment is not received by that date The Company reserves the right to impose a surcharge on all outstanding balances at the rate of 3% per month and debit any discount given. Please note there is a £10 minimum charge per invoice raised.
In the event of The Company being unable to deliver, due to premises of Consignee being closed or not accessible for any reason, The Company will endeavour to contact the Customer for further instructions. If for whatever reason The Company is unable to do so the Goods will be returned to The Company’s premises in W3 for safekeeping, this journey to be at the Customer’s expense. In all cases where additional journeys are required, they are to be at the Customer’s expense.
The Company shall have a general lien against the owner of the Goods for any monies whatever due from the Customer or such other owner to The Company. If any such lien is not satisfied within a reasonable time The Company shall give 14 days notice in writing to the Customer of its intention to exercise a power of sale over the Goods. At the end of the period if monies are still due to The Company it may at its absolute discretion sell the Goods or part thereof, as agent for the owner and apply the proceeds towards the monies due and expenses of the retention, insurance and sale of the Goods and shall, upon accounting to the Customer for the balance remaining be discharged from all liability whatever in respect of the Goods.
All charges quoted by or advertised by The Company exclude Value Added Tax.


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