In the aftermath of the recession the building surveying profession started a “professional” spiral down by undercutting each other on fees (and services provided) which remains today. This resulted in developers and builders dictating to building surveyors their fees and the anticipated “desired results” after checking the documentation. Limitations are set on the services to be provided, the fees do not cover the building surveyor’s statutory obligations under the Act/Regulations.
Hendry has not participated in providing fee proposals where fees and services are driven down to such low levels.