Professional Negligence – Surveyors
Clients instruct the professional services of a surveyor with a view to getting some reassurance that property they seek to purchase has no hidden problems that might otherwise prevent them from proceeding. Despite the fact that there are different types of survey available on a property the client is entitled to expect a standard of professional care from a surveyor. Any competent surveyor would be expected to notice extensive damp and rot in those areas of the property covered by even the most basic survey. When these problems are missed the consequences for the purchaser is that the property could be worth considerably less than they paid for it whilst also having the significant additional expense of putting the defects right.
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 we can help?
You or a family member may have received advice from an surveyor. You might have instructed one to assist you with a new build, the purchase of a property, a renovation to your existing property or you might simply have sought their advice relating to a matter on which you relied and that you now consider to be incorrect. Even if you’ve discussed your concerns with your surveyor but you’re still not sure whether you have a possible claim for professional negligence please pick up the phone and call us for advice. You can do so by calling our FREEPHONE number 0800 213214.