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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

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For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Asbestos Removal

Before arranging for the removal of asbestos containing material (ACM) from a building you may need to commission a survey to identify if asbestos is present and to outline the best way to remove it safely.  There are 2 types of survey:

Management Asbestos Survey and Report: In this kind of survey, only easily eached parts of the building will be inspected. The surveyor can either take samples of materials for analysis or make a presumption that asbestos is present. It is normally the case that samples are taken as this will avoid uncertainty and prevent unnecessary concern. A Management Survey will not identify any hidden materials e.g. that which is within cavities, voids and floor spaces. These generally do not present a hazard unless building work takes place.

Demolition / Refurbishment Asbestos Survey and Report: This type of survey is appropriate before building work or demolition / partial demolition takes place. The surveyor will identify ALL materials that contain asbestos so that they can either be avoided or safely removed before work commences. This survey will result in significant damage as it is necessary to search for all hidden asbestos materials: holes will have to be made in studding walls, ducts which could contain heating pipework will be opened up and floor joists, window frames and door frames will have to be exposed to check for asbestos materials.

The removal of asbestos from a building is a very complex and costly process that should only be carried out by a licensed contractor. They will make sure that the removal is done safely and the asbestos taken to a licensed disposal site where it will not be a danger to other people. When the removal is complete, the property owner should ensure that a ‘Certificate of Re-Occupation’ is provided from an independent accredited laboratory before the contractor is paid and before people are allowed back into the building.

Fill in the form above to instantly receive a list of people who can provide asbestos surveys. You will have their contact details and qualifications to help you make a choice and then you can call them directly and discuss you requirements in detail.

Before placing an order with a surveyor and commissioning a report, or with a contractor to have asbestos removed, you should ensure that your chosen supplier is licensed to provide such a service.  He should have suitable qualifications, experience and specific asbestos insurance.  Suppliers will normally, as a minimum, have the qualifications P402 and P405 from The British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Asbestos: General Overview

Few people realise that asbestos can be found in a diverse range of relatively common building products. For instance:

Asbestos roofing material.
Some felt roof lining materials.
Some soffit panels (located under the eaves).
Asbestos wall panels.
Some sound proofing wall panels
Asbestos ceiling panels.
Some insulation materials used in ceilings.
Some acoustic ceiling tiles.
Some ‘Artex’ type textured coatings to walls and ceilings.
Asbestos fire blankets.
Some insulation materials used to lag hot pipes, boilers and hot water cylinders.
Some vinyl floor tiles.
Some insulation used in night storage heaters.
Some artificial coals, logs and products used in fireplaces.

It is not possible to be certain that asbestos is present in a material without analysis as the fibres can be too small to be visible to the naked eye.  They can also be disguised by the other components. Only laboratories accredited by The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) are permitted to analyse samples of material for asbestos.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 legislates that owners of commercial premises and the owners of communal domestic premises produce a plan for the management of asbestos in their property. Health and safety authorities may ask to see the plan and it may be required by mortgage companies and insurers. Owners must ensure that anyone working at the premises, such as contractors, are alerted to the presence and location of any asbestos containing materials and that any asbestos present is not disturbed in a way that may result in a hazard to health.

It may be that your home will contain some asbestos and while you should be wary of this there might not be any great cause for alarm. Asbestos can cause lung cancer if inhaled as a fine dust and should therefore, never be sawed, sanded, drilled, brushed or disturbed in any way that could cause dust to be produced. If asbestos is not disturbed, the likelihood of major problems developing is very much reduced.

At this point in time (2009) there is no legislation covering requirements for private home owners in the UK to manage the asbestos in their homes although some industry sources believe that legislation to address this will eventually be introduced. Until that happens it would be prudent for a purchaser to consider the possible presence of asbestos before agreeing to purchase a property. The presence of asbestos could have a significant effect on the value of the property or present difficulties in the future if re-sold.

There is a duty on landlords to ensure that tenants are protected from harm (The Environmental Protection Act 1990 and The Occupiers Liability Act 1984). This legislation does not mention asbestos by name although it is sometimes used when asbestos has deteriorated and landlords are required to take action or when a tenant seeks compensation from the landlord for damage to their health.

More information about asbestos surveys can be found in the HSE document; Asbestos: The Survey Guide.

A very helpful website is http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos . It contains information about materials which contain asbestos, legal duties on property owners and the correct procedures to remove asbestos materials safely. The site also contains an up to date list of licensed asbestos contractors.

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Customer Feedback

We ask all of our Customers to let us have feedback on any of the Suppliers they used.  Here are some of their comments;

Promptness of response : Smashing fellow and knew his stuff Quality of service : Great knowledge Value for money : Would use again and reccomend for value and price Professionalism : Give some great advice
Mr Cooper, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Promptness of response : Efficient and informative Quality of service : Worked to a tight schedule, survey took place within days and written report followed close after.
Janice, Oxford

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