A failure to plan correctly can incur substantial costs – in the worst cases, the structural integrity of the building might be affected or the work carried out without planning permission, leading to it being torn down.

Whether you are facing one of these worst-case scenarios, or have had to pay out to put right any incorrect designs, mistakes in construction work or administrative errors caused by the architect’s negligence, our professional negligence solicitors can help.

Fill in our online enquiry form on this page or call our professional negligence solicitors in Leeds, Sheffield and York on 0333 323 5292 and we will be happy to advise on whether you are likely to have a successful claim of professional negligence by an architect.

Claims against Architects Explained

Architects provide a professional service which requires considerable knowledge, skills and expertise. Because of this they are held to high standards – just like solicitors, financial advisors and doctors.

When an architect fails to uphold these high standards, the results can be catastrophic, leading to properties becoming unstable, new construction work being pulled down or plans altered, or even just extra admin costs due to having to apply for retrospective planning permission or building regulations approval.

Professional negligence claims against architects are a way to recover those costs as well as taking direct action against the architect to prevent them making the same mistakes again in future.

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Speak to our professional negligence solicitors today about making a negligence claim against an architect. You can call us on the number below or fill in the enquiry form on this page and one of our solicitors in Sheffield, York or Leeds will get back to you promptly regarding your possible professional negligence claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much compensation will I receive?

It depends on your case but compensation for architect professional negligence can be substantial, especially if you have faced significant costs to put their mistakes right. Many architects have professional indemnity insurance to cover negligence claims, which can pay you the full amount you are awarded.

How can I prove my architect was negligent?

Proving professional negligence by an architect often just involves a second opinion by another reputable architect, who can confirm that in their opinion, the negligent architect failed to carry out their job correctly. Negligence can include both mistakes and also omissions, so if your architect missed something completely, that can still be grounds for a claim.

Does the building need to be damaged to make a negligence claim against the architect?

No! Many professional negligence claims against architects are nothing to do with the standard of the build itself. Cases can range from a lack of planning permission, to completed builds signed off without the correct approval, and other examples of poor professionalism rather than a poor finished product.

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