Surveyors have a fairly specific remit and their reports can have a big impact on the value of a property and how much you pay to buy it, so when something goes wrong there can be considerable financial fallout too.
This can range from an inaccurate valuation, to errors in property boundaries, to failing to detect damp problems and other structural issues. Outcomes can be financial in lost value or additional costs, administrative in terms of getting boundaries redrawn, or structural if the building is discovered to be unsound.
Our professional negligence solicitors can advise you on negligence claims against surveyors, including the strength of your claim and how much compensation you might receive. Call our surveyor negligence solicitors in Sheffield, Leeds and York on 0333 323 5292 or fill in the contact form on this page.
Claims against Surveyors Explained
Surveyors play an important role in determining the value of a property, especially when it is being bought or sold, but also at other times such as remortgaging at a different valuation. This is a profession with high standards and a failure to meet those standards is often caused by negligence on the part of the surveyor.
This can have significant unwelcome outcomes. Your property may be worth much less than you thought, or the sale might collapse. You might later find out that the property is severely damaged, with dry rot, rising damp or subsidence.
Claims may also involve problematic substances that were missed in the survey, ranging from asbestos in the building itself to the presence of knotweed and other invasive species in the garden.
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If you think your surveyor has been negligent in failing to spot a problem with a property, valuing it incorrectly or misinterpreting details like boundaries on plans and deeds, speak to our professional negligence solicitors today. You can fill in the contact form on this page or call us to talk to our surveyor negligence solicitors in York, Leeds and Sheffield by phone.