Annual service terms and conditions
1.4 We reserve the right to cancel any appointment if we reasonably believe that the health and/or safety of our engineer cannot be guaranteed.
2. Price and Payment
2.1 The Fee is inclusive of the labour required to service the appliance and VAT. It does not include parts, should the appliance be found to be faulty.
2.2 The Fee is payable in full by you by credit or debit card at the same time as you place an Order.
3. The Annual Service
3.1 Our engineer will attend at the Property on the agreed date (or such other date as is arranged pursuant to clause 3.3) and will examine the Appliance and perform the Annual Service.
3.2 Our engineers carry a comprehensive range of spare parts with them on each visit. If our engineer finds that the appliance is faulty, you may be given the option to arrange a repair to the appliance. If the appliance is still within the manufacturer's warranty period, it is likely that this will be free of charge. If the appliance is out of warranty, this repair will be charged at the current standard rate. If our engineer does not carry all parts necessary to repair the fault at the time of diagnosis, we will arrange a mutually convenient time for an engineer to return to perform the repair, if you so wish.
3.3 We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that an engineer visits the Property on the agreed date. However, occasionally, due to circumstances outside our control, we may be unable to get an engineer to attend the Property on the agreed date. If this happens, we will contact you as soon as is reasonably practicable and agree an alternative date.
3.4 If you are unable to allow our engineer to access the Property on the agreed date, you should contact us as soon as is reasonably practicable (and in any such event before 12 noon on the day preceding such date) to arrange an alternative date for provision of the Annual Service. Subject to your right to cancel the Contract in accordance with clause 1.2 above (in which cases no cancellation charge will be made and we will refund the Fee to you), if you inform us after this time we reserve the right to retain a cancellation charge of £45 and refund the remainder of your Fee.
3.5 Once inside the Property, if your Appliance has been installed in an area where it is inaccessible and our engineer cannot gain clear and safe access to it and is therefore unable to service the Appliance, we reserve the right to retain an inspection fee of £45 and refund the remainder of the Fee.
3.6 Baxi Customer Support engineers drive transit-style vans and need to access to their van during the Annual Service to fetch tools and equipment. Engineers must therefore be able to park within a practical distance from the Property - it is the customer's responsibility to ensure that parking is available.
4.1 We will, free of charge, re-visit an appliance where a problem within the appliance occurs within 12 days of the Annual Service. At this stage we will perform a free of charge diagnostic check only. This guarantee will not apply where a defect arises as a result of:
(i) wilful or accidental damage;
(ii) use of the Appliance otherwise than in accordance with the user instructions;
(iii) any tampering with, or alteration of, the Appliance by anyone other than us; or
(iv) a fault in any other appliance, such as (without limitation) your ancillary heating system to
which the Appliance is connected.
4.2 THE GUARANTEE SET OUT ABOVE DOES NOT AFFECT YOUR STATUTORY RIGHTS AS A CONSUMER. If you prefer, you may rely on your statutory rights rather than make a claim under the guarantee. For further information about your statutory rights please contact your local authority Trading Standards Department or local Citizens Advice Bureau.
5. Limitations on our Liability
5.1 We will not be liable to you for any loss, damage, costs or expenses:
(i) that are not a reasonably foreseeable consequence of a breach by us of these Conditions;
(ii) that are not caused by any breach of these Conditions by us; and for business losses, or losses to non-consumers.
5.2 YOU AGREE THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE IN PLACE AND MAINTAIN ADEQUATE INSURANCE POLICIES IN RESPECT OF YOUR PROPERTY.
5.3 Nothing in these Conditions shall:
(i) limit our liability under Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in relation to the safety of parts or for death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
(ii) affect any statutory rights which you may have as a consumer.
6. Events Beyond Our Reasonable Control
6.1 If we are unable to perform any of our obligations under this Contract as a result of any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including (without limitation), for example, flood, fire, strikes, lockouts, acts of Government and terrorism, such failure shall not be regarded as a breach of our obligations and we shall be entitled to suspend performance of those obligations and/or this Contract until such time as we are able to perform the obligations. We shall use all reasonable efforts to recommence performance of any obligation affected by any such circumstances as soon as reasonably practicable.
6.2 From time to time parts may be unavailable however every effort will be made to ensure parts are available for your repair.
7.1 We do not intend that any of these Conditions should be enforceable, by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, by any person who is not a party to this contract.
7.2 This contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and we both agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. Where the Annual Service is to be performed in Scotland, this contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland, and we both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.
7.3 These Conditions can only be amended or varied by written agreement between us.
7.4 If any one or more of the provisions of these Conditions is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining Conditions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
8. Your Personal Details
We shall use and safeguard your personal details in accordance with all applicable Data Protection legislation. We may use your personal details to inform you of our other products and/or services. If you would rather not receive any such communications, please contact us as set out below.
9. Contact Us
If you need to contact us at any time or you have any queries or complaints, please contact us via Customer Service on by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, on 0344 871 1545, or by post to Baxi Customer Support, Brooks House, Coventry Road, Warwick, CV34 4LL.