Queen of Clean the Business is in the business of providing professional cleaning services.(domestic, holiday & commercial)
By booking Queen of Clean services, you are entering into a contractual relationship. The first contract being with Queen of Clean, governing the access to and use of the Website in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and a contract for the provision of the cleaning services (“Cleaning Agreement”).
AND THE PARTIES HEREBY AGREE:
Access to and use of the Website is subject to the terms and conditions outlined in this agreement (the “Terms”).
1. Definitions and Interpretation
1.1. In these Terms, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Booking” means the booking made for the provision of cleaning services;
“Cleaning Fee” means the fee (inclusive of goods and service tax, if applicable) for the professional cleaning services. Cleaning is charged on a per hour per cleaner basis or flat price, as advised by Queen of Clean at the time of booking and this price is subject to change where Queen of Clean see fit.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means all present and future rights anywhere in the world in relation to copyright, trademarks, designs, patents or other proprietary rights, or any rights to registration of such rights whether existing before or after your access to the Website;
“Balance Due” means the amount that you are required to pay for the Domestic services.
2. Terms and Conditions
2.1. Access to and use of this Website is governed by these Terms.
2.2. Queen of Clean periodically reviews the Terms and reserves the right to change the Terms, without any notice to you, by updating this document. You should review this document, as available on the Website, regularly as any changes to the Terms take immediate effect from the date of the publication on this document. Your continued use of the Website after any such changes are made will be deemed to constitute your acceptance of those changes.
3.1. In order to use this Website and make a Booking, you must first agree to the Terms.
3.2. You accept the Terms by:
(a) By engaging the services of Queen of Clean
3.3. Notwithstanding clause 3.2, you may not accept the Terms or access the Website if:
(a) you are not of legal age to form a binding contract with Queen of Clean; or
(b) you are a person barred from entering into contracts under legislation,
in which case, you must immediately leave the Website.
3.4. By accepting the Terms, you agree that this is clear and unequivocal proof that the Terms are not unconscionable, that there is no unfair bargaining power or position, that there is no duress, and that you have carefully read and understood the Terms.
3.5. If you do not understand any part of the Terms, you should seek independent legal advice.
4. Changes and Cancellations
4.1. You can cancel or amend a Booking free of charge, up to 24 hours before the cleaning Service is scheduled to begin.
4.2. If you cancel or amend a booking 12 hours before the Domestic Service is scheduled to begin, a fee is payable pay cancellation costs equivalent to $50. Cancellation of a booking after 8am on the day on the cleaning service will incur a cancellation fee, this cancellations fee is up to 100% of the booked service fee.
4,2.1 If our team arrive at your home and are unable to gain access, and you have not cancelled the appointment we reserve the right to charge full price of the total cost of the invoice. This is due to the fact that our teams will lose part of their income, and this is to cover costs of reimbursement, travel, and a holding fee for the space your booking took up in our schedule.
4.3 Cancellations due to illness. If you’re unwell, please contact ASAP to reschedule your clean. If you discover you or someone in your household is unwell on the day of your clean, please message prior to 8am to reschedule your clean. If we attend your clean and someone is unwell, we WILL NOT conduct your clean and full fee cancellation fee will apply.
4.4. You cannot amend, extend or cancel a Booking during the performance of the Services.
5 Cleaning services
5.1. All bookings are subject to Business availability.
5.2 Our service provision is guided by a specific service-based outcome. By booking our service you acknowledge that there are differences between our standard general, deep cleaning services and that such services cannot be booked in place of another.
5.3 By booking our service you also agree that the following are extra services that require specific requests upon booking and are not a part of our standard service agreement, they include the cleaning of light fixtures & switches, power points, blinds, curtains, ceilings, walls, carpet, excessive grout cleaning, excessive mould, inside cupboards, exterior and interior windows, balcony, oven and fridge cleaning, and shutter, window tracks, appliance cleaning, fans and screen.
5.4 No refunds or discounts will be given whereby a service was assumed to be included but was not completed due to not requesting additional time. We will also not consider a complaint, where a service was assumed to be included but was not completed due to not requesting additional time.
5.5 Moving furniture in excess of 10kg, will not be carried out by the Queen of Clean team, it is the responsibility of the client to move any furniture that they are wanting moved in the event that they require cleaning behind or underneath the furniture.
5.6 The Queen of Clean team will NOT be responsible for cleaning human or animal excrement off any area or surface that extends past the inside of the toilet bowl including but not limited to floors, walls, showers, baths and furniture.
5.7 The Queen of Clean team will NOT be responsible for disposing of unwrapped and used sanitary products or condoms that are outside the confines of a lined rubbish bin.
5.8 The Queen of Clean team will NOT be responsible for cleaning body fluids off surfaces such as but not limited, blood, vomit or semen.
5.9 General Illness-If you or any member or your household have had gastro or any other contagious illness in the previous 24hrs before your clean please contact us to reschedule your clean. Failure to advise us of unwell household residents in the home at the time of the booked services, will result in the service being immediately terminated and full cancellation fee applies.
5.10 Pets- Where there is pet on the premises it is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that ALL pets are properly secured at the time of the clean. Queen of Clean and its subcontractor take no responsibility for pets that escape the premises due to not being properly restrained and securely confined at the time of the service.
5.10a If we arrive to a booked clean and there is an unsecured pet on the premises that is in any way acting in a hostile, aggressive or menacing manner we reserve the right to cancel the clean with full fees payable.
5.11 ALL one-off bookings and last min booking made within 24hrs of the services being rendered require FULL payment upfront.
6 Termination of Services
6.1. Queen of Clean may at its discretion terminate services with no notice required.
7 Indemnity and Liability
7.1 General indemnity
You agree to indemnify Queen of Clean on demand, against any claim, action, damage, loss, liability, cost, charge, expense or payment which Queen of Clean may pay, suffer, incur or are liable for, in relation to any act you do or cause to be done, in breach of the Terms.
7.2 General limitation of liability
We will not be liable to you in contract, tort or equity in relation to any direct, indirect or consequential loss you incur in relation to the contents, use or reliance of Site Content or otherwise in connection with the Website.
7.3 Domestic services Liability
To the extent permitted by law, Queen of Clean will not be responsible and will be excluded from all liability, for any loss or damage whatsoever (including personal injury, loss of life and damage to property) that you or another person may suffer in connection with the offer or supply of (or default in supplying) the Domestic services.
7.4 Information accuracy
You acknowledge and agree that some of the Site Content may be provided by way of blogs or comments made by other users of the Website (i.e. Ratings), and that Queen of Clean does not accept any liability for the accuracy of such information or your reliance on the same. The Site Content is provided to you as general information only and is not intended to substitute or replace the advice of a duly qualified professional (where applicable).
By using our services and Website, you agree and accept that the indemnity and limitations of liability provided in this clause 9 are reasonable.
8. Warranties and Representations
8.1. The use of this Website is at your own risk. The Site Content and everything from the Website is provided to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranty or condition of any kind.
8.2. None of Queen of Cleans affiliates, owners, officers, employees, agents, contributors, third party content providers or licensors make any express or implied representation or warranty about the Site Content or Website.
9. General Provisions
9.1. Any provision of, or the application of any provision of these Terms which is prohibited in any jurisdiction is, in that jurisdiction, ineffective only to the extent of that prohibition.
9.2. Any provision of, or the application of any provision of these Terms which is void, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction does not affect the validity, legality or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction or of the remaining provisions in that or any other jurisdiction.
9.3. If a clause is void, illegal or unenforceable, it may be severed without affecting the enforceability of the other provisions in these Terms.
9.4. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law for the time being applicable to Queensland and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of Queensland.
9.5 Notifications of upcoming cleans are sent via various forms including email, SMS and via messenger from the Facebook business page. Once the notification has been sent, it is assumed that this has been received by the client and unless we receive a message requesting to cancel the service (fees may apply) that the service is confirmed to proceed. No response is considered acceptance that the service will proceed.
10. Overdue Invoices:
10.1 By engaging Queen of Clean services, you agree to the following payment terms.
Rates that are advised are a per cleaner per hour. (rate is subject to change and not indefinitely fixed clients are notified of rate increase)
All Invoices must be paid within 7 days of issue. Failure to do so will incur additional charges which are non-negotiable.
After 10 days outstanding, a further $15 will be added to the invoice as a late payment fee.
Any amount that is outstanding beyond 10 days will incur a daily late charge calculated at $20 per 7 days.
In the event where your overdue account is referred to a debt collection agency, legal action and you will be liable for all costs which would be incurred as if the debt is collected in full, including legal demand costs, court costs and other miscellaneous costs associated with the collection of the outstanding payment.
10.2 GST is added to the quoted hourly rate. Queen of Clean will add the gst amount of 10% to all invoice where the requirement to collect gst applies. Queen of Clean reserve the right to commence collection of GST without notification in the event that our GST requirement change.
Cash: We only accept cash upon arrangement
Bank Transfer: Use you invoice number as reference on your deposit. Our bank details can be found on your invoice.
We will only issue official quotes on a letterhead to jobs we have physically inspected onsite. All other forms of quotation are indicative only as a guide and are subject to change.
In the event of a quoting error, we hold the right to void the quote in question and issue a new one.
11. Damage to Property:
11.1 In the event that your property is accidentally damaged by one of our contractors, you agree that you will follow our damage claims process. Which requires that damages must be reported to Queen of Clean on the day the service is rendered. Due to liability, we are unable to process damage claims if the damage is reported more than 2-3 days after the service has been rendered.
11.2 You agree that our damage claim process can take upwards of 8 weeks to fix or replace a damaged fixture, surface or appliance in your home.
11.3 By booking our service you agree to wait until our insurer or our service provider's insurer has investigated and completed a claim.
11.4 You also agree that you will adhere to the best practice required by our insurance provider and that no monetary value will be passed onto you in replacement of an insurance claim by Queen of Clean.
11.5 You agree that threats of legal action or threats to damage our reputation unless we pay you for accidental damage on the spot will be taken as libel, blackmail and will be documented and used as evidence in a civil action against you.
12. Our 24hrs Queen of Clean Guarantee.
12.1 If you are unhappy with the service you have received, and what you are unhappy with is a reasonable expectation to have been completed in time booked your service, we will come back to rectify the areas deemed unsatisfactory free of charge. This excludes where there has not been enough time to complete a task, due to but not limited to things such as other tasks taking longer to complete, tidying required to enable tasks to be completed, requesting tasks given priority over other tasks and arears that require furniture to be moved to clean.
12.2 We will return free of charge to rectify any areas deemed unsatisfactory if we are notified of your unhappiness within 24 hours of the service being rendered. Photographic evidence is required.
12.3 We will return free of charge only within a 7-day period at a time that we are able to fit this into the schedule.
12.4 Our 24hr satisfaction guarantee DOES NOT entitle you to the following. Free service provision after our 24hr grace period. A monetary payment in lieu of a re-clean or free extras in lieu. High traffic including but not limited to flooring, toilets stove tops or where there are pets who reside and have access to the inside the home are excluded from the satisfaction guarantee.
12.4.A The presence of Inside pets is an immediate disqualification from the 24hr guarantee.
12.5 You agree that threats of legal action or threats to damage our reputation unless we pay you for wrongful misinterpretation of our 24-hr satisfaction guarantee will be taken as libel, blackmail and will be documented and used as evidence in civil action against you.
13. Photographs- Photographs may be taken of areas of the home such as bathrooms, kitchens, floors, living areas, toilets and bedrooms. The photographs are purely for record keeping and documentation of the condition or state of the property or specific area when we arrive in the event that there is any dispute on the work that was carried out or the state of the property that we arrived to. No photographs are used for marketing purposes.
Verbal and Physical Abuse from Clients
14 Queen of Clean has a zero-tolerance for any verbal or physical abuse directed at or towards our cleaning teams. If our teams, feel uncomfortable or if there is verbal or physical abuse. We will cancel the job with the full price of the booking charged. We will also notify the necessary authorities. Queen of Clean cleaning teams do not come to work to be scolded, belittled, demeaned, abused, harassed, have demands made or intimidated by clients.
14.1 Queen of Clean has zero tolerance for unwanted sexual advances or attention or inappropriate comments or conversation.
15. NDIS, DVA and workcover clients, by signing this agreement you confirm and agree with the applicable statement below:
15.1 NDIS clients by signing this agreement confirm that you have a current NDIS plan that is either plan managed or self-managed and that you have engaged Queen of Clean to undertake home cleaning tasks. NDIS participant number will be required for billing purposes.
15.2 DVA and Workcover clients confirm that you have current approved DVA Household funding or Workcover QLD approval. Any gap between your funded amount and Queen of Cleans rates is payable by the clients.
For any questions and notices, please contact us at: Queen of Clean Home Services ABN 68004629749 Email email@example.com
Last update: 01/03/2022