1. Formation of Contract
i. These Terms and Conditions together with the estimate of works (“Estimates”) and/or fee proposal provided by Pfeiffer Design Ltd, which describe the services provided, and set out the entire agreement between Pfeiffer Design Ltd and you (the “Client”) will apply once an appointment has been made to provide you (the “Client”) with the aforementioned Pfeiffer Design services (the “Services”)
ii. Before procuring the Services, you should read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree with them, do not use the Services.
2. Pfeiffer Design Limited Scope of Works
i. Pfeiffer Design Ltd provide interior design services only. Pfeiffer Design Ltd is not a general contractor and will not act in such capacity. Any issues concerning construction elements must be discussed between owner and his/her contractor.
ii. Pfeiffer Design Ltd will endeavour to advise the Client of the predicted timescale of works as soon as is possible after quotes have been produced. All such dates are approximate only and Pfeiffer Design Ltd cannot be held responsible for any delay in completion.
iii. Pfeiffer Design Ltd is responsible for organising Third Party companies, firms or individuals (“Third Party Suppliers”) to undertake certain work on behalf of the Client, such as: decorating, building work, carpet fitting, curtain and blind manufacture and fitting and such other work as confirmed by Pfeiffer Design Ltd. These Third Parties may be appointed by the Client as long as Pfeiffer Design Ltd has carried out due diligence.
iv. Due to the nature of the Interior Design business, Pfeiffer Design Ltd cannot guarantee that the Client will always like our recommendations. Interior Design can be subjective. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any refunds in this case. However, please feel free to contact Pfeiffer Design Ltd and we will be happy to discuss the design concept further over the phone, and perhaps make further recommendations via phone/email in special cases.
v. Times and dates quoted for delivery of goods or materials or completion of any work are to be treated as an approximate estimate based on current trading conditions and the Pfeiffer Design Ltd shall not be held responsible for delays outside of our control.
vi. Pfeiffer Design Ltd will not be held responsible for the Client’s belongings left at the premises of the Interior Designer or their suppliers for whatever reason. The Client is fully responsible for the insurance of their possessions under their own insurance policies, and should ensure that these provide sufficient cover.
vii. Specialist and custom-made items cannot be cancelled once orders are placed and manufacturing has commenced. Payment for all such items must be made in advance. Standard “off the shelf” items might be subject to a cancellation charge from the manufacturer or supplier if cancelled. All items remain the property of Pfeiffer Design Ltd until paid for in full.
3. Client Obligation
i. The Client must ensure that the property is accessible to employees/freelance consultants of Pfeiffer Design Ltd and any third-party suppliers providing services throughout the duration of the Services.
ii. The Client must ensure that utilities such as electricity and water are available for use at the property throughout the Services and at no cost to Pfeiffer Design Ltd.
4. Purchasing or Rental of Products
i. If Pfeiffer Design Ltd purchases products on behalf of the Client in addition to the Estimates already proposed, full payment of the agreed purchase price is required from the Client upfront, prior to purchase. These products remain the property of Pfeiffer Design Ltd until they are paid for in full.
ii.In cases where furniture or accessories are rented, it is solely the Client’s responsibility to fully insure the furniture and accessories against risk, damage or loss.
5. Third Party Suppliers
i. The Client will form a contractual relationship with Third Party Suppliers, and will be responsible for managing these relationships and any financial settlements direct with Third Party Suppliers.
ii. If requested, Pfeiffer Design Ltd may coordinate the services and financial settlements with these Third-Party Suppliers on behalf of the Client, as part of the Services undertaken, but ultimately the Client remains solely responsible for the contractual relationship with the Third-Party Supplier.
iii. Pfeiffer Design Ltd is not responsible for forming any contractual relationship on behalf of the Client.
6. Payment and Billing Policy
i. The charges for the Services are set out in the Estimates or Fee Proposal for each project are amended or updated from time to time, according to the needs of the client and project by Pfeiffer Design Ltd and will be communicated to the Client.
ii. Payment can be made by cash, cheque or bank transfer.
iii. All cheques should be made payable to Pfeiffer Design Ltd or as confirmed by Pfeiffer Design Ltd.
iv. All payments to Pfeiffer Design Ltd are due immediately upon presentation of invoice, except where the invoice is sent via post where payments shall be payable within 5 working days from the date of the invoice.
v. Interest at the rate of 5% per month will be added to all accounts not settled by their due date.
vi. The interest will be added monthly thereafter from the due date until the settlement is received.
vii. Should Pfeiffer Design Ltd have to instruct a debt recovery agency, or instigate legal proceedings, the Client will be liable for all costs incurred.
7. Cancellation and Termination Policy
i. The Client has the right to cancel this contract (the “Contract”) at any time up to the end of seven working days after the day on which the Contract is entered into, subject to the following provisions. A working day is any day other than weekends and bank or other public holidays.