Professional Negligence Claims against Surveyors and Architects
In the current economy, many people are choosing to extend or improve their property rather than to move. Most building work requires the assistance of an architect and a builder. Rectifying mistakes made can be very costly indeed.
The consequences of negligence by construction professionals can be immediate and are frequently identified while work is continuing. Timely and expert advice from your solicitor is crucial to ensure that, where possible, work can progress and that the liability for the costs of any delay caused by the negligence of a construction professional can be recovered from him.
Typical claims arising in the construction industry include:
- Negligent Survey:-
Has your property been overvalued by a negligent surveyor who carried out a valuation for you or your mortgage lender? If so, you may have a claim for professional negligence against them.
Did the valuation reasonably take into account changing market conditions?
Did it note apparent defects in the property?
- Negligent Design;-
Did your architect fail to design the work properly or to produce drawings to the correct specification?
Did your architect or project manager fail to manage the project properly?
Did your architect or builder fail to advise you about planning and building regulations?
If the answer to any of the above questions is YES, and this has resulted in loss, you may have a claim for professional negligence.
If you would like further information about claiming compensation for professional negligence from a construction professional then please contact us as soon as possible.