Scope of quantity surveyor’s duty of care when valuing construction works – Dhamija & Anr v Sunningdale Joineries Ltd & OrsMarch 2011
In the case of Dhamija & Anr v Sunningdale Joineries Ltd & Ors  EWHC 2396 (TCC) the TCC considered whether a quantity surveyor owed a duty to only value work that had been properly executed by the contractor and was not obviously defective. The TCC refused to imply such a positive obligation on the quantity surveyor, and confirmed that a quantity surveyor is concerned with quantities and not the quality of the work carried out by the contractor; it is for the architect to notify the quantity surveyor of any defects in the work.
Paul Redfern and Kristina Vongas provide further details.
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