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14 SEP 2018

Mr Graham Newton MRICS - 28 September 2018

Disciplinary Panel Hearing
Case of Mr Graham Newton MRICS [0029017] Surrey, GU22

On

Friday 28 September 2018 at 10:00 hours BST

At

RICS, 55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AS

The formal charges are:

1. You failed to carry out your professional work in a timely manner and with proper regard for the standards of service and customer care expected of you in that you did not respond adequately and / or promptly to communications from Mr and Mrs B concerning their complaint.

Contrary to Rule 5 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action in accordance with Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

2. You did not inform your insurers of a claim / complaint made against you by Mr Bell within a reasonable time and / or when taking out any subsequent insurance policy.  In so doing you:

a.    Failed to adhere to your professional obligations

b.    Did not act with integrity in that you sought to conceal information which you knew you were obliged to tell the insurers.

Contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under RICS Bye-law 5.2.2(c)

3. You failed to cooperate adequately with RICS’ investigation of the complaint made by Mr and Mrs B.

Contrary to Rule 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action in accordance with Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

4. You failed to carry out your professional work in a timely manner and with proper regard for the standards of service and customer care expected of you in that you did not respond adequately and / or promptly to communications from Mr and Mrs R concerning their complaint.

Contrary to Rule 5 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007 

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

5. You did not inform your insurers of a claim / complaint made against you by Mr and Mrs R within a reasonable time.  In so doing you:

a.    Failed to adhere to your professional obligations

b.    Did not act with integrity in that you sought to conceal information which you knew you were obliged to tell the insurers.

Contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under RICS Bye-law 5.2.2(c)

6. Having had Professional Indemnity Insurance in place at the time of the complaint / claim being received from Mr and Mrs R you did not maintain your payments for your insurance, allowing the policy to lapse. You did not inform Mr and Mrs R that your Professional Indemnity Insurance had lapsed promptly, allowing them to continue to pursue a complaint / claim against you believing you had PII in place.  In so doing you:

a.    Failed to adhere to your professional obligations

b.    Did not act with integrity in that you sought to conceal information which you knew you should disclose.

Contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under RICS Bye-law 5.2.2(c)

7.You failed to cooperate adequately with RICS’ investigation of the complaint made by Mr and Mrs R.

Contrary to Rule 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

8. You failed to carry out your professional work in a timely manner and with proper regard for the standards of service and customer care expect of you in that you did not respond adequately and / or promptly to communications from Mr T concerning a complaint.

Contrary to Rule 5 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

9. You failed to cooperate adequately with RICS’ investigation of the complaint made by Mr T.

Contrary to Rule 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

10.  You did not inform your insurers of a claim made against you which resulted in a court judgment.  In so doing you:

a.    Failed to adhere to your professional obligations

b.    Did not act with integrity in that you sought to conceal information which you knew you were obliged to tell the insurers.

Contrary to Rule 3 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under RICS Bye-law 5.2.2(c)

11.  You failed to cooperate adequately with RICS’ investigation of a court judgment made against you.

Contrary to Rule 9 of the Rules of Conduct for Members 2007

Graham Newton is therefore liable to disciplinary action under Bye-Law 5.2.2(c)

Anyone wishing to attend should contact

Emma Jones
Regulatory Tribunal Executive
t +44 (0)20 7695 1676
e ejones@rics.org