As people are more aware of their legal rights these days it is becoming increasingly more common for property and conveyancing solicitors to be sued for professional negligence.
Conveyancing Solicitor Negligence
When purchasing a property in the UK, whether it be commercial or residential, you will need to employ a solicitor or licensed conveyancer to ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Conveyancers and solicitors deal with thousands of property transactions in the UK every year, making them highly experienced in the field but also very busy.
Unfortunately, mistakes do occur in the conveyancing process, which is often considered referred to as residential conveyancing negligence or commercial property negligence.
In fact, negligent conveyancing is one of the most common causes of solicitor negligence claims.
Errors or negligent practices can lead to financial loss to the client, as well as impacting their emotional and psychological wellbeing.
The consequences of a negligent solicitor or conveyancing lawyer can lead to severe financial difficulties and emotional damage.
What is Conveyancing Negligence?
Conveyancing negligence can come in many shapes and forms.
Some examples of conveyancing and property negligence from a solicitor may include:
- Conflicts of interest
- Drafting a Deed or Contract with incorrect information or words resulting in you suffering loss
- Failure to carry out property searches and/or enquiries
- Failure to advise on the information given by sellers or property searches e.g. provisions for road maintenance and sewers
- Failure to advise on property proximity to environmental issues such as coal mines
- Failure in a leasehold purchase e.g. did not establish the terms of the lease to be satisfactory
- Failure to protect vulnerable clients
- Failure to correctly define property boundaries
- Conveyancing Fraud
- Missing important provisions in a Contract or Deed
- Mistaken sale of all or part of your land
- Negligent or poor advice affecting the property that led to financial loss
It’s important to note that the above lists common conveyancing negligence claims we see, however, this is not an exhaustive list and we recommend speaking with ourselves directly to appropriately clarify your options.
Making a negligence claim against a conveyancer
If you believe that you or a loved one has experienced conveyancing fraud or property negligence during the conveyancing process, we offer dedicated professional negligence experts who can help you claim compensation.
At Specters, our legal team have over 25 years’ experience in winning compensation for clients who have received negligent property advice from their solicitors or advisers.
No win, no fee payment arrangements
We completely understand that the idea of claiming against a solicitor can be incredibly daunting.
We’re here to make the process as simple and stress-free as possible, and that extends to flexible payment options.
We deal with negligent cases on a flexible funding agreement, which may include no win no fee or a conditional fee agreement.
If you feel you have been the victim of negligence, we encourage you to book your free initial consultation with Specters, which will allow a legal expert to review the facts and information available, allowing us to assess the validity of your claim and advise you on your best options.
In most cases, we will be able to offer a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement which will mean no financial risk to you.
Get in touch with the Specters team on 0300 303 3629 or submit an enquiry form here to request your free initial consultation.
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