Architect House Plans appreciates your business and wants to assure you we strive for your business experience with us to be pleasurable and rewarding. However, there are some very important facts of which you should be made aware.
Building Codes and Zoning Requirements
At the time of creation, these plans were designed to meet the requirements of a nationally recognized model building code in effect where these plans were produced. Because of the great differences in geography and climate throughout the United States each state, county and municipality has its own building codes, zone requirements, ordinances and building regulations. These plans may need to be modified and additional drawings and details may need to be added to comply with your local conditions, requirements, and a wide range of other matters. All of our plans can be adapted to the local building codes and requirements. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or builder of each plan to see that the structure is built in strict compliance with the governing municipal codes (city, county, state and federal). In addition to the building plans that you order, you will also need a site plan that shows where the house is going to be located on the lot. There are some areas of the country that have very strict engineering codes. If you are building in this type of area, it is possible that you will need to hire a local engineer to analyze the house and provide additional drawings and calculations that may be required by your building department.
Notice Duty of Cooperation
Our firm assumes no liability for any home constructed from these plans. Only qualified Designers, Architects, Contractors or Structural Engineers should attempt to modify any portion of these plans. It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to obtain any and all structural analysis, engineering and specifications that are required where the structure is to be built. Written dimensions on these drawings should have precedence over scaled dimensions; the contractor shall verify and be responsible for all dimensions and conditions on the job.
Architectural and Engineering Seals
Some cities and states are now requiring that a licensed architect or engineer review and “seal” these plans, or officially approve them prior to construction. In addition, you may need to obtain permits or inspections from your local governments before and in the course of construction. Prior to using these plans, we strongly advise that you consult a licensed architect or engineer, as well as consult with your local building official before applying for any permit or before starting any construction related to these plans. We authorize the use of these plans on the express condition that you strictly comply with all local building codes, zoning requirements and other applicable laws, regulations, ordinances and requirements.
By the purchase of our plans, customers are granted a limited license to use the plans for the construction of only one home. It is strictly prohibited to reproduce, sell, modify, trace, redraw or reuse the plans or designs without the written permission from the copyright owner. This limited license also applies to all other reproducible media. All orders, once placed, are final. No refunds or exchanges will be granted.
Terms and Conditions
It is not permitted to copy any part of our original designs or reproduce them in any way or by any means, unless you have purchased reproducible plans, which clearly indicate your right to copy or duplicate these plans. We do not authorize them to be sold to another person or third party. We only authorize the use of your chosen design as an aid in the construction of one single-family home. You may not use this design or these plans to build a second or multiple dwellings without purchasing another set of plans or paying additional design fees.
Copyright Laws – Infringement Penalty
These designs and plans are protected under the terms of United States Copyright Law and may not be copied or reproduced in any way by any means. All floor plans, renderings and other media advertised are the exclusive property of Architect House Plans Any willful infringement to Copyright Laws by any individual may be subject to severe penalties, actual damages, profit made, and attorney’s fees of the owner of the copyright.
Our architects have taken substantial care and effort to create these plans. However, because the architects cannot provide on-site consultation, supervision and control over actual construction, and because of the great variances in local building requirements, building practices and soil, seismic, weather and other conditions, we cannot assume any responsibility or liability or make any warranty, express or implied, with respect to the content or use of these plans.
Disclaimer of Warranties
You agree that use of the site is at your sole risk. The site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Architect House Plans, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and licensors cannot and do not imply or warrant the accuracy, completeness, correctness, non-infringement, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of the information or applications available through the service.
You further agree that you will use any data or information obtained through this site at your own discretion and risk. You will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from the download of such material or data.
Architect House Plans, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and licensors make no warranty regarding any goods or services referred to, advertised on, or obtained through our sites, other than those specifically expressed by Architect House Plans.
Limitation of Liability
Under no circumstances shall Architect House Plans, or its affiliates, officers, employees, agents, or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any damages arising out of use of the services, including, without limitation, liability for consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or similar damages. You also agree that the liability of Architect House Plans, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and licensors, if any, arising out of any kind of legal claim in any way connected to the service shall not exceed the amount you paid for the service. Because some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain categories of damages, the above limitation may not apply to you. In such states, the liability of Architect House Plans, its affiliates, officers, employees, agents and licensors is limited to the fullest extent permitted by such state law.
This site is created and controlled by Architect House Plans, in the State of Florida. As such, the laws of the State of Florida will govern these disclaimers, terms and conditions, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws. Architect House Plans reserves the right to make changes to its site and these disclaimers, terms and conditions at any time. You hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Florida, and of the United States of America located in Broward County, Florida for any disputes arising out of or relating to use of or purchase made through Architect House Plans, and agree not to commence any litigation relating thereto except in such courts, waive any objection to the laying of venue of any such litigation in the in Broward County, Florida courts and agree not to plead or claim in any court that such litigation brought therein has been brought in an inconvenient forum.
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