Solicitors for surveyor negligence
At Taylor Rose we have a dedicated team of Professional Negligence lawyers. They are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) and deal with all types of professional negligence claims. Our specialist lawyers are quick to assess the facts and the evidence and in many cases we are able to take on a claim on a no win no fee basis.
Like other professionals, surveyors owe a duty of care when undertaking the work. If they make a mistake and are negligent, this may give rise to a loss to you which means you could have a claim for professional negligence against them. In addition, they are members of a professional body, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Examples of surveyor negligence
- Failing to correctly value a property
- Failing to identify potential defects in a property;
- In the case of a specialist surveyor, failing to report adequately on the extent of identified/suspected defects (damp/asbestos/Japanese Knotweed)
- Failing to notice and report on subsidence or other structural issues.
- Over or under valuing a property
These are just a few of the more common types. Each case will turn on its own facts.
Surveyors provide different reports depending on the property you are buying. They are
- A Mortgage Valuation Report
- A Homebuyer Report
- A Building Survey.
The reports go into different levels of detail and depending on the report requisitioned, will determine the responsibilities of the surveyor. This is important and often misunderstood.
It is important on each case to understand what the duty owed by the surveyor was and being able to prove they have breached that duty and as a consequence you have suffered a loss.
At Taylor Rose we understand that these situations can be stressful and worrying. We understand the concerns and the issues and will provide you with an honest view on your case. We will tell it as it is.
There are strict time periods within which a claim must be presented to the court (The Limitation Period). This is 6 years from the date of the negligence or 3 years from when you knew or ought to have known you have suffered a loss. The earlier you contact us the better.