PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE

Terms of website use

These terms of use (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.students4houses.co.uk   (“our site“), whether as a guest or a registered user.

Use of our site includes accessing, browsing,  and registering to use our site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our site, as these will apply to your use of our site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our site.

Other applicable terms

These terms of use refer to the following additional terms, which also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy [students4houses.co.uk/privacy-policy], which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy [students4houses.co.uk/cookie-policy],which sets out information about the cookies on our site.

If you apply to rent a property from us these terms of use will apply to the application process but the terms of the tenancy agreement made between you and us will apply to the tenancy.

Information about us

www.students4houses.co.uk is a site operated by Students4Houses Ltd (“We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 03873652 and have our registered office at Booth Street Chambers, Booth Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 7LQ. Our main contact address is PO Box 119,
Bamburgh, Northumberland NE66 9DY. Our VAT number is 928203139.

We are a limited company.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our site

We may update our site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Accessing our site

Our site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use and other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Your account and password

If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at [email protected].

How a tenancy agreement is formed between you and us

To rent one of our properties, you and your proposed fellow tenants (the proposed tenants) should complete the [information form] with details of each proposed tenant and their proposed guarantor.

Please note that we are unable to accept guarantees from persons who reside outside the UK. If you are unable to provide details of a UK resident guarantor, please contact us to discuss our requirements in these circumstances.

When we have received all the information we require to do so, we will:

  • issue a form of tenancy agreement for the property as a .pdf attachment to an email sent to each of the proposed tenants at the addresse(s) provided in the [information form]; and
  • issue a form of guarantee as a .pdf attachment to an email sent to each of the persons named in the [information form] as being willing to guarantee the rent for that property (the proposed guarantors) at the addresse(s) provided in the [information form].

Once our email has been received, each of the proposed tenants should print out and sign a copy of the tenancy agreement. The tenancy agreement should not be dated by any of the proposed tenants.

The signed but undated tenancy agreement may be returned as a .pdf attachment to an email sent to [[email protected]] and must be sent to us by post.

Once our email has been received, each of the proposed guarantors should print out and sign a copy of the guarantee. Their signature should be witnessed by an independent witness who sees them sign the document. Please note that the witness must be an adult who is not related to the proposed guarantor or the proposed tenant for whom they are the guarantor.

The guarantee should be dated and may be returned as a .pdf attachment to an email sent to [[email protected]] and must be sent to us by post.

When any of the proposed tenants sends the signed but undated tenancy agreement to us this does not mean we have accepted the application for a tenancy agreement. Our acceptance of the proposal will take place as described below.

Each of the proposed tenants must transfer by bank transfer to the bank account [details of which are set out in the email to which the tenancy agreement was attached] their share of the deposit (as defined in the tenancy agreement).

When all the signed but undated tenancy agreements and signed and dated guarantees have been returned to us and we have received all the required deposit from each proposed tenant in cleared funds, we will check the tenancy agreements and guarantees to make sure they have been properly signed and witnessed.

Please note that we only accept payment in pounds sterling and you must make sure we receive the full amount required by paying any bank charges that arise, whether charged to your account or our account.

Each of the proposed tenants must provide proof that they have a right to rent property in the UK.  The proof to be provided is set out in Home Office guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-rent.  Proof must be provided in the twenty eight (28) days before the proposed tenancy agreement commences and you should contact us at [email protected] to make an appointment OR  should be presented in person to Anthony Richardson at a location to be agreed between the hours of 9am and 5pm.  We will check and take copies of the proof provided.  Please note that we will be unable to enter into a tenancy agreement if we have not received proof of the right to rent.

The tenancy agreement will become binding on the proposed tenants and us when we sign and date the tenancy agreement and we will confirm this in an email to each proposed tenant at the email address provided in the [information form] with a .pdf attachment of the tenancy agreement signed by us.

If we are unable to enter into a tenancy agreement with the proposed tenants, we will confirm this in an email to the addresses provided in the [information form] and we will immediately return the deposits paid by each proposed tenant to each of them by bank transfer to the bank account from which we received it or as otherwise agreed in writing by them and us.

You agree that:

  • we rent our properties on a ‘first come first served’ basis;
  • we may accept applications from more than one group of proposed tenants at a time;
  • we have no obligation to rent any of our properties to you or any group of proposed tenants of whom you are one; and
  • we cannot enter into a tenancy agreement with persons who cannot show that they have the right to rent property in the UK.

Intellectual property rights

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

No reliance on information

The content on our site and in any emails we send to you is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our site or in such emails.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up-to-date.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these terms of use excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded or limited by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our site or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with:

  • use of, or inability to use, our site; or
  • use of or reliance on any content displayed on our site.

If you are a business user, please note that in particular, we will not be liable for:

  • loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue;
  • business interruption;
  • loss of anticipated savings;
  • loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or
  • any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are a consumer user, please note that we only provide our site for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Different limitations and exclusions of liability will apply to liability arising as a result of any Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement or Guarantee which you enter into with us and these are set out in those documents and/or our terms and conditions of supply /tenant-information/

Viruses

We do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.

Linking to our site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page.

We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with UK law applicable to content standards

If you wish to make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact [email protected].

Third party links and resources in our site

Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Applicable law

If you are a consumer, please note that these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation, are governed by English law. You and we both agree to that the courts of England and Wales will have non-exclusive jurisdiction. However, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland, and if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.

If you are a business, these terms of use, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Contact us

To contact us, please use our contact page www.students4houses.co.uk/contact-us/

Thank you for visiting our site.

January 2015