When you buy a property, you trust your conveyancer to execute the transactional competently and with due care, attention and skill.  In the main they do, but occasionally mistakes will happen.
Some of these mistakes do not come to light until years later when the property is sold. However, when these errors do come to light, they require urgent attention and can have serious consequences.
Common issues that arise include:
  • Failing to advise on the existence or effect of restrictive covenants
  • Not ensuring that the property has sufficient access rights
  • Failing to adequately advise on the effect of onerous ground rent provisions
  • Missing deadlines relating to the statutory extension of flat leases
  • Not checking plans properly to ensure you are buying what you think you are buying.
We have extensive experience of pursuing professional negligence claims against negligent conveyancers and property solicitors in relation to a wide range of issues, including those listed above and also of managing group actions on behalf of leaseholders in relation to doubling ground rent provisions.
We have particular expertise in dealing with complex, multi-party and high-value professional negligence claims, including those involving letting agents, surveyors, valuers and architects.