Construction Professional Negligence
We specialise in Professional Negligence Claims relating to the construction industry. Whether your dispute involves a surveyor, architect, builder or other construction industry professional, we can help you.
At Altion Law, we recover damages for those who have been subject to Construction Negligence. We also defend professionals who are concerned about a claim.
The construction industry contains many different professionals and services. As such, there are various ways in which a construction negligence claim might arise. Most commonly, we deal with claims involving –
Disputes involving surveyors often happen because the surveyor in question has not complied with the terms of the contract. Or, because the surveyor has not met the expected standard when carrying out their work. Typically, this will result in a costly repair bill for the claimant, which he/she had not foreseen. It can also affect the value of a property, which may lead to losses for the claimant when he/she comes to sell.
Causes Of Surveyor Negligence Claims Include –
- Failure to detect defects in the property
- Failure to perform a full inspection for a property valuation
- Failure to value a property based on correct information
- Failure to warn about areas of concern
Architects design both residential and commercial properties. Depending on the terms of the agreement, an architect may also be asked to oversee the development, too. If the terms of the contract are not met, or the architect is deemed incompetent, it can cause serious problems. The property may be structurally unsound, breach building regulations, or require further building work. The property may even have to be demolished.
Causes Of Architect Negligence Claims Include –
- Defective property plans or drawings
- Failure to comply with building regulations
- Failure to advise about planning permission
- Failure to manage/supervise a project (if contracted to do so)
Claims involving builders and other tradespeople can be particularly complex because there is not always a contract in place. Even in the absence of a contract, builders and tradespeople must meet a certain standard. Anything short of this can be costly for the homeowner to repair. It can also be dangerous, especially if there are construction, electrical or roofing defects.
Causes Of Negligence Claims Against Builders Include –
- Failure to follow architectural plans
- Failure to adhere to building regulations
- Using the wrong materials
- Defective workmanship
Construction and building matters can be complicated disputes, often involving several different parties and issues. Where a problem arises, there is not necessarily a straightforward issue of blame. It can take an expert to understand what exactly went wrong, and why.
At Altion Law, we specialise in construction negligence. Whatever side of the dispute you are on, our professional negligence solicitors can help you. We represent those who wish to pursue a claim for damages. We also defend those are being sued by unhappy customers and clients.
We can investigate the dispute and advise the best way forward in your case. We deal with all kinds of construction dispute and are not limited to the examples described above. It does not matter what the circumstances, we urge you to contact us for early legal advice.
Our Professional Negligence Solicitors are here to protect your position. We work hard to achieve a successful outcome in a swift, efficient manner.
To make a free enquiry, call us today on 01908 414990, or complete our Free Enquiry Form and request for a confidential, no obligation discussion and let one of our expert team discuss your situation and the options available to you.