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Professional Negligence Claims Against Surveyors

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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 negligence.

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 a surveyor’s negligence.

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Surveyors’ duty of care

Surveyors are able to tell you a number of things, such as whether there are any structural issues with the property you are buying, 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 service, like all professionals, they owe their clients a duty of care.

They are in danger of breaching this duty of care and causing 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. If this has happened to you, contact the specialist surveyor solicitors at Jones Whyte today.

We can support you through the process 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.

However, our team specialise in professional negligence claims against surveyors and we have the expertise and dedication necessary to ensure you have the best prospects of successfully pursuing compensation.

Whether your surveyor missed something important, or on the basis of their advice, caused you to overestimate the market value of your property, you can rely on the expert solicitors at Jones Whyte to obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible.

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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