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Create a specific criminal offence for failing to provide a reliable survey

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)

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Criminal ~ Danger ~ Ensure ~ Government ~ High Court ~ independence ~ Penalty ~ property ~ The Government

Petition Action

Create a specific criminal offence for failing to provide a reliable survey

Petition Details

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.

Additional Information

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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