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Conveyancing Negligence Claims: Wilson Browne Solicitors

Reasons to choose Wilson Browne

Wondering whether you can receive Compensation for Negligent Conveyancing?

If you’ve been let down by a conveyancer that you trusted to ensure your property purchase, sale, or remortgage was handled accordingly and ended up suffering from financial loss or another serious consequence, we can help.

When it comes to making conveyancing negligence claims, it makes sense to seek professional advice from an experienced and reliable solicitor.

Fortunately, the team of solicitors at Wilson Browne Solicitors are experts in conveyancing, benefitting from the backing of one of the largest conveyancing departments in the East Midlands.

This means that we are familiar with all aspects of conveyancing law, allowing us to advise our clients both quickly and properly as to whether they have a strong claim for conveyancing negligence that’s worth pursuing.

Making a conveyancing negligence claim

When you’re looking to make a conveyance negligence claim, it’s important to understand what this means as well as the various stages involved in this process. Let’s explain – put simply, conveyancing is the technical word for the process involved in buying, selling, and transferring residential and commercial property.

When buying, selling, or even remortgaging a house, it’s necessary to employ a legal professional to manage the process and make sure the sea of paperwork and legalities are all completed both correctly and on time.

During this time, if a conveyancer does not perform at the required standard, then all manner of legal issues can occur, meaning more headache, time, and, potentially, even monetary implications landing at your door.

How can you tell if your conveyancer was negligent?

There are many different types of negligence that can be caused by a conveyancer. This includes the solicitor failing to follow instructions by missing deadlines as well as them failing to identify defects in title deeds.

Among various other reasons, your conveyancer may also have been negligent if they failed to properly advise you before you entered into a legally binding contract, or if they failed to properly conduct the required searches.

If you believe your conveyancer was negligent, but you’re not sure which of their actions have impacted you or you’re unsure how to make a claim, get in touch with the legal experts here at Wilson Browne Solicitors.

Speak to Wilson Browne Solicitors about your conveyancing negligence claim

At Wilson Browne Solicitors, we’re efficient, communicative, and proactive when it comes to helping our clients resolve legal issues and make strong conveyancing negligence claims. On top of our years of invaluable experience in this industry and legal capabilities, there are many reasons to contact the team of solicitors at Wilson Browne.

This includes:

  • Assurance of quality – high standards of service
  • Fully accredited – Lexcel and CQS accredited
  • Member of the Help to Buy panel
  • On all major mortgage lender panels
  • Integrated system – Allows us to process transactions easily and efficiently
  • Local branches – In Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough, and Leicester
  • Highly experienced and knowledgeable team of solicitors
  • No hidden fees – 96% of our clients confirm that the price we quote is the price they paid

How we can help with a conveyancing negligence claim

The experienced team of conveyancing solicitors at Wilson Browne Solicitors have handled countless conveyancing negligence claims. With our in-depth legal knowledge and professional guidance, we can help you to resolve conveyancing issues and, if necessary, receive your deserved financial compensation.

With branches across the Midlands including prime locations like Leicester, Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, and Rushden, why not pay your closet branch a visit to discuss your potential claim?

Alternatively, you can always give our team a call today on 0800 088 6004 or fill in and submit our convenient online contact form! However you decide to get in touch, we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Conveyancing Negligence Claims FAQs

What is a Conveyancer?

A conveyancer does not need to be a solicitor.

They can be either a qualified solicitor, or a licensed conveyancer, and in many firms the process involves the use also of paralegals and other non-qualified lawyers.

What is Conveyancing Negligence?

It is the duty of a conveyancer to ensure that the property being purchased by their client does not have foreseeable problems with the title, which might mean that the property is worth less than anticipated and therefore might be more difficult to sell in the future.

Conveyancers are under an obligation to ensure that deadlines are reached, contract documents are checked, and competent advice is provided to their clients in relation to the transaction.

Sometimes, however, things can go wrong – especially when issues arise that could not have been anticipated. Generally, if mistakes happen, the conveyancer has not acted with reasonable skill and care, meaning they have been negligent, and you can claim compensation.

How do I know if my Conveyancer was Negligent?

The type of problems that may be faced as a result of conveyancer negligence include:

  • A house sale or purchase falling through because of a lawyer failing to follow instructions or missing deadlines.
  • Defects in title not being identified, and/or clients not being advised of defects prior to entering into an enforceable contract.
  • Improper advice being provided relating to easements, planning permission, building regulations, rights of way, restrictive covenants, adverse possession problems, etc.
  • Searches not being conducted properly.

Can I sue my Conveyancing Solicitor for Negligence?

It may not be possible to get out of your property sale or purchase (your own lawyer’s incompetence does not usually mean you can avoid your contractual obligations).

However, if the negligence of the conveyancer means you paid too much for the property because it was worth less as a result of an issue that was missed, then you can potentially claim the difference in value.

If the problem can be remedied, for instance by paying someone else money, then the costs of rectifying the issue can often form part of a claim. Crucially, however, it is not only in the payment of damages or compensation that we can assist.

Quite often, it is much more practical and sensible to try and resolve problems with the title, rather than to (at first) pursue conveyancers for negligence.

The costs of rectifying issues can form a claim, but we have the expertise as property litigation specialists to try and resolve issues that have only been identified after a property purchase has completed. There may also be additional expenditures that can be claimed, for instance, the cost of rental fees and accommodation.

These issues may relate to problems with rights of way, and adverse possession issues (for instance land which was believed to have been bought but which was not).

At Wilson Browne Solicitors, we regularly advise and resolve issues relating to easements, rights of way, boundaries, and finance and mortgage problems which should have been either identified by or resolved by, conveyancers at the time of a property transaction.

How long do I have to sue a Conveyancer?

The general rule is that you must issue proceedings at a court within 6 years of the date of the negligent act or mission.

However, the actual date needs careful assessment by an expert as different rules may apply. For instance, if you had no way of knowing negligence had occurred until a later date.

You should therefore obtain professional advice as soon as you become aware that there may be an issue.

How much does it cost to sue for Conveyancing Negligence?

As experts in conveyancing negligence claims, we can offer a cost-effective review of your case.

This involves identifying your prospects of winning and what the value of your claim is. We’ll also determine exactly what it might cost to rectify the issue or to pursue a claim against your previous conveyancing lawyer.

Surveyors might need to be instructed to provide an opinion on the difference in the value of a property where it was purchased for a figure that was higher than would have been paid had the problem been identified.

We can recommend and instruct the correct experts in these cases so that each one of the conveyancing negligence claims we receive is supported with the right evidence and put into the correct form at an early stage.

Can you sue a Solicitor for no win no fee?

In some cases, we may offer conditional fee agreements, that is to represent you for no fee or for a reduced fee unless you win.

We also have legal expenses insurance schemes that can provide insurance to protect you against losing.

We look to put in place the right funding to allow the good claims to succeed, and our expertise means we can advise you quickly if your claim does not have good prospects.

If you’ve suffered from errors and foreseeable problems at the time of buying or selling your property, we can assist. However, there are deadlines that apply to these claims and it’s important to ensure that you receive expert advice at an early stage.

As specialists in conveyancing negligence claims, we act for clients nationwide to help swiftly resolve their legal difficulties.