- Information: Although every effort is
made by Fortis Residential, its agents, associates or employees to verify
information given in their web site, brochures, and promotional material,
it must be clearly understood that such information does not form part of
any contract or offer. Any intending purchaser of a property or a business
must satisfy themselves as to the correctness of any information either
printed or verbally issued by Fortis Residential, its agents, associates
- Details: Fortis Residential, its
agents, associates or employees make every effort to keep up to date the
information stated in its web site, brochures and other promotional
material, but it cannot guarantee that particular properties and
businesses will still be available for sale when prospective purchasers
enquire or travel to view. Vendors may increase or decrease the price of
properties/ businesses and no guarantee is given that the price shown in
the Fortis Residential web site or brochure will remain accurate. Knight
Knox International reserves the right to make changes to the information
and price of content on our website at any time without notice.
- Availability: Fortis Residential,
its agents, associates or employees does not accept any liability to
interested purchasers resulting from their inability to view properties
and businesses in which they may be interested due to the fact that the
properties or businesses may no longer be available for sale, or due to
revision of purchase prices, or due to unforeseen circumstances.
- Services: All related services
offered, such as Finance, mortgages, Insurance, Currency exchange, legal
and tax advice, Removals and any other service from a third party – are
merely recommended in good faith only and all agreements and contracts
with such parties or for such services are entirely the responsibility of
the buyer/user and service provider and not the liability or
responsibility of Fortis Residential.
exchange Rates: Be aware that currency fluctuations can greatly affect the price
you pay in sterling for a property when you come to pay for it. We advise
you to keep this in mind and seek professional help when transferring
money abroad. Note also that properties are often listed in their ‘local’
currency and therefore a sterling price is often only a guide.
Residential, its agents, associates or employees operate as an introducing
agent to assist interested persons in finding and purchasing properties and
businesses. Fortis Residential is not liable for any loss which they
may incur for any reason whatsoever resulting from their interest in
purchasing, attempted purchase or actual purchase of a property overseas.
tenure & usage: Land, property and room sizes given in Fortis
Residential, its agents, associates or employee’s web site, brochure or
any promotional material are subject to survey. It remains the
responsibility of the purchasers to satisfy themselves as to the correctness
of such information. Building plots described in the Fortis Residential web
site, brochure and promotional literature remains the responsibility of
purchasers of plots of land to acquire/check all necessary planning
consents and licences. Title and tenure is also the liability of the
buyer, lawyer and selling company and Fortis Residential recommend
that the services of a professional are employed when purchasing property
& Travel: All contracts for transport by rail, sea, air or on land, for
accommodation, board and lodging, for legal and estate agency services, or
for any other associated services shall be deemed to be contracts between
the person/s travelling and the service provider. Fortis Residential, its
agents, associates or employees makes every endeavour to recommend only
reliable and reputable providers of transport, accommodation, legal,
estate agency and other services and shall not be held responsible or
liable for any loss or damage resulting from such recommendations.
- How Fortis Residential get paid for their service: In the main, Fortis
Residential, their agents, associates or employees are paid a percentage
of the builders, agents or developers profit/fees and this is generally
part of the allocated budget for marketing and sales and therefore the
buyer does not pay more for a property as a result of buying via Fortis
Residential. Therefore, in effect, a client receives a free service from Fortis
Residential, including the advice, support, search and ability to source
property as well looking to bring only the best properties to clients.
There are some circumstances where a sales admin fee is charged to the
client by Fortis Residential where there are low or no commissions
available via the property owners, but this will be clearly discussed and
agreed with the client beforehand.
companies actions: Fortis Residential, its agents, associates or
employees shall not be held liable or responsible for the actions of other
persons or companies or firms with which it may be associated or have
connections with. Finance & Investment advice: Any investment or
financial advice given by Fortis Residential, its agents or associates are
a guide only and expert tax, financial planning and mortgage advice will
be required to confirm information when purchasing a property.
- Disputes: Any disputes regarding
property shall be resolved according to the laws of the country in which
the property is situated and between the buyer and contracted seller.
Member of Professional bodies: Fortis Residential are members of
FIABCI – The international real estate federation, who have thousands of
members worldwide and aim to promote professional business practice and
global networking within the real estate industry. Fortis Residential are
also appointed members of the National Homes Network – a UK based
organisation that has several hundred referring member firms across the country.
- Insurances: When travelling abroad it is
advisable to arrange suitable comprehensive insurance cover. Fortis
Residential its agents, associates or employees accept no liability
whatsoever for losses, damages, compensation or personal injury resulting
from a viewing trip. Likewise, insurance is required on property purchased
and this again is the responsibility of buyer/vendor and not Knight Knox,
its agents, associates or employees.
time on new property: Whilst every effort is made by Fortis
Residential, its agents, associates or employees to give accurate
information to purchasers of “off plan” properties as to the building time
of such properties it must be clearly understood that purchasers contracts
are with the relevant construction company and not with Fortis Residential,
its agents, associates or employees. Estimated building times are given by
the relevant construction company and it should be clearly understood that
delays or changes may occur. Fortis Residential, its agents, associates or
employees accepts no responsibility for any such delays or changes.
and use of the Fortis Residential and content: All materials, logos,
pictures and content on www.fortislm.com and other owned websites within
our group are the sole ownership of Fortis Residential and cannot be
used by other parties in any way unless by consent.
- Deposits: Deposits are non refundable
unless agreed on the reservation form or in circumstances deemed fair
at Fortis Residential discretion. It must be clearly understood that
once a purchaser pays a deposit and exchanges contracts with a
construction company then such deposits and subsequent payments are
non-refundable unless agreed or covered within the full contract with the
builder or developer. Fortis Residential cannot be held liable for
the return of any deposit or payments agreed with the agent or developer
and this is to be the responsibility of the purchaser or customer to follow
up direct with the developer or agent that issued their contract for the
- Re-selling: If a property has been
purchased with a view to re-selling please note that Fortis Residential, its
agents, associates or employees do not guarantee selling properties prior
to or after completion, nor do they guarantee any profits or returns, and
have no control over the future volume of purchasers, their requirements
or future market conditions. Fortis Residential, it’s agents, associates
or employees does not require exclusivity to market re-sale properties and
infact in many cases cannot deal with such resale’s, and purchasers are
free to market their properties themselves or through Estate Agencies of
their choice and Fortis Residential may or may not offer to assist.
It is also important to understand that reselling overseas property will
be subject to a fee and these charges can vary considerably – Fortis
Residential, its agents, associates or employees accept no liability
for any agreements by these companies as we only help you to market these
properties through our agents and associates throughout the World.
agreement to purchase queries: Fortis Residential, its agents, associates or
employees operate only as an introducing agency to assist interested
persons infinding and purchasing properties from a range of developers,
agents and associates. All future customer queries regarding the property
purchased are dealt with by the developer or agent who issues your
contract. All legal queries should be directed to the lawyer you have
appointed and not Fortis Residential, its agents, associates or
Tax or capital gains tax due on profits or income made on property or
rental is entirely the responsibility of the vendor.
registering with Fortis Residential for the purpose of finding an
overseas property, personal details such as name, address, email and phone
number will be required. This data maybe passed on/shared with our
associated overseas companies and developers and this is essential in
assisting a customer looking to buy a property. If a client does not wish
to have their information passed to a third party they must request this
and Fortis Residential will comply.
Residential, its agents, associates or employees do not accept liability
form any client, who has not informed the developer or agent, from who the
builders contracts are made out from, regarding new change of address or
contact details. If the developer cannot contact the client through the
present details they have on file and no evidence of informing the
developer of the new address is provided, then the client is at risk in
losing the money invested in the property and the property itself.
Residential, its agents, associates or employees operate as an introducing
agent only and do not organise NIE numbers, bank accounts, mortgages,
power of attorney, immigration advice, etc…for clients. It is up to the
client themselves to organise all of these, either with their appointed
lawyer or if written confirmation has been given, by the developer or
agent they have purchased with.
and third party introducers: Where a client has been introduced to a
property by an appointed sub-agent or introducer of Fortis Residential, Fortis
Residential does not accept liability for statements or terms made by
such third parties nor any mishandling of clients funds by such third