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Land or Property (Residential and Business) Advice Solicitors Professional Negligence Claims


Land or Property (Residential and Business) Advice Solicitors Negligence ClaimsIf you have suffered a loss through negligent Conveyancing or other property services it can be particularly worrying. When things go wrong it can be very traumatic and stressful and it can seem very difficult and daunting to obtain legal redress for your loss.

The acquisition or disposal of property generates a large proportion of Solicitors’ Negligence cases, not least because there are so many transactions handled by Solicitors every year and the impact on the Client can be very serious when things go wrong. In these circumstances we are confident that we can help you to obtain proper redress and compensation for your loss in a professional negligence claim against your Solicitor.

The ways in which negligence can occur in Land or Property matters are very varied but certain typical errors are repeated across the country and we set out below many of the main mistakes which can occur:

Failure re Investigation of a Good Title Advice about matters affecting the property
Adverse existing or new Restrictive Covenants Missing Planning Permission
Adverse Rights of way Missing Rights of way
Adverse Easements or rights No Planning Permission for a new property
No Building Regulation Certificate for part No Building Regulation Certificate for Property
Missing Easements or rights Provisions for maintenance of roads and sewers
The proximity of a Coal mine or Shaft No obligation to build in a Building contract
Planning or Environmental issues Information given by Sellers or in search results
Failure in a Leasehold purchase to establish that the terms of the lease are satisfactory Seller’s Replies or Search results call out for further enquiries but never made
No obligation/security to build for a new property in exchange for the sale of some land Failing to carry out the usual searches and enquiries
Property or part not within the Seller’s title Missing Listed Building Consent
Missing out important provisions from the   Contract or Deed Reliance on Assurances/representations/ Indemnity Policies that do not cover the loss
Wrong/no advice about the meaning and effect of Contract/Transfer/Deed Failing to register your purchase or lease at the Land Registry on time or at all
Missing rights/protection on a sale off of part Failing to obtain necessary consents
Missing Consents for Change of Use No NHBC Guarantee or Architect’s certificate
Failure to define boundaries on a sale or purchase of part only Including the wrong provisions or words in the Contract or Deed
Failure re advice about Completion Notices Mistaken sale of all or part of your land
Acting without authority including from one joint owner Conflicts of Interest
Failure re advice about Overage provisions Failing to raise Requisitions on Title
Failing to ensure removal of a Registered Charge or Mortgage Failing to register a Mortgage or Charge at Companies House on time
Failing to register a Mortgage or Charge at the Land Registry on time or at all Failing to follow the Mortgagees instructions including those set out in the CML Handbook
Failure to advise on Surveys and Valuations Failures on Equity Release or Lease(Tenancy) back cases
Failure to advise re Underpinning Failures in Contract Races
Failures re Joint sales and purchases Failure to protect vulnerable Clients
Failure re a Solicitor’s Undertaking to pay off the Seller’s Mortgages or Financial Charges Failing to advise correctly about the negligence of a previous Solicitor
Failure to advise correctly on Property and business liability Failure to advise correctly on Rent Reviews
Failure to advise correctly about commercial leases Failure to advise correctly on Break Clauses
Failure to advise correctly on assignments of leases Failure to advise correctly on Forfeiture
Failure to advise correctly on sureties and guarantees including authorised guarantee agreements Failure to advise correctly on termination and renewal of Business Tenancies.

As these claims are often complex it is important to choose a Solicitor with sufficient knowhow and experience in similar negligence claims against Solicitors to ensure that you receive the right help and guidance and to achieve the best outcome for your case.

Why Us ?

Firstly, we have dealt with these cases successfully before and know what we are doing.  Secondly, in addition to our specialist knowledge and experience we always adopt a personal, friendly and caring approach and are committed to helping people like you. We always put your interests first in trying to achieve the best outcome for you.

It is important to use an experienced team when it comes to making any sort of claim against a Solicitor or other legal professional because these cases are often complex and difficult and the Solicitors and Lawyers’ Insurers will use many legal arguments to challenge your claim. This is particularly important when the subject matter of the claim is Conveyancing or Property services. When Conveyancing or Property services go wrong it often can involve difficult areas of law and practice. This gives the Solicitors’ Insurers even more opportunity to argue that not only was there no negligence, but even if there was, he was not under a duty to achieve the outcome which you say was lost by the Solicitor, or that you would have proceeded with the transaction anyway or no substantial loss has been caused.

Our team specialises in professional negligence claims against Solicitors and other Lawyers, which means that whatever type of claim you need to make we can help. All of our current professional negligence cases are against Solicitors and other lawyers.

We have over 25 years experience in pursuing Solicitors negligence claims from all around England and Wales you can feel sure that our team of legal experts can help you get the compensation you deserve.

We have specific experience of this type of claim having successfully pursued very many claims against Solicitors in respect of negligent Conveyancing and Property Services. We can also draw on our extensive experience of dealing with Conveyancing and Property Services.

In addition to the expertise of our Solicitors we are able to rely upon the additional expertise of specialist Counsel and other experts appropriate for your case, from our contacts built up over many years. We have a lot of experience in complex cases, which means that whether your claim involves Solicitors, Barristers or other legal professionals your claim will be in safe hands.

Costs Involved

When it comes to getting the legal advice and support you need we understand the cost is the last thing you want to worry about! We offer everyone a free assessment over the telephone or via email and will even give you advice there and then if we can! Moving on from that if your claim is good enough we’ll give you no win no fee funding – so you only pay solicitor fees if you make a successful claim and most of your costs can be recovered from the losing party!

What Next ?

With most legal matters It is better to take action sooner rather than later. We know that contacting a Solicitor can create anxiety itself, which is why you can contact us without obligation.

Call us on 0800 043 9981 or dial 0333 577 0172 if calling from a mobile.

complete a free online enquiry or contact us via email on we’ll have a no obligation chat with you about what you need and what you hope to achieve. We’ll happily answer any questions or queries you have and give you advice on how to progress your matter.

You can be sure if you contact us that whatever you ask us to do for you will be handled professionally and efficiently, so you can get the best outcome possible without any of the hassle.


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