GOODBUYHOME.CO.UK Limited (“GBH”)
1. These Terms
1.1 Please read these terms and conditions (“Terms”) carefully they are a legal document and grant rights and responsibilities to users of the Goodbuyhome.co.uk website (“the Site”). You can print them or store them on your computer for later reference. By your continued use of the Site you agree to be bound by these Terms.
1.3 If after reading these Terms you do not agree to be bound by them please exit the Site immediately.
2. About us
The Site is provided by Goodbuyhome.co.uk Limited (“us/we”), our registered office is 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, N1 7GU
3. Use of the site
3.1 You may not cause any nuisance, annoyance or inconvenience to GBH, GBH's customers or users of the Site. You agree to indemnify GBH against any costs, claims, expenses, injury, theft or legal proceedings that may be taken as a result of your use of the Site.
3.2 You agree that you are responsible for the security and use of any passwords user names to be used in accessing the Site. You agree to take all reasonable steps to protect and keep secure those passwords and usernames. If you fail to do so you will be held responsible for any unauthorised use of your passwords and usernames and any damage or loss that may arise as a result
3.3 You agree that you will not use the Site or any facility provided by GBH to send, receive, distribute, store, or otherwise deal with any material which is defamatory, offensive, illegal, obscene, subject to the intellectual property rights of others in breach of such rights, or breaches any duty of confidentiality by which you are bound.
3.4 You agree not to use the Site in any way that may be connected with the distribution of multiple unsolicited emails.
3.5 You agree to indemnify GBH against any costs, claims, expenses or legal proceedings that may be taken as a result of breach of any of the Terms & Conditions contained in these Terms. Further, GBH may at any time withdraw any access privileges that you may have to the Site or any other services or areas provided by them, if you are in contravention of any of the Terms or Conditions contained herein.
3.6 As the selling customer, you will verify information displayed by GBH in relation to your property and will advise GBH of any inaccuracies. Any material changes which may affect a property's description post instruction must be informed to GBH by you, the selling customer. GBH complies with the Property Misdescriptions Act 1991.
3.7 You may allow a member of the GBH team access to the property being placed for sale in order to confirm the accuracy of both valuation and descriptions in some circumstances.
3.8 You agree to the fee agreement upon posting of your porperty. Any commission fees owed to GBH will become due on exchange of contracts and payable upon completion.
3.9 GBH does not operate sole agency agreements. There are no contractual time period tie ins. You are free to instruct any or as many alternative or additional estate agents in conjunction with the SMH service as you wish. No notice of this is required except in the when other estate agents are instructed.
4. Pre-Approval of property listings
GBH MAY review and pre-approve any property listing proposed for publication on the Site before publishing. The listing may be rejected on the grounds that its content is a breach of these Terms, that the property so advertised is located outside of our “List of acceptable Postcodes”or any other grounds solely at GBH’s discretion.
If at any time you make changes to the material which GBH has previously approved in such a way as that material would not have received pre-approval GBH reserves the right to remove your material from the Site.
For vendors wishing to sell a property in Scotland, they are legally obliged to commission a Home Report prior to the property being marketed. This report needs to be produced by an independent provider, and therefore GBH can have no role in producing this documentation. It is the vendor’s responsibility to produce this document, and GBH will only market the property once we have been sent the full report.
It remains your responsibility to maintain the contact details you have provided to us. Failure to do so will be a breach of these Terms. If we cannot contact you within 10 working days of any attempt to do so we reserve the right to remove your advertisement from the Site without Notice to you or any third party
6. Intellectual property rights
6.1 We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.
6.2 You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on our site.
6.3 You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
6.4 Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
6.4 You must not use any part of the materials on the Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a license to do so from us or our licensors, which may be withheld without reason.
6.7 As the owner of the property, you agree to take full responsibility for the accuracy of the property particulars and hereby indemnify us against any costs, claims, expenses or legal proceedings that may arise as a result.
6.8 Except as expressly authorised by us you agree not to copy, download, adapt, modify, rent, lease, loan sell distribute or create derivative works of any material contained in or content of the Site in whole or in part.
7. Our liability
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including, without limitation any liability for:
- loss of income or revenue;
- loss of business;
- loss of profits or contracts;
- loss of anticipated savings;
- loss of data;
- loss of goodwill;
- loss of life or injury;
- loss or damage to property;
- wasted management or office time; and
For any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.7.1 GBH will offer its selling clients and prospective purchasers additional services such as but not limited to mortgages, insurances, pensions and investments and conveyancing from which SMH may derive a commission.
7.2 You agree that where GBH has recommended or linked you through to another company that you are bound by their T&C’s and this is a separate arrangement.
8. Reliance on information posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
8.1 GBH does not make any representation or warranty as to whether any property advertised (“the Property”) on the Site is
Free of encumbrances or charges, burdened by any easements or restrictive covenants or any other unexpired right
Held legally or beneficially by the party so holding out That any property listing to that effect is a statement of fact Not subject to any planning orders or compulsory purchase orders, or any other statutory or non-statutory conditions which may adversely affect the value of any property advertised on the Site or the right of transfer of any individual holding out their right to transfer the Property
Is otherwise accurately described
You should make any checks or searches or take any relevant steps that may reveal faults in title or suitability of the property for your purposes and seek independent legal and surveying advice prior to any purchase of property (If you have any queries regarding solicitors contact www.lawsociety.org.uk, for surveyors contact www.rics.org)
9. No Offer
The property listings placed on the Site do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. It is the responsibility of the individuals concerned to make offers for purchase or sale and to conduct any relevant negotiations. Where applicable, GBH will receive offers on behalf of the vendor and therefore could be actively involved in sales negotiation, if requested. There may be an additional fee for this service.
10. Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
11. Our site changes regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
We reserve the right to remove from the Site any material for any reason without notice to you or any third parties at our sole discretion. We accept no liability for loss or damage as a result of any such removal
12. Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
13. Uploading material to our site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with these Terms. You warrant that any such contribution does not contain any material which is defamatory, offensive, illegal, obscene, subject to the intellectual property rights of others in breach of such rights, or breaches any duty of confidentiality by which you are bound, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy, or is in breach of any statutory provisions or is in any other way illegal.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with these Terms.
14. Internet Access
GBH will not accept any liability for loss or damage which arises from your accessing of the internet. You access the internet at your own risk and are bound by the laws of any relevant jurisdiction. Any loss which you suffer as a result of interrupted access or inability to access the internet shall not be the responsibility of GBH.
15. Jurisdiction and applicable law
GBH will not accept any variation of the Terms by you unless agreed in writing. GBH is under no obligation to agree to such a variation and may withhold it at their sole discretion.
Notices may be served by post to our Registered Office as detailed above.
GBH may serve notice on you by post or by email. Notice shall be effective from the date of posting or the date of sending by email.
18. Duration and Termination
These Terms bind you immediately, your use of the Site is acceptance of them, they may only be terminated if;
You breach any of the terms and conditions contained herein
GBH terminates them by written Notice served by either email or post giving 21 days notice. You issue Notice in writing by post to GBH of your wish to terminate the contractual arrangement between GBH and yourself, settle any outstanding fees and giving 21 days notice.
19. Statutory Rights
Nothing contained in these Terms effects your statutory rights.
Payment will be made by invoice either to your lawyer or directly to you upon completion of a sale.
Your privacy is very important and the company is committed to protecting your privacy online. Your personal information, given as part of the payment process, will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (see our Privacy statement below).
We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provide it or for other lawful purposes. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes and will not pass it to any other parties unless required to do so by law. All employees who have access to your personal data or are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data.
Upon request we will inform you whether personal information is stored by us. You may email firstname.lastname@example.org
23. Feedback, comments and complaints
We're always striving to improve and welcome any feedback or general comments you may have about our services. It is a condition of our membership of the Property Ombudsman Scheme that we provide information relating to our complaints procedure. In the event of a complaint correspondence should be sent to email@example.com. All complaints will be acknowledged within 24 hours, investigated and responded to within five working days.