We need to talk. For me to act in your best interests I need to understand what you want to do and what you want to get out of it. That will help me to work out what I need to do, and how I need to do it, to help bring that about. All projects, large or small, start this way.
I then provide you with a written summary of what I can do for you, together with a fee proposal for that work. As a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute all my work is subject to the Institute’s code of conduct. That introduces some formalities, which are there to protect your interests.
The best time to get me involved is at the beginning, when my advice on options, strategy and tactics can help inform your emerging ideas about what you want to do. But don’t worry if you have already been planning your project for some time. I can come on board at any time, joining an existing development team or bringing with me a team of relevant professionals. In fact, I can get involved for the first time when a project has been refused permission and is at appeal. I can also help in cases when the council have called round to ask why something has been done without permission.
At whatever stage I do become involved, once on board I can give you regular updates on progress and I can be on hand to answer any questions you may have.