Design Team Holborn Limited - Terms & Conditions

This is a legal contract between You, the Customer or Client (‘the person or organisation for whom the company carries out work’) AND the Company (Design Team Holborn Limited). You acknowledge and agree that hiring the services of Design Team Holborn Limited means acceptance of the following terms and conditions.

  1. All fees for the specified services are subject to the addition of VAT at the prevailing rate.
  2. Acting as the client’s agent, Design Team Holborn Limited will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate Planning Permission; and where commissioned to do so, building control approval and issuance of party wall Notices. However, Design Team Holborn Limited cannot guarantee the award of Planning Permission and provides no undertaking whatsoever regarding the success or otherwise of the Planning Application.
  3. Where Design Team Holborn Limited is instructed to serve Party Wall Notice(s), any design amendments required in order to obtain Party Wall consent will be undertaken free of charge. In the event that the client appoints a 3rd party surveyor, any design amendments requested by the surveyor will be charged at the hourly studio rate.
  4. Design Team Holborn Limited allows for unlimited design amendments as required by the client up until the point the planning application has been submitted. Any design amendments instructed by the client after planning submission will be chargeable at the hourly studio rate. In the event that the local authority request design amendments prior to determination, these amendments will be carried out free of charge by Design Team Holborn Limited.
  1. Additional fees shall be payable if Design Team Holborn Limited, for reasons beyond its control, is involved in extra work which falls outside of the scope of the specified service. These fees will be estimated based on hourly studio rates and put forward to the client for approval ahead of any additional work being carried out. Where Design Team Holborn Limited is asked to liaise with third parties appointed by the client, additional fees will apply.
  2. Any cost estimates for construction works provided by Design Team Holborn Limited are put forward for budgetary purposes only and are not intended to constitute a tender sum.
  3. Timescales are estimated and Design Team Holborn Limited does not warrant that the specified service will be completed in accordance with any fixed programme or timetable for the project, unless having given their prior undertaking in writing to do so.
  4. Design Team Holborn Limited will own the intellectual property rights in the designs, drawings, specifications etc, and the Client will have a royalty-free, perpetual licence to use them for its own purposes.
  5. Design Team Holborn Limited does not guarantee the performance, work or products of others.
  6. If the customer causes delays to the engagement (either before or during the engagement) or cancels all or part of the engagement, Design Team Holborn Limited has the right to the full, non-returnable commencement deposit.
  1. Late payments will be subject to an interest charge of 5% per calendar month above Barclays Bank’s base rate. The engagement will be suspended until overdue payments are received and cleared.
  2. Payment of the deposit signifies the client’s agreement to these Terms and Conditions.
  3. Payments taken in respect of site visits are non-refundable unless a minimum of 48 hours written notice to cancel is issued prior.
  4. In the event of an outstanding account, we will refer the debt to our collection agents Daniels Silverman Ltd, which will incur a surcharge of 15% of the debt plus VAT which the customer will be liable to as per the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1988, where interest is payable both before and after court judgement.
  5. It is not the intention of the parties that any third party shall acquire any rights under this contract pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
  6. This contract shall be subject to the laws of England and Wales and the Courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to determine any dispute or difference between the parties touching, concerning or arising out of this contract or its alleged breach, but nothing in this provision shall prevent the parties from going (by consent) to mediation or engaging by consent in any similar process of alternative dispute resolution before or during the currency of any court proceedings.
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