When a client is unhappy with their surveyors’ work they often do not know where to turn.
While they can bring a complaint against a surveyor to The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the National Association of Valuers and Surveyors this does allow financial compensation to be brought in the law courts.
We are here to help you bring professional negligence claims against surveyors so that you can be appropriately financially compensated.
Very often a professional negligence claim against a surveyor will relate to property valuations or surveys. The consequence of this can often causes particular upset as it frequently relates to a family home.
Our no nonsense approach means that we help deliver fast and cost-effective results for our clients to ensure you are properly financially recompensed.
We have a broad range of funding options available for professional negligence claims against surveyors which are listed below.
When is there a professional negligence claim against a surveyor?
Surveyors must ensure that they use reasonable care and skill when undertaking work for a client and if they fall below this expected level of service there may be a professional negligence claim.
Professional negligence claims against surveyors include:
- a failure to value a property correctly
- not making sufficient enquiries as required
- producing an inadequate or defective report
- a failure to observe obvious defects to the property
- a failure to notify that there may be a need for further investigation
For there to be a viable claim the claimant must have suffered financial loss as a result of the professional negligence.
What is the process for bringing a Professional Negligence Claim?
The first thing our team will do is to meet with you in person or hold a conference call by telephone. Our aim is to understand in brief terms, what you say has happened, why you say there has been negligence by your adviser, what the loss is you have suffered and whether you may have a claim against your adviser.
At this stage, we will ask you to send us documents to evidence the negligence. For example, if the claim is against a firm of solicitors we will request documents which evidences the negligent act; such as incorrect or inaccurate advice or a solicitor’s failure to comply with a deadline which had a detrimental financial effect upon you.
Once we have received this documentation we will then advise you as to whether we think you have a claim.
Funding a Claim for Professional Negligence
Having represented clients in Professional Negligence claims for over 100 years, we have an array of funding options available. These include:
- Conditional Fee Agreements (No win, No Fee)
- Damages Based Agreements
- Third Party Funding
- Hybrid Conditional Fee Agreements (Part paid, part CFA)
- Traditional Funding
We will advise you which option is the most appropriate for you in the circumstances.