Estate Agent Negligence
Legal claims against Estate Agents are not common, but it is possible to pursue a claim against an estate agent, if they have been negligent and they have caused you a financial loss or a lost opportunity.
The process of purchasing and selling a property is one of the most stressful and complicated transactions you are likely to make. There are many processes which need to be completed in modern property transactions, which is why most will entrust the legal and financial aspects of any property deal to professionals such as an estate agent.
The estate agent may be labile for misrepresenting the particulars of a property. However close security of the Solicitor instructed on the conveyancing process will also need to be considered. In addition the estate agent may have a defence on the basis that the property description was taken from what they were told by the seller.
If you believe that an estate agent has caused you loss or damage in a way that can be deemed negligent, you may well have cause to begin a claim against them for professional negligence.
Furthermore, we will also consider a possible claim against the Solicitors instructed on the conveyancing. This will be explained further during our initial discussions.
How Do I Pursue a Claim?
If you were to look at pursuing a claim arising from alleged estate agent negligence, our specialist Solicitors are more than happy to have an initial telephone conversation to discuss the merits of your claim. This initial conversation is free of charge and there’s no obligation to proceed.
How Much Will Everything Cost?
We understand that many clients will be particularly concerned about incurring further financial loss through pursuing a claim that may prove to be unsuccessful. This is just one of the reasons that we offer our services for many claims on a ‘No Win No Fee’ basis also known as a CFA, which stands for Conditional Fee Agreement. For us to pursue the claim on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis certain criteria will need to be met.
There are many advantages to this. Not only does it set out clear terms so that no additional fees are added on later or payment terms challenged during the process by either side, it also protects you financially in the event that your claim is unsuccessful or there is no compensation awarded. In the event of there being no compensation, you would have no payment to make, which also shows that we are only interested in pursuing legitimate cases rather than charging you legal fees for a lost cause.
What’s My First Step?
The best way to go about exploring a claim is to contact us today to arrange an initial consultation with one of our Solicitors. You can call our team on 0151 5561839, or you can visit beenletdown.co.uk to request a callback for an ideal time or to complete the claims form on our website.
It’s important to begin to look into your claim as soon as you can. There is usually a time limit of six years on claims that involve financial loss due to negligence, but we will be able to advise you more on those details once you contact us with the details of your case.