3 February 2016
In these standard terms and conditions, “we” and “us” means Planning Insight Limited, and “client” or “you” means you.
1. General Conditions
- We will observe the byelaws, regulations and ethical guidelines of the Royal Town Planning Institute and accept instructions to act for you on the basis that we will in accordance with those guidelines. Copies of the RTPIs Code of Professional Conduct are available from the RTPIs website www.rtpi.org.uk
- All fees and charges submitted by other professional advisers, specialists or experts (“third party advisers”) sub-contracted by prior agreement with the client shall be the sole responsibility of, and payable by, the client and we shall have no liability whatsoever for any fees or charges submitted by such third party advisers.
- Unless otherwise agreed, we will not be responsible for monitoring or reviewing the work of third parties retained or engaged by you, nor will we be responsible for the quality or accuracy of that work.
- We shall not sub-contract any part of the commission without your prior written approval, unless the sub-contracting of any part of the commission is set out in, or is reasonably envisaged by, the scope of work, in which case we will notify you as soon as reasonably practicable that a part of the commission has been sub-contracted. We will not be responsible for the quality or accuracy of any work sub-contracted to any other professional advisers, specialist or expert and we shall have no liability in respect of the same.
2. Client Monies
- We may, from time to time, hold money on your behalf. Such money will be held in trust in a client bank account.
- Our fees are calculated on the basis of the time spent on your affairs by the principals and staff, and on the level of skill and responsibility involved. We will review those rates on an annual basis and let you know, as soon as reasonably practicable, of any resulting changes to our fees.
- The following costs are normally added to fee accounts as disbursements:
- photocopying and the printing of plans
- Ordnance Survey maps
- publications (local plans/development plan documents)
- faxes and telephone calls
- pre-application fees charged by a local authority
- planning application fees