Claims Against Your Architect
The role of an Architect is often vital to a construction project, from the initial design and planning application stage, through to supervision or project management of the build.
The consequences of mistakes by an Architect can be far-reaching and result in delays and additional costs to both commercial and residential projects. This may give rise to a claim for professional negligence. Where your Architect has been negligent, the law allows you to claim damages as compensation for losses you have suffered as a result.
In most cases, a qualified Architect will have professional indemnity insurance covering such claims.
Examples of negligence by an Architect include:
- Failure to produce adequate plans, designs, drawing or specifications
- Incorrect advice
- Insufficient supervision or inadequate project management
- Failure to advise about or obtain relevant planning permissions or building regulation approval
- Failure to keep within budget
Establishing a claim for professional negligence can be difficult and require the assistance of expert solicitors experienced in bringing such claims. We can quickly determine if you have a good claim and may be able to offer conditional fee arrangement (“no win, no fee”) funding in appropriate cases.
If you would like further information or to discuss a potential claim, please contact us.