Surveyor’s & Valuer’s Negligence

If you believe that you have suffered financial loss due to the negligence of a surveyor or valuer, seek out the advice of an experienced solicitor who can advise you of your rights and the possibility of financial recovery.

We handle a wide range of professional negligence claims, including claims related to surveyors and valuers. We are members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association, and have more than 35 years of experience. We offer an initial discussion at no charge and without obligation.

As a specialist niche law firm, Paul Davis & Co Solicitors maintains a vibrant professional negligence practice. We are capable of handling any surveyors’ or valuers’ negligence claim, including:

  • Failure to identify significant defects in a property at the time of a valuation
  • Significant overvaluation of the property for the purposes of a mortgage valuation or property purchase
  • Failure to spot asbestos
  • Negligent overvaluation or undervaluation of commercial property
  • Failure to account for changing market conditions

The majority of claims against surveyors relate to advice provided on the value of land and property. There is naturally a bracket of “competent valuation” of any individual piece of land or property to take into account the fact that opinions differ. Nevertheless, despite the fact that valuation is not an exact science, if a surveyor or valuer has provided an opinion that falls outside the bracket of competent valuation and if you have suffered loss as a result, you may be able to pursue a claim for damages.

Specialist Advice and Representation

We will be able to advise you whether the services you received fell below the level to be expected from a reasonably competent surveyor or valuer. It may be necessary to obtain an opinion from another surveyor or valuer to determine the extent of any negligence and the amount that can be claimed.

In appropriate cases we may be able to offer a no win no fee agreement or a discounted conditional fee agreement (a reduced fee or no win low fee agreement) and to implement after the event legal expenses insurance.

Learn more about the representation we provide by contacting us online or ring 01157 270 140 to arrange your initial consultation.

We pursued a claim against Mr B’s surveyor relating to negligence at the time of preparation of an expert surveyor’s report, based on his failures to properly inspect a property. We obtained a full refund.

We have pursued a number of claims against surveyors relating to negligent valuations of properties at the time of purchase and based upon a failure to properly inspect.