1. Our Contract
1.1 These Terms and Conditions govern the supply of goods sold by Living Heat Ltd (No. 5466356) of Unit 1, 104 Barton Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 7NY (we and us) to the customer (you). Our VAT number is 861161442.
1.2 All orders placed by you and purchases of goods from us (whether in-store, by telephone, via our website or by such other means as we may permit) are on the basis of these Terms and Conditions and are subject to acceptance by us either (as applicable):
(i) by delivery of the goods to you; or
(ii) by providing the goods you have purchased to you at the trade counter, at which point a legally binding contract is constituted between us.
1.3 The processing of your payment and acknowledgment of your order does not constitute legal acceptance of your order.
2.1 On our website, you may place an order to purchase a product advertised for sale by following the onscreen prompts after clicking on the item you wish to purchase. You will have an opportunity to check and correct any input errors in your order up until the point at which you place your order by clicking the “Place order and pay” button on the checkout page.
2.2 All orders placed by you and purchases of goods by you from us are subject to acceptance by us (as described in clause 1.2). We may choose not to accept your order or purchase for any reason and will not be liable to you or to anyone else in those circumstances.
2.3 By Phone, you will have the oppertunity to correct any errors up until the point of dispatch after this point any changes will be considered a return.
3. Price & Payment
3.1 The price payable for the goods you order or purchase is as set out in store and on our website at the time you submit your order or, if you order from one of our catalogues, as set out in the catalogue from which you order provided it is a current catalogue, plus any charges for delivery as advised to you. All prices include the current applicable VAT rate.
3.2 Catalogue prices are correct at time of going to press, and we reserve the right to update prices in future catalogues which will then supersede the prices in any previous catalogue. We also reserve the right to change the price of commodity goods, such as copper, at any time due to market conditions but we will confirm the prevailing price with you before accepting your order or purchase. We are not obliged to accept your order or purchase for such goods and may decline it or limit the order quantity.
3.3 Occasionally, we advertise goods at a promotional price; you must quote the relevant promotion code, otherwise you may be charged the full price.
3.4 Occasionally, an error may occur and goods may be incorrectly priced in which case we will not be obliged to supply the goods at the incorrect price or at all. We will (at our discretion) either cancel your order and refund the price you have paid or use reasonable endeavours to contact you and ask you whether you wish to continue with the order at the correct price. If we are unable to contact you or you do not wish to continue with the order at the correct price, we will cancel your order and refund the price you have paid.
3.5 We must receive payment for the whole of the price of the goods you order and purchase, and any applicable charges for delivery, before your order can be processed unless we have agreed otherwise in advance in writing.
3.6 For website orders, payment can be made by most major credit or debit cards, by completing the relevant details on the checkout page.
3.7 By using a credit/debit card to pay for your order or purchase, you confirm that the card being used is yours or that you are authorised to use it.
3.8 All credit/debit card holders are subject to validation checks and authorisation by the card issuer. If the issuer of the card refuses to authorise payment we will not accept your order or purchase, we will not be obliged to inform you of the reason for the refusal, and we will not be liable for the item not being delivered or provided to you. We are not responsible for the card issuer or bank charging the holder of the card as a result of our processing of your credit/debit card payment in accordance with your order or purchase.
3.9 We recommend that you do not communicate your payment card details to anyone, including us, by email. Subject to clause 9.5, we cannot be responsible for any losses you may incur in transmitting information to us by internet link or by email. Any such loss shall be entirely your responsibility.
3.10 If you are a trade customer, you are responsible for all orders placed by your employees and for any purchases made on cards issued to you (including Trade UK cards) and we are not bound by any individual order limit you may impose on your employees.
3.11 If you are a trade customer, you may not withhold payment of any invoice or other amount due to us by reason of any right of set off or counterclaim, which you may have, or allege to have.
3.12 We shall be entitled at all times to set off any debt or claim which we may have against you against any sums due from us to you.
3.13 The format of our invoice and statements to you will solely be dictated by us and we will not enter into any variation of our format unless any proposed variations are requested in writing at least six months in advance and expressly agreed by us.
4. Delivery & Title
4.1 Unless you choose to collect the goods from one of our trade counters (including via our Click & Collect or Call & Collect service) and except in exceptional circumstances (as contemplated in clause 12), we aim to deliver the goods in accordance with your order usually within the stated delivery time (except in exceptional circumstances) but not more than 30 days after the day you place your order, unless otherwise agreed between you and us, subject always to clause 5 and 12. We reserve the right to deliver an order in installments by separate delivery shipments. Further information about delivery of our goods can be found at https://www.livingheat.co.uk.
4.2 Before placing your order, please refer to the delivery options set out on our website and in our catalogues to ensure that we can deliver to your address. A valid signature may be required on collection or delivery. In the unlikely event that you have not received all the goods within the stated delivery time, you must notify us immediately. We strongly suggest that you do not schedule or commence any installation work until after you have received your order and checked all the goods are suitable for your purposes and do not have any defects or missing parts.
4.3 For reasons of health and safety and to avoid any property damage, items can only be delivered to the exterior of a ground floor location at the delivery address. You must therefore make your own arrangements at your own risk if the relevant item needs to be transported from the delivery location. We will not provide any unpacking, installation, fitting or waste removal services upon delivery unless otherwise agreed by us in writing.
4.4 You must do all that you reasonably can to enable delivery to take place at the given time and place. If you delay delivery, or delivery fails because you have not taken appropriate steps, we will try to arrange for an alternative delivery date within 30 days of the failed delivery. If delivery fails as a result of circumstances within your reasonable control, the cost of any re-delivery shall be borne by you. If we are unable to arrange a date for re-delivery we may cancel your order and refund to you the price that you have paid for the goods, less the failed delivery costs.
4.5 Without prejudice to clause 4.4, upon delivery of the goods to you or collection of the goods by you, the goods shall be at your risk and responsibility. In spite of delivery or collection, ownership (also known as title) in the goods shall not pass to you until you have paid the price for the goods in full and, where other sums payable to us from you are overdue, you have paid those sums too. Until title in the goods passes from us to you, you shall:
(i) not be entitled to use the goods;
(ii) safely hold the goods for us;
(iii) return the goods to us immediately if we ask you to; and
(iv) be liable to us for any loss, damage or destruction of the goods.
In addition, until title in the goods passes from us to you, you shall store the goods at your own cost separately from all other goods in your possession and marked in such a way that they are clearly identified as our property. You grant us an irrevocable licence to enter, with or without vehicles, any of your premises for the purpose of inspecting or repossessing the goods.
5.1 All goods are subject to availability. While we endeavour to hold sufficient stock to meet all orders and purchases, if we have insufficient stock to supply or deliver the goods ordered and paid for by you, we will attempt to contact you using the details you have provided to us to ask you how you wish to proceed. We may, at our discretion, process any part of the order which is available. Where goods are out of stock, we will refund you the price paid for such goods as soon as possible and in any case within 30 days or, in the case of an account customer, we may, in our absolute discretion, as soon as possible raise a credit to offset the amount invoiced to you.
6. Manufacturer’s Warranties & Guarantees
6.1 Some of our goods are sold with a manufacturer’s warranty, guarantee or similar assurance (please see the relevant product description on our website for further details). Any complaint, query or claim under a manufacturer’s warranty, guarantee or similar assurance must be made direct to us the manufacturer. And we will start procedures however the responsibility and liability of subsequent damage is not covered under or in any such warranty, guarantee or assurance.
6.2 Any manufacturer’s warranty, guarantee or similar assurance applies in addition to your legal rights if you are a consumer.
7. Cancellation, Returns & Refund
7.1 You may cancel your order and return the items purchased to us by giving us notice of cancellation within 30 days of the date of delivery to you or your collection from a trade counter (as applicable). In relation to goods delivered to you, you may need to take delivery of the goods before you can cancel your order if the goods are placed into our delivery process before we receive your notice of cancellation. Where your order comprises multiple delivery shipments, the 30 day cancellation period for the goods in your order runs from the date of the delivery of the last shipment to you.
7.2 You will lose your right to cancel after the expiry of the 14 day period referred to in clause 7.1 (this does not affect your rights if there is any problem with the goods).
7.3 To exercise your right to cancel, you may inform us of your decision to cancel by post, phone or email using the contact details set out below . You may also cancel by informing us in store at a trade counter. If you are cancelling because of any problem with the goods, please notify us of the problem at the time of cancellation.
7.4 On cancellation for whatever reason, where you have received the goods you must return the goods to us (together with the original packaging) without undue delay and in any event within 14 days after the day of the cancellation at your cost (subject to clause 7.11),unless we agree that you may dispose of them, in which case please comply with the manufacturer’s instructions before disposing of hazardous goods. You must return goods with all components and also any promotional items received (including free gifts) or discounted additional products. For more information on the ways in which you can return the goods you have received, please see the Returns section of our website at www.livingheat.co.uk. You can return certain goods by post from your local Post Office and larger goods by our carrier pick up service. We may charge a fee for the carrier pick up service; the amount of the fee will depend on the good(s) returned, but the maximum fee is £20.00.
7.5 Following cancellation, subject to clause 7.7, we will refund you the price paid for the cancelled order (or part of the order cancelled). Where you cancel the entire order, we will also refund the standard delivery charges (or an amount equal to the standard delivery charges apply if you elect to use a more expensive delivery method) paid. Where you cancel part of an order, we will not refund the delivery charges. We will pay the refund within 14 days after the day:
7.5.1 you notified us to cancel your order, where you have not received the goods; or,
7.5.2 we receive the goods you returned to us, where you are in receipt of the goods; or
7.5.3 you provide us with a proof of return for the goods, where you have returned the goods but we have not yet received them.
7.6 We will refund you using the same means of payment as you used to pay for your order or purchase.
7.7 We reserve the right to make a deduction from the amount of the refund for loss in value of the goods returned where the goods show signs of unreasonable use; for these purposes, unreasonable use includes handling the goods beyond what is necessary to establish the nature, characteristics and functioning of the goods. We may withhold any refund until we have received the goods or you have supplied proof of return for the goods.
7.8 Your right of cancellation does not apply to goods that are cut or mixed to your requirements, made to measure, made to your specifications or clearly personalised (for example, made to order kitchen goods, mixed paint or embroidery goods). Your right of cancellation does not apply to goods which are not suitable for return due to health protection or hygiene reasons (such as water pumps, toilets and macerators), if you have opened the product packaging after delivery or collection.
7.9 If you cancel your order for a product delivered direct from our supplier, please contact us and we will arrange for our supplier to collect from you. Some collections may incur a charge; the amount of the charge will depend on the good(s) returned, but the maximum fee is £20.00.
7.10 Any donations you make to Living heat in connection with your order or purchase will not be refunded in the event that you exercise your right to cancel.
7.11 Where the goods are being returned because they are faulty or incorrect, we will meet the cost of return delivery but we ask that you allow us to nominate the carrier. Your right to return goods in these circumstances is not limited to the 30 day period in clause 7.1.
7.12 Without prejudice to your right to cancel orders generally under this clause 7, if you have notified us of a problem with the goods within 30 days of delivery or collection, we may at our option either offer to make good any shortage or non-delivery; replace or repair any goods that are damaged or defective upon delivery or collection; or cancel the order (or part of the order affected) and refund to you the amount paid by you for the goods in question.
7.13 If an item develops a fault after 30 days following delivery or collection, and where the manufacturer has provided a helpline, repair service or warranty, you should contact the manufacturer direct. If there is no such service or warranty with the product, in most instances we will either offer a repair or where this is not possible we will replace the item with the same or an equivalent model.
Legal Rights as a Consumer 7.14 The provisions of this clause 7 do not affect your legal rights if you are a consumer.