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Filling in the form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for lettings agents who cover your local area.  You can then contact them directly and compare prices and services.  Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly.  There is no middle man.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

  • www.localsurveyorsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localarchitectsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localconveyancingdirect.co.uk
  • www.localelectriciansdirect.co.uk
  • www.localremovalsdirect.co.uk

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Letting Agencies

If you are thinking about renting out a property for the first time or if you are already a landlord but finding managing your tenants too time consuming, using the using the services of a letting agent can be helpful.

Services of letting agencies will vary but usually they will offer different services to suit the varying needs of landlords; tenant finding only, tenant finding and rent collection only or a full management service that includes tenant finding, rent collection and property management. The costs are usually a percentage of the rent plus VAT and some agencies charge more than others.

Appointing an Agent

Before appointing an agent it is advisable if you can meet at the property so you can get an accurate rental valuation, discuss the lettings market and the type of tenants the property should be marketed at and if it is to be let furnished or unfurnished.

It is important to check the detail of the scope of the service the agency says it will provide. For example, you may be charged extra for tenancy renewal agreements, admin, inventories, property inspections, shopping on your behalf to replace broken goods, project management of major works and non-essential repairs. If you are considering using a letting agent you must ask for a written schedule of all the costs and charges and what is and is not included in the service you require. This is sometimes called a Fee Schedule.

When you have all the costs, it is a good idea to work out your rent, say over 12 months, add up all the letting agent’s costs for the same period, remembering that you are likely to have repairs and maintenance costs and probably pay tax on profits. You can then calculate the return on investment and decide if you wish to risk managing all or part of the property yourself or if you would rather an agent did it on your behalf.

The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is a professional regulatory body for letting agents and letting agencies within the UK. To become a member agents or agencies must have certain knowledge and experience and follow a strict code of conduct. If Agents or agencies are ARLA members they will usually advertise this fact but if in doubt you should ask. At the moment residential agencies or agents do not have to be a member of any organisation or professional body, they may have a wealth of experience and also be extremely professional and need not be discounted because they are not ARLA members. It is up to you who you decide to appoint. 

Your responsibilities as a landlord

There are many safety aspects to consider if a property is rented out and you must make sure you cover all of them. A good agent will be able to advise you on what these are and what you should have certificates for. For example Energy Performance Certificates (this lasts to 10 years), Electrical Landlords Report (this should be done every five years or after the end of every tenancy in case during the tenancy an electrical feature has been damaged) , annual gas safety checks and follow fire safety regulations such as fire resistant soft furnishings (if you are letting it furnished).

https://www.gov.uk/private-renting/your-landlords-safety-responsibilities is a link to a government brochure that explains all the responsibilities of a landlord.

 

Are you a Letting Agent?

If you are a Letting Agent and you would like to apply for a trial of our website, please complete the form and we will arrnage for you to have a trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some feedback from our Customers

The survey was conducted a few days after first contact, and I received the full survey pack less than a week later. Very impressed with the quality of service. Not only one of the most reasonable quotes, but the service they supplied was excellent.
Piers, Bournemouth
Very prompt and efficient Really pleased with this aspect Money well spent Would highly recommend and would definitely use again if required
Ziya, Southampton
Exactly as promised. First visit within 3 days of commissioning. Report 2 days after that. Asked for a follow up (to check that issues identified in the first visit had been properly remedied). Visit as agreed. Report within 24hours plus an email communication on the day of the visit. Quality of service : Can fault nothing. Value for money : To be fair not entirely sure what the going rate is, but seemed more than reasonable for a thoroughly professional service. Professionalism : Cannot fault.
Karen, Telford
Contact was made same day appointment booked Excellent Comprehensive report
Barbara, Darlington

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