How to give professional advice to friends

Insurance & professional indemnity specialist Sarah Elderton offers guidance on what to do when friends approach you for professional property advice, while surveyor & building disputes expert Paul Greenwood tells a cautionary tale of a helping hand that soured a building project, a bank balance, and a relationship.

Deals, Disputes & Dilemmas: On the complicated business of dual fees

Following the publication of new TPO guidance on dual fees, designed to curb the rising number of disputes, veteran agent Trevor Abrahmsohn steers us through the labyrinthine world of inter-agency dealings, offering his thoughts on best practice, and harking back to a high-profile – and complex – case involving one of London’s finest mansions…