Synergy Surveying Terms and Conditions


The following terms and conditions shall apply to all work undertaken by SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED employed by the  Client  and shall supersede
and override all other warranties, representations and terms and conditions whether express or implied,  oral or written, including  the Client's standard
terms issued at contract award.


"SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED" or  the "Company" is SYNERGY SURVEYING trading under these conditions that are  set out by the Company,  Client

"Synergy   Surveying   Limited"    is   the    party   at    whose    request   or   on   whose  behalf   SYNERGY  SURVEYING   undertakes  surveying  services.

"Report"  means any  report,  advice or statement supplied by SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED in  connection  with  instructions received from the Client.

"Disbursements"  means  the  cost of all reasonable photography,  reproduction of drawings,  diagrams, sketches and   printing, duplicating and, where
applicable, electronic transmission fees, and all reasonable and appropriate expenses including travel, refreshments and hotel accommodation where
an overnight stay is necessary.  

"Fees" means the fees charged by SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED  to the client  including  value added  tax where  applicable and any Disbursements.

2.   Scope

SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED shall  provide services  solely  in accordance with  these terms  and  conditions. Where appropriate, Synergy Surveying 
will  set  out in  writing the services  which it requires the  Client to  provide  When  acting for underwriters or other Companies, SYNERGY SURVEYING’s
opinions will be offered strictly without prejudice to liability, unless specifically authorised otherwise by Synergy Surveying Limited.

3.   Fees

In normal  circumstances, the Company will offer to perform the work on an  hourly rate, up to a maximum of nine hours per day. The Company reserves
the right to increase it's hourly or daily rates at least once per annum to reflect increased costs.

4.   Payment Terms

(a)  In the case of billing,  the  Client  will be  responsible  for  his  designated portion of SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED’s invoice and shall pay the fees
punctually  in  accordance  with these Conditions and in any event  not  later than 30 days following the relevant invoice date.  Any  delay in payment shall
entitle SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED to interest  on a  daily  basis at 4% above the Base  Lending  Rate  of  Barclays  Bank Plc prevailing at the time of
default.  Further delays in payment may require legal action for debt recovery.

(b)  The same terms and conditions as (a) above shall apply to single party billing.

5.    Disputed invoices

If  any   part of an  invoice is  genuinely in  dispute, the  Client  shall  pay the  undisputed part thereof. The Parties shall endeavour to resolve the disputed
portion, without delay.

6.    Obligations and Responsibilities


SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED  shall use  reasonable  care  and  skill in  the  performance  of  the services in accordance with good building surveying

(b)   Reporting

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall submit  interim  advices,  site situation reports and a final report to the Client during and following completion of
the  agreed  services  describing  SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED’s  findings,  assessments  and   inspection  purporting to the purpose of the Clients
instruction, unless otherwise expressly instructed by the Synergy Surveying Limited not to do so. 

(c)    Confidentiality

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  undertakes   not  to  disclose  any  information  provided  in  confidence  by  the  Client  to  any  third  party  and will not
permit  access  to  such  information  by  any  third  party  unless  the  Client  expressly  grants permission save where required  to do so by an order of a 
competent  court of law.

(d)     Intellectual Property

The right of ownership in respect to  any  intellectual property resulting  from  the  performance of the work  created  by  SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED
remains the property of SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED. Synergy  Surveying  Limited  shall  be entitled to disclose the report or document to a third party
for whose benefit the instruction/contract was specifically commissioned.

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall  promptly  notify  the Client  of  any  matter,  including  conflict  of  interest,  or  lack  of  suitable  qualifications and
experience, which would render it  undesirable  for SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED  to continue  its  involvement  with  the  appointment. The Client shall
be responsible for payment of SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED's fees up the date of notification.

(e)    Client  

The Client shall promptly settle SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED’s invoice in accordance with Payment Terms above.

7.      Liability

(a)   SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall  be  under  no  liability  whatsoever  to  the  Client for  any  loss, damage, delay or expense, whether direct or
indirect    arising    howsoever    caused    UNLESS    same    is   proved   to   have   resulted   solely   from   the   gross   negligence   or   wilful   default   of
SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED  or  any  of  its  employees  or  agents  or  sub-contractors  resulting  in  direct  damage  to  tangible  property  where  the
company's liability shall be limited in accordance  with paragraph (c) below.  

(b)   SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED's total liability for professional negligence shall not exceed the fee paid for the work.

(c)   SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  accepts  liability  for  direct  damage  to  tangible  property  or  death or injury to persons to the extent caused by the
proven  negligent  acts  or  omissions  of  the  Company  and  its  employers and  Consultants,  provided that the Company's liability for the same shall be
limited  to  the  coverage  and  indemnity limits  provided  under  the Company's insurance policies (which are available for inspection on request), unless
otherwise covered by statute.

(d)   If  SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  or  any  of  its  employees,  agents and   sub-contractors shall  act or fail to act in any manner which results in an
actionable  wrong, Synergy  Surveying  Limited  shall,  subject  to  Clauses 8b) and 8c)  above  indemnify  the  Client  against  all  claims,  damages, costs
and expenses made or incurred by a third party arising from any such act or lack of act by the Company.

8.   Force Majeure

SYNERGY SURVEYING  LIMITED   its  employees  and  Consultants,  shall,  except   as  otherwise  provided  in  these Conditions, be  responsible for any
loss,  damage,  delay  or  failure  in  performance  hereunder  arising  or  resulting  from  act  of  God,  act  of war or terrorism, seizure under legal process,
 quarantine restrictions, strikes, boycotts, lockouts, riots, civil commotions and arrest or restrain of princes, rulers or people.

9.   Insurance

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall  effect  and  maintain, at  no  cost  to  the  Client,  Professional  Liability  Insurance  for  such  loss and damage for
which the SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED may be held liable to the Synergy Surveying Limited under these terms and conditions.

10.   SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED Right to sub-contract

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall  have  the  right  to  sub-contract  any  of  the services provided under  the conditions, subject to the Client's right to
discuss such an appointment and object on reasonable grounds if necessary. In  the  event of such a sub-contract, SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED shall
remain fully liable for the due performance of its obligations under these conditions.

11.   Time Bar

Any  claims  against  SYNERGY SURVEYING LIMITED  shall  be  deemed  to  be  waived  and  absolutely  time  barred  upon the expiry of one year from the
submission date of the report to the client.

 12.   Document retention

SYNERGY  SURVEYING  LIMITED  shall  retain  all  data, correspondence,  documents  and  records  that  have  a  bearing  on  the services provided to the 
Client  for  a  period  of  7  years  after  completion  of  the service. The  Client  will  be given the right to have their own disclosed documentation returned by
the Company or destroyed upon completion of the service.

13.   Governing Law

This  Agreement  shall be governed  by  and  construed  in  accordance  with  English  Law  and  the  Synergy  Surveying  Limited  submits  to  the  exclusive
jurisdiction of the English Courts or Arbitration in London, England. Nothing herein shall prevent the Company from enforcing in any country an award made
by the above exclusive jurisdiction.