Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully.
These terms and conditions (the “Terms”) are the only terms which govern the sale of services (“Services” or “Work”) by the business trading as “HANDASAH” which can be contacted at the address 301, Al Moez Tower, Al Riyah Al Tawfeeqy St., Atreeb, Banha, Qalubiya, Egypt, (by Post) email@example.com (by email) and +20 1033339034 (by phone) (“HANDASAH” or “our”) to the Customer as defined below.
The Company or We: Innovative Engineering Solutions (Handasah) , company registered in Egypt CR# 134308. We operate the website www.handasah.net. The Client/customer or You: The person/company to whom the Company supplied Labor and/or associated services. Operative/Specialist/Tradesman: the representative appointed by the Company to undertake the work. Site: Any land or premises occupied by the Client and any other place provided by the Client on, over or through which the Labor is to operate The Company reserve the right to refuse or decline work at our discretion. Where we agree to undertake works for a Customer those works shall be performed by the designated Operative of the Company at its absolute discretion.
2. Estimates / Quotations:
a. Our quotations/estimates are valid for 15 days and are subject to availability of resources. All quotations are provided as estimates unless specified as fixed price jobs. They are an estimate of the likely minimum cost of the works, based on the information made available. The final price will be calculated on the basis specified in the estimate, if any, or if none, in accordance with the company’s rates and fees applicable at the time the works are carried out and may be increased above or reduced below the specified price.
b. We will endeavor to complete the work in the estimated time, but any additional chargeable hours/efforts will be included in the final price.
c. We shall not be under any obligation to provide an estimate. We shall not be bound by any estimates given in which manifest errors occur.
3. Booking Terms:
a. When you make a booking enquiry by phone/email/Mobil App, or through the booking enquiry form on the company’s website, you will be required to acknowledge that you have read and understood these terms.
b. Once the time and date for an appointment have been agreed on, availability has been confirmed and payment has been made, you will be given a one-hour arrival window.
c. Any cancellations or changes to bookings with regard to date and time must be made at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, a cancellation fee of 30 EGP + VAT applies. The customer has the responsibility to make sure that our office has been notified with a clear statement (in writing) and is aware of any changes.
d. Any date(s) mentioned in estimates/quotes either in writing, Through Mobil App or over the phone are estimated dates only and we shall not be in breach of this agreement for failing to start or finish work by any date given in estimates/quotes.
e. If the services requested prove to take longer than estimated/quoted due to unforeseen events, you will be charged accordingly at a cost that is first confirmed with you. Unless the amended cost is confirmed, we will not proceed with the works.
f. Once the works are completed, the operative will ask the customer to assess the works carried out and sign the work report, thus accepting that the job has been done to standard and indicating receipt of goods/materials purchased or confirm through the mobile App. The work report should not be treated as an invoice. Handasah will then charge the credit card held on record or invoice if account facilities have been opened.
g. Some of the services Handasah offers might require a site visit to be carried out prior to the provision of the services. If such a site visit is required, Handasah will let you know when you make a booking and will arrange a mutually convenient time for Handasah to visit the property where the services are required to be carried out. If a site visit is required, a fee will be payable at the time of making the booking to cover the expenses of carrying out a site visit. The fee will be between 50 EGP + VAT, depending on location and will be agreed with you at the time of the booking. The amount is non-refundable but may be credited against the cost of the services (at Handasah’ sole discretion).
a. At the time Handasah performs the services, it may not have all the materials it needs. In this case, the company may need to purchase materials. If materials are available at local suppliers, then the tradesmen will travel to the supplier, purchase materials and return to the property to continue the works. The travel time is charged at standard charging rate. If the materials are not available from a local supplier, Handasah normally orders them and returns on another occasion to continue to perform the services. An administration charge of 10% will be applied, which is confirmed with you prior to commencing the process of searching for materials and placing orders.
b. Parts/materials required to undertake your job will be added to your bill with a mark-up of 10%. While Handasah does carry a large array of parts, if additional parts are required to be collected from the builders merchant etc then travel time will be included in the final bill but: – time taken shall be kept to a minimum and reasonable – customer shall be informed wherever possible when the operative(s) leaves the premises.
c. Handasah accepts no liability with respect to faulty parts/materials. If the part is found to be faulty during fitting, the operative will exchange, however if the fault becomes visible after the job has been completed, should the customer require further visit for replacement, additional labor cost may incur.
d. If parts or materials are supplied by the customer and Handasah deems those parts are not suitable, the company reserves the right not to install or use the incorrect materials or parts.
e. Handasah accepts no liability in respect of late or non-delivery of materials.
5. Your Obligations:
a. You will provide, on request, any information that Handasah reasonably requires to enable Handasah to provide the services. Handasah will contact you about this. If any information you provide is incomplete or incorrect, Handasah may make an additional charge of a reasonable sum to cover any extra work that is required. Any additional charges will be agreed with you in advance.
b. Where access to your property is required, you will allow Handasah to gain access to your property at the agreed dates and times when Handasah will perform the services. If keys are provided, they must open and close all locks without any special effort. If the property is protected by an alarm, you must provide full details of how to disable and reset it. You agree to notify Handasah if you provide the keys. If you require collection from agency and returning of the keys, you must give reasonable notice of this request (at least 24 hours). If the operative is unable to get access to the property on the agreed date and time that you have booked, you will be liable to pay 30 EGP + VAT, the equivalent of the cancellation fee.
c. You will be responsible (at your own cost) for preparing the property for the supply of the services, where necessary, making safe any appliances or equipment, removing (if you are able to) any items from the areas in the property where Handasah will be performing the services, covering any items, furniture or fittings which you will not be moving, to protect them from dust or dirt, as well as for securing or removing any valuables, breakables or sentimental items by the date and time when Handasah is due to commence the works.
d. You shall provide at your expense, clear access to the work area, all necessary electricity/water supplies that might be required to enable the operative to carry out the work. Additional charges might apply otherwise.
6. Work Guarantee:
a. All work carried out by Handasah is guaranteed against faulty workmanship under normal usage for a period of six months from the date on the work report given after completion of the job when payment is made. If a fault has occurred due to misuse of the repaired item then a fee may be chargeable to remedy the work. Notice will be given to the customer before any remedial work is carried out if an additional cost is to be incurred.
b. Handasah is not obliged to offer a guarantee. If after inspecting the work carried out, we consider we are unable to offer a guarantee, we shall notify you of the reasons accordingly.
c. Any guarantees offered refer strictly to labor, in respect of faulty workmanship. The guarantee becomes null and void if the work completed is subject to misuse or negligence, repaired, modified or tampered with by any other person other than an official Handasah operative.
7. If there is a problem with the services:
a. Please contact Handasah either by phone, Mobil App or email and explain the issue as soon as possible. Give as many details as possible regarding the issue, including pictures, where necessary.
b. Please allow Handasah a reasonable opportunity to investigate the problem and, if Handasah was at fault, arrange to correct the problem
c. If Handasah was at fault, it will use every effort to correct problems as soon as reasonably practicable
a. Where the provision of the services cannot be completed within a day, you will allow Handasah to leave any tools or materials at your property overnight or at any other times when it is not performing any services, if necessary.
b. Handasah cannot accept liability for its failure to complete all or part of the services where such failure is caused by your failure to book for the recommended number of hours or where you require Handasah to carry out additional tasks over and above what was originally booked.
c. Handasah shall not be held liable for unavoidable damage caused, or any unforeseeable loss the customer or any other party may suffer as a result of the work carried out, nor shall we be liable for any loss of any nature which is not caused by our negligence or our breach of the terms and agreement between us.
d. For the avoidance of doubt, Handasah shall have no responsibility or liability in relation to the following:
i. pre-existing wear and tear, damage, defects or faults in your property, its contents or belongings.
ii. Disruption to the services or damage to the property or belongings caused by third parties who are present on site during the performance of the services.
iii. Damage to the property, its contents or your belongings caused by faulty products, materials or equipment provided by you and used by Handasah in the performance of the services.
9. Payment Terms:
a. Data Protection
i. The data that you provide during this transaction will only be used for the purpose of recording your payment. We shall abide by the principles of all applicable laws and ensure that the data is used for no other purposes and is disclosed to no third party.
ii. Any personal data supplied by you will be held, stored, used and/or processed (as and when necessary) by us for the purpose or purposes for which it is provided and in accordance with the Data Protection principles and any applicable laws and regulations. Disclosure of this information will not take place and will not be given to any third parties unless they show reasonable cause for us to make such a disclosure and then only to the extent that the law allows, e.g. prevention and detection of crime.
b. For all jobs, payment terms will be confirmed with the client prior to making visits arrangements. Once client confirms they are happy with the terms, Handasah shall raise the invoices accordingly. The customer shall pay each invoice directly to Handasah.
d. Payment can be made by cash, Fawry, Vodafone cash, bank transfer or debit/credit card. A 2% charge applies to credit and debit card payments.
e. The customer shall pay all amounts due under the agreement in full without any deduction or withholding except as required by law and the customer shall not be entitled to assert any credit, set-off or counterclaim against Handasah in order to justify withholding payment of any such amount in whole or in part.
f. If the total due is not paid immediately without the company’s authorization, we reserve the right to levy an administration charge of 20 EGP per week. Where the total due is not paid by the customer within 5 days of the date of the completion of the works, in addition to the administration charge, the customer must pay interest on the outstanding amount at the prevailing rate plus 10% per annum or pro rate per month or part of the month thereof and this rate shall apply both before and after the issue of any legal proceedings we may take against the customer to recover any unpaid amount.
g. Snagging: Where the works have been priced by way of a fixed price Quotation and have been completed subject to snagging, 90% of all amounts outstanding must be paid on such completion and the Customer must provide access to Handasah without delay to enable the snagging to be finalized. The balance of 10% will become payable upon the finalization of the snagging or, if access has not been made available to carry out the snagging within 14 days of completion, at the expiry of such 14 day period.
h. Handasah shall be entitled to charge 25 EGP per communication due to nonpayment 14 days after initial payment grace period has passed.
i. The Company shall not be required to issue or deliver any certificates, guarantees or other similar documents regarding the works until payment has been made in full.
j. Where the Client is represented by a third party (such as a managing agent, contractor or other representative), in the event of non-payment by the Client, the third party will be responsible for payment unless Handasah has agreed otherwise in writing.
k. You must pay Handasah an administration charge of 50 EGP in respect of each dishonored cheque you give us.
l. Handasah reserves all rights to acquire clients’ card details to secure measures in regard to last minute cancellations in accordance to our terms and conditions. This method is agreed during the booking arrangement, and details will be destroyed after payment and service completed.
m. Limits on liability: We do not accept responsibility for any loss you or anybody else might suffer because: 1. Any instruction or information you send us is sent in error, has failed to reach us, is distorted or incorrect 2. Payment is refused or declined by the credit/debit card supplier for whatever reason 3. We cannot accept liability if payment is refused or declined by the credit/debit card supplier (due to the customer quoting incorrect card details or other reasons).
n. Refunds/cancellation policy: Any cancellations or changes to bookings with regard to date and time must be made at least 24 hours in advance; otherwise, a cancellation fee of 50% of the cost of the job applies. The customer has the responsibility to make sure that the Handasah office has been notified with a clear statement and is aware of any changes. Refunds will be credited back to the original credit card used for payment. If you change your mind after completing a transaction, please call us on 01033339034 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further advice.