Clients should stipulate their budgets to designers and make them legally responsible for exceeding such budget.

A recent interesting legal judgement on Architects designing to a budget and the legal ramifications. Tap on top image for link to legal article.

Elaborate designs drawn up & planning applications continue to be made, irrespective of whether clients can realistically afford scheme. Designers walk away with their excessive fees irrespective of whether anything is actually built.

Unfair practices.