terms & conditions

These are the terms and conditions for the supply of any products specified by you. By ordering any of our products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use our services.

1. About Us.

1.1 Align Property are a Private Limited Company and our registered address is 16 Heather View, Sharlston Common, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1TH.

2. Commissioning an order

2.1 By commissioning any products through our company, you warrant that: (a) you are legally able to enter into binding contracts; and (b) you are a minimum of 18 years old.

3. How the contract is formed between you and Align Property

3.1 Our company allows you to request details of costs for the preparation of any of our products for the property specified, by our website, telephone, e-mail or in a letter by post. We will respond to you by e-mail or letter by post, giving you a quote based on the information you have provided to us. You can then decide if you wish to place an order on that cost basis via e-mail or letter by post. All costs quoted by us are valid for 28 days only.

3.2 After placing an order, you will receive an email or letter by post from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Your order constitutes an offer by you to us to buy a product. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, when we will send you an e-mail or letter by post confirming that we have accepted your order (the Order Acceptance). The contract between us will only be formed when we send you the Order Acceptance.

3.3 If you have asked us to supply more than one product, the same acceptance procedure will apply to each individual product.

4. Cost and Payment.

4.1 The cost of any of our products is as quoted to you by us in an e-mail or in a letter by post. These prices include electronic delivery to you via e-mail only. Additional charges may apply if you require a product to be sent to you by any other means.

4.2 If the cost you have been quoted by us for a product is incorrect by our error, we are not obliged to supply you with that product at the incorrectly quoted cost.

4.3 Payment for the product will always be made by you to us in advance of any product being delivered to you by us. If there is an exception to this you will be advised of this by us in either an e-mail or a letter by post.

5. Rights of Cancellation

5.1 As a consumer you have a cooling-off period in which you can withdraw from the contract for any reason, subject to the provisions in 5.2 below. This cooling-off period ends 7 working days from the day after the contract was concluded and you receive our order acceptance in accordance with clause 3.1 above. If you wish to cancel your order you must notify us within the prescribed period by e-mail or letter by post. This provision does not apply to business to business transactions.

5.2 If you are a consumer, the cooling-off period and the right to cancel will not apply where; (a) a product has already been issued to you; and (b) you have already opened any emails or sealed envelope containing the product or; (c) we begin the preparation of a product, by agreement with you, before the cooling off period ends.

5.3 Subject to clause 5.6, contracts cancelled by you within the 7 day cooling-off period will be refunded in full, excluding any costs of posting the product to you. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning any product to us.

5.4 We will usually refund any monies received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 28 days of the day we received your cancellation.

5.5 Any cancellations or refunds for products other than in accordance with the cooling-off period referred to above will be at our sole discretion.

5.6 If you cancel the contract you will remain liable for the cost of any third party reports already ordered or obtained by us on your behalf in accordance with the provisions of clause 7.

5.7 This clause, 5, does not affect your statutory rights.

6. Information provided by you to us.

6.1 You will be requested by us to provide us with information about your property that we deem necessary to produce a product once we have accepted your order. The specific questions we ask will vary depending on the products and also from property to property. We will ask for this information by telephone, and or in an e-mail and or in a letter by post or in person.

6.2 You will be required to provide the information by e-mail and or in a letter by post or in person.

6.3 You may incur additional charges in obtaining information to send to us for our inclusion in a product. An example of such costs, but not limited to, may include Landlords or Managing Agents charges for providing a copy of a lease and other leasehold information. Any such costs are not included in our charges.

6.4 Unless there are exceptional circumstances, your contract for any of our products will normally be fulfilled by delivering to you by email that product within ten days of you receiving from us an order acceptance form.

6.5 The timescale in clause 6.4 is for guidance only and we shall not be held responsible for delays owing to holiday periods or other causes outside our reasonable control.

6.6 We shall not be liable for any losses of any customer information forms sent to us and you are advised to take copies of all items prior to sending them to us.

6.7 Information provided by you to us will form part of the publicly available products upon which reliance may be made by potential or actual buyers, mortgage lenders and other interested parties. It is vital that all information provided by you to us is as accurate and complete as possible. You may be held liable for any false, misleading, inaccurate or incomplete information you provide.

6.8 You agree to notify us immediately if you become aware of any information that you have provided to us is false, inaccurate, incorrect or misleading.

6.9 If you provide us with an incorrect address for an order you will still be liable to pay our fees for the incorrect address once a contract has been made between us.

7. Third Party Reports

7.1 You acknowledge and agree that during our preparation of a product for you, it will be necessary for us to obtain reports from third parties on your behalf in relation to the property for sale.

7.2 The fee that we charge you for preparing a product includes our costs of obtaining certain specified Third Party Reports on your behalf.

7.3 We will advise you what Third Party reports will be included in your products fee.

7.4 Our fees for preparing a product are based on information you have supplied us with. There may be additional costs if you have supplied us with incorrect information or incomplete information. An example of this could be where you have told us that the land is registered, but in fact the land is not registered.

7.5 In the event that we need to obtain further Third Party reports on your behalf in preparation of a product we will notify you by e-mail or letter by post informing you of any additional costs. We will not seek to obtain any additional Third Party Reports unless you confirm that you require us to do so. Confirmation from you will be by e-mail or letter by post.

7.6 Any delay by you to approve any additional requests of Third Party reports may result in a delay of our preparation of a product. Any missing required Third Party Report from a product may render the product incomplete and may mean you do not comply with your legal obligations because of this.

7.7 Where we obtain Third Party Reports on your behalf, you acknowledge that we do so as your agent and we shall be permitted to disclose to the relevant party from whom we obtain any Third Party Report that we are acting on your behalf. As such, the contract for the provision of such Third Party Reports will be between you, as the disclosed principal and the provider of the Third Party Report. Align Property are not a party to any such contract we make as your agent and we cannot take legal action or be sued upon it.

7.8 Align Property will at all times endeavour to obtain any required Third Party Reports for you from suitable parties whom we believe to have a suitable level of competence and professional standing. You acknowledge that Align Property are not liable for the contents of any Third Party Reports or any errors or omissions within any such Report or any delay by any Third Party in providing any such Report.

7.9 If you exercise your right to cancel a contract in accordance of the provisions in clause 5, Align Property reserve the right to charge you for any costs incurred by us in obtaining Third Party Reports on your behalf prior to the date of cancellation of the contract.

7.10 In providing search reports and services, Align Property will comply with the Search Code.

8. Our Liability

8.1 Align Property are not responsible to you for any data that you lose from any e-mail we have sent you although we will where possible re-submit any such data to you by e-mail free of charge. You acknowledge that you have the means to back up and save any data sent by us to you by e-mail and you acknowledge that you have saved any data that you have sent to us by e-mail.

8.2 We shall not be liable for any use made of the products or any information contained in them by third parties once your product has been made available to the public by any means.

8.3 Subject to clause 8.4, our entire liability to you in respect of these terms and conditions or any contract shall be limited to £2,000,000, which represents the level of our insurance cover and you are responsible for making your own arrangements for the insurance of any excess if required. The name of Align Property Limited’s Professional Indemnity Insurance is UK Global Bristol, Suite 7, Whitefriars Business Centre, Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NT.

8.4 Clause 8.3 does not include or limit in any way our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence; (b) for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation by us; or (c) for any other matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.

8.5 We accept no liability for any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits, loss of contracts, loss of data, loss of time or any consequential loss or damage of any kind whether caused by breach of contract, negligence or otherwise.

9. Communications

9.1 Certain applicable laws require that some of the information we send to you should be in writing, you accept that our communications with you will from time to time be electronic. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, information and notices that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

10. Cancellation by us

10.1 Align Property reserves the right to refuse to accept your order for any reason, and we do not have to give you a reason why we have refused your order.

10.2 We reserve the right to cancel our contract with you at any time if you give us reasonable grounds to believe that you have supplied us with incorrect, false or misleading information or if we believe you may do so in the future. If we cancel our contract with you we will notify you by e-mail or letter by post.

11. Complaints

11.1 Complaints regarding searches can be made by email to: info@align-property.co.uk, by phone: 01924 860782 or by post to the following address:

Align Property Limited
16 Heather View
Sharlston Common
West Yorkshire

If you have a query or complaint about a search, you should raise it directly with Align Property, and if appropriate ask for any complaint to be considered under our formal internal complaints procedure. If you remain dissatisfied with our final response, after your complaint has been formally considered, or if the firm has exceeded the response timescales, you may refer your complaint for consideration under The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPOs). The Ombudsman can award up to £5,000 to you if the Ombudsman finds that you have suffered actual financial loss and/or aggravation, distress or inconvenience as a result of us failing to keep to the Code.

Please note that all queries or complaints regarding your search should be directed to Align Property in the first instance, not to TPOs or to the PCCB.

TPOs Contact Details:
The Property Ombudsman scheme
Milford House
43-55 Milford Street

Tel: 01722 333306
Web site: www.tpos.co.uk
Email: admin@tpos.co.uk

12. Unexpected Events

12.1 Align Property will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a contract caused by events that are outside of our reasonable control. Examples of these events could be (but not limited to) outbreak of civil war (whether declared or not), national power outages, industrial disputes, extreme weather conditions, theft of equipment and hostile computer acts.

13. Notices

13.1 All notices given by you to us must be given to Align Property at 16 Heather View, Sharlston Common, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF4 1TH or e-mail to info@align-property.co.uk.

13.2 We will give any notices to you from us by e-mail or letter by post.

13.3 We will deem any notices given by us as received and served 24 hours after an e-mail is sent or 3 working days after a letter has been posted by us.

14. Severability

14.1 If any of these terms and conditions or any of the provisions of a contract are deemed by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms and conditions, which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

15. This Document

15.1 These terms and conditions and any document referred to in them set out the entire agreement between us in relation to any contract. These terms and conditions and any document referred to in them supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us whether orally or in writing.

15.2 Align Property has the right to revise these terms and conditions from time to time.

15.3 You will be subject to the policies, terms and conditions in force when you order a product from us, unless we are required by law to make any changes to comply with any laws.

16. The Law

16.1 These terms and conditions and any contracts for the purchase of products through Align Property will be covered by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such terms and conditions or contracts shall be subject to the non exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach in your country of residence or any other relevant country.
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