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An architect cannot guarantee that your dream will come true

Buildings, and houses in particular, are not just bricks and mortar: they can be the stuff of dreams to some. If the dream turns into a nightmare, because a negligent surveyor failed to detect the signs of structural movement, or because the dodgy builder bodged the extension, or because the architect was reckless as to budget, can disillusioned householders claim compensation for the distress and frustration of their rude awakening?

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