Terms of Trade
“Company” shall mean Next Please Limited its successors and assigns or any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of Next PleaseCompany Limited.
“Customer” shall mean the person or entity described as such on the invoices, application for credit, quotation, work authorisation or any other forms to which these terms and conditions apply, and shall mean any person acting on behalf of and with the authority of such person or entity.
“Guarantor” means that person (or persons), or entity, who agrees to be liable for the debts of the Customer on a principal debtor basis.
“Goods” shall mean Goods supplied by the Company to the Customer (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Services as hereinafter defined) and are as described on the invoices, quotation, work authorisation or any other forms as provided by the Company to the Customer.
“Services” shall mean all services supplied by the Company to the Customer and includes any advice or recommendations (and where the context so permits shall include any supply of Goods as defined above).
“Price” shall mean the cost of the Goods as agreed between the Company and the Customer subject to clause 3 of this contract.
Any instructions received by the Company from the Customer for the supply of Goods and/or the Customer’s acceptance of Goods supplied by the Company shall constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions contained herein.
Where more than one Customer has entered into this agreement, the Customers shall be jointly and severally liable for all payments of the Price.
Upon acceptance of these terms and conditions by the Customer the terms and conditions are irrevocable and can only be amended with the written consent of the Company.
The Customer undertakes to give the Company at least fourteen (14) days notice of any change in the Customer’s name, address and/or any other change in the Customer’s details.
Price And Payment
At the Company’s sole discretion the Price shall be either;
as indicated on invoices provided by the Company to the Customer in respect of Goods and/or Services supplied; or
the Company’s quoted Price (subject to clause 3.2) which shall be binding upon the Company provided that the Customer shall accept the Company’s quotation in writing within thirty (30) days.
The Company reserves the right to change the Price in the event of a variation to the Company’s quotation.
Any extra work required will be estimated by the Company and signed off by the Customer before commencement.
At the Company’s sole discretion a deposit may be required.
Time for payment for the Goods and/or Services shall be of the essence and will be stated on the invoice or any other forms. If no time is stated then payment shall be due seven (7) days following the date of the invoice.
At the Company’s sole discretion;
payment shall be due on delivery of the Goods and/or Services, or
payment shall be due before delivery of the Goods and/or Services, or
payment for approved Customers shall be made by instalments in accordance with the Company’s payment schedule, or
payment for approved Customer’s shall be due thirty (30) days following the end of the month in which a statement is posted to the Customer’s address or address for notices.
Payment will be made by cash, or by cheque, or by bank cheque, or by credit card, or by direct credit, or by any other method as agreed to between the Customer and the Company.
VAT and other taxes and duties that may be applicable shall be added to the Price except when they are expressly included in the Price.
Delivery Of Goods
At the Company’s sole discretion delivery of the Goods and/or Services shall take place when the Customer takes possession of the Goods and or Services at the Customer’s address.
On receipt of a booking deposit if required, the works will be scheduled by agreement between the Company and the Customer. Variations to start dates may occur, the Company will keep the Customer advised of any likely change to the agreed schedule. The Company accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any loss or damage caused due to a schedule change.
The Customer shall make all arrangements necessary to take delivery of the Goods and/or Services whenever they are tendered for delivery. In the event that the Customer is unable to take delivery of the Goods and/or Services as arranged then the Company shall be entitled to charge a reasonable fee for redelivery.
Delivery of the Goods and/or Services to a third party nominated by the Customer is deemed to be delivery to the Customer for the purposes of this agreement.
The Company may deliver the Goods and/or Services by separate instalments. Each separate instalment shall be invoiced and paid for in accordance with the provisions in these terms and conditions.
The Customer shall take delivery of the Goods tendered notwithstanding that the quantity so delivered shall be either greater or lesser than the quantity purchased provided that;
such discrepancy in quantity shall not exceed 5%, and
the Price shall be adjusted pro rata to the discrepancy.
The failure of the Company to deliver shall not entitle either party to treat this contract as repudiated.
The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever due to failure by the Company to deliver the Goods (or any of them) promptly or at all.
No project completion retention monies shall be retained by the Customer unless agreed by the Company prior to the commencement of any works.
The Customer hereby disclaims any right to rescind, or cancel the contract or to sue for damages or to claim restitution arising out of any misrepresentation made to the Customer by the Company and the Customer acknowledges that the Goods are bought relying solely upon the Customer’s skill and judgment.
The Customer shall inspect the Goods and/or Services of completion and shall within two (2) days notify the Company of any alleged defect, shortage in quantity, damage or failure to comply with the description or quote to the Company in writing’. The Customer shall afford the Company an opportunity to inspect the Goods and/or Services within a reasonable time following delivery if the Customer believes the Goods and/or Services are defective in any way. If the Customer shall fail to comply with these provisions the Goods and/or Services shall be presumed to be free from any defect or damage. For defective Goods and/or Services, which the Company has agreed in writing that the Customer is entitled to reject, the Company’s liability is limited to either (at the Company’s discretion) replacing the Goods and/or Services or repairing the Goods and/or Services.The Customer agrees that any shortfall to the Customers original bill of quantities upon project completion shall be compensated pro rata by the Customer to the Company.
Subject to the conditions of warranty set out in Clause 10.2 the Company warrants that if any defect in any workmanship of the Company becomes apparent and is reported to the Company within two (2) days of the date of completion (time being of the essence) then the Company will (at the Company’s sole discretion) repair the defect or remedy the workmanship.
The conditions applicable to the warranty given by Clause 10.1 are:
The warranty shall not cover any defect or damage which may be caused or partly caused by or arise through:Failure on the part of the Customer to follow any instructions or guidelines provided by the Company; or
The continued use of any Goods after any defect becomes apparent or would have become apparent to a reasonably prudent operator or user; or
The warranty shall cease and the Company shall thereafter in no circumstances be liable under the terms of the warranty if the workmanship is repaired, altered or overhauled without the Company’s consent.
In respect of all claims the Company shall not be liable to compensate the Customer for any delay in either replacing or repairing the workmanship/Goods or in properly assessing the Customer’s claim.
Sale of Goods Act 1893 and Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980
This agreement is subject to the provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 1893 and the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 in all cases except where the Customer is contracting within the terms of a trade/business (which cases are specifically excluded).
Notwithstanding clause 11.1 nothing in this agreement is intended to have the effect of contracting out of any applicable provisions of the Sale of Goods Act 1893 (in particular sections 12-15), or the Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980, or any laws or legislation governing the rights of consumers, except to the extent permitted by those Acts laws or legislation.
In particular where the Customer buys Goods as a consumer the provisions of Clauses 8, 9 and 10 above shall be subject to any laws or legislation governing the rights of consumers.
Default & Consequences Of Default
Interest on overdue invoices shall accrue from the date when payment becomes due daily until the date of payment at a rate of 2.5% per calendar month and such interest shall compound monthly at such a rate after as well as before any judgment.
If the Customer defaults in payment of any invoice when due, the Customer shall indemnify the Company from and against all costs and disbursements incurred by the Company in pursuing the debt including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis and the Company’s collection agency costs.
Without prejudice to any other remedies the Company may have, if at any time the Customer is in breach of any obligation (including those relating to payment), the Company may suspend or terminate the supply of Goods to the Customer and any of its other obligations under the terms and conditions. The Company will not be liable to the Customer for any loss or damage the Customer suffers because the Company exercised its rights under this clause.
If any account remains overdue after thirty (30) days then an amount of the greater of €20.00 or 10.00% of the amount overdue (up to a maximum of €200) shall be levied for administration fees which sum shall become immediately due and payable.
Without prejudice to the Company’s other remedies at law the Company shall be entitled to cancel all or any part of any order of the Customer which remains unperformed in addition to and without prejudice to any other remedies and all amounts owing to the Company shall, whether or not due for payment, become immediately payable in the event that:
any money payable to the Company becomes overdue, or in the Company’s opinion the Customer will be unable to meet its payments as they fall due; or
the Customer becomes insolvent, convenes a meeting with its creditors or proposes or enters into an arrangement with creditors, or makes an assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
a receiver, manager, liquidator (provisional or otherwise) or similar person is appointed in respect of the Customer or any asset of the Customer.
Security And Charge
Despite anything to the contrary contained herein or any other rights which the Company may have howsoever:
where the Customer and/or the Guarantor (if any) is the owner of land, realty or any other asset capable of being charged, both the Customer and/or the Guarantor agree to mortgage and/or charge all of their joint and/or several interest in the said land, realty or any other asset to the Company or the Company’s nominee to secure all amounts and other monetary obligations payable under the terms and conditions. The Customer and/or the Guarantor acknowledge and agree that the Company (or the Company’s nominee) shall be entitled to lodge where appropriate a caveat, which caveat shall be released once all payments and other monetary obligations payable hereunder have been met.
should the Company elect to proceed in any manner in accordance with this clause and/or its sub-clauses, the Customer and/or Guarantor shall indemnify the Company from and against all the Company’s costs and disbursements including legal costs on a solicitor and own client basis.
The Customer and/or the Guarantor (if any) agree to irrevocably nominate constitute and appoint the Company or the Company’s nominee as the Customer’s and/or Guarantor’s true and lawful attorney to perform all necessary acts to give effect to the provisions of this clause 14.1.
The Company may cancel these terms and conditions or cancel delivery of Goods at any time before the Goods and/or Services are delivered by giving written notice. On giving such notice the Company shall repay to the Customer any sums paid in respect of the Price. The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatever arising from such cancellation.
The Customer may cancel delivery of the Goods and/or Services up to two (2) days from the date of acceptance of the Company’s quotation.
In the event that the Customer cancels delivery of Goods and/or Services the Customer shall be liable for any loss incurred by the Company (including, but not limited to, any loss of profits) up to the time of cancellation.
Data Protection Act 1988, 2013 & 2018
The Customer and the Guarantor/s (if separate to the Customer) authorises the Company to:
collect, retain and use any information about the Customer, for the purpose of assessing the Customer’s creditworthiness or marketing products and services to the Customer; and
to disclose information about the Customer, whether collected by the Company from the Customer directly or obtained by the Company from any other source, to any other credit provider or any credit reporting agency for the purposes of providing or obtaining a credit reference, debt collection or of listing (whether before or after judgement) a default by the Customer on publicly accessible credit reporting databases.
Where the Customer is an individual the authorities under (clause 16.1) are authorities or consents for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 & Data Protection Act 2003.
The Customer shall have the right to request the Company for a copy of the information about the Customer retained by the Company and the right to request the Company to correct any incorrect information about the Customer held by the Company.
If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be invalid, void, illegal or unenforceable the validity, existence, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected, prejudiced or impaired.
These terms and conditions and any contract to which they apply shall be governed by the laws of Ireland and are subject to the jurisdiction of the courts of Ireland.
The Company shall be under no liability whatever to the Customer for any indirect loss and/or expense (including loss of profit) suffered by the Customer arising out of a breach by the Company of these terms and conditions.
In the event of any breach of this contract by the Company the remedies of the Customer shall be limited to damages. Under no circumstances shall the liability of the Company exceed the Price of the Goods.
The Customer shall not be entitled to set off against or deduct from the Price any sums owed or claimed to be owed to the Customer by the Company.
The Company may license or sub-contract all or any part of its rights and obligations without the Customer’s consent.
The Company reserves the right to review these terms and conditions at any time. If, following any such review, there is to be any change to these terms and conditions, then that change will take effect from the date on which the Company notifies the Customer of such change. Except where the Company supplies further Goods to the Customer and the Customer accepts such Goods, the Customer shall be under no obligation to accept such changes.
Neither party shall be liable for any default due to any act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock out, industrial action, fire, flood, drought, storm or other event beyond the reasonable control of either party.