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Professional Negligence Claims Against Surveyors, Scotland

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Buying a house is one of the biggest purchases you will ever make, whether it is a place to live or an investment. As with any high value purchase, you want to be sure that you are fully informed before making it.

That is why it is sensible to instruct a surveyor to carry out an in-depth assessment of the property and identify any defects.

The surveyor will also provide advice on the effect any problems with the property will have on you, such as the need to pay for repairs. In most cases, surveyors will do their job with no problems.

If they provide a substandard service, you may be in a position where you have to sue a surveyor for a professional negligence claim.

The expert solicitors at Jones Whyte are on hand to help you pursue compensation for any loss you may have incurred as a result of surveyor negligence.

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Surveyors’ duty of care

A surveyors report is able to tell you a number of things, such as whether there are any structural issues with the residential property or commercial property you are buying. For example like a chimney stack about to fall down, or whether there are any minor (or major) repairs that will need to be carried out.

In delivering their services, surveyors, like all professionals, owe their clients a duty of care and must demonstrate the skill level expected of a competent surveyor.

They are in danger of breaching their surveyor’s duty of care and causing financial loss to their clients if their service falls below the professional standards expected.

If you have instructed a surveyor prior to purchasing a property and that surveyor missed defects in the property or overvalued the property, this can result in significant financial loss to you due to surveyor negligence. If this has happened to you, contact the specialist surveyor negligence solicitors at Jones Whyte today.

We can support you through the legal process and your claim against a surveyor and ensure it is resolved in your favour.

Suing a surveyor – negligence claims

At Jones Whyte, we understand that suing a surveyor for negligence can be a daunting task. To make a compensation claim for surveyor negligence, you must take legal action.

Our team specialise in surveyor negligence compensation claims, we have the expertise and dedication necessary to ensure you have the best prospects of successfully pursuing compensation.

Whether your surveyor fails to notice something important, or on the basis of their advice, caused you to overestimate the market value of your property causing incorrect valuations, you can rely on the expert solicitors at Jones Whyte to carry out your surveyor negligence claim and obtain the maximum amount of financial compensation possible.

Contact us to discuss your options with our professional negligence lawyer, find out what we can do to help.

Contact us to discuss your options and find out what we can do to help.

Other disputes

At Jones Whyte, our professional negligence lawyers are part of the disputes team.

We have experience with many types of disputes, including:

We can also help if you are defending a court action.

Whatever sort of dispute you are involved in, contact Jones Whyte. Our expert lawyers will be able to support you throughout the process, as we seek a beneficial resolution.

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