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Terms and Conditions

for Your E.ON Home Energy Services Product

Central Heating breakdown repairs

0845 872 8630

Plumbing, drainage and electrical wiring maintenance

inspections, repairs and emergencies

0844 871 5071

Customer Service

0845 872 8593

hescorres@propertyservices.eon-uk.com

Version 2.1 June 2010

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These Terms and Conditions along with Your Schedule constitute the entire agreement between Us and You in respect of the provision of Our Home Energy Services Product to You. Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. You should pay particular attention to Section 5 which describes certain types of work and equipment which are excluded from Our Home Energy Services Products and Section 6 which sets out terms and conditions which apply to all of Our Home Energy Service Products.

These Terms and Conditions are written to be as clear and self explanatory as possible but if there is anything that You do not understand or would like clarification on please call Our customer care team on 0845 872 8593.

These Terms and Conditions are set out in the following Sections:

SECTION 1 - DEFINITIONS

Certain words and phrases which are used in these Terms and Conditions have the meanings given to them in this Section.

SECTION 2 - HOME ENERGY SERVICES PRODUCTS

The Home Energy Services Products covered by these Terms and Conditions are set out in the following Sections:

Section 2.1 - Central Heating Care Section 2.2 - Central Heating Care 50 Section 2.3 - Boiler & Controls Care Section 2.4 - Boiler & Controls Care 50 Section 2.5 - Annual Safety Inspection Section 2.6 - Repair & Care

Section 2.7 – Gas Fire Check

Your Schedule sets out the Home Energy Services Product which We have agreed to provide to You.

SECTION 3 – CENTRAL HEATING SAFETY INSPECTIONS

All Our Home Energy Services Products (other than Gas Fire Check) include an Initial Inspection and Service and, if You renew Your Contract, an Annual Service. Details of these Services are set out in the following Sections:

Section 3.1 - Initial Inspection and Service Section 3.2 - Annual Service

Section 3.3 - General Provisions relating to Services

SECTION 4 – CENTRAL HEATING REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Where under Your Home Energy Services Product You are entitled to the repair and maintenance of Your Central Heating System and/or the repair, maintenance and/or replacement of Your Boiler the provisions of this Section will apply.

SECTION 5 - GENERAL EXCLUSIONS

This Section describes work and equipment that are excluded from all Our Home Energy Services Products.

SECTION 6 - YOUR CONTRACT

This Section sets out terms and conditions which apply to all of Our Home Energy Services Products.

SECTION 1 - DEFINITIONS

In these Terms and Conditions the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them:

Annual Service - means the Annual Service to be undertaken by Us described in Section 3.

Beyond Economic Repair- meansthat it would cost more to repair the Boiler than to replace it.

Boiler - means a single mains gas boiler with a net output rating less than 70kw, located in Your Home.

Central Heating System - means Your entire central heating system at Your Home

including:-(i) the Boiler;

(ii) the Controls, (including electrical temperature controls); (iii) all pipes, radiators, valves, hot water cylinders and the

central heating header tank; and

(iv) any other parts that have been installed by Us within the last 12 months.

Contract - means these Terms and Conditions and Your Schedule.

Contract Price - the price You must pay for the Home Energy Services Product You have chosen, as specified in Your Schedule. Please Note: if You have entered into a Home Care Package please read Section 6.11 of these Terms and Conditions.

Contract Year - means the period of 12 months commencing on the Start Date of Your Contract or if You elect to renew Your Contract the period of 12 months commencing on the Renewal Date.

Controls - means the programmer/time clock, room thermostat (if fitted), cylinder thermostat (if fitted) and zone valves (but excluding the fused spur switch and any thermostatic radiator valves).

Emergency - means either (i) an uncontrollable water leak which, if left until Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours would cause extensive damage to Your Home or (ii) if You are a Vulnerable Customer, You have no heat or hot water.

Emergency Call Out Charge - means a charge of £100 (which is in addition to the Contract Price) that We may choose to levy if You deliberately mislead Us about Your status as a Vulnerable Customer and/or the existence of an Emergency.

Emergency Operating Hours - means hours outside of Our Normal Operating Hours for engineers.

Gas Fire – means a domestic appliance that uses natural gas to heat a room.

Gas Fire Check – means the Home Energy Services Product described in Section 2.7.

Gas Fire Check Price – means that part of Your Contract Price which is payable for a Gas Fire Check.

Home – means Your private domestic dwelling where You reside including any garage connected to Your property, but excluding all outside areas, including (but not limited to) workshops, gardens, outbuildings and sheds.

Home Care Package – means any package of home energy services products offered by Us which consists of one of the Home Energy Services Products which We provide under this Contract and the home energy services product(s) which TWG will provide to You under a separate contract.

Home Energy Services Products – means the products offered by Us under these Terms and Conditions.

Initial Inspection and Service - the Initial Inspection and Service to be undertaken by Us described in Section 3.

Minimum Charge - means the lesser of:

(i) the Contract Price less the Monthly Payments We have received during the Contract Year; and

(ii) the cost of the Work We have undertaken during the Contract Year calculated at Our normal rates for labour and parts.

Monthly Payment - means that part of the Contract Price which You must pay each calendar month.

Normal Operating Hours - means (i) for Our engineers the hours between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm (365 days a year), and (ii) for Our contact centre the hours between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm (Monday to Friday excluding any bank holiday) and the hours between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm (Saturday and Sunday and any bank holiday).

Renewal Date - means if You elect to renew Your Contract, the date on which Your renewed Contract starts, which will normally be the anniversary of Your Start Date.

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Schedule - means the schedule which We will send to You at the start of (or at any renewal of) Your Contract which sets out the Home Energy Services Product You have chosen, the Contract Price (or where You have entered into a Home Care Package the total price for Your Home Care Package) and Your Monthly Payment.

Service – means an Initial Inspection and Service or an Annual Service.

Start Date - means the date on which Your Contract will start as set out in Your Schedule.

TWG – means The Warranty Group Services (Isle of Man) Limited

Vulnerable Customer - means any person who: (i) is residing at the Home aged over 70; or (ii) has a child in the Home under 3 years old; or

(iii) has a medical condition that would mean that to wait for Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours would endanger the life of the person.

Work – means the Services and repairs we carry out on Your Boiler and/or Central Heating System and (if applicable) any inspection or repair of a Gas Fire, under this Contract.

We/Us/Our/E.ON - means E.ON UK PS Limited or any other company within the E.ON UK plc group.

You/Your - means the person/persons who have entered into this Contract with Us.

SECTION 2 – HOME ENERGY SERVICES PRODUCTS

The Home Energy Services Products covered by these Terms and Conditions are set out in this Section 2. Your Schedule sets out the Home Energy Services Product which We will provide to You.

2.1 CENTRAL HEATING CARE

Central Heating Care is a maintenance and repair service that covers Your entire Central Heating System.

What this product includes:

• We will carry out an Initial Inspection and Service on Your Central Heating System and, if You elect to renew Your Contract, an Annual Service on Your Central Heating System in any subsequent Contract Year (see Section 3 for details of what this includes).

• Unless following Our Initial Inspection and Service We advise You that Your Central Heating System is unsuitable for this Home Energy Services Product, We will repair and maintain Your Central Heating System (see Section 4 for details of what this includes). There are no extra charges for parts and labour.

• If We are unable to repair Your Boiler and it is less than 7 years old, We may replace Your Boiler with a new Boiler. (see Section 4.2 for details and exclusions).

• You are entitled to unlimited repairs to Your Central Heating System during each Contract Year.

• There is no restriction on the number of call-outs You may make to Us, but if You call Us out in relation to any work or equipment described in Section 5 We reserve the right to charge You a call-out fee of £75. If You ask Us to undertake any work which is excluded from Your service, then We will charge You separately for this work.

• If at any time during Your Contract You would like a more modern Boiler, We will provide You with a discount on the cost of fitting a new Boiler from a range recommended by Us. This discount does not apply in conjunction with any special offer We may choose to make to You on a Boiler replacement from time to time. We may also be able to offer You the opportunity of spreading the cost of a new Boiler over a period of time.

What this product does not include:

• Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.2 CENTRAL HEATING CARE 50

Central Heating Care 50 is a maintenance and repair service that covers Your entire Central Heating System.

What this product includes:

• This product includes all of the same services as Central Heating Care except that You must pay a fixed repair cost of £50 (inclusive of VAT) for each completed repair to Your Central Heating System. This fixed cost includes all parts and labour required to complete that particular repair.

What this product does not include:

• Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.3 BOILER & CONTROLS CARE

Boiler & Controls Care is a maintenance and repair service that covers Your Boiler and Controls only. It does not cover Your entire Central Heating System.

What this product includes:

• We will carry out an Initial Inspection and Service on Your Boiler and Controls only and, if You elect to renew Your Contract, an Annual Service on Your Boiler and Controls only in each subsequent Contract Year (see Section 3 for details of what this includes).

• Unless following Our Initial Inspection and Service We advise You that Your Boiler and Controls are unsuitable for this Home Energy Services Product, We will repair and maintain Your Boiler and Controls only (see Section 4 for details of what this includes). There are no extra charges for parts and labour in repairing Your Boiler and Controls.

• If We are unable to repair Your Boiler and it is less than 7 years old, We may replace Your Boiler with a new Boiler (see Section 4.2 for full details and exclusions).

• You are entitled to unlimited repairs to Your Boiler and Controls during Your Contract Year.

• There is no restriction on the number of call-outs You may make to Us in relation to Your Boiler and Controls, but if You call Us out in relation to any work or equipment described in Section 5 or which does not relate to Your Boiler or Controls We reserve the right to charge You a call-out fee of £75. If You ask Us to undertake any work which is excluded from Your service, then We will charge You separately for this work.

• If at any point in time during Your Contract You would like a more modern Boiler, We will provide You with a discount on the cost of fitting a new Boiler from a range recommended by Us. This discount does not apply in conjunction with any special offer We may choose to make You on a Boiler replacement from time to time. We may also be able to offer You the opportunity of spreading the cost of a new Boiler over a period of time.

What this product does not include:

• We will not repair or maintain any part of Your Central Heating System other than the Boiler and Controls. If You experience a failure on other parts of Your Central Heating System which are not covered by this product then: o We will attend, establish the fault and if the fault is not

with the Boiler or Controls We will endeavour to give You an immediate quotation for rectification of the fault.

o If You choose to accept this quotation You must pay the repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card. If You are unable to pay for the repair We will not carry out the Work. • Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.4 BOILER & CONTROLS CARE 50

Boiler & Controls Care 50 is a maintenance and repair service that covers Your Boiler and Controls only. It does not cover Your entire

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Central Heating System. What this product includes:

• This product includes all of the same services as Boiler & Controls Care except that You must pay a fixed repair cost of £50 for each completed repair to Your Boiler and/or Controls. This fixed cost includes all parts and labour required to complete that particular repair.

What this product does not include:

• We will not repair or maintain any part of Your Central Heating System other than the Boiler and Controls. If You experience a failure on other parts of Your Central Heating System which is not covered by this product then: o We will attend, establish the fault and if the fault is not

with the Boiler or Controls We will endeavour to give You an immediate quotation for rectification of the fault.

o If You choose to accept this quotation You must pay the repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card. If You are unable to pay for the repair We will not carry out the Work. • Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.5 ANNUAL SAFETY INSPECTION

Annual Safety Inspection is an inspection service only that covers Your entire Central Heating System.

What this product includes:

• We will carry out an Initial Inspection and Service on Your Central Heating System and, if You elect to renew Your Contract, an Annual Service on Your Central Heating System in any subsequent Contract Year (see Section 3 for details). • This Home Energy Services Product is an inspection service

only. But if Your Central Heating System suffers from a fault or breakdown, taking this service means We will be better prepared to rectify the fault or breakdown if You ask Us to do so.

What this product does not include:

• We will not repair, maintain or replace any part of Your Central Heating System unless You agree to pay Us for this work.

• You are not entitled to make any call-outs to Us free of charge. Should You make a call-out We will charge You a fixed price for the call-out which We will agree with You beforehand.

• If We find a fault or other problem with Your Central Heating System during a Service or a charged call-out then: o We will notify You of the fault and endeavour to give

You an immediate quotation to rectify the fault. If You choose to accept this quotation You must pay the repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card. If You are unable to pay for the repair We will not carry out the Work. o We may offer to upgrade Your Annual Safety Inspection

service to Our Repair & Care service. • Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.6 REPAIR & CARE

Repair & Care is a maintenance and repair service that covers Your entire Central Heating System but is only applicable where there is a pre-existing fault with Your Boiler and/or Central Heating System and You have asked Us to fix it.

What this product includes:

• We will carry out an initial inspection to establish the fault and the suitability of Your Boiler and Central Heating System for this service.

• If We consider that the fault is uneconomic to repair We may refuse to provide the Repair & Care service, in which case

there will be no charge for Our attendance. We may however give You a quotation to rectify the fault. If We do so, then: o If You choose to accept the quotation, You must pay the

repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card. If You are unable to pay for the repair We will not carry out the Work. o If We repair Your Central Heating System You will then

be eligible for Our Central Heating Care service. • If We consider that the fault is economic to repair and that

Your Boiler and Central Heating System is suitable for Our

Repair & Care service, We will repair the Boiler and/or Central Heating System, and:

o There will be no extra charges for parts and labour. o When the repair of Your Boiler and/or Central Heating

System is completed We will for the remainder of the Contract Year provide all those services which are included in Our Central Heating Care service except that Our initial inspection and repair will constitute Your Initial Inspection and Service.

What this product does not include:

• Any work and equipment described in Section 5.

2.7 GAS FIRE CHECK

Gas Fire Check is an inspection service only that covers any Gas Fire in Your Home. Gas Fire Check is only available if You have a contract with Us for one of Our other Home Energy Services Products.

What this product includes:

• We will carry out a Gas Fire Check on all the Gas Fires in Your Home at Your Service, to make sure each Gas Fire is safe and operating efficiently.

• A Gas Fire Check will include an inspection of each Gas Fire at Your Home using appropriately calibrated equipment and a suitably qualified engineer in accordance with Our inspection schedule, which incorporates all the relevant regulations and guidelines that a Gas Fire is required to comply with. • Where a Gas Fire at Your Home passes a Gas Fire Check this

is confirmation that the Gas Fire is operating safely. It is not a guarantee that the Gas Fire is operating in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification, or at optimal performance or that it is fault free.

• If We find that a Gas Fire at Your Home poses a safety risk to You, Your Home or any adjoining property, We will take all reasonable steps to remedy the safety risk, which may include disconnection. Once We have established that an appliance is unsafe as defined by the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998, We have no choice under these regulations but to make the appliance safe and/or to disconnect it. We will explain what We have done and what You need to do next. If We disconnect a Gas Fire, it can only be reconnected by a suitably qualified engineer.

• We will advise You at Your Service if any Gas Fire at Your Home is unsuitable for a Gas Fire Check. If We are unable to carry out any Gas Fire Check because all of the Gas Fires at Your Home are unsuitable, We will give You a refund of the Gas Fire Check Price paid in that Contract Year. In these circumstances, the Gas Fire Check element of Your Contract will be cancelled but Your Contract for Your other Home Energy Services Product will continue.

What this product does not include:

• We will not repair, maintain or replace any part of a Gas Fire at Your Home unless You agree to pay Us for this work. • You are not entitled to make any call-outs to Us, in relation to

a Gas Fire, free of charge. Should You make a call-out relating to a Gas Fire, We will charge You a fixed price for the call-out which We will agree with You beforehand.

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Home during a Service or a charged call-out then We will notify You of the fault and endeavour to give You an immediate quotation to rectify the fault. If You choose to accept this quotation You must pay the repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card. If You are unable to pay for the repair We will not carry out the Work.

SECTION 3 – CENTRAL HEATING SAFETY INSPECTIONS

All Our Home Energy Services Products (other than Gas Fire Check) include the following safety inspection services:

3.1 INITIAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE What We will do

We will carry out an Initial Inspection and Service in Your first Contract Year to make sure Your entire Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls only (depending upon which of Our Home Energy Services Products You have chosen) is/are safe and operating efficiently.

When We will carry out Your Initial Inspection and Service

We will carry out the Initial Inspection and Service during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours. We will aim to carry out the Initial Inspection and Service within 28 days of the Start Date of Your Contract. However, this may not be possible in periods of high demand for Our services. In any event We will carry out the Initial Inspection and Service within 90 days of the Start Date of Your Contract.

What We will do if We find a fault at Your Initial Inspection and Service

If We find a fault or any other problem We will notify You immediately.

If the fault or problem is not of a material nature and/or does not affect the day to day operation of Your Boiler or Central Heating System then We will:

• Offer to rectify the fault for a fixed repair cost of £58 for each fault identified. You have no obligation to accept this quotation but if You choose to do so You must pay for the Work by credit or debit card prior to the Work being carried out by Our engineer.

• If You decide not to instruct Us to rectify a fault, the fault and any failures arising from the fault will be excluded from the services We provide to You under Your Contract.

• If You subsequently call Us out to fix a fault or failure caused by a fault which has been excluded from the services We provide, You will have the choice of paying Us to fix the fault or failure or using another party to do so. If You elect to use another party, You will be responsible for paying the charges of that party.

If the fault or problem is of a material nature and/or does affect the day to day performance of Your Boiler or Central Heating System then:

• We will immediately advise You that Your Boiler or Central Heating System is unsuitable for the Home Energy Services Product You have chosen.

• We will give You a quotation to rectify the fault. If You choose to accept this quotation then You must pay for the Work in full by credit or debit card prior to Work being completed by Our engineer.

• We may offer to upgrade Your Home Energy Services Product to Our Repair & Care service.

3.2 ANNUAL SERVICE What We will do

If You renew Your Contract We will carry out an Annual Service in each Contract Year to make sure Your entire Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls only (depending upon which of

Our Home Energy Services Products You have chosen) is/are safe and operating efficiently.

When We will carry out Your Annual Service

We will carry out the Annual Service during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours.

If You renew Your Contract, We will endeavour to carry out an Annual Service around the same time each year wherever possible. We will not attempt to book Your Annual Service until after We have debited your account for the first month’s payment for the new Contract Year.

If You call Us out for a fault in Your Central Heating System within 3 months after Your Renewal Date We will (if We have not already done so) conduct Your Annual Service at this point. We will tell You if We do this.

If You call Us out for a fault in Your Central Heating System in the last 3 months of a Contract Year We may conduct an Annual Service at this point. If We do this, this will mean that We will not conduct an Annual Service in the next Contract Year if You renew Your Contract. We will tell You if We do this.

What We will do if We find a fault at an Annual Service

If We find a fault or any other problem We will notify You immediately.

If the cost of any required work is not included in Your Contract, then:

• We will give You an immediate quotation to rectify the fault. You have no obligation to accept the quotation but if You choose to do so You must pay for the Work by credit or debit card prior to the Work being carried out by Our engineer. • If You decide not to instruct Us to rectify the fault We will

keep a record of the fault for future reference.

• If the fault or problem is of a material nature and/or affects the day to day performance of Your Boiler or Central Heating System and You elect not to rectify the fault or problem then We may choose to cancel Your Contract. If You elect to use another party to rectify the fault or problem You will be responsible for paying the charges of that party.

If the cost of any required Work is included in Your Contract then: • We will endeavour to undertake the Work at the time of the

Annual Service.

• If We are unable to undertake the required Work at the time of the Annual Service, We will arrange a time at which the required Work can be undertaken.

3.3 GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SERVICES Arranging a Service

We will contact You to arrange a Service. You may however contact Us at any time during Our contact centre’s Normal Operating Hours to arrange or rearrange Your Service. We will only carry out a Service if one is required under Your Contract. At periods of high demand for Our services We may have to contact You to rearrange a Service.

Should We be unable to perform a Service through no fault of Our own (for example where We are unable to gain access to Your Home), We will consider Our obligations discharged for that Contract Year. Should We subsequently be called out for a repair and maintenance visit during that Contract Year (see Section 4), We may conduct the relevant Service at this point. We will tell You if We do this.

The Service

A Service will include an inspection of either Your entire Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls only, (depending upon which of Our Home Energy Services Products You have chosen) using appropriately calibrated equipment and a suitably qualified

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engineer in accordance with Our inspection schedule, which incorporates all the relevant regulations and guidelines that Your Central Heating System and/or Your Boiler and Controls are required to comply with.

Where Your Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls passes a Service this is confirmation that Your Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls is/are operating safely. It is not a guarantee that Your Central Heating System or Your Boiler and Controls is/are operating in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification, or at optimal performance or that they are fault free.

What We will do if We find a fault that poses a safety risk

If We find that Your Boiler or Central Heating System poses a safety risk to You, Your Home or any adjoining property, We will take all reasonable steps to remedy the safety risk, which may include disconnection. Once We have established that an appliance is unsafe as defined by the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations 1998, We have no choice under these regulations but to make the appliance safe and/or to disconnect it. We will explain what We have done and what You need to do next. If We disconnect Your Boiler, it can only be reconnected by a suitably qualified engineer.

SECTION 4 – CENTRAL HEATING REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

Where under Your chosen Home Energy Services Product You are entitled to the repair or maintenance of Your Boiler and Controls or Your Central Heating System or the replacement of your Boiler the following provisions apply:

4.1 REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE

• Where a fault or problem arises with Your Central Heating System, Boiler or Controls, You may contact Us during Our contact centre’s Normal Operating Hours and arrange for a maintenance visit. If there is an Emergency, You may do this during Emergency Operating Hours.

• In repairing any Central Heating System, Boiler or Controls We may use alternative parts with similar functional performance, including parts that have been reconditioned by the original manufacturer.

• We will not provide cash alternatives for repairs or maintenance.

4.2 REPLACEMENT

• If Your Boiler cannot be repaired, because, for example, it is deemed to be beyond economic repair or parts are unavailable, and Your chosen Home Energy Services Product provides for replacement, We will replace the Boiler with a new Boiler that We deem suitable and have approved as fit for purpose. In this circumstance, You cannot purchase a new Boiler of Your choice and pay another party to fit it and charge the costs to Us.

• To qualify for a new Boiler, Your existing Boiler must be less than 7 years old. We will only use information provided by the manufacturer of the Boiler to determine the actual age of the appliance.

• If Your Boiler is older than 7 years then there is no entitlement to replace the Boiler if it cannot be repaired. • If You ask Us to, We may provide you with a Boiler installation

quotation and as a Central Heating Care Customer You may be entitled to a discount.

• The replacement of Your Boiler will include installation, but excludes any other upgrades to Your Central Heating System required by regulations or requested by You.

• We reserve the right to charge for re-piping Your Central Heating System in the event the Boiler was originally installed incorrectly or is required by regulations to be moved to a different location.

• We will provide and fit the replacement Boiler at a mutually acceptable date within (subject to You being available to provide access) a maximum of 4 weeks of Us determining the Boiler is beyond economic repair.

• We will not provide cash alternatives for Boiler replacement.

4.3 ACCESS

• It is Your responsibility to ensure that Our engineers can access Your Boiler and Central Heating System in order to carry out any Repairs (other than hidden pipework buried in the walls or floors). Should Our engineers be required to carry out any such access Work (for example the removal of cupboards, kitchen units, flooring and/or floor coverings), neither We nor Our engineers are liable for any damage caused as a result and We will not be required to replace or reconstruct any such cupboards, units or flooring. • Your Contract includes the cost of one day’s labour for Our

engineers to access Your Boiler and/or Central Heating System and to repair any holes made as a result of the need to access hidden pipework buried in walls or floors and leave the surface level. If accessing Your Boiler and/or Central Heating System and/or repairing any resulting holes in any wall or floor is likely to take longer than this We will inform You before carrying out the Work. If You would like Us to still carry out the Work, You will be required to pay any excess cost above the cost of one day’s labour for Our engineers in full by credit or debit card, prior to Work being carried out by Our engineer.

SECTION 5 – GENERAL EXCLUSIONS

This Section sets out the work and equipment that are excluded from all Our Home Energy Services Products.

5.1 EXCLUDED EQUIPMENT REPAIRS

Your Contract does not include repairs to the following equipment:

• Boilers that require specialist work, such as Potterton Powermax, Elm Le Blanc or Chaffoteaux Britany Combi; • warm air heating systems;

• LPG or oil systems;

• combined cooking and heating appliances; • combined heat and power appliances; • steel or lead pipes;

• replacement of bespoke or designer radiators, and their components, other than with standard parts; • fan assisted convector heaters or immersion heaters; • flues that are not part of the Boiler or appliance(s); • parts of a Central Heating System or Controls that are

specifically designed for underfloor heating;

• parts of a Central Heating System or Controls designed to incorporate any other heat source, for example solar water heating or solid fuel heating;

• bespoke Central Heating System components that are not readily available;

• appliances or decorative parts that do not affect the performance of the Central Heating System; • utility service connections, electricity cables or the

gas supply pipe between Your meter and the Boiler or appliance(s);

• any equipment not situated in the Home;

• any equipment intentionally or accidentally damaged by You or any third party;

• appliances not housed in the main body of the dwelling or garage, for example those housed in a shed or out- house.

5.2 EXCLUDED WORK

This Contract does not include the following types of Work: • removal of sludge or hard water scale, such as by

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• replacement of parts which are faulty or damaged as a result of sludge or hard water scale in Your Central Heating System; • repairs due to design faults or pre-existing faults;

• repairs where parts are no longer available; • repairs which are required because of intentional or

accidental damage by You or any third party;

• reinstatement or redecoration required as a result of our Work unless we have been negligent in causing such damage; • improvements required to get a Central Heating System up

to current standards, such as installation of modern controls; • resetting controls, such as thermostats and programmers

following wintertime or summertime changes (unless these are done during a scheduled Service) or failure as a result of meter forced disconnection, for example, when credit meters run out;

• repairing faults if We have already told You Your Central Heating System needs a permanent repair or improvement to make it work properly;

• removing asbestos, or working where asbestos has been previously removed unless We have seen a clean air certificate;

• replacing Your Boiler if We consider it is beyond economic repair and over 7 years old;

• any maintenance or repair of Your Boiler which is covered under the manufacturer’s guarantee.

SECTION 6 – YOUR CONTRACT

This Section sets out the general terms and conditions which apply to Your Contract and to all of Our Home Energy Services Products.

6.1 YOUR CONTRACT

• This Contract is between You and Us for the services included in Your chosen Home Energy Services Product and We will provide these services to You in accordance with this Contract.

• Nothing in this Contract will affect either Our or Your statutory rights.

• We may change these Terms and Conditions with effect from Your Renewal Date. We will tell You if the change may disadvantage You when We write to tell You that Your Contract will be due for renewal.

• This Contract is personal to You and Your Home. You may not transfer Your rights or obligations under this Contract to any other person or property without Our prior written consent. • We may transfer all of Our rights and obligations under this

Contract to another company. If we do so, We will inform You as soon as We are reasonably able to do so. Neither Your rights nor Our obligations and liabilities under this Contract will be affected by any transfer.

• We reserve the right to make use of carefully selected partner organisations to help Us to provide the services included in Your chosen Home Energy Services Product.

6.2 THE DURATION OF YOUR CONTRACT

• Your Contract with Us is for 12 months from the Start Date unless it is cancelled by You or Us earlier in accordance with Section 6.10 below.

• We will write to You to advise You of Your Renewal Date in accordance with Section 6.8. Unless You tell Us prior to Your Renewal Date that You do not wish to renew Your Contract, We will assume that You wish to renew Your Contract for a further 12 months.

• If Your Contract is renewed for a further 12 months You will be liable to pay the Contract Price for that 12 months.

6.3 PROVISION OF THE SERVICES 6.3.1 Our Responsibilities

We will provide the services included in Your chosen Home Energy Services Product in accordance with this Contract.

6.3.2 Appointment times

• All appointments for any Service or repair or maintenance visit will be arranged during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours unless it is an Emergency. If it is an Emergency We will arrange (where appropriate) Your appointment during Emergency Operating Hours.

• We will arrive at appointments during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours within the appointment window You choose from the following:

For Services:

0800 – 1200 (morning) 1000 - 1400 (school run) 1200 - 1600 (afternoon) 1600 - 2000 (home time)

For repair and maintenance visits:

0800 - 1300 (morning) 1300 - 2000 (afternoon)

• We will always give priority to call outs relating to breakdowns, Vulnerable Customers and Emergencies. • At times of high demand for Our engineers, We may

have to rearrange Your appointment if it is a less urgent appointment.

• If when asked by Us You declare that (i) You are a Vulnerable Customer and/or (ii) it is an Emergency, and on arrival at Your Home We discover that the statements You made in this respect are untrue We reserve the right to charge You an Emergency Call Out Fee.

6.3.3 Gaining Access to Your Home

• It is Your responsibility to arrange appointments with Us and to let Us into Your Home at the time of the appointment. • If We are not able to gain access to Your Home at the time of

the appointment, because You are not available to provide access We will not be able to carry out the Work. • In these circumstances, We will write to You and inform You

that We were not able to carry out the Work. It will be Your responsibility to arrange for another appointment and to be available at the agreed time and date.

• If We fail to gain access to Your Home to repair a fault on two consecutive appointments, We shall consider our duty discharged and We reserve the right to charge You for each and every subsequent call out that relates to this fault. • If We fail to gain access to Your Home to conduct a Service

on two consecutive appointments, We reserve the right to charge for any costs associated with further visits to Your Home and/or to cancel Your Contract. In such circumstances You will not be entitled to a refund of any payments made to Us.

6.4 CONDITIONS AT YOUR HOME AND TREATMENT OF OUR STAFF

• You are responsible for making sure that conditions at Your Home are suitable for Us to do the Work. If conditions at Your Home are not suitable, including the presence of asbestos, We will tell You what You need to do before We can perform the Work.

• If You have had asbestos removed, You must give Us the clean air certificate before We do any Work. (By law, a clean air certificate will be given to You by the person who removes the asbestos after they have removed the asbestos). • You must at all times behave appropriately when Our staff

visit your Home. You must not physically or verbally abuse Our staff in any circumstances.

6.5 PAYMENT OF THE CONTRACT PRICE

• The Contract Price payable by You is set out in the Schedule sent to You at the start of Your Contract or (where you

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have elected to renew Your Contract) sent to You with Your renewal notice.

• You must pay the Contract Price in the monthly instalments during the Contract Year as set out in Your Schedule. • We will only accept payment of the Contract Price by Direct

Debit.

• Where a payment is due from You in relation to a repair You must pay the repair cost in advance of the Work being carried out by Our engineer by credit or debit card.

• If We do not receive Your payment on the date that it is due, We may charge You an additional charge to cover our reasonable administration and legal costs involved in recovering the debt, plus an additional 0.02% of the outstanding balance for every day that the payment is late. In addition:

o We will retain ownership of all parts and equipment fitted by Us until full payment is made. If You do not pay Us We may recover these parts and equipment from You, even if in doing so this renders Your Boiler and/or Your Central Heating System inoperable.

o Other Works will not be carried out until any outstanding payments are made.

• If two or more people have entered this Contract with Us, each person will be jointly and severally liable for any money owed. This means that We can claim all of the money owed from any person.

6.6 COMMERCIAL WASTE

We are required by law to remove from Your property any parts and equipment that We remove or replace in Your Central Heating System or in a Gas Fire at Your Home. You agree that all such parts and equipment belong to Us.

6.7 CONTRACT PRICE REVIEW

• Subject to clause 6.11, Your Contract Price is fixed for 12 months except for any changes in VAT or any other applicable taxes or duties. We may adjust Your Contract Price with effect from each Renewal Date. If We propose to adjust Your Contract Price at a Renewal Date We will tell You in accordance with Section 6.8.

• We will tell You in writing of any change in the Contract Price which is due to a change in VAT or any other applicable tax or duty before the date on which the change will come into effect where We can reasonably do so.

6.8 ANNUAL RENEWAL PROCESS

• At least 28 days prior to Your Renewal Date We will write to You to advise You that Your Contract will shortly be due for renewal. We will advise You of the date on which Your Contract will expire if it is not renewed and the Contract Price which You must pay if You elect to renew Your Contract. • If You do not wish to renew Your Contract You must tell Us

in writing or by telephone before the date on which Your Contract expires. Our address and telephone number are set out in Section 6.16.

• If You do not tell Us that You do not wish to renew Your Contract before the date on which Your Contract expires Your Contract will be renewed for a further 12 months and You will be liable to pay the Contract Price for that 12 months. • We have no obligation to renew Your Contract.

6.9 MOVING HOME

If You move Home, You must tell Us. Provided that We are able to offer Our Home Energy Services Products in the location of Your new Home We will offer to transfer Your chosen Home Energy Services Product subject to Our first carrying out of an Initial Inspection and Service at Your new Home.

6.10 CANCELLING YOUR CONTRACT 6.10.1 Cancellation by Us

We may choose to cancel this Contract if:

• the information given by You is false or inaccurate; • You cancel Your Direct Debit in circumstances where You are

not entitled to cancel the Contract; • You do not make payments on time;

• a health or safety issue arises for which You are responsible which makes it inappropriate for the Contract to continue; • You physically or verbally abuse Our staff who visit Your

Home;

• You fail to allow Us access to Your Home on two consecutive appointments.

In these circumstances You will not be entitled to a refund of the Monthly Payments you have paid and You must also pay to Us the Minimum Charge.

We may choose to cancel this Contract if:

• following the Initial Inspection and Service We advise You that Your Boiler and/or Controls or Your Central Heating System (as the case may be) is unsuitable for the Home Energy Services Product You have chosen;

• a permanent fault in Your Central Heating System which We are not required to remedy under this Contract has not been remedied;

• a health or safety issue arises for which You are not responsible which makes it inappropriate for the Contract to continue.

In these circumstances You will be entitled to a refund of the Monthly Payments You have paid in that Contract Year (unless You move Home and We cancel Your Contract after an Initial Inspection and Service at Your new Home) and You will not have to pay the Minimum Charge.

We may also choose to cancel this Contract if:

• Your Boiler is 7 years old or more and not repairable. (In this circumstance, You will receive a refund of the Monthly Payments You have paid in that Contract Year less the cost of the Work we have undertaken in that Contract Year); or • parts become unavailable and We cannot fix Your Boiler

or Central Heating System. (In this circumstance You will receive a refund of the Monthly Payments You have paid in that Contract Year less the cost of any Work We have undertaken during that Contract Year).

If We choose to cancel Your Contract We will notify You by writing to You at the address We have for You in Our records.

6.10.2 Cancellation by You

Cancellation within the first working seven days

You may cancel this Contract within 7 working days of receiving Your Schedule by notifying Us in writing or telephoning Us (at the address or using the telephone number set out in Section 6.16) and:

• if We have not carried out any Work, We will give You a full refund of any Monthly Payments You have made in that Contract Year;

• if We have carried out any Work, You must pay the Minimum Charge to cover Our costs.

Cancellation after the first working seven days

• You may cancel this Contract at any time by notifying Us in writing or by telephoning Us (at the address or using the telephone number set out in Section 6.16) if We fail to provide the services We have agreed to provide in any material respect.

• If You cancel this Contract after the first 7 working days for any other reason You will not be entitled to a refund of any Monthly Payments You have paid and You must also pay to Us the Minimum Charge.

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6.11 PROVISIONS RELATING TO HOME CARE PACKAGES

The provisions of this clause apply only where You have entered into a Home Care Package

• Where you have entered into a Home Care Package, Your Schedule sets out the details for both this Contract and Your contract with TWG. These are two separate contracts. The Terms and Conditions of this Contract apply only to the Home Energy Services Products provided by Us under this Contract. • The price set out in Your Schedule is the total price You must

pay for Your Home Care Package, that is, for the services We provide under this Contract and for the home energy services products TWG provide under their contract. • Your Contract Price for Your chosen Home Energy Services

product provided under this Contract is as follows: o Where Your Home Care Package includes Plumbing &

Drainage Care and Electrical Care (being home energy services products provided by TWG), Your Contract Price is 60% of the total price specified in Your Schedule. o Where Your Home Care Package includes only one of

either Plumbing & Drainage Care or Electrical Care (being home energy services products provided by TWG), Your Contract Price is 75% of the total price specified in Your Schedule.

• Cancellation of Your contract with TWG will not automatically cancel this Contract, and cancellation of this Contract will not automatically cancel Your contract with TWG.

• If at any time during the Contract Year, Your contract with TWG is cancelled, and this Contract is not cancelled, Your Contract Price for the remainder of the Contract Year, will be Our standard price applicable at that time for Your chosen Home Energy Services Product.

6.12 OUR LIABILITY

We are liable for death or personal injury caused by Our negligence.

We are responsible for any direct loss that is a foreseeable consequence of Our breaching this Contract, Our negligence or Our breach of statutory duty. We are not liable for any other loss, including:

• Any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature • losses caused by an event or circumstances beyond Our

reasonable control • any business losses.

We are not liable for any damage caused by failures of Your Central Heating System or Boiler that result from Your decision not to carry out remedial work that We have recommended. We are not liable for normally insured risks, such as subsidence, structural repairs, fire, theft, accident, explosion, flood or storm. We are not liable for remedial work arising from structural or renovation work carried out in Your Home by You or a third party, for example the removal of radiators or addition of new equipment or system extensions.

We are not liable for any costs associated with re-housing

the occupants of a property or for any costs associated with alternative heating methods in circumstances where We are required to disconnect Your Boiler or Your Central Heating System. We are not liable for the cost of any reinstatement or redecoration required as a result of the Work We undertake unless the reinstatement or redecoration is required because We have been negligent, or We are in breach of this Contract or Our statutory duty.

6.13 COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint about how We or Our engineers have carried out the Work under this Contract, You must contact Us and tell Us within 28 days of the engineer visiting Your Home and carrying out the Work. We will not consider any complaint made after 28 days.

6.14 DATA PROTECTION

E.ON and Our agents will use information We have about You and Your account to administer, carry out the works and manage Your account. Your records may also be shared with other organisations and used by Us and them to recover debt, trace debtors and prevent money laundering or fraud. Unless You tell Us otherwise, We will also provide You with up-to-date information on other products, services and special offers We provide. You agree that We may carry out a credit check against You.

6.15 LAW

The laws of England and Wales will apply to Your Contract.

6.16 OUR CONTACT DETAILS

If You wish to write to Us Our address is: Customer Care Team

E.ON UK PS Limited 1 Woolsthorpe Close Bilborough Nottingham NG8 3JP

If You wish to telephone Us Our telephone number is: 0845 872 8593.

E.ON UK PS Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 6764957.

Correspondence Address: Dragon Court, 1 Woolsthorpe Close, Bilborough, Nottingham NG8 3JP. Registered Office: Westwood Way, Westwood Business Park, Coventry CV4 8LG

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Terms and Conditions

for Plumbing & Drainage Care

and Electrical Care

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(The Home Energy Services Product(s) chosen by You will be detailed in Your Schedule)

The Home Energy Services Products set out in these Terms and Conditions are provided to You by The Warranty Group Services (Isle of Man) Limited.

These Terms and Conditions along with Your Schedule constitutes Your Contract with The Warranty Group Services (Isle of Man) Limited in respect of the provision of these Home Energy Services Product(s) to You.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. You should pay particular attention to Section 6 which describes certain types of work and equipment which are excluded from the Home Energy Services Products and Section 7 which sets out the general conditions which apply to all of the Home Energy Services Products.

These Terms and Conditions are written to be as clear and self explanatory as possible but if there is anything that You do not understand or would like clarification on please call E.ON’s customer care team on 0845 872 8611.

These Terms and Conditions are set out in the following Sections:

SECTION 1 – PRODUCT REQUIREMENTS

In order to enter into this Contract You must meet each of the following requirements:

• Your Home must be located in the United Kingdom (including Isle of Man and Isle of Wight); and

• You must be the legal owner of the Home.

SECTION 2 – DEFINITIONS

In these Terms and Conditions the following words and phrases shall have the meanings given to them:

Contract - means these Terms and Conditions and Your Schedule.

Contract Price - means the price You must pay for the Home Energy Services Product(s) You have chosen, as specified in Your Schedule. Please note: if you have entered into a Home Care Package please read Section 7.10 of these Terms and Conditions.

Contract Year - means the period of 12 months commencing on the Start Date of Your Contract, or if You elect to renew Your Contract, the period of 12 months commencing on the Renewal Date.

Drainage System - means the waste drainage pipes, or rainwater drains, within Your Property.

Electrical Wiring - means the permanent 240 volt electrical supply system within Your Home supplying electrical power, including wall sockets, switches, bulb sockets and fuseboxes, all beyond the electricity company’s supply meter.

Emergency - means:

(i) with regard to Plumbing & Drainage Care, an uncontrollable water leak to Your Plumbing System or Drainage System which, if left until Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours would cause extensive damage to Your Home or 3 would expose You to a risk to Your health, or if You are a Vulnerable Customer, an uncontrollable water leak to Your Plumbing System or Drainage System; or

(ii) with regard to Electrical Care, a fault with Your Electrical Wiring which, if left until Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours would cause extensive damage to Your Home or would expose You to a risk to Your health, or if You are a Vulnerable Customer, a fault with Your Electrical Wiring.

Emergency Call Out Charge - means a charge of £100 (which is in addition to the Contract Price) that We may choose to charge You, if We are deliberately misled about Your status as a Vulnerable Customer and/or the existence of an Emergency.

Emergency Operating Hours - means hours outside of Our Normal Operating Hours for engineers.

E.ON - means Our authorised sales agent, E.ON UK PS Limited.

Home - means Your private domestic dwelling in which You reside, including any garage connected to Your home but excluding all outside areas, including (but not limited to), workshops, gardens,

outbuildings and sheds.

Home Care Package - means any package of home energy services products offered by E.ON which consists of the Home Energy Services Product(s) which We provide under this Contract and the Central Heating Care product which E.ON will provide to You under a separate contract.

Home Energy Services Products - means the Plumbing & Drainage Care product and/or the Electrical Care product offered by Us under these Terms and Conditions.

Inspection Schedule - means a schedule detailing the checks and maintenance procedures performed by Our engineers during a Safety and Maintenance Inspection.

Maximum Cost - means:

(i) in relation to Plumbing & Drainage Care, £1,000 (including VAT) for Plumbing System Repairs and £1,000 (including VAT) for Drainage System Repairs during any Contract Year; (ii) in relation to Electrical Care, £2,000 (including VAT) for all

Electrical Wiring Repairs during any Contract Year and £1,000 (including VAT) for any one Repair.

Minimum Charge - means the lesser of:

(i) the Contract Price less the Monthly Payments We have received during the Contract Year; and

(ii) the cost of the Work We have undertaken during the Contract Year calculated at Our normal rates for labour and parts.

Monthly Payment - means that part of the Contract Price which You must pay each calendar month.

Normal Operating Hours - means:

(i) for Our engineers the hours between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding any bank holiday); (ii) for Our contact centre the hours between 9.00 am and

5.00 pm (Monday to Saturday excluding any bank holiday); and

(iii) for E.ON’s contact centre, the hours between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm (Monday to Friday excluding any bank holiday) and the hours between 8.00 am and 8.00 pm (Saturday and Sunday and any bank holiday).

Plumbing System - means

(i) Hot and cold water pipes from the mains stopcock inside Your Home leading to Your taps (including garden taps) and up to the connection with the flexible pipes on Your domestic appliances;

(ii) Your cold water storage tank; (iii) Overflow pipes;

(iv) Standard ball valves and toilet siphon.

Property - means Your Home plus the outside land up to the boundary of Your property.

Renewal Date - means if You elect to renew Your Contract, the date on which Your renewed Contract starts, which will normally be the anniversary of Your Start Date.

Repair/Repairs/Repairing - means any work completed by engineers on Our behalf including the rectification of any faults following a Safety and Maintenance Inspection and any faults which have or may result in a failure of Your Plumbing System, Drainage System or Electrical Wiring.

Safety and Maintenance Inspection - means the safety and maintenance inspection to be undertaken by Us in relation to Your chosen Home Energy Services Product(s) as described in Section 4.

Schedule - means the schedule which E.ON will send to You at the start of (or upon renewal of) Your Contract which sets out the Home Energy Services Product(s) you have chosen, the Contract Price (or where You have entered into a Home Care Package, the total price for Your Home Care Package) and Your Monthly Payment.

Start Date - means the date on which Your Contract will start as set out in Your Schedule.

Vulnerable Customer - means any person who: (i) is residing at the Home and is aged over 70; or

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(ii) has a child residing at the Home who is under 3 years old; or (iii) has a medical condition that would mean that to wait for Our

engineers’ Normal Operating Hours would endanger the life of that person.

Work - means the Safety and Maintenance Inspections and Repairs We (or any contractor We appoint) carry out on Your Plumbing System, Drainage System or Electrical Wiring under this Contract.

We/Us/Our - means The Warranty Group Services (Isle of Man) Limited 3rd Floor, St George’s Court, Upper Church Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1EE. Registered Number 94279C.

You/Your - means the person/persons who have entered into this Contract with Us, as set out in the Schedule.

SECTION 3 – HOME ENERGY SERVICES PRODUCTS

The Home Energy Services Products covered by these Terms and Conditions are set out in this Section. Your Schedule sets out the Home Energy Services Product(s) which We will provide to You.

3.1 PLUMBING & DRAINAGE CARE

Plumbing & Drainage Care is an inspection (including maintenance) and Repair service that covers Your Plumbing System and Drainage System.

What is included:

• You are entitled to a Safety and Maintenance Inspection of Your Plumbing System and Drainage System after 6 months from the Start Date of Your Contract Year and once during each Contract Year (see Section 4.1 for details of what this includes).

• We will maintain and Repair Your Plumbing System during the Contract Year and replace such items and equipment of Your Plumbing System which are in Our opinion irreparable e.g. leaking overflow pipes and pipes that burst as a result of cold weather.

• We will unblock, maintain and Repair Your Drainage System. • There is no restriction on the number of call-outs that may

be made under this Contract. However, We will not in any Contract Year be required to undertake any Repairs where the cost of accessing and/or Repairing the Plumbing System or the Drainage System (including parts and labour), has or in Our reasonable opinion, will, exceed the relevant

Maximum Cost.

What is not included:

• Repairing or replacing taps, the mains cold water stopcock, water softeners, shower heads, pumps and mixer valves, combined overflow and pop up waste mechanism, mechanical pumps, water filters, radiators, rainwater pipes and guttering, macerators such as Saniflo, and electrical units for toilets.

• The descaling of pipes or the replacement of consumable items, including but not limited to washers.

• The cost of repair to swimming pools and any decorative features such as fountains or ponds, and all associated plumbing and filtration systems.

• Blockages caused by foreign objects, including but not limited to toilet fresheners.

• The temporary freezing of pipes where such freezing has not resulted in confirmed damage.

• Repairing or replacing manholes, soakaways, septic tanks, cesspits, treatment plants and their outflow pipes. • Regularly cleaning Your drains.

• Repairing or unblocking drains shared with another property or properties.

• Repairing or unblocking drains which are just used for commercial purposes.

• Repairing or replacing any lead or steel pipes.

• Repairing or replacing any item which does not form part of the Plumbing System or Drainage System

• Any work and equipment described in Section 6.

3.2 ELECTRICAL CARE

Electrical Care is an inspection (including maintenance) and Repair service that covers Your Electrical Wiring.

What is included:

• You are entitled to a Safety and Maintenance Inspection of Your Electrical Wiring after 6 months from the Start Date of Your Contract Year and once during each Contract Year (see Section 4.2 for details of what this includes) • We will maintain and Repair Your Electrical Wiring and

replace the following items/equipment inside Your Home during the Contract Year:

o Wall sockets o Light Switches o Light Fixtures o Bulb sockets o Security lighting o Fuse Boxes o Circuit Breakers o Transformers

• There is no restriction on the number of call-outs that may be made under this Contract. However, We will not in any Contract Year be required to undertake any Repairs where the cost of accessing and/or Repairing the Electrical Wiring (including parts and labour) has exceeded or, in Our reasonable opinion, will exceed the relevant Maximum Cost.

What is not included:

• Any wiring and electrics which are not permanent. • The replacement of consumable items, including but not

limited to light bulbs, decorative and fluorescent tube light fittings, fuses in plugs, transformers controlling single low voltage fittings or plug casings.

• Any leisure equipment including but not limited to swimming pools, whether inside or outside Your Home.

• Wiring or anything else connected to satellite dishes, radio and television aerials, their fittings and masts.

• Any repairs to burglar alarms, telephone wiring, smoke detectors, doorbells, electrical garage door systems and electrical gates.

• Any cosmetic defects which do not affect the functioning of the Electrical Wiring.

• Any item not forming part of the Electrical Wiring. • Any wiring or electrics in a communal area (applicable to flat

owners only).

• The like-for-like replacement of wall sockets, switches or fittings necessary in maintaining or Repairing the Electrical Wiring, unless an alternative is supplied by You at the time of the engineers visit.

• The resetting of circuit breakers, where it is not associated with permanent repair work and where it can be reset by You.

• Any part of the Electrical Wiring which is too difficult to access safely, which is impossible or impractical to maintain because of its position.

• Any repair or replacement of flexible cable. • Any work and equipment described in Section 6.

SECTION 4 – SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

The Home Energy Services Products include the following safety and maintenance inspection services:

4.1 PLUMBING & DRAINAGE CARE

Where You have chosen Plumbing & Drainage Care, You are entitled to a Safety and Maintenance Inspection visit in respect of Your Plumbing System and Drainage System after 6 months from the Start Date of Your Contract Year and once in every Contract Year. We shall make sure Your Plumbing System and Drainage System is safe and operating efficiently and will issue You with an Inspection Schedule detailing the checks/maintenance performed.

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for water leaks on Your internal pipework and a safety check of Your drains.

We will carry out the Safety and Maintenance Inspection of Your Plumbing System and Drainage System during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours using suitably calibrated equipment and appropriately qualified engineers, in accordance with Our Inspection Schedule.

Where Your Plumbing System and Drainage System passes a Safety and Maintenance Inspection, this is confirmation that it is operating safely. It is not a guarantee that it is fault free. If You or We cancel Your Contract after We have undertaken a Safety and Maintenance Inspection, You may be required to pay the Minimum Charge.

4.2 ELECTRICAL CARE

Where You have chosen Electrical Care You are entitled to a Safety and Maintenance Inspection visit in respect of Your Electrical Wiring after 6 months from the Start Date of Your Contract Year and once in every Contract Year. We shall make sure Your Electrical Wiring is safe and operating efficiently and will issue You with an Inspection Schedule detailing the checks/ maintenance performed.

The Safety and Maintenance Inspection visit will include a safety check for electrical faults on Your Electrical Wiring.

We will carry out the Safety and Maintenance Inspection of Your Electrical Wiring during Our engineers’ Normal Operating Hours using suitably calibrated equipment and appropriately qualified engineers, in accordance with Our Inspection Schedule. Where Your Electrical Wiring passes a Safety and Maintenance Inspection, this is confirmation that it is operating safely. It is not a guarantee that it is fault free.

If You or We cancel Your Contract after We have undertaken a Safety and Maintenance Inspection, You may be required to pay the Minimum Charge.

4.3 GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE INSPECTIONS

Arranging a Safety and Maintenance Inspection

You must contact Us during Our contact centre’s Normal Operating Hours to arrange or rearrange Your Safety and Maintenance Inspection.

Should We be unable to perform a Safety and Maintenance Inspection through no fault of Our own (for example where We are unable to gain access to Your Property), at Our sole discretion, We will consider Our Safety and Maintenance Inspection obligations under the Contract to be discharged for that Contract Year. Should We subsequently be called out for a maintenance or Repair visit during that Contract Year (see Section 5), We may conduct the relevant Safety and Maintenance Inspection at this point. We will tell You if We do this.

What We will do if We find a fault that poses a safety risk

If We find that the Plumbing System, Drainage System or Electrical Wiring poses a safety risk to You, or Your Property, We will take all reasonable steps to remedy the safety risk, which may include disconnection. We will explain what We have done and what You need to do next. If We disconnect Your Electrical Wiring, it can only be reconnected by a suitably qualified engineer.

SECTION 5 – REPAIR

Under these Home Energy Services Products You are (subject to these Terms and Conditions) entitled to the Repair of Your Plumbing System, Drainage System and Electrical Wiring where the relevant Plumbing System, Drainage System and/or Electrical Wiring fails.

5.1 REPAIR DURING A SAFETY AND MAINTENANCE INSPECTION

If during a Safety and Maintenance Inspection for Your chosen Home Energy Services Product(s) We identify any faults with: • Your Plumbing System and/or Drainage System, We will

(subject to these Terms and Conditions) Repair the fault and Section 5.2 will apply to any such Repair undertaken. • Your Electrical Wiring, We will (subject to these Terms and

Conditions) Repair the fault and Section 5.3 will apply to any such Repair undertaken.

5.2 PLUMBING & DRAINAGE CARE REPAIR

Where You have chosen Our Plumbing & Drainage Care product You are entitled to the maintenance or Repair of Your Plumbing System and Drainage System and the following provisions apply: • Where a fault or problem arises with Your Plumbing System or Drainage System, You may contact Us during Our contact centre’s Normal Operating Hours and arrange for a visit. If there is an Emergency, You may do this during Emergency Operating Hours.

• We will Repair Your Plumbing System and/or Drainage System.

• We will not provide cash alternatives for maintenance or Repairs.

5.3 ELECTRICAL CARE REPAIR

Where You have chosen Our Electrical Care product You are entitled to the maintenance or Repair of Your Electrical Wiring and the following provisions apply:

• Where a fault or problem arises with Your Electrical Wiring, You may contact Us during Our contact centre’s Normal Operating Hours and arrange for a visit. If there is an Emergency, You may do this during Emergency Operating Hours.

• We will Repair Your Electrical Wiring.

• We will not provide cash alternatives for maintenance or Repairs.

SECTION 6 – WHAT IS NOT COVERED UNDER THIS CONTRACT

This Section sets out the work and equipment that are excluded from all these Home Energy Services Products.

6.1 EXCLUDED EQUIPMENT REPAIRS

Your Contract does not include repairs to the following equipment:

• Any equipment intentionally or accidentally damaged by You or any third party;

• Appliances not housed in the main body of the Home, for example those housed in a shed or out- house;

• Breakdown, loss of or damage to any of the contents of Your Home including but not limited to domestic appliances like freezers, washing machines, microwaves, dishwashers, and mechanical equipment such as Saniflow toilets; • Any consequential loss or costs associated with loss of use of

Your Home;

• Any loss or damage arising from subsidence caused by bedding down of new structures;

• Loss or damage arising from disconnection or interruption of mains services by the deliberate act of the utility company concerned.

6.2 EXCLUDED WORK

This Contract does not include the following types of Work: • Any incidents that require maintenance or Repair within the

first 14 days of Your Start Date;

• Any repair in Your Home if it has been unoccupied for more than 30 consecutive days;

• The replacement of any fixtures where such replacement is only necessary to comply with legislation, health and safety guidelines or British Standards;

• Repairs due to design faults or pre-existing faults, or any updating of systems due to the age of the equipment; • Repairs where parts are no longer available; • Repairs outside the boundary of Your Property; • Repairs which are required because of theft, attempted

theft, misuse, negligence, intentional or accidental damage by You or any third party;

• Any cost relating to the attempted repair by You or any repairer not authorised by Us;

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