Terms & Conditions
As with most service providers we have terms and conditions of service.
All of our clauses are fair and common place across a variety of industries. These terms are intended as a reference document only and we do not hide behind and rigorously enforce every single clause. We always try to be fair, both to ourselves and to you the client. In the unlikely event of a dispute, misunderstanding or complaint, we will always offer a fair settlement usually weighted in the clients favour. As a business, we are extremely dependent on repeat business and referrals from our client base; to ensure customer satisfaction and outstanding service delivery we are always prepared to go the extra mile.
Your Agreement: By instructing AL Home Cleaning Ltd either verbally, by telephone, e-mail, fax or website, the client agrees to be bound by AL Home Cleaning Ltd terms and conditions. These terms and conditions shall be governed by the relevant United Kingdom laws, should a legal dispute arises, the client agrees to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the relevant courts of the United Kingdom. AL Home Cleaning Ltd reserves the right to amend our terms and conditions without prior notice.
To provide a safe working environment for our staff (all cleaning equipment should be safe and in working order; securely fixed wardrobes, shelves, cupboards, mirrors and pictures)
To provide all necessary cleaning equipment and cleaning materials ( vacuum cleaner, mop, bucket, iron, ironing board, gloves, dusters etc)
The customer is responsible for providing access to the property at the scheduled time. Customer agrees to pay the full price of the cleaning visit in the event of a lock-out caused by our cleaners being turned away; no one home to let them in; or problem with customer's keys.
AL Home Cleaning Ltd will not be responsible for triggering any alarm systems. Customer should give any special instructions for deactivation/activation of any household alarm systems.
If your cleaner doesn’t have your alarm systems codes, please make sure your alarm system is switched-off on the day when your cleaner arrives.
We do expect you to provide security mat to put under your ironing board if ironing services is required, to protect your floor and carpet from any accidental damage done by hot iron falling. We will not be able to accept any responsibility for any accidental damage done by hot iron to your floors or carpet if safety mat was not provided.
The customer is to ensure that our cleaners have hot running water and electricity in order for them to clean your property.
If your scheduled service day falls on a public holiday, then this clean will be cancelled and you should contact us to re-arrange an alternative date (unless your cleaner will agree to work on public holidays).
The Client is liable for an employment referral fee of £500.00 per person, should he directly employ (either legally or on a cash basis) anyone currently employed/sub-contracted by the AL Home Cleaning Ltd, or employed/sub-contracted by the AL Home Cleaning Ltd within the 1 year period prior to such employment. The Client agrees to pay this fee whether he notifies the Company of his action or the Company discovers this employment independently at any time after it occurs. The Client further agrees to reimburse the Company for any and all collection or legal fees the Company incurs in collecting this fee.
We are fully insured for public liability and employers’ liability. AL Home Cleaning Ltd reserves the right not to be responsible for any damages caused by inappropriate cleaning materials provided by the client.
The client agrees and is in full awareness that in case of damage/breakage caused by representatives of AL Home Cleaning Ltd has to be reported immediately or no later than 24 hrs after the service has been performed. Please note that AL Home Cleaning Ltd has to be notified within 24 hrs and no claims can be made against AL Home Cleaning Ltd after 24 hours time limit.
Our accidental damage insurance is subject to an excess of £250 and excludes damage caused by the use of abrasive products or the use and spillage of bleach. We do not provide cover for accidental damage for the first £250 of any loss. Please make your own insurance arrangements for the excess.
The client agrees to provide AL Home Cleaning Ltd with all required information regarding damage caused by our operatives.
Our cleaners are not insured to do outside window cleaning unless it’s on the ground floor.
Our cleaners will not perform any deep or specialized cleaning of any antique, delicate or valuable items. However if such cleaning services has been especially requested please note that AL Home Cleaning Ltd does not take any responsibility for any accidental damage to your antique, delicate or valuable items.
Please note that it if you ask your cleaner to iron your clothes, marked “dry cleaning only”, we will not be able to accept any responsibility if any damage done to your clothes as a result.
Our operatives make every effort not to break items but accidents do happen. Identical replacement is always attempted but not guaranteed. For this specific reason AL Home Cleaning Ltd request all irreplaceable items (whether monetarily or sentimentally valuable) be stored away and/or not cleaned by the cleaning operatives.
The standard regular domestic cleaning does not include laundry service. However if laundry services has been especially requested please note that AL Home Cleaning Ltd does not take any responsibility for damaging client’s clothing.
Customer understands that any ‘late payments’ may be subject to additional charges.
You will be invoiced monthly. Failure to pay invoices on the 1st of each month will incur late payment charges of £5 per month of every delayed payment. Please note all accounts beyond our credit terms will be passed to our debt collection agency. These accounts will also be subject to any legal costs incurred in obtaining settlement.
Payment can be made by standing order, BACS or by cheque. Please write down your name and invoice number as a reference when making the payment. If paying by cheque The Client will be responsible for all bank and legal charges resulting from a dishonoured cheque.
COMPLAINTS AND CLAIMS
If the Client is dissatisfied with the work, a cleaner must be allowed to return and re-do the job at no extra charge.
AL Home Cleaning Ltd may take up to 7 working days to respond to a complaint.
Complaints are accepted verbally over the phone and in writing (letter, e mail or Fax). Complaints must be reported on completion or in the following 24-hour.
Customer must be present at all times during the recovery-clean. AL Home Cleaning Ltd reserves the right not to return a cleaner more than once.
AL Home Cleaning Ltd reserves the right not to be liable for completing tasks which are not stated on our task list.
Customer may cancel or adjust the time of a cleaning visit/s by giving at least 24 hours advanced notice.
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.
Customer may terminate the cleaning service by giving two-week (14 days) advanced notice and specifying the last cleaning date.
For more information please contact:
020 8778 4899