The rising UK commercial property market means there’s an ever-increasing requirement for surveyors to correctly value and evaluate office buildings and other places of business. While most provide a quality service for both individuals and businesses, there are occasions where you could be let down by valuers and surveyors after failing in their duty of care.

You could make a negligence claim if your surveyor failed to:

  • Correctly value the property
  • Use appropriate comparable evidence when valuing the property
  • Note something important on the evaluation report – which could have an effect on the value of the property

Our professional negligence lawyers have the experience and expertise to make a successful surveyor negligence claim on your behalf.

We understand the impact that careless valuation reports can have and will fight to make sure you receive the appropriate amount of compensation that considers the detrimental impact to your business and any financial losses you’ve suffered.

We also offer a range of funding options to fit your situation, such as fixed fee, private retainers and conditional fee agreements (CFAs).

Our close relationship with After the Event (ATE) insurance providers also means that we’re able to quickly source cost-effective ATE. We can also give you a low value fixed-fee review of your surveyor negligence claim, providing you with guidance on how to move your case forward.

Recent Work

Abbey National Mortgages

Acted for Abbey National Mortgages plc against Key Surveyors Nationwide Ltd (1996).

Court Of Appeal

Appeared in the Court of appeal in the case of Frost vs. Wake Smith and Tofields (2013).

High Street Lender

Mediated a number of claims for a high street lender, recovering a total of £2.5 million

Mortgage Corporation plc

Acted on a s14a Limitation Act application in respect of Mortgage Corporation plc vs. Lambert and Co (2000).

Nykredit Mortgage Bank plc

Acted for Nykredit Mortgage Bank plc against Edward Erdman Group (1997).

High Street Banks

Handled volume surveyor claims for two high street banks, with a minimum value of £250,000.

"They are very straightforward, don't overcomplicate issues and are very good at supporting their clients in hearings."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

"Great technical knowledge and the ability to progress claims efficiently."

Legal 500, 2020

“[The team’s] particular innovation is identifying professional negligence claims by insolvent companies and individuals against their former advisers. I’m not aware of another firm with such a specialism.”

Legal 500, 2022

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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We also offer the following services:

Accountant Negligence Claims

If you’ve suffered financial loss due to bad advice from an accountant, we can help you make a professional negligence claim.

Architect Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad advice from an architect, our professional negligence lawyers can help your business claim compensation.

Barrister Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad advice from a barrister, our professional negligence lawyers can help your business claim compensation.

Financial Advisor Negligence Claims

Our professional negligence lawyers help businesses and individuals who have received poor advice from financial advisors.

Insurance Broker Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad service from an insurance broker, our professional negligence lawyers could help you claim compensation.

Solicitor Negligence Claims

If you’ve received negligent advice from a solicitor, our professional negligence lawyers can help you to claim compensation.

Professional Negligence Funding Options

We’ve provided a breakdown of the funding options that may be available to you, as well as details of an insurance policy that’s designed to protect you.

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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