Duty to provide information

Pursuant to Section 27aa of the Dutch Architects’ Title Act, any architect registered in the Architects’ Register is held to inform anyone who submits a request for quotation about:
  • his/her relevant expertise and professional competence, including the completed continuing professional development activities;
  • the insurance cover of the performance of his/her work by a professional indemnity insurance company;
  • his/her rights and obligations with respect to the client and the assurance thereof;
  • his/her rights and obligations with respect to any third party, if that third party has designed the work referred to in the quotation or has ceased any activities that need to be resumed according to the quotation.

Compliance with the obligation to provide information is the sole responsibility of the registered architect. The Architects Registration Bureau does not have the authority to check this. It is, however, advisable to comply with the obligation to provide information, as this may become an issue in case of a dispute with a client. 

In order to fulfil the obligation to provide information, registered architects may use the model statement below.

 

 

 

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