Surveyors may be instructed to value a property or prepare a report on defects. A surveyor owes a duty to carry out their work with care and skill. Surveyors’ reports and valuations are usually relied on by those making significant financial decisions. When the surveyor’s report or valuation is wrong, it can cause loss which may be recoverable through a professional negligence action.
Where a valuation has been relied on for the purpose of purchasing a property, it may mean that the property is worth less than what the purchaser thought it was worth. Anthony Gold are highly experienced at quantifying the value of a claim and obtaining expert evidence about a property value in order to work out the loss.
Examples of a surveyor’s negligence may include:
- Over-valuing or under-valuing the property
- Giving incorrect advice on the extent of the defects
- Failing to quantify building works correctly (e.g. if acting under a building contract)
- Not inspecting a property correctly
- Failing to comply with a client’s instructions
If you believe that you may have a claim against a surveyor contact our team for a consultation.