As a result of the latest RICS correspondence, Paragon will now in specific instances and following all Government guidance, undertake building surveys on behalf of clients in unoccupied buildings whilst following strict conditions of inspection. Paragon will continue to monitor this protocol on an ongoing basis.
Paragon has updated its procedures and protocol for building survey inspections in line with the current RICS and UK Government guidelines.
These changes only relate to building surveys – and specifically to surveys of unoccupied buildings.
It does not set out any procedures for the survey of occupied buildings which for Paragon, remain strictly prohibited until further notice.
This protocol does not apply to Paragon Project Monitoring, Project Management or Cost Management related inspections which are also prohibited until further notice.
On such projects all surveyors will continue to work remotely with valuation analysis via photographic, video and written evidence provided by Developers and/or Contractors.
RICS Guidance and Paragon Insurance:
This update has been prepared with full regard to the professional guidance provided by the RICS here.
Paragon Director Authorisation:
A Paragon building surveying Director or Shareholder will be required to authorise any building survey. This will only be granted once the protocol and conditions outlined below have been referenced, checked and he / she is satisfied that all updated procedures will be adopted.
In order to undertake an inspection, the following conditions of inspection must apply and have been confirmed in writing to Paragon by the instructing client:
o Eye protection
o Disposable gloves
o Disposable NHS grade face mask
Paragon will continue to monitor and update the above protocol and procedures as and when further guidance is made available by both the RICS and the UK Government.