For most of us, our most important and valuable asset is our house. Whether you are buying, selling, developing or borrowing against your property, you will probably need a surveyor.
Building Surveyor Claims
Most professional negligence claims made against surveyors are when a building surveyor has failed to give proper advice to their client on a pre-purchase survey.
The surveyor’s role (depending on the type of survey purchased) is to view the property, report on any defects and the seriousness of these defects. This will allow you to make an informed decision about whether you want to continue with the purchase or if you want to reduce the offer you’ve made.
Valuation Surveyor Claims
Surveyors can also be used to give their valuation of land for development or for lending purposes. If your surveyor gives you an incorrect valuation, this could result in significant financial loses.
We have worked on all types of claims against surveyors and we have particular experience in negligence claims brought against surveyors instructed in the valuation of land for development.
You can read some of the cases our team have worked on by reading our case study page.
How do I know if I have a claim against my surveyor?
It can be difficult to know whether your surveyor has been negligent or not but we offer a free, 30 minute discussion with one of our professional negligence solicitors who can tell you if we think you have a claim.
Your surveyor owes you a contractual duty to meet the terms of the agreement or contract you have in place along with an implied duty to do their job with reasonable care and skill.
To make a claim for professional negligence, you’ll need to show that your surveyor breached that duty or contract and because of that breach, you suffered a financial loss. To provide compelling evidence of breach and loss it is usually necessary to obtain an expert report from a suitably qualified surveyor.
You can find out more about the Claims Process here.
Why Choose Meade King?
Our experienced team are here to help and they can put their many years of experience into helping you get the best resolution for your professional negligence claim.
If you’ve had an issue with your surveyor, we’ll give you a free 30 minute discussion with one of our solicitors to discuss the circumstances and allow us to find out what the issues are in greater detail.
Most professional negligence claims settle before they go to trial. We can give you help and advice about any offers to settle you might get throughout the claim.
How Can I Pay for A Claim Against a Surveyor?
Before you decide whether to go ahead with making a professional negligence claim against a surveyor, it’s really important that you understand the options that are available for paying for the claim.
There are a number of options open to you and we will talk them through with you in detail. We can help you decide which option is the best one for you.
Call us on 0117 926 4121 for a free 30 minute consultation or make a free enquiry online.