Terms and Conditions: Active Architecture
These terms and conditions (“Terms”) apply to all services provided by Active Architecture (“the Company”), including architecture design
consultancy services, project management services, and any other related services. On approval of the quote by the Client the set binding terms
and conditions as below will be adhered.
The Company agrees to provide the Client with the services described in the scope of work or project agreement between the parties. The
Company will use reasonable efforts to perform the services in a professional and timely manner, and in accordance with industry standards and
All Services provided by the Company are under the understanding and information provided by the Client. This includes and is not limited to any
other information that may be provided during the course of this Agreement.
2. Fees and Payment
The Client agrees to pay the Company for the services rendered at the rates agreed upon in the scope of work or project agreement between the
parties. The Client will be invoiced for the proposed services from the onset of the project with a specified due date(s). In the event of a delay in
payment, the Company may suspend services until payment is received. All payments/scheduled part payments to the Company are nonrefundable.
3. Intellectual Property
The Company retains all intellectual property rights in any designs, drawings, specifications, or other materials created by the Company in connection with the services provided to the Client. The Client is granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use such materials solely for the purpose for which they were created. The Client may not reproduce, distribute, or use such materials for any other purpos e without the
Company’s prior written consent.
Agreed deliverables to the Client are in PDF, Word or JPG formats. Source files like dwg, ai, skp, and other similar files do not form part of the
deliverables unless agreed in advance in writing.
The Company agrees to keep confidential all information provided by the Client in connection with the services provided, including but not limited to, project plans, specifications, and financial information. The Client agrees to keep confidential any proprietary or confidential information
belonging to the Company.
5. Limitation of Liability
The Company will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the services
provided, including but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of business, or loss of data. The Company’s liability for any claim arising out of or in
connection with the services provided will be limited to the fees paid by the Client for the specific services giving rise to the claim.
The Client acknowledges that the Company does not warrant in any way or form that planning consent will be granted or will be granted in any time-frame in respect of the services provided.
Building control drawings, structural specifications and calculations including Building Control applications are not covered under our planning
services. This is separate and can be provided at an additional fee or referred to a third party. It will be at the sole discretion of the Client as to whom they wish to appoint as their structural engineer.
The Client understands that the Company does not take responsibilities in terms of any party wall acts or agreements arising from any planning
consent. This is the responsibility of the Client or owners of the property. Similarly the Company does not take any responsibility in terms of building or site works resulting from any planning consents. This could be in terms of supervision, inspection or completion (Unless previously
agreed in writing) All measurements (existing or proposed) to be confirmed on site by the responsible party carrying out the works to avoid errors.
If multiple applications are made then separate payment terms can be agreed upon in writing. Any extra work not covered in the scope of works as agreed on the invoice will be charged at an hourly rate and will be informed to the Client prior to any commencement of works. This could be in
the form of special drawings needed by the planner not usually covered under standard applications.
The Client agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Company and its officers, directors, employees, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses arising out of or in connection with the services provided to the Client, including but not limited to, claims
of copyright infringement, breach of contract, or negligence. This indemnification will survive the termination of this agreement.
Either party may terminate the engagement at any time by providing written notice to the other party. The Client will be responsible for paying the
Company for any services rendered up to the date of termination.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Company is located. Any dispute arising
out of or in connection with these Terms will be resolved through arbitration in accordance with the governing laws of England and Wales.
10. Entire Agreement
These Terms, together with any scope of work or project agreement between the parties, constitute the entire agreement between the parties and
supersede all prior negotiations, understandings, and agreements between the parties