Terms and Conditions
Welcome to our Website. Surveymyhouse provides an internet marketplace for Surveyors, and potential Customers who need their services.
The words and expressions below are used throughout the Terms and Conditions and where they are used they will have the meanings set out below.
“Company” (“Surveymybuilding”, "Surveymyhouse", “we”, “us”, “ours” and “our”) refers to the owner of the website Survey My Building Ltd, company registration No. 7647743, whose registered offices are at Atelier B1, The Old Brewery, Lodway, Pill, Bristol, BS20 0DH.
“Customer(s)” means any person, persons, companies or other organisations who submits a Job on the Website in order for Surveyors to quote on.
“Job(s)” means any work, project or any other type of Job submitted by a Customer via our Service.
“Service(s)” means the service and procedures provided by Surveymyhouse to Users, including but not exclusive to information, products and services which are provided through the Website, or by any other means of communication (including email, social media, telephone, fax).
“Surveyors” means any person, persons, company or companies, websites or any other business that registers on the Website in order to quote on Jobs posted by Customers.
“Tender” means using our Service to message, quote or contact a Customer.
“User(s)” "You" means anyone or group of persons making use of the Surveymyhouse Service.
“User Content” means all postings, messages, text, files, images, photos, video, sounds or other materials posted on, linked from, or transmitted through Surveymyhouse.
“Website” means all the web space, pages, graphics, contents and sub-domains which are under the editorial control of authorised persons of Surveymyhouse.com.
Accuracy of Information
Whilst we make every attempt to ensure its accuracy, neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
You recognise by using this service that Surveymyhouse is not acting as a contractor, agent, broker or intermediary of any type and are not involved with, or responsible for, the performance of any of the work undertaken. It is the Customer’s responsibility to choose a suitable Surveyor and to negotiate the terms for any work which is done. Surveymyhouse will not be involved in or be liable for the agreement between the Customer and Surveyor.
For their own peace of mind, prior to entering into a contract with a Surveyor, we recommend Customers confirm the Surveyors suitability for their Job, by checking their insurance cover, guarantees, accreditations, qualifications and any other pertinent information. Surveymyhouse will not be liable for any problems or losses suffered as a result of acting on the information provided outside of the Website.
Use and Content
You agree to use the Website for lawful purposes and in a way that doesn’t infringe the rights of or inhibit anyone else’s use and enjoyment of the Website. Unauthorised use of this Website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence. The content of the pages of this Website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice. All trademarks reproduced in this Website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the Website.
You understand that all User Content is the sole responsibility of the person from whom such User Content originated. Surveymyhouse does not warrant that any User Content posted by Surveyors or Customers is correct.
You agree that all User Content must be civil and tasteful and must not be defamatory, libellous, in breach of the data protection act, contain obscenities or foul language. You are entirely responsible for all User Content that you post, email or otherwise make available via the Service.
You understand that Surveymyhouse is not responsible for and does not control User Content made available through the service. From time to time, this Website may also include links to other websites, which are completely independent of Surveymyhouse. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We do not monitor or investigate such sites and accept no responsibility or liability in relation to any content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any content posted, emailed or otherwise made available via Surveymyhouse. Your linking to any other websites is at your own risk.
You understand that Surveymyhouse does not in any way check, pre-screen or approve User Content or Surveyors who are listed on the site. We believe that feedback from previous Customers provides the most help deciding which Surveyor to hire.
You acknowledge that Surveymyhouse will have sole discretion to refuse delete or move any User Content that is available on the website for violating the letter or spirit of the terms or for any other reason.
Dealings with organisations and individuals
Your interactions with organisations and/or individuals found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. You agree that Surveymyhouse shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings.
If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between Users and any third party, you understand and agree that Surveymyhouse is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release Surveymyhouse, its officers, employees, volunteers, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and/or our service.
This Website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
Although Surveymyhouse does not claim ownership of User Content, by posting User Content to any public area of the Service, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, toSurveymyhouse an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully paid, worldwide license to use, copy, perform, display, and distribute said User Content and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, said User Content, and to grant and authorize sublicenses (through multiple tiers) of the foregoing.
Terms of Payment and Refunds
If you are a Surveyor and secure any work through our service, you agree to pay Surveymyhouse a success fee. We will consider work to be secured if after quoting, contacting or messaging the Customer via the website or using the service, you are paid for some or all of the Job posted or advertised, or similar or related work.
The success fee is calculated as 5% + VAT of the Job Quote, with a minimum fee of £5.00 + VAT and a maximum fee of £500 + VAT. From time to time Surveymyhouse may change its success fee pricing, provided we give all active Users 14 days notice by email of a fee change.
Our success fee invoices become due immediately and must be paid within 14 days from date of issue and paid using the methods of payment offered by us. Our rights relating to interest on late payments and right to recover shall not be affected. Since we cannot track when the work is done and when the Surveyor is paid, we cannot wait until you have been paid for the work. We will give refunds of the success fee usually only if the Job has not actually been secured. Refunds may occasionally be offered in other circumstances at the discretion of Surveymyhouse. Visit our Surveyor Help section for more information on our Fees.
You agree you are responsible for paying our invoices within the payment terms of the invoice. If your account has an invoice which is more than 7 days overdue your account will be automatically restricted. You agree to receive all invoices by email to the email address you have given to us. It is your responsibility to ensure that this email address is working correctly.
Failed, Disputed and Questions on Payment
If you have a question about a charge on your credit or debit card, you agree to contact us using the form available on our Contact Us page. Should any payment method you use fail or is later reclaimed by the bank or card issuer you agree to pay any costs incurred by us plus a £10 + VAT administration fee.
You agree that Customers have the opportunity to leave feedback on you if after the Tender process you carried out some or all of the job advertised or similar or related work.
The performance of a Job placed via Surveymyhouse shall only receive feedback by the Customer(s) involved. Feedback on the performance of a Job shall not be given until the respective work has been completely performed. If the performance of a Job fails by fault of a Surveyor involved, it is permissible for a Customer to give a negative rating. Surveyors should understand that Surveymyhouse is not responsible for the evaluation and it's content that a Customer posts, or any harm done by such content. The aim of the feedback system is to build up a meaningful profile of the performance, reliability and trustworthiness of Surveyors.
Customers must only give objective and truthful comments when giving feedback on Surveyors and each Customer is directly responsible for the content of their feedback. There should not be any statements made contrary to the objective of the feedback system, in particular there should be no unnecessary, irrelevant or insulting statements. Any such statements may result in complete or partial deletion of the feedback, suspension of the User, termination of the Agreement and/or other appropriate measures.
To ensure feedback is authentic, Surveymyhouse perform a number of checks, and may at our sole discretion remove any feedback that cannot be confirmed. Even if feedback is removed or not provided, the Surveyor will continue to be obliged to pay the associated Success Fee.
Limitation of liability
You acknowledge that Surveymyhouse may establish limits concerning use of the Website, including but not limited to the maximum number of days that content will be retained by the website, the maximum number and size of postings, email messages, or other content that may be transmitted or stored by the Website, and the frequency with which you may access the website.
You acknowledge that Surveymyhouse reserves the right at any time to modify or discontinue the website (or any part of it) without notice, and that Surveymyhouse shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of any services. You agree that Surveymyhouse has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any content maintained or transmitted by the Website.
To the extent permitted by law, Surveymyhouse will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss or damage whatsoever (including without limitation loss of business, opportunity, data, profits) arising out of or in connection with the use of the Website/Services.
Surveymyhouse makes no warranty that the Website/Services will meet your requirements, that Content will be accurate or reliable, that the functionality of the Website/Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that the Website/Services or the server that makes them available are free of viruses or anything else which may be harmful or destructive.
Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall affect your statutory rights as a consumer.
You agree that Surveymyhouse has the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Services at any time, without notice, for any reason, including without limitation, breach of these Terms and Conditions. We may also at any time, at our sole discretion, discontinue the Website/Services or any part thereof without prior notice and you agree that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Website/Services.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
You agree that these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. Any dispute arising out of such use of the Website in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Surveymyhouse reserves the right to change or update these Terms and Conditions from time to time and shall post such alterations in relevant sections on the website. As a User of the website, you are responsible for acknowledging any updates of these terms and conditions by visiting this section. Any changes to the Terms and Conditions which we consider significant will be followed by notification emails to all Users.
Should any of the provisions contained herein be held to be illegal or unenforceable such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the Agreement shall remain in full force and effect unless the business purpose of this Agreement is substantially frustrated thereby.
Copyright and Trademarks
Surveymyhouse is a trademark of Survey My Building Ltd. This website and its content is
copyright of Survey My Building Ltd – © Survey My Building Ltd 2012. All rights
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
- You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
- You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
- You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.