The vast majority of solicitors are highly qualified and professional individuals, with years of training and expertise that makes them invaluable to those buying or selling property.
Buying or selling a home is one of the most stressful experiences in life, and that stress factor can be doubled when dealing with a negligent solicitor. With many complex and legally binding procedures associated with the purchase or sale of property, a solicitor acting unprofessionally can be catastrophic, causing enormous financial losses, as well as huge amounts of stress.
Unfortunately, there are instances where solicitors make mistakes in overseeing a property deal – and the effects can cause significant losses to the client, as well as a great amount of stress and trauma. If a solicitor fails to advise you properly when it comes to matters regarding the sale or purchase of property, you may be entitled to compensation for professional negligence.
We know that the prospect of taking a solicitor to court can be daunting. But our experienced team of professional negligence solicitors has the skills and experience to ensure your solicitor is held to account. We’ll act quickly and provide you with sympathetic, practical, jargon-free advice to help you secure the compensation you deserve.
The role of a property solicitor
Most people opt for a conveyancer when they’re in the process of buying or selling property – but there are times when it’s more appropriate for a solicitor to take the helm. Particularly difficult transactions require a fully qualified solicitor with experience in dealing with property transactions – say, for example, if there is a dispute over boundaries, or if the sellers are using more than one solicitor.
Having a legal expert to cut through the regulations and legislation and close a deal can be invaluable for clients. But a small mistake or some misguided advice could see the deal fall through, leaving the client in a very difficult position – and often with a viable claim for professional negligence.