TERMS & CONDITIONS
PATRICK PARSONS LIMITED CONSULTING ENGINEERS TERMS OF BUSINESS
Patrick Parsons Limited Terms of Business shall constitute the entire contract and shall not incorporate or deem to incorporate the provisions of any extraneous document.
There shall be no amendment, omission or cancellation of the Terms of Business unless confirmed in writing. Any variation of conditions is inapplicable unless accepted in writing and this contract is subject to the terms and conditions, printed herein to the exclusion of any terms expressed or implied inconsistent therewith.
All drawings, plans and documents remain the property of Patrick Parsons Limited with copyright reserved and upon any estimate not being accepted such drawings, plans and documents are to be returned to Patrick Parsons Limited under-faced and no authority is given to make copies thereof.
Without prejudice to all other rights, the cancellation of an order after commencement of work or after placement of an order for materials required will entitle the Company to reimbursement for expenditure on the work commenced and for the price of any materials ordered.
These Terms of Business and any contract relating to shall be subject to and construed in accordance with English Law.
As your Agentswe can only act upon information and instructions given to us. It must not be assumed that we have knowledge of any factual matters. You can instruct us either verbally or in writing, although we may ask that verbal instructions are confirmed to us in writing.
Unless negotiated and agreed in advance, fees are charged on time spent on the work including an element for responsibility which can vary according to a number of matters such as urgency, importance, length, amount, value, complexity, difficulty, or novelty of the matter, together with travelling expenses, printing costs and other incurred expenses, fees and outlays charged at cost.
Any estimate given will be for a probable fee based upon previous experience of the general amount of work involved in typical proposals of a similar nature. We reserve the right to amend any such estimate if the work becomes more complex or more protracted than previously envisaged.
Depending upon the duration of the work, interim invoices may be issued at monthly or periodic intervals. The interim fees based upon the current estimated contract amount will be adjusted on subsequent invoices.
Unless otherwise stated no provision is made in any estimate for any local authority fees, statutory charges, other consultants fees or taxes. Quotations are accepted subject to payment of all such fees, charges and taxes. Value Added Tax shall be applied at the rate prevailing at the date of the invoice which shall be the tax point.
All invoices are payable without discount of any kind upon receipt of the invoice and in no circumstances shall any discount or set off be made nor payment withheld for any reason whatsoever.
We reserve the right to charge interest on any sums remaining unsettled at the end of twenty eight days from the date of the account, such interest to accrue from day to day at the rate of four per cent per annum above the base rate of the Bank of England from the date or dates that the amount or payments due until the date for the settlement in full, including interest (in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts interest Act 1998).
Repayment of outlays shall be within seven days of request. Large outlays will require to be paid to us and cleared before they are due to be paid out by ourselves. Notwithstanding any arrangement for recovering fees in whole or in part from a third party, you will be responsible for payment of our charges.
We reserve the right to suspend performance of the work and to withhold drawings, plans, documents and digital material until settlement of all outstanding sums in full.
Please direct any complaints in writing to the managing director Peter Stienlet at Waterloo House, Thornton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4AP. We aim to respond to any complaints within 28 days