Saunders 1865 | Departure Program Terms

Departure Program Terms

  1. Fees & expenses are payable after the service has been performed. However, we require an Operating Deposit (OD) equivalent to the estimated fees & expenses that will be incurred to be paid into our Client Account at the start of every assignment. Whilst we may, as a matter of goodwill, start work on your assignment prior to receipt of the OD we reserve the right to suspend service at any time until funds have been received.
  2. The fixed fee for this service includes everything in the service specification. However, where a dilapidations claim is involved an additional charge will apply on a time basis. Please review our terms of engagement for time based assignments.  The first hour is included in the fixed fee for the program.
  3. In the event that a file has to be cancelled, all abortive work is chargeable on a time and cost basis (subject to a minimum of £595).
  4. Value Added Tax (VAT) is payable in addition at the prevailing rate wherever applicable on all items. An amount for any estimated VAT will be included in the OD required in accordance with para 1 above.
  5. Disbursements/expenses reasonably incurred (including mileage) are payable in addition.
  6. All invoices/requests for payment are payable on receipt and shall be delivered by email unless otherwise agreed. Client may not withhold payment of any invoice or other amount due to Saunders 1865 by reason of any right of set-off or counterclaim which Client may have or allege to have or for any reason whatsoever.
  7. Clients are asked to meet all requests for payments (including Operating Deposits) promptly to avoid unnecessary administrative and financing costs. It is fundamental to the contract between us that payment must be made on time. Overdue payments will attract late payment charges and contractual interest as set out here
  8. If any provision of these terms are held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any Court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions of these terms shall continue in full force and effect as if the terms had been executed with the illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.
  9. Saunders 1865 maximum liability in respect of any assignment, whether for breach of contract, negligence or otherwise, shall be equal to the total amount of the fees charged to the client.
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