Any estimate which may be given either verbally or in writing by handyman is subject to withdrawal by handyman at any time before receipt of an unqualified acceptance from the Customer and shall be deemed to be withdrawn unless so accepted within twenty eight (28) days from its date
Unless otherwise specified by handyman in the relevant estimate, an estimate is not a firm or fixed price quotation. It is an estimate of the likely minimum cost of the Works, based on the information made available to handyman. Handyman’s final price will be calculated on the basis specified in the estimate, if any, or if none, in accordance with handyman’s Schedule of Rates applicable at the time the Works are carried out and may be increased above (but not reduced below) the specified price. Furthermore, handyman reserves the right to increase the price before carrying out the Works by an amount equivalent to any increase to handyman in the cost of relevant materials, labour, equipment hire or transport since the date upon which handyman’s estimate, written, emailed or oral, was given, save that if this would increase the estimated price by more than 10%, the Customer may cancel the Contract provided it does so before the Works are begun, any relevant materials are ordered or any relevant equipment is hired
Handyman reserves the right to charge a fee for the collection of materials from its suppliers except with respect to work for which there is an estimate. If the collection occurs whilst handyman is on site, the time taken will be treated as an addition to the and charged at the relevant rate. If the materials are ordered for subsequent collection and delivery, a charge may be made by handyman plus VAT. Materials will be supplied at cost net after handyman discounts plus handyman normal mark-up to cover handling, stock maintenance etc.
Unless otherwise specified by handyman where the Customer is provided with a fixed price Quotation by handyman that fixed price shall be valid and open for acceptance within twenty eight (28) days unless a longer time is specified on the face of the Quotation and, if not so accepted within the designated period shall be deemed withdrawn.
Before the commencement of work handyman reserves the right to require the Customer to pay an initial payment of 20% (or such greater sum if so required) against the full Quotation Value on all quoted Works above.