Published: 01/06/2016

Welcome to the May Edition of our monthly review.  It has been a month of much merriment and networking and we also managed to get on Parliament TV.

 The whole team enjoyed a Go Ape outing and barbeque in Battersea Park.  We were lucky with the weather (it rained ferociously before and after our tree top excitement) and everyone managed to get round the course unscathed and within a very impressive 2 hours 16 minutes.  There were a couple of notable obstacles that were particularly tricky and the “Keeping Your Balance When a Fall Seemed Inevitable” prize went to Elliot Clarke who knocked out some serious shapes whilst hanging on to one of the “Extreme” crossings.

 The winner of our caption competition (Harris Associates Twitter) went to SLC solicitors whose winning entry “Although feeling sheepish before #EcoBuild @HarrisAssociat1 are now against being fleeced by poor builds.” was a hit with the judges. 

 Steven and Matthew enjoyed a networking event at the Royal Thames Yacht Club hosted by Carpe Diem Property and on the same evening Shaun was VIP guest at the Property Week RESI Awards held at the Grosvenor House Hotel.  Well done to all the winners and thanks to Property Week for the invitation.

 May also saw a Harris Associates publication feature in a televised debate at the Houses of Parliament. Matthew has been working on a case where Harris Associates are representing a number of residents who own houses (that are less than 10 years old) and that are suffering from multiple building fabric and services failures.  The forensic and meticulous approach adopted by Matthew in carrying out his investigations and the publication of his report formed a vital source of information and evidence that MP’s debated.  Specifically the debate centred around the effectiveness of those bodies responsible for providing warranties for new build schemes and how improvements might be considered in the context of signing off new schemes as being Building Regulations compliant.  Radio interviews soon followed for Matthew and there are rumours that he is to be invited to appear on local television. 

 And last but not least, Mazhar and Andrew completed the Tough Mudder course in a superb time of 2 hours 10 minutes Raising  £380  for Brain Tumour Research. Well done chaps.