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Terms and Conditions


Definitions

COMPETITION:The Competition operated by the Organisers to which these Terms and Conditions Apply.
COMPETITION WEBPAGE:The page of the Organisers’ website at www.housecompetition.co.uk that gives details of the competition.
ENTRY:The answer/s submitted to the Question/s and any fee paid by the entrant
ENTRANT:Any natural person of the age of 18 years or more or any legal person, including a limited company, partnership or limited liability partnership, who enters the Competition paying any entry fee.
ENTRY FEE:The fee specified on the competition webpage.
MINIMUM NUMBER OF ENTRIES:200,000 paid entries
ORGANISERS:BTJ Holdings Ltd, 9 Brincliffe Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DF
PROPERTY OWNER:The legal owner(s) of the Prize; Ms Patricia Turedi
PRIVACY POLICY:The policy in force by the Organisers to protect the privacy of entrants. Copies of the policy may be obtained by contacting the Organisers.
THE PRIZE:The property at 9 Brincliffe Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DF and the sum of £5,000.00.
THE ALTERNATE PRIZE:The Prize that is indicated on the competition website at the close of the competition, consisting of the cash equivalent of the total number of tickets sold, minus 30% administration fees.
QUESTION/S:The Question/s which the Entrants must answer correctly to obtain an opportunity to win the Prize/s.
WINNER:The Entrant or entrants who will receive a Prize in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
OPENING DATE:Any date specified on the competition webpage
CLOSING DATE:27th August 2021 at 23:59 GMT on that day.
DONATION:Each Entrant has the option to add a 50p donation to their Entry purchase on the website. 100% of this donation will be awarded to The Children’s Hospital Charity (Charity Registration No.: 505002).

1.General
1.1By answering the question/s and paying any entry fee, Entrants accept that they have read and agreed to these Terms and Conditions.
1.2The Organisers reserve the right not to include any entry in the competition if there are reasonable grounds to believe the Entrant has acted in breach of any of these Terms and Conditions.
1.3The Competition is open for entry to individuals who are at least 18 years of age, companies, syndicates and other legal entities, but excluding ; the Organisers, the Organisers’ immediate family, agents, employees and professional advisers ; any person resident, normally resident in, or a sole citizen of, a country with which UK law prevents financial transactions, any person subject to ongoing bankruptcy proceedings, undischarged bankrupts, and/or any person who has entered into an Individual voluntary agreement.
1.4Every entrant must create a personal account on the Competition Webpage before they are able to enter. Creating an account is free. Account details must not be shared with any other person.
1.5By entering the Competition, Entrants warrant that all information that they submit is accurate, true, current and complete and that there is no impediment to them holding the title to the property.
1.6By entering into the Competition, all Entrants acknowledge that their payment of any entry fee and/or completion of the question/s does not in any way guarantee that they will win a prize.
1.7Where any entry is discounted or disregarded by any term or condition of the competition, any entry fee will not be refunded, save at the Organisers’ absolute discretion or in accordance with the law.
1.8The Organiser will send receipt of any payment to every entrant within 48 hours of receipt of a valid paid entry. Such confirmation and receipt may be either in printed or electronic form.
1.9Only complete Entries will be entered into the Competition. For the purpose of this term, “complete” means that the entrant has given an answer to the question, registered an account on the competition website, given full and accurate contact information and paid any entry fee if applicable.
1.10Entrants recognise and accept that although the Competition website may carry references to a draw or raffle where more than one person correctly answers the question/s, the Competition is a Prize Competition for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005. The competition does not require a licence from the UK Gambling Commission, not least as a free entry route exists.
1.11Any payment for entry will only be accepted in Pounds Stirling.
1.12All entries to the competition and correspondence with the Organisers must be in the English language.
1.13Entrants agree that the normal requirements under the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 for any goods and services ordered online will not apply to this Prize Competition. By entering the Competition, Entrants give express consent that the right to cancel is lost.
1.14These terms and conditions are the intellectual property of LSL solicitors. No part may be copied, reproduced or redistributed without the written consent of LSL or the Organisers except as provided for by law or in the course of legal proceedings related to the Competition.

2.Contact Details
2.1All entrants must provide the Organisers with contact details, including full postal address and telephone number by registering an account through the Competition Website. Entrants must ensure that where a change of contact details occurs between the time of entering the competition and the winner being announced, this change is notified to the Organisers as soon as is reasonably practicable.
2.2The Organisers reserve the right to exclude any entry from the competition where any contact information is inaccurate or invalid.
2.3The Organisers are in no way liable for any failure or inability to make contact with any Entrant due to any errors, omissions, inaccuracies or changes in the contact details provided by the Entrants.
2.4The Entrants and the Organisers agree that the Organisers may use contact details and other data, including personal data as defined by the Data Protection Act 2018 or the EU General Data Protection Regulation, supplied by the Entrants to the Organisers in order to conduct the Competition according to these Terms and Conditions.
2.5Entrants authorise the Organisers to record their personal details on its database and to use the information in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 and subject to the terms of the Privacy Policy.
2.6Entrants information may be kept on computer servers within the European Union. If at any point information is stored on computer servers outside of the EU the Organisers will select only countries which are either approved for this purpose (under Article 45 of the General Data Protection Regulation or ‘GDPR’) or are located where the Organisers are content that the safeguards in place in that country to protect an Entrant’s information are appropriate (under Article 45 of the GDPR).
2.7The Organisers will not use an Entrant’s personal information to make ‘automated decisions’ which affect an Entrant, other than as necessary for determining a Winner.
NB : If any Entrant has a complaint about how personal information is being used which has not been able to be addressed, that it may be able to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) directly. If any Entrant has concerns over the way that data has been handled, the Organisers can be contacted at the address provided for service of notices below.
2.8The Winner agrees to allow the Organisers to display his or her name, photograph and town of residence on the Competition Website and/or associated social media accounts and in any subsequent publicity for a period of no more than 5 years from the close of the competition.
2.9The Entrants and the Organisers agree that the Organisers may (either by choice or at the request of a third party) also disclose this information to relevant third parties for the purposes of the prevention of fraud, money laundering, legal or other financial or regulatory reasons.
2.10Entrants warrant that by entering the competition they do not contravene any laws of their country or area of residence. The Organisers will not be liable in any way if an Entrant enters the Competition unlawfully.
2.11If any entry is made by a person excluded by virtue of the provisions of these terms and conditions, their entry will be disregarded and no refund of any entry fee will be due.

3.The Prize
3.1Subject to the minimum number of entries being achieved, the purpose of entering the Competition is to win the title, with vacant possession, of the property at 9 Brincliffe Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DF. The Organisers will pay for conveyancing costs incurred by the Winner, up to a maximum of £1,250. The Organisers will also pay any taxes or duties that may be due upon the date of completion.
3.2Entrants recognise and accept that in order to win the property, the minimum number of entries must be achieved.
3.3The Organisers do not in any way guarantee the value or condition of the Prize or the final value of the Alternate Prize.
3.4In the event that the Minimum Number of Entries is not achieved, the prize will consist of the Alternate Prize as indicated on the competition website, consisting of the cash equivalent of the total number of tickets sold, minus 30% administration fees.
3.5Entrants are advised to review the website from time to time to check the Alternate Prize.
3.6The Alternate Prize will not diminish in value during the period of the competition.
3.7Additionally, if the minimum number of paid Entries has been reached, the Organisers will announce the names of the top three Entrants who generated the most ticket sales through sharing their personalised URL link. These individuals will be awarded cash prizes of £3,000 for the winner, £2,000 for second place and £1,000 for third place. If the actual number of tickets sold is less than the Minimum Paid Entries required to award the prize, the Organisers will not award the cash prizes for the most ticket sales generated.

4.The Competition – How to Enter
4.1To become an Entrant into the competition with a chance of winning a prize, entrants must register an account, correctly answer the question/s and pay any entry fee. The website will not indicate whether the question/s has/have been answered correctly or incorrectly. No question that is answered incorrectly will win a prize.
4.2To become an Entrant into the competition with a chance of winning a prize, entrants must register an account and pay any entry fee.
4.3Entrants may enter the Competition for free by sending an unenclosed postcard by First Class Post to 9 Brincliffe Hill, Sheffield, S11 9DF. The postcard must bear the Entrant’s name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address. The postcard must not be enclosed in an envelope or other packaging and the Entrant must retain a proof of posting. Only one entry will be accepted per postcard. Any postcard received which does not comply with the foregoing requirements will be disregarded.
4.4Postal entries must be received within 3 working days from the date of completion of the competition.
4.5Postal entries are not included in the Minimum Number of entries but will have an identical chance of winning any prize.
4.6All communications, including electronic and paper entries, concerning the competition will become the property of the Organisers once the entry has been confirmed and will not be returned.
4.7All Entry Fees will be maintained in a Competition bank account held by the Organisers until the Winner of the Competition has been determined. The funds in this account will not be used for any purpose that is not associated with the operation of the competition.
4.8After payment has been submitted and confirmed via the Website, or where a valid free entry has been received, each Entrant will be eligible to be provided with a Unique Reference Link (URL), that they can share online to become eligible for additional Entries that can be made for free via the Competition Website. Such free entries are earned by generating ticket sales among their social network. The Entrant can earn 1 free Entry for every 5 paid entry received using their Unique Reference Link (URL). The Entrant may track their accumulated free Entries through their private account on the Competition website.

5.Close of competition
5.1The Competition will close on the date that is indicated on the Competition Website.
5.2If at the closing date the number of paid entries is equal to or greater than the Minimum number of entries, the Prize will be awarded to the Winner and a cash prize of £3,000 will be awarded to the Entrant who has generated the highest number of ticket sales, a cash prize of £2,000 will be awarded to the Entrant who has generated the second highest number of ticket sales and a cash prize of £1,000 will be awarded to the Entrant who has generated the third highest number of ticket sales as per clause 3.7.
5.3If the number of non-postal entries is less than the Minimum number of entries, the Alternate Prize will be awarded, however the additional cash prize as set out in clause 3.7 shall not be awarded.

6.The Competition – Awarding the Prize
6.1The process to determine the Winner will begin four days after the closing date and a final decision will be made within 28 days of that date.
6.2The Organisers’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into about the result of the Competition following the determination of the Winner.
6.3The Organisers will arrange for a draw to be conducted from all of the valid entries, using a random number generator or raffle ball machine that has been verified as appropriate for use.
6.4The Organisers will announce the identity of the Winner during a live stream of the draw and will further advise the Winner of their status within 5 working days of the announcement. A Winner must communicate acceptance of the prize within 14 days of being sent such a confirmation by the Organisers. If no confirmation of acceptance is received with 14 days of notice being given to the Winner, the Organisers shall be entitled to award the Prize to another entrant (The Alternate Winner). The Alternate Winner will be selected by drawing another entry at random in the same method as described above. The Alternate Winner shall have 5 days from notification by the Organisers to communicate their acceptance of the Prize. This paragraph shall also apply in the case that the Alternate Winner cannot be contacted.
6.5The Winner agrees to use best endeavours to ensure that the transfer of title occurs as swiftly as possible and must co-operate with the Organisers in the arrangements for such.
6.6The Winner agrees to allow photographs to be taken of them and the prize, with such to used at the discretion of the Organisers for publicity purposes connected with future competitions for a period of 12 calendar months from the date of the close of the competition.
6.7In the event that the Winner does not accept the prize within a period of 14 days from the date of being informed of the winning status, the Organisers may award the prize to another entrant using the process described at 6.5. This paragraph shall also apply If the Winner is or becomes ineligible to win the prize, fails to comply with the terms and conditions, or cannot proceed with completion on the house within 3 calendar months from the date of the draw.
6.8The Organisers reserve the right to cancel the Competition at any time either before or after entries have been sold. If the Competition is cancelled other than in the circumstances described at 7.10 below, the Organisers will return the Entry Fees to each Entrant (either by bank card refund or by cheque and in one combined payment where several entries have been made by an Entrant).
6.9Notwithstanding anything contained within these terms and conditions, the Organisers reserve the right to refuse to accept or consider an entry where the Organisers consider it prudent to do so in the interests of preventing crime, protecting vulnerable persons or promoting social responsibility. Any refund of entry fees will be solely at the Organisers’ discretion where an entry is refused under this paragraph.
6.10Where an Entry Fee is returned for whatever reason, the Organisers shall have no further liability to the Entrant or to any other person.
6.11The Winner agrees to provide a copy of their passport or driving licence (or equivalent identification) to confirm their identity.
6.12The Winner may be required to travel to the a nominated solicitors office in order to sign a transfer deed to transfer the property into the Winner’s name.

7.Limitations
7.1The Organisers make no representation or warranty as to the Valuation or the Prize, the physical or cosmetic condition or its ability to be re-sold. Entrants should make and rely on their own enquiries and legal advice about the Prize before entering the Competition.
7.2Save for death or personal injury the Organisers, their servants or agents will not be liable for any loss (including economic loss) suffered to or sustained by any person or property as a result of any act or omission of the Organisers, their agents or servants.
7.3The Organisers accept no liability for errors or omissions contained within the Prize details, description or specification or any other part of the Website. It is the responsibility of each Entrant (and in particular the Winner) to satisfy him/herself as to the accuracy of any such details and/or any content of this website.
7.4The Organisers will not be liable for any loss suffered by an Entrant as a result of incomplete entries, delayed or failed communications or for any loss suffered as a result of use of the Website or social media platforms.
7.5The Organisers do not accept responsibility for entries which they do not receive due to failures in computer systems, other malfunctions, high Internet traffic, hardware failure, software failure, server faults or any other reason. It is the responsibility of Entrants to contact the Organisers if they do not receive the combined confirmation E-Mail and receipt as described above within 5 days of the submission of any Entry.
7.6These competition rules shall not create or be construed as creating any form of contract, joint venture or other agreement between any Entrant and the Organiser.
7.7An entry shall be declared void (without any refund being given) if the entrant engages in: (a) any form of fraud, whether actual or apparent; (b) fraudulent misrepresentation; (c) fraudulent concealment; (d) hacking or interference with the proper functioning of the website, any software utilised by the Organisers or any data that is held in association with the competition; or (e) amending, or unauthorised use of, any of the code that constitutes the Website.
7.8The Organisers accept no responsibility for any changes in the Winner’s personal financial position or circumstances following the Property Transfer, including but not limited to the reassessment of any welfare or state benefits or tax credits, or any income or asset based liability to any third party. The Organisers are not liable for any taxes, fees or payments that the Winner may be liable to pay on receiving the Prize. Entrants should make and rely on their own enquiries and legal advice about the Prize before entering the Competition.
7.9The Organisers reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time and for any reason. Where any term or condition is modified, the Organisers will notify all entrants of the nature of the change by publishing them on the Competition website and by notification to any email or social media address that is registered on the Entrant’s account. Any changes will not have effect until a period of 7 days has passed from the date of publication. Where any entrant reasonably refuses to accept any new term or condition, that person may withdraw from the competition by notifying the Organisers in writing no later than 7 days after publication of the notification of change. In such instances, the Organisers shall refund any entry fee that has been paid by the withdrawing Entrant.
7.10In the instance of an occurrence caused by circumstances outside the reasonable control of the Organiser resulting in the cancelation or postponement of the competition or the award of a prize, including without limitation; an act of God, act of terrorism, material threat of an act of terrorism, fire, flood, explosion, civil commotion or disturbance, war, storm, earthquake, strike, lock-out, or other industrial action, insurrections or riots, pandemic or epidemic, change in law, prohibition or imposition of requirements by any governmental body, Entrants accept that any prize awarded may be delayed or withdrawn.

8.Application of law
8.1The Entrants and the Organisers agree that the Competition, its administration and all associated activities are governed by English Law and the Organisers and Entrants recognise that the County or High Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising out of the Competition or its administration.
8.2Service of documents may be effected by delivering them through first class post to the Organisers at:

9 Brincliffe Hill,
Sheffield,
S11 9DF

8.3No arrangements for visitors exist at either address, except at the express discretion of the Organisers.