I have been approached by an unhappy client to take over a project from another architect with whom there is a growing dispute. It is becoming messy—poor drawings, construction overruns, non-payment, etc. What do I need to do?
You must first decide if it is worthwhile for you to take over any project by assessing all circumstances. This is an important step since taking over a project means you assume full responsibility for it as if it were your own, from its inception to completion. You are also entitled to enter into a “clean” agreement with the client, i.e., with all outstanding matters between the original architect or licensed interior designer resolved as a condition precedent to beginning your own work.
For additional information, please refer to Practice Bulletin PB-06 Succession
and follow the recommended protocols.
Statute of Limitations
Use of Seal
Copyright - Unauthorized Use of Documents
Assignment of Copyright and Moral Rights
Unauthorized Practice Reporting
Licensed Interior Designer Scope of Work
Withholding Schedule C's
Preparing a Design for an RFP Response or Interview
Disputes and Duty of Care
Work Without a Contract
Right to Title