Submitted by M Osman on Thursday 20th May 2021
Published on Thursday 3rd June 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Friday 3rd December 2021
Current Signatures: 6
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Create a specific criminal offence for failing to provide a reliable survey
The Government must urgently introduce a specific criminal offence for property surveyors/engineers who knowingly make/legitimise inaccurate/misleading reports, to ensure impartiality and reliability.
Without stricter penalties, there is potential for conflicts of interest, danger of undermining evidence & using misleading information as reports & information generated by them are treated as indisputable. In 2017 the High Court found an expert unreliable & lacking independence, which demonstrates that surveyors/structural engineers do not always perform their roles to the highest standard: https://hsfnotes.com/litigation/2017/07/24/high-court-finds-expert-unreliable-and-lacking-independence
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