It can be difficult to know how to proceed when you suffer financial loss that has been caused by the negligent actions of a conveyancer; similarly it can be difficult to decide your best course of action if you are a conveyancer and find yourself facing a claim for damages from a former client.

Oratto's specialist professional negligence lawyers can bring clarity to both claimants and defendants, ensuring that they have peace of mind that their case is in the best possible hands.

Under the Limitation Act 1980 there are six years available to make a conveyancing and property negligence claim, commencing from the date on which the breach of contract or incident of negligence occurred.

However, there are some exceptions to this – for example, where the claimant was not aware of the allegedly negligent actions until much later (in such cases the time limit is three years from the date of knowledge).

Conveyancing and property negligence

Property transactions are, by their very nature, high value and frequently involve complex processes as well as very specific areas of the law.

In the event that a conveyancer or property lawyer does not take full account of all the considerations inherent in the transaction and the client sustains financial loss, the client may seek remedy in the form of a professional negligence compensation claim.

Every year in the UK there are thousands of property transactions; this helps explain why conveyancing specialists are involved in more professional negligence claims than any other types of solicitor.

If you are considering your rights in relation to a conveyancing and property law negligence claim, contact Oratto's specialists today for advice.

Areas of expertise

Oratto's specialist professional negligence lawyers are based at locations right across England, Scotland and Wales and are able to assist with the full range of conveyancing and property negligence claims, including the following:

  • Failure to meet deadlines
  • Failure to ensure proper searches
  • Failure to comprehend title deeds
  • Failure to act appropriate with regard to land registration
  • Failure to correctly update the property register
  • Failure to advise on right of way
  • Failure to advise in relation to boundaries
  • Failure to advise on development issues
  • Failure to advise on surveys or valuations

Find the right lawyer with Oratto

When a property solicitor or conveyancer is perceived to have provided a service that falls below the standard of a competent practitioner, the client may seek to claim damages for any resultant financial loss.

Oratto's specialists in conveyancing negligence claims work right across the country and all share a commitment to the Oratto Member Lawyer Code. So, wherever you are and whatever your needs, we can empower you to make an intelligent and informed choice regarding your legal advice and representation – without any charge to you.

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