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TERMS & CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENGAGEMENT FOR SERVICES

These Conditions, the Privacy Policy and the relevant Quote (together the “Agreement”) shall govern the relationship between C&C Surveyors and the Client for the provision of online and/or offline processing services which may include the provision of information or the provision of Quotes and Services or Products. This Agreement does not include and recognise any purported attempt by the Client to impose or incorporate its own terms and conditions; and the same shall be of no effect and not legally binding. If there is any inconsistency between these Conditions, the Privacy Policy, and/or the Quote, the documents shall have priority in the following order: (i) the Quote; (ii) these Conditions; and (iii) the Privacy Policy.

 

All descriptive matter, specifications, advertising and promotional material issued by C&C Surveyors and any descriptions or illustrations contained C&C Surveyors  website,  brochures or marketing literature are issued or published for the sole purpose of giving an approximate idea of the services and/or information about third parties described in them and shall not form part of the Agreement. In this Agreement:

 

  • any terms in the singular shall include the plural and vice versa
  • any phrase introduced by the words “include”, “including”, “in particular”, “excluding” or the like shall be construed as illustrative and shall not limit the sense of the words preceding those terms;
  • any reference to a “Clause” means a clause of these Conditions;
  • any reference to a person shall be construed as a reference to any person, corporate entity, or any association or partnership (whether or not having separate legal personality) or one or more of the same;
  • the headings are included for convenience only and may not be used in construing or interpreting these Conditions.

 

This document sets out the contractual terms upon which the Surveyor will advise the Client by means of a written report as to his or her opinion of the visible condition and state of repair of the property.

 

The report is not a guarantee that the property is free from defects other than those mentioned in the report but will be undertaken by a qualified building surveyor exercising reasonable professional diligence.

 

The report will be prepared solely for the benefit of the named client. No liability is accepted to third parties whatsoever.  This report should not be disclosed in whole or in part to any other parties without the express consent of the Surveyor. The surveyor produces a report of the inspection for you to use but cannot accept any liability if it is used by anyone else. If you decide not to act on the advice in the report, you do this at your own risk. The report focuses on matters that, in the surveyor’s opinion, may affect the value of the property if they are not addressed.

 

If required, and upon payment of a reasonable administration fee, the report can be re-issued.  NB. No one should rely on the content of the report or make any inferences from it beyond the scope of the original instructions.

 

  1. Definitions

 

1.1 In these Terms:

 

1.1.1 when We use the words “writing” or “written” in these Terms, this will include e-mail unless We say otherwise;

 

1.1.2 headings are for reference only and do not affect the meaning or interpretation of these Terms.

 

1.1.3 the words “include(s)” or “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”.

 

1.2 When the following words with capital letters are used in these Terms, this is what they will mean:

“Booking” means your order for Us to provide the Services in accordance with clause 2.3 below;

“Event Outside Our Control” means an event as defined in clause 11;

“Payment” means the amount paid or to be paid by You to Us in accordance with the Quote supplied to You by email following receipt of your Booking;

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Property” means the property You have selected at the address You provided in your Booking, in respect of which a Survey is being commissioned;

“Quote” The total price open for acceptance within 14 days in return for which We undertake to provide the Services. The Quote includes the total cost for the Surveyor to carry out his/her Survey and produce his/her Report.

“Report” means a Survey Report, depending on the type of Survey You have asked for. In any case the scope of the Report will be determined by the Surveyor’s own terms and conditions of engagement supplied to You prior to the Survey taking place in accordance with clause 3;

“RICS” means the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who regulate the surveying profession and whose UK headquarters are based at 12 Great George Street, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3AD

“Services” means the services We agree to provide to You under these Terms including the processing of your Booking, instructing a suitable Surveyor (in terms of both his area of expertise and geographical location) to survey the Property, arranging for a Survey to be carried out (including liaising with estate agents and vendors as required) and processing your Payment.

“Survey” means a building survey, valuation survey, party wall survey or RICS ‘Homebuyer Report’ or other such survey or inspection as You may indicate at the time of Booking that You require;

“Surveyor” means the individual who will carry out the Survey or structural inspection and who is responsible for compiling the Report in respect thereof.

“Survey Report” means the written Report as to the Surveyor’s professional opinion of the visible condition and state of repair of the Property. This report will either be a building survey report, valuation survey report, party wall report or RICS “Homebuyer Report” depending on the type of Survey You have requested;

“Terms” means Our terms and conditions set out in this document (as distinct from the Surveyor’s own terms and conditions which stand alone and serve to form a separate contract with You in accordance with clause 3); and

“We/Our/Us” C&C Surveying, trading as C&C Surveyors (UK) Limited, whose registered office is 132 Wades Hill, London N21 1EH. Company Registration Number 11602421 | VAT Number 339 3963 62 |RICS Number 833066

 

  1. Our Contract With You

2.1 If You want Us to carry out Our work or if You want Us to instruct the Surveyor to start the Survey immediately then You can instruct Us to do so. If You do so You will lose your right to cancel the contract once we have started to carry out Our work and You will be liable for Our fees.

 

2.1.1 If your original booking was via a panel or lender, theses Terms & Conditions of Engagement of Services supersede that of the panel or lender.

 

2.2 Please ensure that You read these Terms carefully and check that the details on the Booking form (if You completed one), emails, Quote and any other correspondence between You and Us are complete and accurate before proceeding. If, at any time, You think that there is a mistake please contact Us as soon as possible in order that We may rectify it.

 

2.3 You can submit your Booking by way of a booking form submitted online, via email to enquiries@candcsurveying.co.uk or verbally to Us over the telephone. You will not be permitted to book any Service without first acknowledging the Terms & Conditions for your chosen survey/valuation type. When You submit your Booking or accept Our Quote, this does not mean We have accepted your Booking or are bound to provide the Services to You at that point. Our acceptance will only take place as described in clause 2.4 below. If We find that We are unable to supply You with the Services for whatever reason, We will inform You of this as soon as practicable and will not accept your Booking or process your Payment.

 

2.4 Your Booking is accepted, and these Terms become binding when We send You written confirmation that We are able to supply the Services to You and that We are able to arrange for a Survey to be carried out as required. At this point a contract will come into existence between You and Us and We will therefore proceed to process your Payment.

 

2.5 Subject to express agreement to the contrary and any agreed amendments/additions, the Terms on which the Surveyor will undertake the Survey are set out below.

 

2.6 The Surveyor provides the standard Service (‘the service’) described in the ‘Description of the RICS HomeBuyer Service’ or ‘RICS Building Survey’, etc, unless You agree in writing before the inspection that the Surveyor will provide extra Services. Any extra Service will require separate Terms of Engagement to be entered into with the Surveyor.

 

 

 

 

 

Examples of extra services include:

  • valuation;
  • costing of repairs;
  • schedules of works;
  • supervision of works;
  • re-inspection;
  • detailed specific issue reports; and
  • market valuation (after repairs)
  • any correspondence (after the Survey, which will subject to an hourly rate of £110 +VAT, one hour minimum)

 

  1. Terms and Conditions of Surveyors

3.1 The Survey itself will be carried out by Us, and the Report will be written by a fully qualified Building Surveyor, a RICS Associate or Chartered Surveyor.

 

3.2 In the case of a Survey Report, the Surveyor will always be a fully qualified Building Surveyor, a RICS Associate or MRICS Surveyor. Whilst We do check that Surveyors industry specific memberships and professional accreditations are up to date at the

time of employment, We do not carry out any other regular checks thereafter. Our surveyors have the competency to carry out the report on the Property and those relevant will be registered under the RICS Valuers Registration Scheme.

 

3.3 C&C Surveying is a RICS Regulated firm and does also employ qualified and / or accredited surveyors. On occasion, and whilst We don’t do so regularly, We may also sub-contract out to qualified and / or RICS surveyors who work independently for themselves.

 

3.4 In the case the surveyor is a contractor, the Surveyor may carry his or her additional Terms of Business which will not form part of your contract with Us. That will be a separate contract between You and the Surveyor. If You do not receive them, You should let Us know.

 

3.5 The onus is on You to ensure that You read, understand and are satisfied with the Terms of Engagement. If there is anything that You do not understand or are unsure about in relation to the Terms and Conditions, please ask your Surveyor or contact Us for assistance.

 

  1. Providing the Services

4.1 Subject to clause 2.4 above We will supply the Services to You from the date your Booking is accepted until the date the Surveyor surveys the Property.

 

4.2 We will make every effort to provide a timely service and to ensure the Surveyor also provides a timely service in accordance with the following timescales (but also, if possible in line with any time scales You may indicate to Us at the time of your Booking):

 

4.3 Visit

4.3.1 We will aim to arrange for a Surveyor to visit the Property within one week of processing your Payment (subject to access);

and

4.3.2 We will ask the Surveyor to send out his Report within 5 working days of completion of the Survey.

 

4.4 Please note that the timescales referred to in clause 4.3.1 and 4.3.2 above cannot be guaranteed as they are subject to the availability of the Surveyor, the vendor of the Property (or his estate agents), suitable access to the Property being provided and the Surveyor’s workload. As such there may be delays beyond Our control. See cause 11 for Our responsibilities when an Event Outside Our Control happens.

 

4.5 We will need certain information from You at the time of Booking that is necessary for Us to provide the Services, for example, the type and level of details of the Survey that You require, the Property address, the type and detail of the Property, the Property vendor’s name(s), estate agent details and contact details of whomever will be providing the Surveyor with access to the Property. You agree to provide such information to Us.

 

4.6 We will, unless otherwise expressly agreed, rely upon information provided by the Client, the Client’s legal or other professional advisers of the vendor/lessor (where appropriate) relating to tenure, tenancies and other relevant matters.

 

 

4.7 If You do not make Payment to Us for the Services as and when You have agreed to as set out in clause 9, We may likewise suspend the Services with immediate effect until You have paid Us the outstanding amounts or terminate the Services with immediate effect. We will contact You to tell You this.

 

4.8 If the instruction has come from a Lender or Panel this clause 4.7 does not apply unless You have received a Quote directly from C&C Surveying.

 

4.9 None of the Company’s employees, directors or consultants individually has a contract with the Client or owes the Client a duty of care or personal responsibility. The Client agrees that they will not bring any claim against any such individuals personally in connection with the valuation or Report.

 

4.10 It will not be possible for applicants that are not the vendors to accompany the Surveyor on an inspection.

 

4.11 The report to be provided shall be confidential to the Client for the specific purpose to which it refers.  It may be disclosed to the Client’s professional advisers, but it shall not be disclosed to any other person, nor reproduced in whole or in part without the prior written consent from the applicant, to specify who they would like it disclosed to.

 

4.12 The Surveyor will accept responsibility to the Client alone that the Report will be prepared with skill and care reasonable to be expected of a competent Surveyor but accepts no responsibility whatsoever to any other person other than the Client.

 

4.13 Our liability in respect of this Report is limited to You as our Customer. There is no intention to confer any third party right as described in the Contracts (Right of Third Parties) Act 1999.

 

4.14 You will tell the Surveyor if there is already an agreed, or proposed, price for the Property, and if You have any concerns (such as plans for extension) about the Property. Before the Inspection the Client will inform the Surveyor of any particular concerns or previously identified issues that he or she may have about the Property.

 

5 The Inspection

5.1 Accessibility and Voids

The Surveyor inspects the inside and outside of the main building and all permanent outbuildings but does not force or open up the fabric. This means that the Surveyor does not take up carpets, floor coverings or floorboards, move furniture, remove the contents of cupboards, roof spaces, etc., remove secured panels and/or hatches or undo electrical fittings. If necessary, the Surveyor carries out parts of the inspection when standing at ground level from public Property next door where

accessible. The Surveyor may use equipment such as a damp-meter, binoculars and torch, and may use a ladder for flat roofs and for hatches no more than 3 metres above level ground (outside) or floor surfaces (inside) if it is safe to do so.

 

The Surveyor will inspect as much of the surface area of the structure as is practicable but will not inspect those areas which are covered, unexposed or not reasonably accessible.

 

5.2 Floors

The Surveyor will lift accessible sample loose floorboards and trap doors, if there are any, which are not covered by heavy furniture, ply or hardboard, fitted carpets or other fixed floor coverings.

 

5.3 Roofs

The Surveyor will inspect the roof spaces if there are available hatches.  Please note that hatches over stairs will not be considered accessible.  The Surveyor will have a ladder of sufficient height to gain access to a roof hatch or to a single storey roof, not more than 3.0 m (10’0”) above the floor or adjacent ground. It might therefore not be possible to inspect roofs above this level; in such cases, pitched roofs will be inspected by binoculars. The Surveyor will follow the guidance given in Surveying Safely issued by the RICS in April 1991, which incorporates the guidance given in Guidance Note INDG405 on the safe use of ladders and step ladders issued by the Health and Safety Executive.

 

5.4 Boundaries, Grounds and Outbuildings

Buildings with swimming pools and sports facilities are also treated as permanent outbuildings, but the Surveyor will not report on the leisure facilities, such as the pool itself and its equipment, landscaping and other facilities (for example, tennis courts and temporary outbuildings).

 

 

 

 

5.5 Services

The Surveyor will only carry out a visual inspection where accessible and none of the service installations. Please note it may not be possible to lift some Inspection Chamber covers. No tests will be applied. The Surveyor will report if, as a result of their inspection, they consider that tests are advisable and, if considered necessary, an inspection and report by a specialist should be obtained.

 

Services to the Property

Services are generally hidden within the construction of the Property. This means that only the visible parts of the available services can be inspected (such as light switches), and the Surveyor does not carry out specialist tests. The visual inspection cannot assess the efficiency or safety of electrical, gas or other energy sources; plumbing, heating or drainage installations (or whether they meet current regulations); or the inside condition of any chimney, boiler or other flue.

 

5.6 Areas not inspected

C&C Surveyors will arrange the Booking, but do not take responsibility for any parts of the Property, covered or access not provided. It is the solely the client’s responsibility, to ensure that access is provided to all parts of the Property, for which they must advise the agents, vendors, and occupants respectively.

 

The Surveyor will note in their Report if they were not able to check any parts of the Property that the inspection would normally cover. If the Surveyor is concerned about these parts, the Report tells You about any further investigations that are needed.  The Surveyor will not report on the cost of any work to put right defects or make recommendations on how these repairs should be carried out. However, there is general advice in the ‘What to do now’ section at the end of the Report.

 

5.7 Flats

5.7.1 Unless otherwise agreed, the Surveyor will inspect only the subject flat and garage (if any), the related internal and external common parts and the structure of the building in which the subject flat is situated. Other flats or properties will not be inspected.

 

5.7.2 The Surveyor will not enter on to any Private land that is not in control of the vendor.

 

5.7.3 The Surveyor will state in his Report any restrictions on accessibility to the common parts or visibility of the structure. The Surveyor will state whether he has seen a copy of the lease and, if not, the assumptions as to repairing obligations on which he is working.

 

5.7.4 The Client is reminded that, particularly on the case of large blocks, the object of the inspection is to give guidance on the general standard of construction and maintenance, pointing out those items which will require attention within, say, the next decade and not to list those minor points which would normally be taken care of in the course of routine maintenance.

 

5.7.5 Many flats form part of large developments consisting of several blocks. In such cases the Surveyor will be inspecting only the one block in which the flat is situated

When inspecting flats, the Surveyor assesses the general condition of outside surfaces of the building, as well as its access areas (for example, shared hallways and staircases). The Surveyor inspects roof spaces only if they are accessible from within the Property. The Surveyor does not inspect drains, lifts, fire alarms and security systems.

 

5.8 The Surveyor may use equipment such as a damp-meter, binoculars and torch, and may use a ladder for flat roofs and for hatches no more than three metres above level ground (outside) or floor surfaces (inside) if it is safe to do so.

 

5.9 Outside the Property

5.9.1 The Surveyor inspects the condition of boundary walls, fences, permanent outbuildings and areas in common (shared) use where feasible.  To inspect these areas, the Surveyor walks around the grounds and any neighbouring public property where access can be obtained. Buildings with swimming pools and sports facilities are also treated as permanent outbuildings, but the Surveyor does not report on the leisure facilities, such as the pool itself and its equipment, landscaping and other facilities (for example, tennis courts and temporary outbuildings).

 

The Surveyor will report any more assumptions they have made or found not to apply. If the Property is leasehold, the Report will explain what other assumptions the Surveyor has made.

 

5.10 The Report focuses on matters that, in the Surveyor’s opinion, may affect the value of the Property if they are not dealt with. The Report will be produced in a format that complies with the RICS approved format and use the same condition ratings.

 

5.11 If, during the inspection, the Surveyor identifies issues that your legal advisers may need to investigate further, the Surveyor will refer to these in the Report and will give You general advice and details of questions You should ask your legal advisers.

 

5.12 The Surveyor reports on property-related risks or hazards that will include defects that need repairing or replacing, as well as issues that cannot be reasonably changed but may present a health and safety risk or hazard.

 

5.13 The Surveyor shall carry out such inspections and investigations as are, in the Surveyors professional judgement, appropriate and possible in the particular circumstances.

 

5.14 A written Report supersedes any verbal Report and it is the written Report that should be relied upon before committing to any expenditure on the Property.

 

5.15 The Surveyor will inspect diligently but is not required to undertake any action that would risk damage to the Property or injury to himself.

 

5.16 The Surveyor will not undertake any structural or other calculations.

 

5.17 Dangerous materials, contamination and environmental issues

5.17.1 The Surveyor does not make any enquiries about contamination or other environmental dangers. However, if the Surveyor suspects a problem, he or she should recommend a further investigation.

 

5.17.2 The Surveyor may assume that no harmful or dangerous materials have been used in the construction and does not have a duty to justify making this assumption. However, if the inspection shows that these materials have been used, the Surveyor must report this and ask for further instructions.

 

5.17.3 The Surveyor does not carry out an asbestos inspection and does not act as an asbestos inspector when inspecting properties that may fall within the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006. With flats, the Surveyor assumes that there is a ‘dutyholder’ (as defined in the regulations), and that in place are an asbestos register and an effective management plan which does not present a significant risk to health or need any immediate Payment. The Surveyor does not consult the dutyholder.

 

5.17.4 The Surveyor will not comment upon the existence of contamination as this can only be established by appropriate specialists. Where, from their local knowledge or the inspection, they consider that contamination might be a problem they will advise as to the importance of obtaining a report from an appropriate specialist.

 

5.18 That where the Property is part of a building comprising flats or maisonettes, unless instructed or otherwise aware to the contrary, the cost of repairs and maintenance to the building and grounds are shared proportionately between all the flats and maisonettes forming part of the block, and that there are no onerous liabilities outstanding.

 

5.19 That in the case of a newly constructed Property, the builder is a registered member of the NHBC or equivalent and has registered the subject Property in accordance with the scheme concerned; and the Surveyor will assume that:

 

5.20 The Property is not subject to any unusual or onerous restrictions or covenants which apply to the structure or affect the reasonable enjoyment of the Property.

 

5.21 All bye-laws, Building Regulations and other consents required have been obtained. In the cases of new buildings, and alterations and extensions which require statutory consents or approvals, the Surveyor will not verify whether such consents have been obtained. Any enquiries should be made by the Client or their legal advisers. Drawings and specifications will not be inspected by the Surveyor.

 

5.22 The Property is unaffected by any matters which would be revealed by a Local Search (or their equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland) and replies to the usual enquiries, or by a Statutory Notice, and that neither the Property, nor its condition, its use, or its intended use, is or will be unlawful.

 

5.23 Whilst the Surveyor shall have regard to the apparent state of repair and condition of the Property, the Surveyor will not carry out a survey of the structure, nor will the Surveyor inspect woodwork of any other parts of the structure which are covered, unexposed or inaccessible.  The Surveyor will not arrange for the testing of electrical, heating or other services and the

 

 

drains will not be exposed. Thus, the Surveyor will be unable to report that any such parts of the structure or service installations are free from defects which may materially affect the value. No warranty as to the general condition or stability of the Property can be given or implied because of these factors.

 

6 Valuation

6.1 The value within a valuation will represent the market value which is defined as the best price at which the sale of an interest in the Property might reasonably be expected to have been completed unconditionally for cash consideration at the date of the valuation assuming:

 

  1. a willing seller;
  2. that, prior to the date of valuation, there had been a reasonable period (having regard to the nature of the Property and the state of the market) for the proper marketing of the interest, for the agreement of price and terms for the completion of the sale;
  3. that the state of the market, level of values and other circumstances were, on any earlier assumed date of exchange of contracts, the same as on the date of valuation;
  4. that no account is taken of any additional bid by a purchaser with a special interest; and
  5. that both parties to the transaction had acted knowledgeably, prudently and without compulsion.

 

6.2 The Report to be provided in accordance with the Client’s instructions is a valuation and not a Building Survey or Homebuyers Report.

 

6.3 The Report will be valid for 3 months from the date on the Report, unless specified. The Valuation can be renewed by way of a Desktop Valuation (at a fee of £199 or half the original fee whichever is higher including VAT) provided We are notified of this within 10 working days of the expiry date. It should be appreciated that, due to changes in the property market, this value may differ from that which is provided within the original Report. We are only able to provide 1 desktop valuation Report before a whole new valuation is required. A Remote Valuation cannot be extended.

 

6.4 The Surveyor will express their opinion of the value/rental value of the freehold/leasehold interest in the Property as specified by the Client, as at the date of the Report. Where a Remote Valuation has been purchased, the price will be based on a property in average condition.

 

6.5 In making the Report, the Surveyor will meet the relevant requirements of the RICS Valuation Global Standards 2017 (UK Edition).

 

6.6 Purpose

6.6.1 The purpose for which the valuation is required has been agreed between the Client and the Surveyor.

 

6.7 Market Value

6.7.1 Where We have agreed to express Our opinion on the market value of the freehold/leasehold interest in the Property, the Surveyor will meet the relevant requirements of the RICS Appraisal and Valuation Manual.

 

6.8 Where a Remote Valuation has been purchased, the price will be based on a property in average condition.

 

7 Reinstatement cost

7.1 If You have opted and paid for a market valuation the Report will include a reinstatement cost unless one can only be provided by a specialist (for example, some listed properties and/or those of unusual construction).

 

7.2 The Report will not include a cost of repairs unless specifically agreed between the Surveyor and client at extra cost.  If contracted for, this covers any repairs the Surveyor identifies that would need to be addressed together with an approximate cost to rectify the faults.

 

8 If there is a problem with the Survey

8.1 If in the unlikely event You are dissatisfied with the findings or quality of the Survey or with the contents of the Surveyor’s Report, or should a defect later come to light which was not highlighted to You by the Surveyor in his Report but which You consider ought to have revealed by his Report, then You should refer this to Us or if applicable as part of your separate contract with the Surveyor. The details shall be available on the completed Survey Report.

 

8.2 C&C Surveying has a formal complaints procedure in the unlikely event of dissatisfaction.

 

8.3 For details of who to contact if You wish to raise a grievance against the Surveyor please see clause 10.2 for details of your right to lodge a formal complaint with the RICS.

 

9 Price and Payment

9.1 The price of the Services will be set out in your Quote unless You have made a change to your Booking after You received the Quote which affects the price (if, for example, the Property is larger than You first indicated, the Property address You gave was incorrect or if You have subsequently asked for a more detailed Survey to be carried out). If there is such a change to the price then We will confirm this to You in writing and send You a revised Quote. Our Quote is based on a variable sliding fee scale (based on a number of factors including the market listing price of the Property and the Property location).

 

9.2 We may review and change Our prices which form the basis of Our quotes at any time, but such price changes will not affect a Booking that We have already confirmed with You provided You have not changed any details which form the basis of that Booking and/or Quote.

 

9.3 Our Quotes and prices will be subject to VAT.

 

9.4 Where We are providing Services to You, We will ask You to make Payment in full for the Services in the amount stated in your Quote or revised Quote as applicable.

 

9.5 We will not continue to provide Services or instruct the Surveyor to carry out the Survey until such Payment has been made. In the unlikely event We have continued to provide Services without Payment in full having been made (due to an administrative error or banking fault for example) then those Services will be suspended until such time as Payment in full is made or terminated if Payment is not forthcoming promptly.

 

9.6 Your obligation to make Payment to Us is not dependent upon whether or not You in fact proceed to purchase the Property and no refund will be payable in the event You choose not to do so whether as a result of, or following, the Survey, the Report or for any other reason.

 

10 Our Liability to You

The Report is provided for your use, and the Surveyor cannot accept responsibility if it is used, or relied upon, by anyone else.

 

10.1 If We fail to comply with these Terms, We are responsible for loss or damage You suffer that is a foreseeable result of Our breach of the Terms or Our negligence in respect of the Services provided to You by Us but We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable.

 

10.2 In accordance with clause 8 We are also not responsible for any loss or damage caused by the Surveyor’s breach of his/her own Terms and Conditions or caused by his professional negligence or anything which is not otherwise dealt with in this Agreement. If You think the Surveyor has been negligent You are entitled to lodge a formal complaint with the RICS. You will find details of how to do this on the RICS website.

 

10.3 Loss or damage is foreseeable if it was an obvious consequence of Our breach or if it was contemplated by You and Us at the time We entered into this contract.

 

10.4 We only supply the Services for domestic and private purposes. You in turn agree not to use the Services for any commercial, business or re-sale purpose, and We have no liability to You for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

 

10.5 We do not exclude or limit in any way Our liability for:

 

10.5.1 death or personal injury caused by Our negligence or the negligence of Our employees, agents or subcontractors;

 

10.5.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;

 

10.5.3 breach of the Terms implied by section 2 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (title and quiet possession); and

 

10.5.4 breach of the Terms implied by sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982 (description, satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and samples).

 

 

10.5.5 Should the Client suffer loss as a result of any breach of contract or negligence on the part of the Company, Our liability shall be limited to a just and equitable proportion of that loss having regard to the extent of responsibility of any other party. Our liability shall not increase by reason of a shortfall in recovery from any other party, whether that shortfall arises from an agreement between the Client and them, the Client’s difficulty in enforcement of any other cause.

 

10.5.6 C&C Surveyors hold a Professional Indemnity insurance arranged by an insurance broker.  The maximum liability under the policy is £1,000,000 (GBP) for each and every claim.

 

11 Events Outside Our Control

11.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of Our obligations under these Terms that is caused by an Event Outside Our Control.

 

11.2 An Event Outside Our Control means any act or event beyond Our reasonable control, including the cooperation of estate agents and vendors in facilitating the Survey or access to the Property, any sudden illness, incapacity or delay in the performance of a Surveyor, the Property being unfit for entry, strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action by third parties, civil commotion, riot, invasion, government lockdown, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or

threat or preparation for war, fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster, or failure of public or private telecommunications networks.

 

11.3 If an Event Outside Our Control does take place that affects the performance of Our obligations under these Terms:

 

11.3.1 We will contact You as soon as reasonably possible to notify you;

 

11.3.2 Our obligations under these Terms will be suspended and the time for performance of Our obligations will be extended for the duration of the Event Outside Our Control; and

 

11.3.3 where the Event Outside Our Control affects Our performance of Services to You, We will restart the Services as soon as reasonably possible after the Event Outside Our Control is over.

 

11.3.4 Specific events beyond Our Control

 

11.3.5 Denial of access. If the Event Outside Our Control is the denial of access to the Property on the day of the Survey or lack of cooperation by an estate agent or vendor which prevents the Survey going ahead when the Surveyor arrives at the Property then a £149.00 discretionary charge may apply to compensate the Surveyor for their time and travel expenses and we will reschedule the Survey.

 

11.3.6 Illness or incapacity of Surveyor. If the Event Outside Our Control is the sudden illness or incapacity of a Surveyor then We will endeavour to find a replacement Surveyor or reschedule the Survey as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter at no additional cost to You.

 

11.3.7 All other Events Outside Our Control will be considered on a case by case basis.

 

12 Your Rights to Cancel and Applicable Refund

12.1 You have a right to cancel this contract, until such time as We have commenced any works, such as Booking and administration works. After which period costs will apply.

 

12.2 Cancellation fees.

12.2.1 Once the Survey has been booked, where more than 5 days apply (before the Survey date)  and You wish to cancel the Booking, You must do so in writing and provided You have otherwise complied with all your obligations under these Terms, You cancellation will be authorised and your Booking cancelled. However, a 30% of the original agreed fee administration fee will apply. If You choose to reschedule the Survey, the first reschedule will be subject to £149 inc. Vat administration fee. Subsequent rescheduling will be charged at £99 inc. Vat thereafter. This will be to reflect the value and cost of the Services that have been provided up to the point of cancellation, being:

(i) administration costs that both We and the Surveyor have reasonably incurred in starting to fulfil the Booking; and

(ii) to compensate Us for the lost day’s work and/or having to rearrange his/her diary at such short notice.

(iii) Such cancellation charge will be deducted from any refund that is due to You or, if no refund is due to You, You will be invoiced, which You agree to pay in full within 7 days of the date of the invoice.

 

 

12.2.2 Once the Survey has been booked, where the period between 5 days and 72 hours apply (before the Survey date) and You wish to cancel the Booking, You must do so in writing and provided You have otherwise complied with all your obligations under these Terms, You cancellation will be authorised and your Booking cancelled. However, a 50% of the original agreed fee administration fee will apply. If You choose to reschedule the Survey, the first reschedule will be subject to £149 inc. Vat administration fee. Subsequent rescheduling will be charged at £99 inc. Vat thereafter. This will be to reflect the value and cost of the Services that have been provided up to the point of cancellation, being:

(i) administration costs that both We and the Surveyor have reasonably incurred in starting to fulfil the Booking; and

(ii) to compensate Us for the lost day’s work and/or having to rearrange his/her diary at such short notice.

(iii) Such cancellation charge will be deducted from any refund that is due to You or, if no refund is due to You, You will be invoiced, which You agree to pay in full within 7 days of the date of the invoice.

 

12.2.3 Once the Survey has been booked, where 72 hours or less apply (before the Survey date) and You wish to cancel the Booking, You must do so in writing and provided You have otherwise complied with all your obligations under these Terms, your cancellation will be authorised and your Booking cancelled. However, a 75% of the original agreed fee administration fee will apply. If You choose to reschedule the Survey, the first reschedule will be subject to 50% of original agreed fee administration fee. Subsequent rescheduling will be charged at 50% of original agreed fee thereafter. This will be to reflect the value and cost of the Services that have been provided up to the point of cancellation, being:

(i) administration costs that both We and the Surveyor have reasonably incurred in starting to fulfil the Booking; and

(ii) to compensate Us for the lost day’s work and/or having to rearrange his/her diary at such short notice.

(iii) Such cancellation charge will be deducted from any refund that is due to You or, if no refund is due to You, You will be invoiced, which You agree to pay in full within 7 days of the date of the invoice.

 

12.3 In the event that the Surveyor is frustrated in his attempts to carry out the Inspection due to a variety of circumstances but not limited to matters beyond his control, an abortive fee of 50% of the original agreed fee will be charged and invoiced to You, providing the Survey is rescheduled. If the Survey is cancelled, 100% of the fee will be retained by Us.

 

12.3.1 If these fees are incurred due to an event beyond Our control but known of and not rectified by the vendor and or agent, the fees may be re-charged to the vendor or agent.

 

13 Our Rights to Cancel and Applicable Refund

13.1 In the highly unlikely event We have to cancel a Booking before or after We have begun to provide the Services to You, due to an Event Outside Our Control:

 

13.1.1 We will contact You promptly in writing; and

 

13.1.2 If You have made any Payment in advance for Services that have not been provided to You then, subject to clause 12, We will refund such amounts to You in full.

 

13.2 In circumstances other than those envisaged by Clause 13.1 We also reserve the right to refuse to supply, or to continue to supply, Our Services to You without specifying a reason. If We exercise Our right to terminate this contract under this Clause:

 

13.2.1 We will contact You promptly in writing; and

 

13.2.2 If You have made any Payment in advance for Services that have not been provided to You then, subject to clause 12, We will refund such amounts to You in full.

 

14 Information About Us and How to Contact Us

14.1 We are a company registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is 132 Wades Hill, London N21 1EH. Company Registration Number 11602421 | VAT Number 339 3963 62 |RICS Number 833066. The registered address is not a correspondence address.

 

14.2 If You have any questions or if You have any complaints about Our Services, please contact Us. You can contact Us by telephoning Our customer service team at 020 3488 4307or by e-mailing Us at enquiries@candcsurveying.co.uk

 

14.3 If You wish to contact Us in writing, or if any clause in these Terms requires You to give Us notice in writing (for example, to cancel the contract), You can send this to Us by e-mail to enquiries@candcsurveying.co.uk.

 

 

 

15 How We May Use Your Personal Information

15.1 We will use the personal information You provide to Us to:

 

15.1.1 provide the Services;

 

15.1.2 process Payment for such Services (which will require providing your details to Our Payment processing agent).

 

15.1.3 We will use your personal information to inform You about similar products or services that We provide, Our general administration and company marketing information. Revised GDPR 2018.

 

15.1.4 You agree that We may pass your personal information on to estate agents, vendors and surveyors within Our network in connection with the provision of the Services.

 

15.2 We will not give your personal data to any other third party.

 

16 Other Important Terms

16.1 We may transfer Our rights and obligations under these Terms to another organisation, and We will always notify You in writing if this happens, but this will not affect your rights or Our obligations under these Terms.

 

16.2 This contract is between You and Us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. You will have a separate contract with the Surveyor in the case the Survey is subcontracted.

 

16.3 Each of the paragraphs of these Terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

 

16.4 If We fail to insist that You perform any of your obligations under these Terms, or if We do not enforce Our rights against You, or if We delay in doing so, that will not mean that We have waived Our rights against You and will not mean that You do not have to comply with those obligations. If We do waive a default by You, We will only do so in writing, and that will not mean that We will automatically waive any later default by You.

 

16.5 These Terms are governed by English law. You and We both agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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