Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Duncan Greenwood

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead

In many respects 2019 was a bit of a stagnant year for the property sector. On the residential side, transactional volumes were significantly depresse ...

Surveyors' update - January 2020

Surveyors' update - January 2020

Market Conditions 2020: What Lies Ahead Political uncertainty and economic concerns, both at home and abroad, coupled with the onward march of ...

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Government responds to the paper published by the Science and Technology Committee on Japanese Knotweed and the Built Environment

Following the Committee’s paper of 16 May 2019, the Government has welcomed the Committee’s findings, agreeing that Japanese knotweed (“JK”) may have ...

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

Seeds of Change - is Japanese knotweed undergoing a radical image overhaul?

With news that RICS is in the process of updating its guidance on how surveyors should deal with Japanese knotweed, the House of Commons Science and T ...

Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market - the government response

Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market - the government response

On 21 December 2017 the Department for Communities and Local Government released its formal response to its consultation aimed at tackling unfair prac ...

Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors [2017] UKSC 77

Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors [2017] UKSC 77

Tiuta International v De Villiers Surveyors [2017] UKSC 77 On 29 November the Supreme Court handed down judgment in the case of Tiuta International v ...

Ground rents: The calm before the storm?

Ground rents: The calm before the storm?

This is a topic which has received a huge amount of attention over the last 12 months, culminating in the government's consultation paper on leasehold ...

Professional Duties (scope), Experts (parameters) & Attribution of Risk

Professional Duties (scope), Experts (parameters) & Attribution of Risk

The recent decision of (1) The Governors and Company of the Bank of Ireland (2) Bank of Ireland (UK) plc -v- Watts Group plc [2017] EWHC 1667 (TCC) sh ...

Client verification - a narrow escape

Client verification - a narrow escape

Last month, a court dismissed a claim against an estate agent accused of breach of warranty of authority and negligence following the agent's role in ...

Time please - know your limits

Time please - know your limits

Although there has been a significant decline in claims against surveyors relating to valuations between 2007 and 2009, claims are still being made. D ...