TERMS & CONDITIONS
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Terms and Conditions
1. This contract is made between The Kiwi Movers Limited (“the Movers”) and ------------------------- (“the Customer”). All business undertaken by the movers, including the provision if any, advice, information or other services is undertaken upon and subject to these conditions.
2. The Kiwi Movers accepts goods for carriage only upon these terms and conditions:
2.1 For all house/office moves and furniture relocation and general freight movement, where prices are quoted based on information provided by the customer, Kiwi Movers Company reserves the right to modify prices as a result of incorrect volume, dimension and/or weight or access conditions e.g. stairs or balcony varying to those quoted by the customer at the time of booking. Additional charges may also be incurred for redirection, multi route, additional labour not requested, storage etc.
There will be an extra charge of $125.00 for each item for any extra heavy, oversized items such as spa pool, pool tables or any commercial items etc. Note per piano will be $100. So its customer's responsibility to inform in prior if the move includes any item of such or similar nature.
2.2 If Kiwi Movers Ltd notices that goods are not safe to transport or insufficiently packaged and may cause potential damage to either the item being moved or other items, including the vehicle, the company reserves the right to reject acceptance of the item/s.
2.3 There are delays or events outside our reasonable control which increase or extend the resources or time allowed to complete the agreed work.
The company withholds the right to delay the customer's job by 2 hours due to any unforeseen circumstances without waiving any charges.
Should the service is delayed more than two hours the customer will be informed and will then come to a mutual decision at company's discretion.
2.4 The Customer will not give to the Movers for packing, removal or storage:
a) any article or substance which is, or is likely to be, of a dangerous, corrosive, inflammable, explosive or damaging nature, or anything likely to encourage vermin, borer, or any other pest
b) Jewellery, watches, trinkets, precious stones or metals, money, deeds, securities, stamps, coins or goods or collections of a similar kind.
c) Prohibited or stolen goods, drugs/medicines, aerosols, paints, firearms and ammunition.
d) The customers will empty, properly defrost and clean refrigerators and deep freezers. We are not responsible for the contents.
e) Any animals and their cages or tanks including pets, birds or fish.
2.5 Our moving team will carry standard tools only if requested at the time of booking. And if any special tools are required it is the customer's responsibility to make the arrangement.
2.6 The customer will notify the Kiwi Movers if there is not suitable and convenient access to the place from which the goods are to be removed. The Contractor may make an extra charge due to any access restrictions and will not be liable for any goods damaged through the lack of such access.Its customer's responsibility to provide good , safe and secure parking/access/driveway/pathway etc. to the property for truck and movers.
2.7 Obtain at your own expense, all documents, permits, and licences necessary for the removal to be completed.
#Ferry charges are the customer's responsibility and they need to be purchased before hand by the customer for any Intercity ferry travels.
3.0 Our Right to Sell or Dispose of the goods
If payment of our charges relating to your goods is outstanding, and on giving you 45 DAYS notice, we are entitled to require you to remove your goods from our custody and pay the full amount due to us. If you fail to pay all outstanding amounts due to us, we may sell or dispose of some or all of the goods without further notice. The cost of the sale or disposal will be charged to you. The net proceeds will be credited to your account and any eventual surplus will be paid to you without interest. If the full amount due is not received, we may seek to recover the balance from you.
4.0 Other Liabilities & Limitations
a) Whilst our team of movers provides highest care and attention to your house and property when carrying out your move, there remains the risk of marking/scuffs to door frames, floors, Vinyl, internal walls and stairwells especially when handling large furniture and white ware items or Kitchen Appliances. Whilst the risk is low, all work carried at either loading or unloading site will be carried out at “Owners Risk”. Unless expressly agreed otherwise in writing and unless the relevant provisions of the Carriage of Goods Act (as per the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017, Part 5, Subpart 1) in that regard (where applicable) have been fully complied with, all goods will be carried and stored at the owner's risk. The Contractor shall be under no liability for any loss of or damage to the goods, howsoever arising or caused, whether direct, indirect or consequential and whether or not the same was reasonably foreseeable or known by the Contractor to be probable.
b) This means as the carrier we have no obligation to pay compensation if goods are lost or damaged (unless intentionally lost or damaged).
c) Particularly note that damage caused by vehicles to lawns, driveways, footpaths, underground pipes, cables, sewerage and other underground installations is not covered. Should our staff be instructed by the property occupier, or any person acting on their behalf to drive, park or manoeuvre vehicles in or near an area where such damage is likely to occur, compliance with such instructions will not in any way involve the Company or its insurers in responsibility for any subsequent damage which may be sustained. Such responsibility will rest solely in the hands of the Owner.
5.0 Your responsibilities:
a) Arrange adequate insurance cover for the goods submitted for removal transit, against all insurable risks since our is "In transit under 4.0 Carriers Liability
b) Be present throughout the entire move or let us know in writing the approved person to collect your items
c) Ensure to take all the necessary steps to ensure that nothing that should be removed is left behind and nothing is taken away in error. And ensure that all the goods which were submitted for removal, delivered in full at final destination point, customer has right to check the vehicle if they have any doubts.
d) It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that items will fit in new locations. Please feel free to organise a specialist if required or let us know on the scenario way in advance.
e) It is the customer’s responsibility to inform us about odd or difficult access such as no vehicle access, no parking available in close proximity to the property and cramped stairs and hallway conditions. We reserve the right to add extra costs due to unforeseen circumstances (e.g. waiting for keys or gaining entry, incorrect addresses, etc.).
f) It is the customer's responsibility to provide the team legal parking space, the team will not park anywhere of non legal areas, the team will not continue the job if they are not provided with the correct parking space.
g) Foul languages, biased and threatening behaviour will not be tolerated. The jobs will be terminated, and the customer is liable to pay the amount for the hours taken.
h) Please ensure your pot plants are properly packed to the maximum, if not we are not responsible for it incase of any damage.
6.0 Carriers Liability – Items carried by Kiwi Movers is protected by Carriers Liability Insurance pursuant to the carriage of Goods Act 1979. This cover is free to our clients but has the following limitations:
Goods are covered under "Carriers Liability Insurance" whilst in transit if the vehicle is involved in an accident and the furniture is damaged. Then the goods are fully insured by our insurance company.
For a more comprehensive cover, please contact your own insurance company.
a) All claims will be forwarded onto our insurer’s office with relevant supporting documentation.
b) Any claim must be lodged in writing within 24 hours of the occurrence of damage or loss. Claims submitted outside this time will not be accepted.
c)If a customer has any damage during move and wants to claim for it then, the customer needs to pay $300 initially as the insurance excess claim before the claim can be filed. These items are being moved on owner's risk so customers have to contact their house insurance first.
d) There is no liability for damage if goods have pre-existing damage, inherent damage/vice or where the damage has resulted from insufficient packaging.
e) There will be no liability for damage to owner packed goods. If any glass or fragile item breaks unless factory packed or electrical appliances fail to operate after transit the company does not take any liability. We recommend to take appliances such as t.v with you or arrange for t.v to be transported.
f) There will be no liability for third party damage – i.e. in the event of an accident where the other party is found at fault, the carrier will not be liable for goods damaged in transit. In this case the customer must claim directly off the insurance company of the other party.
g) In accordance with the Carriage of Goods Act, your claim will only be processed once complete payment of move has been received and acknowledged.
h) If Insurance is applicable in each case, excess fees payment firstly has to be made by the customer prior to the submission of the Insurance application in order to proceed.
a) Prices change from time to time as due to currency fluctuations, changes in freight, fuel, taxation and other factors that are beyond Kiwi Mover's control.
a) All residential and non-credit account moves are strictly cash, cheque or credit card payment unless pre-arranged with management. With commercial office moves, we allow a maximum 7 days account.
b) All Credit Card payments (Visa and MasterCard) will be charged a 3% fee to cover Mobile EFTPOS terminal fees and transaction fees.
c) Kiwi Movers reserve the right to ask for the payment before unloading the last item/items.
d) If the full payment is not made when required then a late fees of $50.00 + GST applies after every 24 hours.
e) All defaulting accounts will be forwarded to third party debt collectors at defaulter's expense.
f) Misconduct and unacceptable behaviour with any staff member(s) may result in customer's booking being terminated at the company's discretion.
$100.00 cancellation fee applies unless 48 hours notice is given via email.