Founded in 2022, Safe As Houses is providing a service that aims to reduce your time to Sale Agreed by up to 30% whilst reducing the carbon impact by up to 25%.
Almost all solicitors will insist that a Building Survey is completed on a property sale prior to signing contracts. This is currently completed after all viewings have taken place and a bid has been agreed between the Seller and Buyer.
Safe As Houses works with the seller/estate agent to complete the Building survey at the same time as the mandatory BER cert. This reduces the need for an additional visit by the engineer (or multiple engineers if sales fall through). Once complete we upload the report to www.safeashouses.ie.
Once online we insist that viewings can only be booked by people who have downloaded the survey, which ensures a knowledgeable genuine prospective buyer versus those who may not be really interested or are uninformed about what they are buying.
This process improves the quality of prospective buyer viewing your property which eliminates time consuming non value add viewings and reduces risks of sales falling through all of which contribute to the reduction of time to Sale Agreed and Carbon emissions.
“It was important to the potential purchaser when they did download the report it made their mind up fairly quickly if they were going to go for it or not” – Sherry Fitzgerald Hennessy, Youghal.
SAFE AS HOUSES
Terms and Conditions
Effective Date: These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 27th May 2022.
By using our website and downloading the reports contained herein you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. Should you not understand the following Terms and Conditions of Use you should not use our website. It is an implied that by using our website that you fully understand and agree to these Terms and Conditions of Use.
“the Company” means Gaelic Anthems Association Limited trading as Safe As Houses with a registered address at Ballydaniel, Lackaroe, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland a company registered in Ireland under company number 448533
“the Content” means copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos and/or graphics contained in the Site.
“the Customer” means you or any other person or entity using the Service.
“Data Protection Legislation” means the Data Protection Acts 1988 to 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”).
“the Materials” means the information stored on the Site including, inter alia, any report produced by the Company in providing the Service to a Customer whether in electronic or written form.
“the Service” means the product provided by the Company to the Customer.
“the Site” means www.safeashouses.ie
“the Terms” means the terms and conditions set out herein
By using the Site, you as the Customer agree to be bound by all of the Terms. If you do not agree to all the Terms, then you should immediately cease all usage of the Site. The Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the Terms without prior notice. Modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted at the Site. You are advised to periodically check these terms and conditions for any revisions and/or amendments to the Terms. Your continued use of the Site after amendments are posted constitutes an acknowledgement and acceptance of the Terms (including any modifications or amendments thereto). Except as provided in this paragraph, the Terms may not be amended.
You must be over the age of eighteen years to use this Service and by entering into a contract with the Company for the provision of the Service, you are warranting that you are over the age of eighteen years.
Both you and the Company agree that you are entering into this contract in good faith.
2 Description of Service
The Company is providing to you the Service. It is strictly a matter for you to provide
3 Disclaimer of Warranties
The Site is provided by the Company on an “as is” and on an “as available” basis. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the Company makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of the Service, the Content or the Materials in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.
The Company shall have no liability for any interruptions in the use of the Site. The Company disclaims all warranties with regard to the information provided, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Company does not warrant that the Site will operate error-free or that the Site and its server are free of computer viruses and other harmful elements. If as a result of your use of the Site or its Content, there is a need for servicing or replacing equipment or data, the Company assumes no responsibility whatsoever for those costs.
Please be aware – buying a property is a significant purchase in ones life and you as the User need to be fully aware of the seriousness of relying upon the results of the surveys hosted on our site. Should you be concerned as to the content of the survey please seek additional professional advice and do not rely upon the content of the survey hosted on our site.
The Company also shall have no liability whatsoever to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law to the owner of the property noted in the survey, the neighbouring owners of the property noted in the survey, any owners of adjoining properties noted in the survey, any owners in the general vicinity of the area of the property, any management companies associated with the property or with adjoining properties, any builder or construction companies associated with the property currently or in the past, any other trades persons associated with the property currently or in the past, any solicitors, legal advisors, estate agents, surveyors, architects, engineers or any other professional whatsoever associated with the property currently or in the past for any content whatsoever noted in the survey reports hosted on our site.
4 Limitation of Liability
The Company shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, and in particular the Company shall not be liable for any special, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages, or damages for lost profits, business interruption, loss of revenue, or loss of use, arising out of or related to the Site, the Content or the Materials, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law, or otherwise, even if the Company has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
The Company cannot, at any time, accept responsibility for any losses, injuries, inconvenience or expenses caused due to Force Majeure including but not limited to government action or restraint, war, riot, civil strife, industrial dispute, strikes, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, delays, weather conditions or the threat of any of these or any other event beyond its control.
You agree to indemnify and hold the Company, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable legal fees and costs, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Site the Content or the Materials, the violation of these Terms, or the infringement by you, or any other user of the Site using your computer or computer systems or hardware of any intellectual property rights of any third party.
6 Modifications and Interruption to Service and Access
The Company reserves the right to modify or discontinue the Service with or without notice to you. The Company shall not be liable to you should the Company exercise its right to modify or discontinue the Service. You acknowledge and accept that the Company does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Site and operation of the Site may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of the Company’s control.
For the avoidance of doubt the Company may suspend, limit or terminate your access to the Service, without notice, at any time for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation violation of the Terms.
7 Third-Party Sites
8 Disclaimer Regarding Accuracy of Information and Personal Data
Product specifications and other information have either been provided by the Company, by third parties or have been supplied and collected from other sources, including, inter alia, various planning departments of local authorities and/or other bodies over which the Company has no control.
While the Company attempts to ensure that the information on the Site and contained in any report is accurate, the Company makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any information provided on the Site or in any report and shall not be responsible for any error or omission in the information supplied to you.
9 Governing Jurisdiction
The Site is operated and provided in the Republic of Ireland. As such, the Company is subject to the laws of the Republic of Ireland, and such laws will govern the Terms. The Company makes no representation that the Site or the Service are appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations and/or jurisdictions. Accordingly, if you choose to access the Site, you are agreeing to do so subject to the laws of the Republic of Ireland and further agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts in relation to any matter arising under or in connection with your use of the Site or its contents.
10 Compliance with Laws and Customer’s Responsibility for Use of the Service
You may not use the Service in any way that violates any applicable laws, regulations or other government requirements. You further agree not to transmit any material that encourages conduct that could constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable laws regulations or other government requirements.
11 Copyright and Trademark Information
The Site, Content and Materials, as well as their respective layout, arrangement and design elements and each of its individual pages, are and will always remain the property of the Company and its affiliates and are protected by Irish, European and international copyright, trademark and other applicable intellectual property laws.
You may not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the Content or the Materials, in whole or in part. For the avoidance of any doubt, and strictly without prejudice to the effect and/or intent of any other part of this clause or any other part of the Terms, under no circumstances may the Customer sell on or otherwise dispose for profit, to any third party or otherwise, any part of the Service. Except as otherwise expressly permitted under copyright law, no copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication or commercial exploitation of downloaded material will be permitted without the express written permission of the Company or the copyright owner.
In the event of any permitted copying, redistribution, or publication of copyrighted material, no changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend, or copyright notice shall be made. You hereby acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading or printing the copyrighted material, or by using the Site.
The Company offers you access to the Site and to the Content and Materials available on the Site solely for your own personal and non-commercial use. You may not resell or make any commercial use of the Site or the Content or the Materials. You may not make use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices. You may not download or copy any account information for the benefit of any other merchant. You may not make use of any robots, spiders, or similar data mining, data gathering or extraction tools or manual processes to collect, gather or copy any of the Content or the Materials in an unauthorized manner.
You may not engage in any practice or activity the purpose of which is to obtain lists of users, portions of a database, or other lists or information from the Site, in any manner or in any quantities not authorised by the Company. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Company or its affiliates without prior express written consent.
You may not use meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing the Company’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of the Company.
The Company retains the right, at its sole discretion, to terminate any accounts involved with botnets and related activities. If any hostnames are used as command and control points for botnets, the Company reserves the right to direct the involved hostnames to a honeypot, loopback address, logging facility, or any other destination at the Company’s discretion.
13 User Submissions
Generally, any communication which you post to the Site is considered to be non-confidential. By posting communications to the Site, you automatically grant to the Company a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform and display the communication alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed, and to sub-licence such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licences.
The posting of any communication to the Site must not be illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and must not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam”.
You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of the content.
The Company reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not accept any obligation to regularly review posted content. You are hereby representing and warranting that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content supplied does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify the Company or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content that is supplied. The Company takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
14 Cancellation of Contract – The European Union (Consumer Information, Cancellation and Other Rights) Regulations 2013 (“the Regulations”) giving effect to the European Union Directive on Consumer Rights (Directive 2011/83)
If you are a consumer pursuant to the Regulations, you are entitled to cancel the contract that you are about to enter into with the Company (“the Contract”), without giving reason to the Company at any time within fourteen days of entering into the Contract (“the Cancellation Period”). However, under the Regulations, where the provision of the Service has commenced, with your agreement, before the end of the Cancellation Period, then your right of cancellation may not be exercised. By entering into the Contract and by accepting these Terms, you are agreeing to the Company commencing the provision of the Service prior to the end of the Cancellation Period and therefore are agreeing that you will not cancel the Contract.
The Regulations apply to a natural person who is acting for purposes which are outside that person’s trade, business or profession. They do not apply to businesses or companies or other trade or commercial customers.
The Regulations require, inter alia, that the Company provides you with the following information:
Company Name: Gaelic Anthems Association Limited
Trading Address: Ballydaniel, Lackaroe, Youghal, Co. Cork, Ireland
Main Characteristics of Goods and Services: A property survey portal
Price of Goods or Services (including all taxes): Variable costs as outlined during the purchasing process.
Arrangement for payment, delivery or performance: Payment is made by credit/debit card or Stripe at the time of entering into the contract.
Contract Duration: Subject to the Terms, the Service shall be provided within two hours of the contract being entered into.
The Company hopes that you will be fully satisfied with the Service that is provided to you. The Company is and will always strive to improve its Service. If you wish to make a complaint about the Service then please write to –
or email: setting out in full the nature of your complaint
The Company will endeavour to acknowledge your complaint within two working days. The complaint will be fully investigated and the Company will endeavour to respond to your complaint within five working days from receipt.
If you are a consumer using the Service for private use are not satisfied with the response that you receive, you may refer the matter to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission at
Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
PO Box 12585
Ph. 402 5500 (01 area), 1890 432 432 (outside 01 area)
Fax Number: (01) 402 5501
Web site: http://www.consumerhelp.ie
We are obliged to provide a link to the European Commission’s Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform:
16 Other Terms
If any part or provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or unenforceable for any reason, the other provisions (and any partially-enforceable provision) shall not be affected thereby and shall remain valid and enforceable to the maximum possible extent.
You agree that these Terms and any other agreements referenced herein may be assigned by the Company, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition.
Under no circumstances will you permit or allow or cause to permit or allow the centralised caching of any data supplied as part of the Service (“the Data”). Localised (per customer) short term caching of Data for performance and optimisation reasons is strictly restricted to a period not, in any circumstances, to exceed thirty days.
These Terms shall apply in addition to, and shall not be superseded by, any other written agreement between the Company and you.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede all previous written or oral agreements between the parties with respect to such subject matter.
The section headings used herein are for convenience only and shall not be given any legal import.
None of the following or any combination thereof shall release, discharge or in anyway affect the liability you may have to the Company or incur any further obligation or liability on the part of the Company to you or any third party:-