The RICS has published an article about Hart v Large, written by the law firm RPC. The article looks at the facts of the Hart v Large case, and addresses surveyors’ duties, following the ruling, in context of the new RICS Home Survey Standard which is due to come into force on 1 March 2021. Concerning surveyors’ duties, the key areas covered include:
- Expertise and type of survey
- Further investigations
- Professional Consultants Certificates
- Continuing obligations
It points out that this case turned on the unusual facts and does not represent a departure from the principles governing the measure of loss in claims made against surveyors. However, the Home Survey Standard gives surveyors an opportunity to review their duties and obligations when carrying out building surveys of any kind.