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The Week That Was - 24 June 2022

Published on 24 June 2022. By Alan Stone, Partner and Ben Goodier, Partner and Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Tom Green, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner and Zoe Eastell, Partner and Felicity Strong, Partner and Peter Mansfield, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 17 June 2022

Published on 17 June 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Alan Stone, Partner and Zoe Eastell, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner and Felicity Strong, Partner and Peter Mansfield, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 10 June 2022

Published on 10 June 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 1 June 2022

Published on 01 June 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 27 May 2022

Published on 27 May 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 20 May 2022

Published on 20 May 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 13 May 2022

Published on 13 May 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 6 May 2022

Published on 06 May 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 29 April 2022

Published on 29 April 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 22 April 2022

Published on 22 April 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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RICS Service Charge Code Consultation Commences

Published on 21 April 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Sophie Parkinson, Trainee Solicitor

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EWS1 update

Published on 11 April 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Lewis Manning, Trainee

A joint statement made by The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors ('RICS') and six major lenders has clarified the position of the lender and valuation industries with regard to fire safety remedial works and mortgage lending.

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The Week That Was - 8 April 2022

Published on 08 April 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 1 April 2022

Published on 01 April 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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RICS Article Series – Article 2

Published on 01 April 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Emma Wherry, Senior Associate and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate and Laura Sponti, Paralegal

In this series of articles, we explain the procedure for disciplinary investigations against chartered surveyors.

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The Week That Was - 25 March 2022

Published on 25 March 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 18 March 2022

Published on 18 March 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Valuers receive further clarity on External Walling Reviews

Published on 16 March 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Binta Balogun, Trainee

As reported in our previous post, December 2019 saw the launch of a new form, the EWS1, (External Wall System 1 form) to assist with the process of valuing properties within residential buildings. The main purpose of the form remains to simplify the process of determining whether works are required to a property in a multi-storey, multi-occupancy residential block, and to what extent any works may impact a property's value.

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The Week That Was - 11 March 2022

Published on 11 March 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 4 March 2022

Published on 04 March 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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The Week That Was - 25 February 2022

Published on 25 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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RICS PII market consultation – Is the feeling mutual? Have your say

Published on 21 February 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner

When WW1 ended, Britain started rebuilding. The Prime Minister of the day, Lloyd George, launched a campaign to build 'homes for heroes', due to concern over poor housing standards. Mass construction ensued with a new form of 'social housing' created, as well as growth in the private sector. As the housing sector developed, in 1921 the governing body for many surveyors, then known as the Chartered Auctioneers and Estate Agents Institute (CAEAI), but what is now known as the RICS, introduced a requirement for its members to have professional indemnity insurance with various Lloyd's syndicates.

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The Week That Was - 18 February 2022

Published on 18 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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RICS Article Series – Article 1

Published on 14 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Emma Wherry, Senior Associate and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate and Laura Sponti, Paralegal

In this series of articles, we explain the procedure for disciplinary investigations against chartered surveyors.

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The Week That Was - 11 February 2022

Published on 11 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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Still Knot so Weedy: RICS issues new guidance on Japanese Knotweed following consultation

Published on 10 February 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner

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The RICS has published its new guidance on Japanese Knotweed, following a period of consultation last summer.

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The Week That Was - 4 February 2022

Published on 04 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The scope of a valuer's duty post Manchester Building Society and Khan – the Privy Court's view

Published on 03 February 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner and Charles Underwood, Trainee Solicitor

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In Charles B Lawrence & Associates v Intercommercial Bank Ltd (Trinidad and Tobago) [2021] UKPC 30 , the Privy Council was tasked with applying the reformulated "scope of duty principle" derived from Manchester Building Society and Khan to a valuer's negligence claim in which the title to the secured land was also defective.

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Scope of duty and recovery of losses

Published on 01 February 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner

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A structural engineering designer is not under any duty to avoid or prevent damage to the reputation of a developer.

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Fire Risk Assessments - The latest developments

Published on 31 January 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner and Lucy Cadwallader, Associate

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The British Standards Institution has published PAS 9980:2022, the new code of practice for fire risk appraisals of external wall construction and cladding of existing blocks of flats.

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The Week That Was - 28 January 2022

Published on 28 January 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 21 January 2022

Published on 21 January 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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RICS revised Rules of Conduct – coming soon

Published on 17 January 2022. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner and Emrys Moore, Associate

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The RICS's new Rules of Conduct are due to come into force on 2 February 2022. The rules combine the previously separate codes for individuals and firms in force since 2007 with the Global Professional and Ethical Principles from 2009, with the intention of providing a single, concise summary of all relevant principles, in order to allow RICS member firms and clients to understand what good professional practice looks like.

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The Week That Was - 14 January 2022

Published on 14 January 2022. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 17 December 2021

Published on 17 December 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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Does it matter if "the price is right"?

Published on 16 December 2021. By Alexandra Anderson, Partner and Katharine Cusack, Partner

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The recent case of Serene Construction Ltd v Salata and Associates Ltd has offered further insight on the Courts' approach to claims against bank-appointed receivers where they are instructed to market and sell land.

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The Week That Was - 10 December 2021

Published on 10 December 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 3 December 2021

Published on 03 December 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 26 November 2021

Published on 26 November 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 19 November 2021

Published on 19 November 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 12 November 2021

Published on 12 November 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 5 November 2021

Published on 05 November 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 29 October 2021

Published on 29 October 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 22 October 2021

Published on 22 October 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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Construction Contracts Part 1 – Who is party to the contract?

Published on 11 October 2021. By Paul Smylie, Associate and Alan Stone, Partner and Tom Green, Partner

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It may at first sight appear difficult to imagine a scenario where works are performed and paid for but it is not clear who the parties to the contract are. Common sense would suggest that is simply the person or company who performs the work and the person or company who pays for it. However, it is not always readily discernible who those parties are, for example because payment is being made by a person or company who is not obtaining the benefit of the works or because a different party appears to be giving directions under the contract.

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The Week That Was - 8th October 2021

Published on 08 October 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 1 October 2021

Published on 01 October 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 24 September 2021

Published on 24 September 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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The Week That Was - 17 September 2021

Published on 17 September 2021. By Ben Goodier, Partner and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Welcome to The Week That Was, a round-up of key events in the construction sector over the last seven days.

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Sanctions and next steps

Published on 17 September 2021. By Emma Wherry, Senior Associate and Sarah O'Callaghan, Associate

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Further to our previous articles detailing the stages of the Architect Registration Board's (ARB) disciplinary process up to the Hearing, this final article considers the sanctions the PCC can impose and briefly considers what steps can be taken if an unfavourable decision is reached.

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