2007-A109-15

BRING IT INTO SHARPER FOCUS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A review of the 'consultation draft' of the 5th Edition of the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Note.

2007-10-13

KEEP A SENSE OF PROPORTION

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A look at the guiding principle behind claims and the factors that surveyors need to bear in mind when assessing loss.

2007-10-20

ATTEND TO THE DETAILS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A look at the need for surveyors to undertake comprehensive due diligence when seeking to provide dilapidations consultancy and expert professional services.

2007-10-27

METHODS THAT CAN FALL SHORT

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A review of commonplace surveyor practices and a suggestion that Chartered Surveyors should not rely on an overly formulaic valuation approach when appraising the quantum of loss.

2008-07-12

IT'S OPEN TO DEBATE

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article exploring the need for more effective communication between lawyers and surveyors during the pre-action stages of a dilapidations dispute and the importance of working together as a team.

2008-09-20

HANDS OUT OF POCKETS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article examining why it could be said that misrepresentation in commercial dilapidations claims may arise from a conflict of interest and could result in fraud; and suggestions for steps to be taken within the dilapidations community if such malpractice is to be eradicated.

2008-12-19

REACH BREAKING POINT

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

Complete covenant compliance and break clauses are an explosive combination. This article examines the difficulties a tenant may face if it is slow to check its lease and appraise the clause obligations.

2009-01-17

OPEN THE DOOR TO CONFLICT

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

Replacing M&E plant, services and equipment is one of the most commonly disputed elements of the landlord and tenant relationship. This article discusses the effect that the issue can have upon service charges.

2009-09-26

MUTUAL INTERESTS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article questioning whether dilapidations disputes could become less frequent and less contentious following the introduction of the CPR Practice Direct on 'Pre-action conduct'

2012-07-14

ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An independent review of the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Note (6th Edition, 2012):

 

Part 1 of 2 - Is the guidance adequate and can it be developed further to benefit surveyors and their clients?

2012-07-28

PRINCIPLES OF LOSS AND RECOVERY

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An independent review of the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Note (6th Edition, 2012):

 

Part 2 of 2 - The extent of competent guidance to Chartered Surveyors on loss and liability for costs are considered?