L&TR V12I6 (Nov. 2008)

DILAPIDATIONS COMMUNITY IN CONFLICT

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A review of the vigerous and heated dilapidations community debate of whether the RICS Dilapidations Guidance Note (5th Ed., 2008) adequately provide procedural ''best practice'' guidance that was in keeping with the obligations and objectives of the CPR..

L&TR V13I4 (Jul. 2009)

ENGAGING WITH DILAPIDATIONS: A QUESTION OF ETHICS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

In June 2008, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (the RICS) published the latest version of the ''Dilapidations Guidance Note'' (5th edn), (the Guidance Note). Following publication, there was an ongoing debate over some aspects of the Guidance Note with some surveyors, solicitors and even members of the judiciary expressing concerns at the clarity, quality and accuracy of the RICS guidance in a few key areas, notably ethical standards and surveyor terms of engagement.

 

L&TR V14I1 (JAN. 2010)

DILAPIDATIONS REPRESENTATIONS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article exploring the relevance of the Fthe Fraud Act 2006 and the criminal offence risk that surveyors might be exposed take if making misrepresnetations whilst acting on a dilapidations dispute.

L&TR V14I5 (Sept. 2010)

CAN COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DILAPIDATIONS SURVEYORS EVER BE "ECONOMICAL WITH THE TRUTH"?

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

A review of professional and ethical standards of conduct representations following the publication by the RICS of a QC opinion in which it was asserted  that surveyors acting on a dilapidation dispute were permitted “Economies with the truth” in their professional representations.

L&TR V15I3 (May 2011)

DILAPIDATIONS - LANDLORDS COST AND FEES

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article that considers the fundemental importance of considering the issue of recoverability of fees and costs at the early stages of any action.

L&TR V15I6 (Nov. 2011)

DILAPIDATIONS - LIABILITY FOR RECOVERABILITY OF SURVEYOR FEES AND COSTS

Co-authored by our Director, Keith I Firn:

 

An article that reviews the legal guidance on liability for professional fees in dilapidations claims and explores why many dilapidations damages claims include claims for landlord's professional fees that are pursued on a misleading and erroneous basis.