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Property Finding Service

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions set down the way in which the Unique Home Stays Ltd Property Finding Service will assist you to find the perfect property. We aim to secure the best property within your budget and required location with the potential for being the perfect property suitable for inclusion within the Unique Home Stays portfolio of luxury, quality homes.

Please note that these Terms and Conditions relate to the Unique Home Stays Ltd Property Finding Service within the UK. For our Property Finding Service in Europe there are alternative terms; please contact us directly for further information.

Included in our Property Finding service we will we oversee the entire buying process, liaising with other parties such as estate agents, solicitors and surveyors, to achieve a smooth and stress free acquisition.

1. Service

1.1 Unique Home Stays agrees to provide a Property Finding Service to the Client. The Property Finding Service will include:

1.1.1 Completion of an enquiry form.

1.1.2 Following completion of the initial enquiry form, an in-depth discussion to understand your requirements, without obligation.

1.1.3 We will fully detail and document your search requirements before we begin searching to ensure that we focus on searching only for those properties that may be of interest to you and are suitable for inclusion in the Unique Home Stays property portfolio.

1.1.4 Once payment of the Search Fee is received, we will immediately carry out a thorough search. This search will include sources such as internet portals, developers, auction houses, local and national press, national and independent estate agents and any properties being sold privately in a discreet manner (Off market properties).

1.1.5 We will keep you informed of the results of our searches via telephone and email.

1.1.6 From the results of our searches, we will narrow the options down to up to 10 properties and forward the details of these to you for consideration. We will ask you to indicate 3 of these as your preferred options.

1.1.7 Whilst we will do our utmost to provide a selection of up to 10 properties for you to choose from, we cannot guarantee to do this if your brief to us is exceptionally narrow. If your brief is likely to restrict our ability to provide a choice from 10 properties we will inform you at the earliest opportunity.

1.1.8 We will arrange to view the 3 properties that you have indicated in order to assess their potential suitability for you and the Unique Home Stays portfolio at first hand.

1.1.9 After the visit, we will provide photographs of the property and its environment for you to view so that you have a better understanding of what is on offer and any improvements that might be required if the property is to be suitable for the Unique Home Stays portfolio.

1.1.10 We will arrange a viewing for you with the estate agents if you request that we do so.

1.1.11 Once you decide to make a formal offer, Unique Home Stays can negotiate with the estate agent on your behalf providing there is no conflict of interest.

1.1.12 Property finding services will be provided for a period not exceeding 4 months or the recommendation of 10 properties that meet the requirements identified during the initial consultation and will be terminated after that time or on legal completion of the purchase or by written notification from either party. If a suitable property has not been found by the end of the period agreed, a further Search Fee will be required from the Client to continue the Property Finding Service.

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2. Fees

2.1 The Unique Home Stays Property Finding Service fee comprises two elements – a Search Fee and a Success Fee.

2.2 Search Fee:

2.2.1 Unique Home Stays will provide to the client a Property Finding Service on receipt of the Search Fee in advance which is from £1000 plus VAT.

2.2.2 The Search Fee is non-refundable.

2.3 Success Fee:

2.3.1 The Success Fee is due when Unique Home Stays successfully secures a property for the Client.

2.3.2 The Success Fee will be 1.5% plus VAT of the purchase price or 10% plus VAT, if greater of the saving negotiated between the documented asking price and the final purchase price.

2.3.3 The Success Fee is payable on exchange of contracts and is chargeable if the Client purchases: Any property introduced to the Client by Unique Home Stays. Any other property that the Client instructs Unique Home Stays to inspect or to enter negotiations on upon on behalf of the Client.

2.3.4 The Success Fee remains due if within one year of the contract termination date, the Client purchases any property that meets the conditions outlined above.

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3. Property Information

3.1 Unless stated otherwise, all property information and photography provided to the Client will be compiled by the agent responsible for vending the property. As such, Unique Home Stays will not have verified that the content of any information is free from errors or inaccuracies.

3.2 Unique Home Stays does not provide a warranty on any property (including potential letting income predictions). Any comments made are purely opinion and made in good faith for guidance purposes. Furthermore, any appraisal, comment or opinion given is not to be taken as any form of guarantee, nor guaranteed to be comprehensive in content. Clients must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any details provided before purchase of the property.

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4. Conflict of Interest

Unless permission is granted to the contrary, we will decline instruction where there is, or will be, any conflict of interest between existing clients on an individual property.

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5. Confidentiality

Any comments and appraisals, verbal or written, are strictly confidential between Unique Home Stays and the Client and are not to be discussed with or divulged to any third party.

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6. Termination

Either party may terminate this referral agreement at any time by giving the other party ten (10) days prior written notice. Property transactions involving Clients referred by or to Unique Home Stays prior to the cessation date of the agreement will remain subject to the terms agreed above.

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7. Governing Law

This agreement is governed by English law with English Courts having exclusive jurisdiction.

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