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To speak with a Professional Negligence Solicitor about negligence by a Surveyor, call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0808 175 8000 or contact us.
If you have bought a house or are looking to buy a property you will have instructed a Surveyor to undertake either a Homebuyer’s report or a full survey.
Whilst there is often a great price difference between these it is always worth getting a full survey. Because a Homebuyer’s report is only to reassure the bank that the house is worth enough for the mortgage you want. In some cases there can be issues with Surveyor negligence which you need legal advice to claim for losses.
A full survey requires that the Surveyor goes over the structure and surface of the house to advise you of any problems. He must tell you about things like dry rot, insufficient support, poorly built extensions, subsidence etc. so that you can make an informed decision whether to buy the house and should you pay the price.
The last thing you want when you move in and start looking around is to notice things that the Surveyor missed. If these are things the Surveyor should have told you about then you may be able to claim against the Surveyor for negligence.
If your survey was not adequate and you suffer a loss then our expert Professional Negligence Solicitors can advise if you can claim from your Surveyor for the loss in value of your home or, if less, the cost of making it right. This is the difference between what you paid and what you should have paid and allows you to recover your loss in paying over the odds.
You must be careful to ensure that you seek expert legal advice as soon as possible as you have a period of six years from the date of the survey to bring a claim against a surveyor.
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