Conveyancer Negligence

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05/10/2022
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Regulatory authority giving instructions to a customer on how to make a formal complaint. Parachute Law's guide on fighting conveyancer negligence

The conveyancing process can be time consuming and emotionally draining. It can be very expensive, so it is essential that you choose an expert to represent you and protect your best interest. If not, you risk being faced with serious financial losses and emotional distress.

There are, however, certain rules and regulations which have been put in place to protect you as a client. If you become a victim of conveyancer negligence, you can make a complaint and rightfully recover the costs.

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What is meant by professional negligence?

Whenever you are in the process of buying or selling your home, any party that is acting in your name has a duty of care to you. This comes into effect as soon as they agree to take on your case. Should they fail to fulfil their duties, you can sue them for professional negligence. This is applicable for conveyancers, surveyors and even estate agents.

Conveyancing negligence cases can cause you to suffer significant financial losses and thus endanger your investment, as well as your emotional well-being. Examples of conveyancing negligence include, but are not limited to:

  • Poor investigation of the property title
  • Not carrying out the relevant searches
  • Failure to manage charges on your property
  • Lack of communication and poor advice as far as necessary formalities are concerned

Conveyancers will act in your name throughout the entire process of you selling and purchasing a new home. In order to ensure that you will benefit from the best services, you should research your conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer.

Credentials can be checked on different websites, depending on the type of conveyancer you've chosen.


Who do I complain to about my conveyancer?

When you want to make a complaint, there are several approaches you can take, based on the severity of your case. Some matters can be resolved directly between you and your conveyancer, however sometimes you might need to make a legal complaint. Depending on your circumstances, you have these following options:

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    Complain directly to the company
This is the appropriate first step. If you believe you have been a victim of conveyancer negligence, you can follow the complaints procedure of your conveyancing company. If they agree that negligence had been at play, they will compensate you and the matter can be resolved without the involvement of legal authorities.

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    Get advice from one of the regulatory authorities
All conveyancers have to adhere to a code of conduct, dictated by their governing body. Should they fail to meet those standards, they can be faced with regulatory action.

The steps to making a complaint will be different, depending on the type of conveyancer you’ve chosen and on the situation itself.

Complaints regarding the quality of the service received


Complaints regarding professional conduct


How do I claim compensation from a conveyancer?

Before claiming compensation, you must first prove that there has been a case of conveyancer negligence. You will need to gather evidence to support the fact that:

  • The conveyancer had a duty of care to you
  • That duty of care had been breached
  • As a result, you have suffered a financial loss

When starting a claim, you will need the help of a solicitor, who will expertly guide you throughout the entire process. We can offer you our services for this. If you a book a 10 minutes consultation, you can discuss your case with a member of our team.

There is no obligation to use our paid service after your consultation.
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