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Contract Terms and Conditions


Oak Leaf Tree Services Ltd
Lattin Down Kiln The Ridgeway Wantage Oxon.

The Contractor
O.L.T.S Ltd agrees to perform the work in a competent manner according to British Standard 3988and 5837 and in compliance to the specification and quotations contained in the estimate.

All Contracts
All contract and instructions are accepted on the basis of payment in full of total invoice price within 7 days of the date of invoice unless prior arrangements have been agreed. If this does not occur O.L.T.S Ltd will be entitled to charge a rate of 2% interest per month on the outstanding amount until payment is received in full.

Amendments to the contract must be made in writing

Any complaints which may arise from work performed under any Contract arising from acceptance of the estimate must be made within the period of 7 days from the date of invoice, unless agreed in writing to the contrary.

Tree Preservation Orders and Conservation Areas
The trees concerned in the Contract may be in a conservation area or be subject to a Tree Preservation Order. Upon receipt of the Owners written acceptance of the Contract, OLTS Ltd will obtain the necessary permission to carry out the work from the relevant authority unless the owner has proof of permission which must be produced before works will commence .

Private Covenants
Investigation of Private Covenants shall be the responsibility of the Owner and no liability shall attach to the Contractor for a breach of any such Covenant

Underground Services
Unless a plan showing the exact location of underground pipes, wires or cables has been forwarded to us by the Owner of the land prior to the formation of the contract the Contractor shall be under no liability for any damage caused as a result of works carried out under the Contract to such pipes, wires or cables, or for any damage to property resulting there from and the owner of the land shall be solely liable for any such damage.

Power Lines or Telephone Cable
Any charge for the removal of power lines or telephone cables is to be the responsibility of the Owner .

Completion of Contract
OLTS Ltd will not be liable in damages or otherwise because of non – performance of a Contract due to adverse weather conditions, strikes, war and civil commotion. We retain the right in such circumstances to cancel the Contract in whole or in part. Completion dates shall be contingent upon weather conditions.

Expiry of Quotation
Three months after the submission of the quotation, OLTS Ltd reserves the right to withdraw and re-quote for the work, unless otherwise agreed in writing on acceptance of instructions from the Owner.

Hidden Obstructions
Quotations for felling are based on the assumption that the trees are free from metal, stone or other hidden obstructions. In the event of a tree being impossible to fell in the normal way, OLTS Ltd reserves the right to re-quote accordingly.

Stump Grinding
Tree stumps describes the union of the tree with the ground and unless other wise specified does not included the entire root system. Stumps will be ground away or to minimum depth of 6 inches unless otherwise agreed. Cleaning, back filling and re-turfing can be arranged at a further charge

Site Conditions
The Contract price is based on the site conditions, existing at the time of the preparation of the estimate, remaining unchanged.

Debris/ Arisings
All lengths mentioned are approximate. If the timber is required to be cut to allow for burning then an additional charge will be incurred. Unless previously agreed prior to commencing the contract.
If timber is required to be moved away from the base of the tree and stacked in a differing location then Unless previously agreed prior to commencing the contract an additional charge will be incurred.

Wood chip
All Wood chips will be created by the use of a brushwood chipper either track mounted, vehicle trailed or tractor mounted. The resulting chips will be either disposed directly onto site or tipped from an appropriate vehicle which must have adequate access to the tipping area. If access is unavailable chips will be deposited as close to designated area as possible

Insurance Cover
All work carried out by OLTS Ltd is covered by a £10,000,000 Third Party and Public Liability Insurance for damage to persons or property that may result from the implementation of the Contract.  OLTS Ltd carries a further £500,000 in Professional Indemnity insurance in respect of Tree Reports.