Terms and Conditions - Usforhomes
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information concerning your rights and obligations when using USFORHOMES website, the Premier Property Internet Publisher for the private home seller / landlord to advertise their home directly to the public in the UK.By using the website “USFORHOMES”, the user, (‘You’), agrees to the following Terms and Conditions. You may print and keep a copy of these Terms and Conditions. They are a legal agreement between you and USFORHOMES and can only be modified with the consent of USFORHOMES. You may print hard copies of any material on USFORHOMES website for your own personal non commercial use. All other forms of copying are prohibited. You are free to take independent legal advice. English law shall apply to the USFORHOMES Terms and Conditions and will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise in connection with these Terms and Conditions for which purpose all disputes shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in all respects in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. Accuracy of informationThe factual accuracy of information supplied for publication on USFORHOMES website, is the responsibility of the advertiser and you agree to indemnify USFORHOMES against any claims or expenses arising from misleading or inaccurate statements made by you about the property within the published advert. All property details supplied to USFORHOMES website must be fair, honest and accurate, and USFORHOMES reserve the right to edit or delete any descriptions/images which USFORHOMES know or believe to be false, misleading, or inappropriate. USFORHOMES routinely check listings and may make amendments to improve presentation and/or errors to comply with English Law. The property description advertised on USFORHOMES website should be a factual breakdown of the property features – it should not include ‘claims’ about the property or Terms and Conditions of sale which are not a matter of fact or which cannot be ascertained and verified by reasonable inspection, or in the case of any legal aspects, confirmed by available documentation. Any payments relating to inappropriate material submitted to USFORHOMES shall not be refunded and may be subject to an administration surcharge of £50 to delete. Changes to Terms and Conditions
USFORHOMES reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions on the USFORHOMES website without prior notice. The then current version of these Terms and Conditions on the USFORHOMES website will apply whenever you use this site. Complaints procedureShould you have a complaint about the USFORHOMES website or the company, you must in the first instance write to USFORHOMES in the form of an e-mail email@example.com detailing the nature of your complaint, USFORHOMES will respond back to you by e-mail within 7 days from receipt of your e-mail. Intellectual Property and CopyrightAll Copyrights and all other Intellectual Property Rights on or in the USFORHOMES website, including all database rights, trade marks, service marks, trading names, files and links, code, text and graphics, patents, registered and unregistered, design rights, topography rights, and applications for any of the foregoing, together with all trade secrets, know-how, rights to confidence and other Intellectual Property Rights in all parts of the world belong to USFORHOMES or USFORHOMES licensor(s). You may download material from USFORHOMES website for the sole purpose of using USFORHOMES website for your own use. In respect of any property details or photographs submitted by you for publication you confirm that you own full unencumbered personal title to such details and photographs and you agree to grant unequivocal right of display to USFORHOMES website. USFORHOMES website contains links to websites operated by third parties and USFORHOMES have no control over their content. USFORHOMES therefore make no warranties or representations relating to the accuracy of any information appearing on linked websites. If you access any third party websites linked from USFORHOMES website USFORHOMES do not accept any financial or legal responsibility relating thereto. Details of properties listed on USFORHOMES website are provided to us for information/display only. USFORHOMES cannot verify these details and therefore make no warranties or representations as to their accuracy. Reliance on these details is at your own risk. The words USFORHOMES, USFORHOMES.co.uk and USFORHOMES.com, US4HOMES.co.uk, US4HOMES.com are trading names of USFORHOMES LIMITED (Company number 6685047). Any reproduction of these trading names without written permission is prohibited. Consent and acceptanceBy submitting your property details to USFORHOMES for publication you are confirming that you are the legal owner of the property or have Power of Attorney, with the sole right to sell or let and that you agree to USFORHOMES publishing these details for you. You confirm such details are true and accurate and not misleading in any material way and you are free to use submitted text and images. On confirmed receipt by USFORHOMES of your payment USFORHOMES service of advertising your property for sale will commence within 24 hours (normally much quicker), subject to vetting. Your property will also be listed within 48 working hours on some of the largest and most well known property portals such as Google, Home.co.uk and also social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, thus via USFORHOMES your listing will reach over 6 million UK property searches each month. Changes to your property details e.g. prices, amended photos on the USFORHOMES website will be reflected within 48 working hours on the other portals. Note none brick property e.g. Park / holiday homes - caravans, chalets will only be listed on USFORHOMES website and no other portals. Your obligationsYou accept that you are solely responsible for ensuring that your computer system meets all relevant technical specification necessary to use the USFORHOMES website and that your computer is compatible with this USFORHOMES website. The USFORHOMES website is designed to run with Microsoft Internet Explorer, but is compatible with other browsers. Users must not hack into circumvent security or otherwise disrupt the operation of USFORHOMES system and this USFORHOMES website or attempt to do so. You must not include links to this USFORHOMES website in any other web site without USFORHOMES prior written consent. You shall not knowingly use the USFORHOMES service to receive or transmit material that is obscene, threatening, menacing, offensive, defamatory, in breach of confidence, in breach of any intellectual property right or otherwise unlawful or in breach of Netiquette. Netiquette is a generally accepted standard of conduct relating to use of the Internet including, without limitation, not sending SPAM (unsolicited mass e-mail), not impersonating another person, and not misrepresenting oneself to have authorisation from another person when one does not. When buying, selling or renting a property you must instruct an appropriate qualified professional/solicitor who will transact the conveyancing, (the legal process of selling and buying a house) and communicate with the buyer’s solicitor. They will also draw up a contract for the sale and give you a written statement of property identity, searches, interest to be sold, sale price etc. If you wish you may engage USFORHOMES service link providers who accommodate the entire legal process for buyers and sellers in the UK at very competitive prices. It is essential that you quote “USFORHOMES” to get these special prices. RegistrationYour personal details are held on a secure database, USFORHOMES do not pass confidential customer information to other non related organizations or companies.
To advertise on USFORHOME website you must have read and agreed to these USFORHOMES Terms and Conditions and complete an on-line registration form, following USFORHOMES standard outlined procedure as defined in FAQ’s. Once your registration is accepted USFORHOMES will confirm this by emailing a link for you to activate. Once done, follow the on screen instructions or read FAQ’s for more information to submit your advert to us and pay. Once approved your advert will go live on the USFORHOMES website for the period of your registration.
Each registration is for a single user only you may not share your password with any other person.
You will notify USFORHOMES immediately of any unauthorised use of username/password or any other breach of security of USFORHOMES website of which you become aware. USFORHOMES reserve the right to bar users from USFORHOMES website at the sole discretion of USFORHOMES. Any such user shall be notified and must not then attempt to use USFORHOMES website under any other name or through any other user.
USFORHOMES LIMITED is registered under the UK Data Protection Act 1998 Number Z200316X. USFORHOMES is the trading name of USFORHOMES LIMITED (Registered Number 6685047).
USFORHOMES - homes for sale by owner has created this privacy statement to protect your personal information and related data as supplied to USFORHOMES on our website. By using this USFORHOMES website you are agreeing to the Privacy Statement.
When you register on the USFORHOMES website, USFORHOMES receive personal information, which will include your name, address of property you are selling, contact details, property description, value, etc, which will be stored electronically and securely on a hosted USFORHOMES database. The security of data held by USFORHOMES is taken very seriously. It is an extremely robust, secure system hosted by a dedicated server centre, checked and maintained by professionals.
If you wish to change, remove or delete any details held by USFORHOMES on our website, you may simply log on and change your details accordingly. Thus you are free at any time to remove all or any personal information that is held about you by accessing the USFORHOMES website and amending or deleting the relevant information.
USFORHOMES never pass on your details to none related companies. USFORHOMES only display your telephone numbers and e-mail address if you wish. USFORHOMES recommend, for personal security reasons, that you do not include your personal contact details. Anyone wishing to contact you regarding your property listing will do so through the secure method available on the USFORHOMES website.
By agreeing to this Privacy Statement and accepting our Terms and Conditions, you agree to USFORHOMES sharing or marketing your personal information with related companies. USFORHOMES is not responsible for their individual privacy policies. Should you not wish to be contacted by any other related companies you must notify USFORHOMES in writing.
We shall not be liable to you in contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise for any loss, damage, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever incurred or suffered by you due to any act or omission of any third parties: 1. of an indirect or consequential nature nor 2. for any economic loss or other loss of turnover, profits, business or goodwill. PaymentWhen you pay by credit/debit card online USFORHOMES doesn’t store your card details. USFORHOMES use HSBC /RBS WorldPay Merchant Card Services to process your payment directly. You will be directed to HSBC / RBS WorldPay Merchant Card Services who will process your payment. USFORHOMES is not responsible for taking any payments from your card. Changes to Privacy StatementUSFORHOMES reserve the right to change USFORHOMES Privacy Statement without prior notice to you. The then current version of the USFORHOMES Privacy Statement will become effective immediately it is posted to USFORHOMES website and will apply whenever you use USFORHOMES website. For Sale Sign BoardsProfessional quality for sale sign boards are available at £29.95 direct, (England, Wales and Scotland), from USFORHOMES service provider – Signup on 07747 656816 www.drwsystems.net/vendoraccess These professionally designed signs offer the following benefits; attracts local and the few non-internet house-hunters, maximum impact - double-sided, high-quality, waterproof material – like an estate agent's sign, delivered, installed and erected in (England, Wales and Scotland), meets the regulatory "For Sale" board size (815mm * 610mm) USFORHOMES shall not be liable for any personal injury, loss or damage to property, valuables including motor vehicles, however caused or sustained by using Signup service. It will not be possible for Signup to deliver and/or erect a for sale board if you are currently subject to an existing, “sole selling rights” estate agency agreement concerning the property you wish to advertise. You will need to notify Signup within 48 hours of your property being listed, if this is the case. Any questions or queries should be resolved directly with the signboard provider – Signup (www.drwsystems.net/vendoraccess) or on 07747 656816. Pricing and Payment TermsThe prices shown on USFORHOMES website are what you pay to advertise your property: there are no hidden costs and all prices are in pounds (£) sterling, inclusive of VAT, unless otherwise stated. All services, prices and terms are for England, Wales and Scotland. USFORHOMES reserve the right to amend pricing or package service content at any time without notice prior to, but not after, acceptance of your order. USFORHOMES current prices entitles you to advertise your property for sale for the duration of your registration on-line on the USFORHOMES website. Any additional services, relating to the sale, e.g. EPC, Home Reports, Conveyancing etc, are subject to a separate charge direct from that service link provider. You will have the option to renew your advertisement at a reduced price. Refunds can only be requested within 24 hours of your property being published on USFORHOMES website and you must contact USFORHOMES in writing, in the form of an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating the reason why a refund is sought. Refunds will be at USFORHOMES sole discretion. Note: if a refund is agreed an administration fee of £24.95 will be charged. USFORHOMES only charge for the Private house sale internet advert and no commission directly relating to your house sale is payable by you to USFORHOMES. Estate Agents USFORHOMES and the concept “For sale direct by owner” is an internet property publisher. The proscribed USFORHOMES website discussed in these Terms and Conditions is a particular service of USFORHOMES and outside the scope of estate agency. This particular service of USFORHOMES operates as a publisher website and is not governed by the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 or the Estate Agents Act 1979. For further information please visit the Office of Fair Trading guidelines www.oft.gov.uk/news/press/2005/228-05 by advertising on the USFORHOMES website potential buyers approach you directly. If you have already engaged an estate agent to sell your property or you propose to do so, you must check the terms of your agreement with them, otherwise if you successfully sell your property using the USFORHOMES website you may still be liable to pay a fee or commission to your estate agent. USFORHOMES will not be liable for any fees or commission so payable. It is your responsibility to ensure that the terms of the agreement that you have with your estate agent allow for the sale of your property using this USFORHOMES website without the payment of any fees or commission to them. This service of USFORHOMES operates as a publisher and not an estate agent, thus by advertising on USFORHOMES website buyers contact you directly. Ensure your estate agent hasn’t specified a clause stating “Sole Selling Rights” instead of “Sole Agency rights” because your agent would then still claim commission and/or an admin fee even if you sold privately. If your agreement with your estate agent states “sole selling rights”, then the agent is the only person who can sell. Your contract with your estate agent must be amended to state “sole agency”. If you wish to use both an estate agent and sell privately (e.g. USFORHOMES). Or terminate your agency agreement within a mutually agreed timescale e.g. four weeks. It will not be possible for Signup to deliver and/or erect a for sale board if you are currently subject to an existing, “sole selling rights” estate agency agreement. You will need to notify Signup on 07747 656816 www.drwsystems.net/vendoraccess if this is the case. EPC Energy Performance CertificateAll residential properties in England and Wales being marketed require an EPC (Energy Performance certificate) You may purchase your EPC and related documents independently or, complete the entire process on-line with USFORHOMES national provider, giving you a speedy document turnaround providing you the freedom to market your property how you want. We reserve the right to pass your listing and contact details to our service link providers and related companies to offer you details of related packages. It is essential that you quote “USFORHOMES” to obtain these special discounted prices. HOME REPORTS – For Scotland onlySince 1st December 2008, most houses marketed for sale in Scotland need a Home Report. The Home Report will be made available on request to prospective buyers.The Home Report comprises of three documents:
• The Single Survey is prepared by a Chartered Surveyor and contains detailed information on the condition of the property, a valuation and an accessibility audit for people with particular needs
• The Energy Report is prepared by a Chartered Surveyor and contains an assessment of the energy efficiency of the property and it’s environmental impact. It also recommends ways to improve the energy efficiency of the property.
• The Property Questionnaire is completed by the seller and contains additional information about the property, such as Council tax banding, parking arrangements, factoring and property alterations.
Landlord/Letting ObligationsWhen you are letting a property as a landlord you must agree to comply with the following;1. Furniture within the letting must comply with the 1988 Fire and Safety Regulations2. Gas installations such as your boiler etc., must be tested by a Corgi registered engineer either once a year or when you re-let to new tenants, whichever comes first. A copy must be given to the tenant. 3. Comply with fire safety regulations by providing fire exits, smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. This will depend on the type of property that you are letting so check with your local council. 4. If the property to be let was built after 1992 it must have smoke alarms on each and every floor. 5. Register with a deposit protection scheme for new rentals after 6th April 2007, visit http://www.communities.gov.uk/housing/rentingandletting/privaterenting/tenancydepositprotection/6. All landlords must agree to comply with current letting compliance regulations and legislation before advertising on the USFORHOMES website. In addition to the above have the following documents ready for when you find a tenant. 1. Inventory of chattels within let property.2. Signed, assured shorthold tenancy agreement. Disclaimers USFORHOMES disclaim all warranties with regard to all information contained on USFORHOMES website pages, including implied warranties of satisfactory quality and fitness for purpose. In no event shall USFORHOMES be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or agents fees, commissions and disbursements or any cost whatsoever resulting from the use of the USFORHOMES website and services, loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortuous action, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this information. USFORHOMES accept no liability for any loss suffered as a result of your use of this USFORHOMES website or reliance on any information provided therein and exclude such liability to the fullest extent permitted by law. USFORHOMES shall not be liable to you for loss of profit; loss of business; loss of reputation; depletion of goodwill; loss of damage to or corruption of data, “down time”/availability of website. USFORHOMES is not responsible for advertisers receiving no viewings, offers or sales or sale price achieved being lower then expected. It is your responsibility to use suitable software to securely protect against viruses, worms, logic bombs, Trojan horses, spyware etc on any material you download from or by using USFORHOMES website. The maximum liability for any loss arising due to USFORHOMES negligence will be limited to a sum equal to the value of the property advertising / promotion fee received. Nothing in these USFORHOMES Terms and Conditions will be deemed to exclude USFORHOMES liability to you for death or personal injury arising from USFORHOMES negligence or for fraudulent misrepresentation. Please read these terms and conditions carefully prior to use of the USFORHOMES web site. By using USFORHOMES website you confirm your acceptation of the terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms, you should exit the web site immediately and refrain from using it. E&OEUSFORHOMES - Homes For Sale By Owner Usforhomes.com is the online property resource where you can rent your property online, everything you need on how do I let my home online.