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Professional Negligence – Estate Agents

Estate Agents do not have to be professionally qualified but those that are, because of their membership of an association of regulatory body such as the National Association of Estate Agents, are likely to have professional indemnity insurance.

Enquiries relating to allegations of negligence by Estate Agents normally arise where the property has been marketed for sale at a price that is either too high or too low. A ‘For Sale’ price set too high or too low could make it such that a sale is either never achieved or is significantly delayed. Some allegations of professional negligence have also arisen because Estate Agents have giving clients incorrect legal advice. Other allegations of professional negligence could arise where an Estate Agent has misrepresented a property, or may have misled a potential buyer, causing financial loss.

What is the Harris Fowler approach?

At Harris Fowler we make a very careful assessment of the legal issues involved to establish what the allegations are against the professional, what advice was given, in what form, why that advice might have been wrong and what losses were suffered by the client as a result. The basic aim of pursuing a professional negligence action is to put our client into the position they would likely to have been in had the professional not breached the duty owed to that client.

How can we help?

If you or a family member may have received advice from an Estate Agent that you feel was negligent or you relied on their advice which you now consider to be incorrect, or you’re simply not sure whether you have a possible claim for professional negligence, please pick up the phone and call us. You can do so either by calling our FREEPHONE number 0800 213214.

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