I’m pleased to report that that the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has brokered a deal with the RICS to settle complaints against FMB members.

However, by its very nature it only applies to FMB members and not all builders, which is further proof, if any were needed, that trade associations offer the best protection for builders. Mr Danieli’s suggestion of a plain English contract is another service the FMB provides. You can download it for free from the FMB website.  

Brian Berry, director of external affairs, Federation of Master Builders