The basics of solicitor negligence claims
Few United Kingdom (UK) laws have the level of complexity as that of property law, which mean transactions in the field can be both confusing and daunting, especially when there are large sums of money involved. Those looking towards a property transaction will often seek out help, in the form of legal advice from a specialist solicitor or law firm. However, even when professional help is sought after mistakes can still happen, as the scope of property law leaves plenty of room for human error to occur. Sadly, in some cases it may be an error that leads to you being out of pocket, in a situation where every penny counts. When this happens the pressure on the transaction increases and may even put your home at risk. If you feel that you have been a victim of solicitor negligence then fear not, as you don’t have to face up to the claims process alone. This guide looks at what constitutes solicitor negligence and the basics of making solicitor negligence claims.
Solicitor negligence in the realm of property transactions
It is easy to think that a property transaction is something that stands as an island unto itself (largely due to its size), however always remember that it is no different to any other large transaction. Things can wrong and errors do happen, with the rate of error arguably higher due to the complex nature of property law. If a problem does occur it can leave you at a financial deficit and may even cause damage to your personal situation depending on your circumstances. What is defined as negligence can often be hard to define, but the following are considered common examples:
• Not spotting mistakes in property titles and/or property ownerships.
• Not issuing proper advice on rent reviews.
• Issues surround commercial property licensing.
• Not issuing proper advice with regards to property leases and/or tenancy agreements.
• Not addressing land registration errors.
• Making errors when it comes to rights of way and property boundaries.
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