TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A LICENCE TO STORE GOODS.
1. In these Terms and Conditions, the following words have the following meanings:-
This Agreement, these terms and conditions and the information set out
overleaf. Access Hours, the hours we permit access to the Unit. You,
Your the customer named overleaf. We, Us, Our, the storage provider
named overleaf. Unit, the storage unit specified overleaf or any
alternative storage unit we may specify under Condition 11.
Site, the premises on which the Unit is situated. Fees, the amount
specified overleaf which does not include VAT, which shall also be paid
by you where it is or becomes applicable. Deposit, the amount specified
overleaf. Prompt Payment, in respect of payment of each and every sum
due under this Agreement, payment on the Due Date or within two working
days afterwards, and in respect of any sum being due under any other
agreement between You and Us, payment within seven days of that sum
being demanded in writing. Commencement Date, the date specified
overleaf. Termination Date, the date specified overleaf or the date of
termination of this Agreement in accordance with Condition 25 or 26.
2. So long as Our Fees are paid up to date, we license You but no other person
2.1. to use the Unit for the storage of Goods in the Unit in accordance with this Agreement from the Commencement
Date until this Agreement is terminated; and
2.2. to have access to the Unit at a mutually agreed time during
the Access Hours only for the purposes of depositing, removing,
substituting or inspecting the Goods and your regular inspection of the
Unit for damage or unsuitability for the Goods. No access to the Unit
will be permitted for any other purposes or outside Access Hours. We
will try to provide advance warning of changes in Access Hours by
notices on Site, but we reserve the right to change Access Hours to
other reasonable access times at any time without giving any prior
3. Only You and persons authorised in writing or accompanied by You
will be allowed to have access to the Unit. Any such person is your
agent for whose actions You are responsible and liable to us and to
other users of units on the Site. You may withdraw any authorisation at
any time but the withdrawal will not be effective until we receive it
in writing. We may ask for proof of identity from You or any other
person at any time (although we are not obliged by this Agreement or
otherwise to do so) and we may refuse access to any person (including
You) who is unable to provide satisfactory proof of identity. We may
refuse You or your agents access at any time if we consider in our sole
discretion that the safety of any person on the Site, or the security
of the Unit or its contents, or other units or their contents will be
put at risk.
4. You are responsible for providing a secure padlock for the Unit and
You must ensure that the Unit is locked so as to be secure from
unauthorised entry at all times when You are not in the Unit. We will
not be responsible for locking
any unlocked Unit. You should not leave your key with or permit access
to your Unit to any person other than your own agent who is responsible
to You and subject to your control and if You do so, You do so at your
own risk whether or not any such person is our employee or agent. We do
not accept any liability for any person including our employee or agent
holding your key and having access to your Unit and any such person
acts as your agent only.
5. You will permit us and our agents and contractors to enter the Unit and if necessary we may break the lock to gain entry:-
5.1. if we give You not less than seven days’ notice so that we may
inspect the Unit or carry out repairs, maintenance and alterations to
it or any other unit or part of the Site;
5.2. at any time without notifying You:-
5.2.1. if we reasonably believe that the Unit contains any items
described in Condition 8 or is being used in breach of Condition 9 or
such entry is effected incidental to the exercise of our powers
pursuant to clause 18;
5.2.2. if we are required to do so by the Police, Fire Services, Local Authority or by a Court Order;
5.2.3. for any purpose including that in Condition 5.1, if we believe it is necessary in an emergency;
5.2.4. to obtain access in accordance with Conditions 11 and 18;
5.2.5. to prevent injury or damage to persons or property; or
5.2.6. for the purpose of ascertaining whether the Unit contains any
items described in Condition 8 or if we reasonably consider that such
entry is necessary to ascertain whether action needs to be taken to
prevent injury or damage to persons or property.
6. You warrant that throughout this Agreement, the Goods in the Unit
from time to time are your own property or that the person who owns or
has an interest in them has given You irrevocable authority to store
the Goods in the Unit on the terms and conditions in this Agreement and
that You act as a duly authorised agent of any such person. You
indemnify us against any loss or damage suffered by us for breach of
this warranty including against any loss, damage or expenses incurred
by us (including any reasonably incurred legal fees) arising from any
step or action taken by any person who owns or has an interest in the
7. We reserve the right to refuse to permit You to store any Goods or
require You to collect any Goods from the Unit if in our opinion the
safety of any person on the Site, or the security of the Unit or its
contents, or other units or their contents would be put at risk by the
storage or continued storage of any such Goods.
8. You must not store (and You must not allow any other person to store) any of the following in the Unit:-
8.1. food or perishable goods unless securely packed so that they are protected from and do not attract vermin;
8.2. birds, fish, animals or any other living creatures;
8.3. combustible or flammable materials or liquids such as gas, paint, petrol, oil or cleaning solvents;
8.4. firearms, explosives, weapons or ammunition;
8.5. chemicals, radioactive materials, biological agents;
8.6. toxic waste, asbestos or other materials of a potentially dangerous nature;
8.7. any item which emits any fumes, smell or odour;
8.8. any illegal substances, illegal items or goods illegally obtained;
8.9. compressed gases.
9. You must not (and You must not allow any other person to):-
9.1. use the Unit or do anything on the Site or in the Unit which may
be a nuisance to us or the users of any other unit or any person on the
9.2. do anything on the Site or in the Unit which may invalidate any of
our insurance policies or those of other unit users or increase the
premiums payable on them;
9.3. use the Unit as offices or living accommodation or as a home or business address and not use the address of the
Site or the Unit for receiving or sending mail;
9.4. spray paint or do any mechanical work of any kind in the Unit;
9.5. attach anything to the internal or external surfaces of the Unit or make any alteration to the Unit;
9.6. allow any liquid, substance, smell or odour to escape from the
Unit or any noise to be audible or vibration to be felt outside the
9.7. cause any damage to the Unit or any other unit or the Site or its
facilities or to the property of us or any other unit users or other
persons on the Site and if You cause any damage You must (at our
option) repair, restore or replace such damage or item or reimburse the
costs of making necessary repairs, restoration or replacement or make
9.8. leave anything in or cause any obstruction or undue hindrance in
any passageway, stairway, service area or other part of the Site and
You must at all times exercise courtesy to others and reasonable care
for your own safety and that of others in using these areas.
9.9. connect or provide any utilities or services to the Unit unless authorised in advance in writing by us.
10. You must (and You shall procure that your agents must):-
10.1. use reasonable care when on the Site or in the Unit and take all
reasonable care in respect of the Unit, the Site, and the property of
us, any other unit users and other persons on the site.
10.2. inform us immediately of any damage or defect to the Unit;
10.3. comply with the reasonable directions of any of our employees,
agents and contractors at the Site and any further regulations for the
use safety and security of the Unit and the Site which we may issue
from time to time.
11. This Agreement shall not confer on You any right to exclusive possession of the Unit.
11.1. We may at any time by giving You seven days’ written notice
require You to remove the Goods from the Unit to another unit specified
by us which shall not be smaller than the current Unit.
11.2. We agree to pay your reasonable costs of removal which have been approved in writing by us in advance of the removal.
11.3. If You do not arrange the removal of Goods to the alternative
unit by the date specified in our notice, we and our agents and
contractors may enter the Unit and do so. In doing so, we and our
agents and contractors will act as your agent and the removal will be
at your risk (except for loss or damage caused wilfully or negligently
by us and our agents and contractors, subject to the aggregate limit of
our liability contained in Condition 21).
11.4. If the Goods are moved to an alternative unit, this Agreement
will be varied by the substitution of the alternative unit number but
shall otherwise continue in full force and effect and Our Fees at the
rate set out overleaf will continue to apply to your use of the
12. You must pay us Our Fees for the minimum period of storage on
signature of this Agreement and thereafter must pay Our Fees on the Due
13. We may alter Our Fees at any time by giving You written notice and the new Fees shall take effect on the first Due
Date occurring not less than four weeks after the date of our notice.
14. If You do not pay Our Fees on the Due Date, You must pay us an
administrative charge for late payment which is the larger of 10 per
cent of Our Fees or £10.
15. Additionally, on each occasion any payment is dishonoured, at our option you must pay us an administrative charge of £12.
16. Additionally, You must pay us interest on all amounts overdue for
payment from You at the rate of 5% above the base rate of NatWest Bank
PLC, calculated from the date when payment becomes due up to and
including the date of actual payment including all accrued interest,
whether before or after judgment, and whether or not we exercise the
right of sale under this Agreement.
17. You must pay us the Deposit on your signature of this Agreement.
The Deposit will be returned to You (without interest) after this
Agreement terminates less any amount we may in our sole discretion
deduct to cover:-
17.1. any breach of Condition 9.7;
17.2. any of Our Fees which have not been paid or any unpaid removal or
other charges; or 17.3. any other obligation to us that You have not
18. The Prompt Payment of each and every sum (including interest)
whether invoiced or not, owing from You to us from time to time under
this Agreement or any other agreement between You and us (in this
Condition, called "Your Debt") is of the essence of this Agreement.
18.1. The terms of this Condition are additional to and without
prejudice to all or any rights we may have at common law or otherwise.
18.2. In default of Prompt Payment of Your Debt, 18.2.1. we are
relieved of any duty howsoever arising in respect of the Goods; and
18.2.2. the Goods ar