Edited by temp, 15 November 2015 - 06:00 PM.
Bankrupt Architect - would you use?
Posted 15 November 2015 - 05:59 PM
Posted 15 November 2015 - 07:45 PM
A structural warrant covers defects but as one forum member here posted, good luck making a claim. Unfortunately, it helps to sell the house in the first 10 years.
Posted 15 November 2015 - 11:23 PM
Posted 16 November 2015 - 06:33 AM
Posted 16 November 2015 - 03:21 PM
I can easily see how an architect might have been done over on just a handful of jobs and being forced to default on mortgages, car payments etc because of contractors not honoring contractual payment terms.
The architect is probably trying to rebuild his business without the aid of finance, so if he is an 'Architect' he will need to be RIBA/ARB registered and carry PII, There is the 1st couple of thousand in running costs before you have even put pen to paper let alone software licenses, computers, printers, internet and phone, stationery, accounting for non paid time seeing people etc. to win projects. An Architectural Technologist has to be CIAT registered and also carry PII although is required to be solvent, if not there has to be a good case to enable him/her to operate as a registered practice. I would imagine RIBA/ARB operate similarly.
CML certificates are backed up by the Architects/Technologists PI insurance, so providing their PII covers this, which most do they should be fine to use. I have found warranty providers, particularly those from NHBC a necessary evil for developers looking to sell homes, but useless when the customer wants to claim for defective workmanship.
Edited by joiner, 16 November 2015 - 04:02 PM.