Valuers & Surveyors
Cubism Law has an excellent track record in all areas of professional negligence with specific experience in surveyor and valuer negligence. Our partner level consultants offer our clients a comprehensive and professional service at reasonable rates.
Broadly speaking, surveyors negligence and valuers negligence compensation claims fall into two main types: those for negligent surveys of property (e.g. failing to identify obvious defects which should have been apparent) and those for negligent over-valuation.
The second type of claim against negligent surveyors and negligent valuers has seen a big increase in numbers recently; this looks set to continue in the current property market, as both purchasers and lenders become exposed to painful losses and turn their attention to the sometimes over-optimistic valuations on which they relied in a stronger market.
What are your options if you have experienced professional negligence?
If you have suffered loss or damage as a result of negligent advice provided by a surveyor or valuer you may be able to claim compensation through the Courts. We regularly advise clients in relation to negligently constructed properties, bringing litigation claims against architects, quantity surveyors and valuers, in cases where an amicable out of court settlement has not proved possible.
Our professional negligence consultants are well-versed in claims of this kind (Peter Zombory-Moldovan is a co-author of the leading professional textbook on the subject) and will be happy to advise you on the full range of options that are available to you and their cost and reward implications.
We deal with financial loss claims and in order to successfully pursue such a claim you must be able to demonstrate a quantifiable loss you have suffered or are likely to suffer. Complaints purely about poor service, attitude or procedures followed by the company you engaged are best addressed with the relevant professional bodies and ombudsmen.