TERMS OF BUSINESS

ADOVA (“we” or “us”) confirms our fees include minor disbursements such as printing and local travelling but exclude any major disbursements made on your behalf such as fees payable for planning applications, building control applications and fees payable to external consultants, such as a structural engineer. We will cooperate with all members of the professional team appointed by you to this project and ensure we provide all relevant information required by them to complete their work.

As a Domestic client under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, ADOVA will act as your Designer and provide the necessary information required by you, the Client and your Contractor or Principal Contractor.

We confirm minor amendments are included in our fees however any major amendments made to drawings after the final version has been issued along with all work in addition to the schedule of services outlined above will be charged at £250.00 + VAT per hour. Depending on the nature of the work, a fixed fee may be agreed in writing. We also reserve the right to appoint consultants directly on your behalf in relation to completing the project brief outlined above without your consent.

You will be invoiced according to the payment structure above. If payment is not received within 48 hours of the invoice being issued without prior agreement, all work on this project will be ceased. You may notify us at anytime in writing if you wish us to stop all work on this project. You will still be liable to pay for any works undertaken until the date and time the notice was received by us and all drawings & designs will not be released until we receive full payment for all work that has been carried out.

adova is a trading style of adova ltd, company number 09549392 registered in england. For your peace of mind we shall maintain professional indemnity insurance until the expiry of our liability. Our limit of indemnity is £1 million for any one claim notified during any period of insurance. Our policy is provided by Royal & Sun Alliance PLC under policy number #RTT269457-3016117.

No liability shall be attached to us either in contract or in tort for loss, injury or damage sustained as a result of the act, omission or insolvency of any person other than us and we shall not be liable to indemnify you in respect of any claim made for any such loss, injury or damage. 

We do not and cannot guarantee you will receive planning permission, building control approval and/or freeholder consent and cannot be held responsible or liable for the following:

  • Delays due to outside agencies such as the local authority, contractors or consultants.

  • Delays due to unforeseen eventualities or acts of God such as poor weather, flooding, natural disasters etc.

  • Elements outside of our control, including whether planning permission will be granted or the performance of other consultants and contractors under our current appointment.

In the event of a dispute or difference arising under this appointment we hope we shall be able to settle the matter by negotiation or mediation. Alternatively, either of us can start court proceedings to settle the dispute at any time or either of us can have disputes decided by an adjudicator appointed under the Consumer Adjudication scheme.

Payment of the initial deposit is confirmation that you understand and accept these terms. The date the payment is received by us is understood to be the date we are appointed to your project.

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