We always work with clients in a professional relationship. Therefore the basis of that relationship is set out as an agreed contract before work begins. Below are the Terms & Conditions that form the basis of that contract.
OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- Formation of Contract
1.1. Jonathan Charles Interior Design Limited is a company registered in England & Wales, (hereinafter referred to as the Company) registration number 6726627. Its Registered Office is 20 Howard Road, London, SE20 8HQ. The Terms & Conditions that follow, together with estimates, designs and plans submitted to the signatory (hereinafter referred to as the Client), form the basis of a Contract between the Client and the Company to carry out services and supply goods on your behalf of the Client once these Terms have been agreed.
1.2. Therefore, before appointing the Company, the Client should carefully read these Terms & Conditions.
- Company Obligations
2.1. After estimates have been accepted, the Company will endeavour to always provide the Client with time schedules for services and works to be carried out and delivery dates for goods to be supplied. All such dates shall be approximate only and the Company cannot be held responsible for any such time completion or delivery delays.
2.2. Within these Terms, the Company is responsible for appointing and organising companies, firms or individuals (hereinafter referred to as Third Party Suppliers) to provide services and carry out work on behalf of the Client. Those services and works may include: building works, kitchen and bathroom installations, joinery, electrical installation, decorating, carpet fitting, curtain and blind manufacture and fitting and other similar services as may be specified in estimates supplied by the Company.
2.3. The Company will ensure that all building, plumbing and electrical installations will meet with Regulations prevailing at the time of works being carried out.
2.4. The Company will ensure that goods, materials and services supplied directly by the Company or through the Company by Third Party Suppliers to the client, will be of satisfactory quality and fit for their intended purpose.
- General Client Obligations
3.1. The Client shall ensure that the property referred to in documents forming the Contract, shall be accessible to the Company’s employees and Third Party Suppliers of the Company in order to carry out work and deliver goods.
3.2. The Client shall also ensure that utilities such as electricity, water and gas (where applicable) are available for use at the said property throughout any works agreed and at no cost to the Company.
- Rental Products
4.1. In certain circumstances, to be specified separately and explicitly, goods (such as furniture and accessories) may be supplied, by the Company to the Client, on a rental basis. For those goods, the Terms and Conditions of their supplier(s) will be specified and in force for the duration of the rental period.
4.2. For all rental goods as specified in 4.1., the Client will be responsible to insure them against all risks, damage and loss.
- Billing & Payment Terms
5.1. Charges for all services and goods to be delivered will be set out in estimates supplied to the Client by the Company.
5.2. Invoices submitted in accordance with estimates accepted by the Client, for goods and services already supplied, will be due for immediate payment by the Client.
5.3. From time to time it may be necessary for the Company to make purchases involving large sums of money on behalf of the Client on a Pro-Forma (full payment in advance) basis. In certain such circumstances, payment in advance for the full amount due will be requested from the Client.
5.4. By signing these Terms, the Client is agreeing to pay the Company’s design, project management fees and the like upon satisfactory completion of all works as previously specified.
5.5. Fees mentioned in 5.4. above will, with some small exceptions, always be charged as a percentage of the project overall cost, plus VAT. For each Client project the percentage will vary but on the final page of these Terms the percentage applicable will be confirmed.
- Cancellations & Termination of Contract
6.1. The Client has the right to cancel any Contract entered into with the Company providing all monies due have been paid, for all materials, services and goods already supplied to the Client at the point of intended cancellation.
6.2. The Company has the right to cancel any Contract entered into with the Client providing all works and goods already paid for by the Client have already been supplied and/or provided. Otherwise, the Company is obliged to either complete their part of the Contract of equal value to monies received from the Client or reimburse the Client accordingly.
6.3. For either party to terminate any Contract entered into, at least seven days written notice must be given by the party wishing to terminate.
7.1. The Company will provide the Client with copies of all necessary Public Liability Insurance(s).
7.2. The Company shall have no liability to the Client for any failure to perform its duties under any Contract or any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation arising due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control, including without limitation, flood, fire or other adverse weather conditions.
7.3. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions affects the Client’s statutory rights as a consumer.
- Data Protection
8.1. The Company will only use personal information provided by the Client for the purpose of providing the Client with services. Additionally, the Company may use that personal information for the purpose of informing the Client of the availability of similar services, unless the Client stipulates otherwise.
8.2. The Client can correct any information or ask for information about the Client to be deleted, by giving written notice to the Company at any time.
9.1. The copyright, design right and all other intellectual property rights in any materials and other documents or items prepared or produced for the Client and supplied by the Company directly or through its Third Party Suppliers to the Client, shall belong to the Company absolutely and any such materials or documents or items shall remain the sole property of the Company.
9.2. The Client shall be entitled to use any such materials, documents or other items as are referred to in Paragraph 9.1. above, in connection with the goods and services supplied by the Company but shall not be entitled to copy any such items or use them for any other commercial purpose or in connection with similar services supplied by others.
- Free consultation
10.1 The Client is not obliged in any way to enter into any contract with the Company on completion of a free consultation.
11.1. Nothing in these Terms gives any right to any Third Party to enforce any provision under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.
11.2. These Terms & Conditions and any Contracts arising in connection with them, will be subject to English Law, and the English Courts will have jurisdiction in respect of any dispute arising from any Contract.