We read with interest a letter from the 'Unattached Architects UK' (AJ 26.2.98) and the three previous issues with letters from Andrew James, Keith Snook and David Yorke.
We believe there is a genuine grassroots concern among architects about PII, in particular because of the new proposed ARB and RIBA requirements.
But there is an 'alternative PII' for all architects, whether large, small or part-time, and where you do not have to belong to an organisation or become a member to qualify.
It is offered at competitive rates, has a wide-ranging policy wording, low excesses with download proposals available on the Internet via 'www.pro-ii.com', and an eleventhhour quote service where current policies due for renewal can be compared with those available on the open market within a five-hour turnaround.
We also provide free advice on policy wordings, claims procedures and opinions on collateral warranties, with concessional rates for legal services available via Reynold Porter Chamberlain, one of the UK's leading firms of solicitors handling professional-negligence claims, for more in-depth matters.
Where do you obtain this facility?
Well, you might try looking at the AJ classified section - we have been there for years!
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