EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION FOR NEGLIGENT PROPERTY VALUATIONS
Given the size and scope of the property sector, it is inevitable that mistakes are made and property-related negligence claims for damages arise. Property professional negligence claims against solicitors often arise in conveyancing transactions, lease extensions, and landlord and tenant matters. Common claims include missing time limits in lease renewal cases, failing to exercise conditional break clauses and incorrectly serving notices in leases.
As a specialist housing and property firm in London, Housing and Property Law Partnership (HPLP) is well-positioned to advise on and bring these claims for clients who have received poor service elsewhere.
CLAIMS AGAINST SURVEYORS, ARCHITECTS AND VALUERS
Professional negligence claims for damages can also be brought against surveyors, architects and valuers. When considering whether a valuer has been negligent in a property valuation, the valuation must be well above or below the range of acceptable valuations.
HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY BRING A PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE CLAIM
To be successful, it is necessary to show that the professional owed you a duty of care, breached that duty and that you have suffered a foreseeable loss directly from the breach. The question to be asked in most cases is whether the standard of service received fell below that expected from a reasonably competent specialist in that area of work.
PRE-ACTION PROTOCOL FOR PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE CASES
The professional negligence pre-action protocol is part of the court rules. The protocol is meant to be followed by solicitors rather than just issuing the claim straightaway at court. The protocol is designed to establish a framework for the early exchange of information in a claim so that the case can be investigated and responded to with a view to a possible resolution and avoiding having to go to court.
NEGLIGENT SOLICITORS AND INSURANCE
Solicitors have to be insured so a successful claimant can be reasonably certain that he or she will receive compensation from the solicitors' insurers. The claims are generally handled by the insurers or their solicitors. Sometimes the insurers will negotiate and settle at an early stage in the process to avoid having to pay substantial legal costs on top of the damages sum.
WHY CHOOSE HPLP?
Our solicitors are experienced and provide practical advice to clients who have received below standard service from a professional. We prepare every case thoroughly, taking a proactive approach so we can quickly work to resolve issues. We are also committed to keeping our clients informed at every stage.
Contact our firm to speak with our experienced solicitors about your case.