The First Schedule of Subsidiary Legislation 390.01 establishes the Code of Professional Conduct for members of the profession. The Council of the Kamra tal-Periti is duty-bound to enforce the code among all members of the profession in the interests of the general public and the profession itself.
- A member must not hold, assume or consciously accept a position in which his interest is in conflict with his professional duty.
- A member is remunerated solely by his professional fees payable by his clients and/or by his salary payable by his employer. He is debarred from any other source of remuneration in connection with the works and duties entrusted to him. It is the duty of a member to uphold and apply the scale of professional charges payable to architects and civil engineers as per Tariff K of Schedule A to the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure.
- A member may allow signed illustrations and descriptions of his work to be published in the press, but he shall not give monetary consideration for such insertions.
- A member must not attempt to supplant another member, nor must he compete with another architect by means of a reduction of fees or by other inducements.
- A member, on being approached or instructed to proceed with professional work upon which another member was previously employed, shall notify the fact to such architect.
- No member shall use his position on any board granting building licences in order to obtain for himself a permit to carry out works.
- In all cases of dispute between building owner and contractor, a member must act in an impartial manner. He must interpret the conditions of a contract with entire fairness as between the building owner and the contractor.
- A member should not take part in an architectural and civil engineering competition in respect of which the Chamber has declared that members must not take part.
- A member, on handing over his practice to another member due to his having taken up a temporary or permanent full time employment with the Government, will not make use of his appointment to the advantages of the practice he has handed over.
If you wish to report or seek advice about unethical conduct by a member of the profession, please send an email to [email protected] providing as many details about the case as possible. Your complaint shall be immediately referred to the Council and shall be dealt with as swiftly as possible in strict confidence.