Re: Re: My architect won’t listen to me.
architects working under an RIAI contract are usually paid in stages, which amount to stages 1, 2 and 3 up to planning which can be invoiced at various times in design development and the planning process.
Right. But is the payment normally demanded before the stage is done, during the stage, or after it is done?
if you can document where the errors on the part of the architect have taken place and where your concerns as a client have been raised, you may get some satisfaction from the institute in the form of an informal arbitration on what is fair in this case.
I’ve kept every email and piece of correspondence.
So if the project doesn’t getting Planning Permission you don’t pay?
No thats incorrect, as I already explained.
I don’t want to give him any more money until he starts listening to my requests, and actually produces something I want. Last time I paid him he proceeded down his own path and ignored or laughed off my complaints about what he was doing. Obviously he was secure in the knowledge that he had my money and I couldn’t do a thing about it. I don’t want that to happen again.
This has taken 4 months already, and I have nothing to show for it.