Conveyancing is a specialised area of law and yet clients are citing examples of property lawyers who failed to carry out their obligations that can have far reaching consequences for buyers and sellers.
We have clients who have cited examples of conveyancing lawyers who failed to check the answers on a Property Information Form, failed to carry out basic local searches, check the existence of specific covenants or easements relating to the property and failed to offer proper advice on issues such as planning consent or even to have a survey before purchase.
Such errors can have a significant a effect on the whole transaction, usually involving hundreds of thousands of pounds and can devalue the re-sale value of the property. It could also create an obligation on the new owner that they neither wanted, or expected, and in extreme cases places them in a position where they have no alternative but to sell their dream home.
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 property negligence claim 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 we can help?
If you or a family member have received advice from a property lawyer that you consider to be incorrect, or you are not sure about your particular set of circumstances, and would like advice on a possible property negligence claim please pick up the phone and call our FREEPHONE number 0800 213214.