The ARB‘s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) has issued Lawrence Stephen Nardi from Basingstoke, Hampshire with a reprimand after failure to provide adequate terms of engagement
Lawrence Stephen Nardi had been instructed to assist his clients with the reconfiguration and extension of their home.
He accepted that he failed to provide adequate terms of engagement at any point throughout the project, instead only supplying his clients with a brief outline of his service and costs.
Those terms failed to comply with the standard of terms contained with Standard 4.4 of the Architects Code, which he accepted amounted to UPC.
‘Misunderstandings and confusion’
Lawrence Stephen Nardi waived his right to have his case heard at a public hearing and agreed a decision could be made by the PCC on the papers alone.
In considering the case, the PCC noted that Lawrence’s failure to provide adequate terms of engagement was serious and led to misunderstandings and confusion around any constraints or limitations on the responsibilities of the parties.
The PCC accepted Lawrence’s admission and insight into his failings, along with his good disciplinary history and considered a reprimand to be the appropriate disciplinary order to impose.