We used a French architect to draw up plans for our renovation but once we reached Dossier Consultation des Entreprises we stopped and went on our own with our main contractor and the structural engineer.
Every year since the architect asks us to tell him how much we have spent on the work in the previous year.
I enquired last year and he said it was for insurance purposes. He's asked again this year and I am considering whether I have to provide this information and for how long for. Given the renovation will continue over a number of years in the future this seems a bit of a pain to have to keep answering this question.
Anyone else had this? Any architects out there can tell me is it really necessary? I can't be that he is after any additional fees can it? After all his fees were based on his estimate of the works which I found staggeringly high and I can happily say that our actual costs have come in a lower than his estimates!!