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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for Surveyors, Engineers and Architects, who can provide specialized consultancy relating to Historic Buildings. You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second, and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss your requirement in more detail. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

Historic Buildings

A building is listed because of its age, historical interest or architectural features. The listings are graded I,II or II*. If you own a listed building you have on-going responsibility for appropriate repairs including continuing with any that were started by a previous owner. The Surveyor will be able to provide you with detailed drawings and elevations of your building as well as look at traditional construction methods and original materials. This will give you an idea of any expenses you are likely to occur and the correct methods for necessary maintenance. Altering or extending listed buildings is possible but you may need to obtain Listed Building Consent and other permissions. The Historic Building Surveyor will be able to advise you about what is involved.

If you are thinking of buying a building that is listed then it is advisable seek advice from a surveyor who specialises in historic buildings so you can understand the responsibilities you would be taking on, the correct techniques to use for repairs and the associated costs. The survey will also show if any alterations or repairs were carried out without Listed Building Consent.

If you own a building or are thinking of buying a building which is very old but is not listed, then similarly a Historic Building Surveyor will be able to give you advice.

A Historic Building Surveyor can project manage any repairs and alterations and will liaise with the local Conservation Officer at your Local Authority as appropriate.

This section of English Heritage’s website gives some useful guidance on what to look out for in older buildings.

The Surveyor you appoint should have suitable qualifications and experience. You will need to find out what they are and check the Surveyor has appropriate insurance. Anyone calling themselves a Chartered Building Surveyor must be a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) http://www.rics.org/uk/ and will have the letters MRICS or FRICS after their name.  RICS is the world’s largest regulatory body for surveyors and other property professionals. To become a member the candidate must meet strict criteria in qualifications, experience and professionalism.

Some properties may have wider archaeological interest. So you could need more specialist advice. For example the site might need to be excavated before you start making any changes.  Wessex Archaeology is one of the largest archaeological practices in the country.  They were set up as a trust in 1979 and they provide a wide range of services across the whole of the UK.  Not only do they carry out building surveys on historic properties but they also cover excavations, underwater archaeology, coastal studies, human remains analysis, production of academic publications and specialist illustration and computer modelling.For more information,please see their website,  www.wessexarch.co.uk

Do you specialise in Historic Buildings?

If you are a Surveyor who specialises in Historic Buildings and you want to find out more about being listed on this website and taking a no obligation trial, please click here.

What do our Customers say about our Suppliers?

We ask all of the users of our website to give us feedback on our website and on any of the Suppliers they used.  Here are some of their comments:

Promptness of response : Mr Carsgill responded very quickly to our enquiry. We then spoke to him on the phone and found him very approachable and professional. Quality of service : We thought the report provided was super. Very thorough, it told us everything we needed to know.
David, Gloucester
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Chris.
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Gillian, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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