Poor advice or negligence by a conveyancing solicitor or practitioner?

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  • Is your property subject to restrictions or conditions that you were not informed about by your solicitor or conveyancing practitioner prior to the property purchase?
  • Has a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner failed to carry out all the relevant and necessary searches before you committed to purchase the property?
  • Are there problems with the title to your property or other search results that were not disclosed to you before the purchase was completed?
  • Has a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner caused you financial losses while acting for you on a property purchase or sale?
  • or acted negligently in any other way, then please telephone for free, without obligation advice. Alternatively, please fill in the short enquiry form on the right and we’ll call you back.
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Who Are We?

We are an award-winning team of solicitors who specialise in professional negligence and financial mis-selling claims. We use our many years of experience and knowledge in this area to obtain and scrutinize relevant documents from financial advisers, stockbrokers, CFD providers and other associated entities.  Using our specialist knowledge of the law of contract and negligence we identify any grounds for action. We submit written complaints, detailing every allegation and are successful in most of our cases.

How Much Am I Entitled To?

If you can prove that you have suffered a financial loss due to the negligent advice or actions of a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner, you can look to recover an amount of money that fully covers the level of your losses.

The amount awarded should put you in the position that you would have been in had no wrong been done. The extent of a potential claim is illustrated by the following examples;

Mr K purchases a property where sewage is drained to a septic tank and treatment unit. Several months after the purchase has been completed, he discovers that the septic tank does not comply with legal regulations as it was constructed too close to the property. This information was contained within the water and drainage search made available before the exchange of contracts, but was missed by Mr K’s solicitor. He has to relocate the septic tank and treatment unit and this costs £15,000. This could have been deducted from the purchase price had he known of the problem beforehand.

Mr & Mrs L purchase a property and use the services of a local conveyancing practitioner. The house benefits from a garden and Mr & Mrs L are led to believe that they will own land adjoining the property measuring 15 meters in length. However, title plans indicate that 5 meters of the land in question is actually owned by the local council. This information was available before the purchase but not noticed by the conveyancing practitioner. The property value reduces by £20,000 as a result of this error.

Mrs M purchases a property and is led to believe that the local council are responsible for maintaining a footpath that runs alongside it. However, she later discovers that the footpath in question falls within her property boundaries and a condition is registered that stipulates she is responsible for its upkeep and maintenance. She is required to pay £10,000 to have the footpath resurfaced.

What Do We Charge?

We offer an absolute and guaranteed No Win, No Fee agreement, it’s that simple. If successful, we take a fee of up to 20% (plus 4% VAT) * Of the award of compensation. If unsuccessful, our clients pay us nothing.

* We reserve the right to apply a deduction in more complex or higher risk cases of up to 30% plus VAT. Typical examples might be where there are multiple parties to claim against, where time limits for claiming may have passed or new areas of law are tested.

About Claims For Conveyancing Negligence Fees

For the majority of people, the buying or selling of a property will be the largest financial transaction of their lives and it is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that this is handled and processed in the correct manner.

It is therefore of the utmost importance to ensure that this is handled and processed in the correct manner…

In nearly all instances both the buyer and seller will use the services of a solicitor or other conveyancing practitioner to advise on any relevant issues or restrictions affecting the property before a legally binding contract of sale is entered into between the parties.

A variety of searches and enquiries on the property and its title will ordinarily be made and the solicitor or conveyancing practitioner will report back to the buyer on the results. The financial consequences can potentially be very severe if a relevant search or enquiry is missed or the results of these are not accurately reported. The following issues should be taken into account and reported on;

  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Planning permissions or conditions
  • Maintenance of Drainage and sewers
  • Title restrictions
  • Rights of way
  • Proximity of mines/shafts
  • Amongst many others

If such issues are not accurately reported on, the buyer may later incur significant costs to rectify a situation that they previously knew nothing about. In some cases the value of the property may be adversely affected.

In such situations the solicitor or conveyancing practitioner may have acted negligently and you may have grounds for bringing a no win, no fee claim for compensation. Solicitors and conveyancing practitioners will typically have indemnity insurance or other adequate funds to cover the cost of such claims.

If you believe a solicitor or other conveyancing practitioner has caused you financial loss by;

  • Failing to carry out relevant searches or enquiries.
  • Not informing you of restrictions or conditions affecting the property
  • Failing to investigate title or ownership adequately
  • Not advising on planning permission issues

Or acted negligently in any other way, please telephone for free, without obligation advice or fill in the short enquiry form on the right and we’ll call you back.

We also specialise in claims where there may have been negligence by a Solicitor in other areas of legal practice. If you have encountered problems in dealings with a Solicitor in any other matters, then please take a look at our dedicated page for more information.

FAQs

What sort of losses can I claim for?

A loss can arise if you have to pay further money to rectify a situation or problem that you were not informed of prior to the property purchase. You may also suffer a loss if your property is worth less because of an error made by a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner.

We can consider both types of losses. If you feel that you have lost out financially due to the mistake of a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner, then please contact us today to discuss your situation.

Do you only act for buyers of a property?

No. Most cases of conveyancing negligence involve losses suffered by a buyer, but we can also offer advice and potential assistance if you suffered financial losses caused by a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner when selling a property.

How much am I entitled to?

If you can prove that you have suffered a financial loss due to the negligent advice or actions of a solicitor or conveyancing practitioner, you can look to recover an amount of money that fully covers the level of loss incurred. The amount awarded should put you in the position that you would have been in had no wrong been done.

Neglect Assist can investigate and advise upon the level of loss suffered and may be able to represent you in a No Win, No Fee claim.

What do we charge?

We offer an absolute and guaranteed No Win, No Fee agreement, it’s that simple. If successful, we take a fee of up to 20% (plus 4% VAT) * Of the award of compensation. If unsuccessful, our clients pay us nothing.

* We reserve the right to apply a deduction in more complex or higher risk cases of up to 30% plus VAT. Typical examples might be where there are multiple parties to claim against, where time limits for claiming may have passed or new areas of law are tested.

What if my claim has already been rejected?

We will still look at this for you. We have taken on claims that have previously been rejected by solicitors or their insurers.

Will I have to fill out loads of paperwork?

No, we will be able to do most of the necessary paperwork for you and we can obtain any relevant documents from the solicitor or conveyancing practitioner and from any other connected parties on your behalf. You will have to check the details of your claim before it is submitted, but we will assist you with this.

What do I do now?

Call us on 0800 152 2620 There is absolutely no obligation to proceed and if you tell us what’s happened, we will briefly explain if we think you have a claim and the procedure for filing a claim and the time limits that apply.

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