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"Many thanks for providing the Gas Barbecue on time and agreeing to let me have the Barbecue for a further two hours without charge which is very much appreciated.

We had a lovely time indeed and the Gas Barbecue was very good.

Many thanks once again. Looking forward to doing business with you in the future."

Eurico Carrasco

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0800 587 2823
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Abacus Catering Hire
Yattendon Road

terms of service

S P Parks Young, sole trader T/A ; Abacus Catering Hire; These terms of business refer to contracts of sale, hire, or services between S P Parks Young, herein after referred to as Abacus, and the client requiring the goods, services or hire, hereinafter referred to as the client.

Standard Terms of Sale, and General Hire

1. These terms shall apply to all contracts of supply and invoices of payment to Abacus unless other terms or modifications
of these terms are specifically agreed in writing by Abacus.

2. Payment is due on the day of delivery or supply unless agreed otherwise by Abacus in writing. When specified, settlement
discounts are deductible from any invoices paid on or before delivery or supply, or within an agreed credit period.

3. In the event of late payment outside the terms that apply to any particular invoice or contract, Abacus will be entitled to interest at the rate ruling under the County Courts Act 1984 from the date the outstanding amount is first due until the date of payment.

4. All cancellations must be made in writing and in the event of cancellation Abacus shall be entitled to retain any deposit
held. In the event of any cancellation up to one month before the contracted date of supply and/or hire Abacus shall be entitled to charge up to 25% of the total supply and/or hire price, and cancellations thereafter 50% of the contract value.

5. Title in goods being purchased by the client does not pass to the client until paid for. Abacus reserves the right not to
supply hire goods, sale goods, or services if they have not been paid for within the terms of payment for that particular supply.

6. All prices and specifications are supplied, quoted, or listed in a pricelist without engagement.

7. All invoices and quotes are subject to being errors and omissions excepted (E & OE).

8. The client is responsible for the security of hired items and is advised to have insurance cover for damage or loss to all
items hired. The replacement or repair costs of lost damaged or missing items may be covered by Abacus's optional Damage
and Loss waiver scheme charged at 5% of the gross hire charges and covering damage or loss of the specified items up to the
gross hire value of the contract concerned subject to no excess. All losses or damage are calculated or charged for at repair
cost or replacement at Abacus retail list price available on request.

9. The client is responsible for the routine maintenance for any equipment whilst on hire.

10. The client is responsible for the clean return of all items hired excepting where the hire charge specifically includes
cleaning by Abacus. Items returned dirty will incur extra charges for cleaning except goods priced to include unwashed return.

11. Abacus reserves the right to relocate, remove or recover hire items in adverse conditions and shall be not held responsible for any consequential losses of the client or third parties in the event of adverse weather or other conditions affecting the use of items outdoors or in marquees.

12. The cancellation fee rate is payable in the event of pluvious and/or force majeure cancellation. Clients are advised to
take out pluvious and/or event or wedding insurance to cover cancellation and consequential losses due to weather risks
where hire items are in use in outdoor or marquee situations.

13. Abacus does not undertake to make good turf or garden damage caused by equipment delivery, installation, or removal;
and accepts no responsibility for damage to underground or hidden services unless notified in advance in writing of their
location by the client.

14. Prices listed on our price list or quoted without a site visit, assume level ground, good access and appropriate connections for power are available. Additional charges may be made where these are not available, and Abacus reserves the right to cancel any contract where site conditions are unsuitable for the equipment or installation required.

15. Hirers of electrical equipment are advised all electrical connections for equipment used in tents or outside must be made
through a residual earth circuit breaker (RECB). Abacus will not be held responsible for electrical failure caused by other
contractors' equipment being attached to circuits provided by Abacus.It is the hirer's responsibility to ensure there is sufficent current available to allow electrical equipment to function correctly.

16. Hire prices of all items do not include delivery, collection, connection, setting up or laying out, or installation unless specified on the relevant contract and/or invoice and/or accepted quote.

17. All pictures / sizes / capacities / dimensions / wattages etc quoted are representative - actual stock and items hired may vary.

18. Courier service where offered is priced UK mainland each way. Non-availability of goods at collection point on collection
day arranged with courier will incur a repeat collection charge.