When you buy or sell a property, whether it is residential or commercial, it is likely to be very important life event due to the large sums of money which are likely to be involved. When it comes to your conveyancing process, you are most likely to instruct either your local Solicitor or search online for a Conveyancing Solicitor who specialises in this area of the law. The general rule, as with many other key legal processes in life, is that most people opt for the cheapest quote provided and proceed on that basis.

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Sadly, not all conveyancing transactions are completed according to plan, with the possibility that errors can occur and land searches can be missed or misinterpreted, resulting in all kinds of problems. If you consider that your Conveyancing Solicitor has been negligent in a current or previous purchase or sale, resulting in a financial loss or loss of chance, please contact our legal team today.

Should you get in touch, you will be able to discuss your possible conveyancing negligence claim with one of our Negligence Solicitors here at Been Let Down. The financial implications of Solicitor Negligence from a Conveyancing Solicitor can be profound; devastating to your personal and/or company finances.

You may complain to the Council of Lenders, but in reality their powers are often limited with regards to recognising and punishing conveyancing negligence, with the maximum they can award for errors resulting in financial loss at present being £5000. For a more substantial conveyancing negligence claim, the advisable course of action is to contact a trusted Negligence Solicitor to assess the legal details of your claim.

It is important that when you discover that your Conveyancing Solicitor has been negligent, you instruct a Professional Negligence Solicitor who is sensitive to the factors involved and aware of the important issues which are concerning you. Been Let Down can offer a highly reliable and personable legal team who can advise on and support your conveyancing negligence claim.


What types of conveyancing negligence claims are there?

There are a number of key conveyancing issues that can qualify for a conveyancing negligence claim, including:

  • Serious Defects in the title of the property — to include not having adequate rights of way/access to the property, or rights to services such as water, electric and sewers etc
  • Not being informed by the Conveyancing Solicitor of any planning restrictions and/or other restrictive covenants impeding the property
  • Not being informed about neighbouring demolition or building projects
  • Failing to identify and report problems with the property’s title — an example would be failing to notice a charge against the property
  • Failure of the Conveyancing Solicitor to inform their client of any property boundary disputes
  • Not advising that part of the land and/or property was not included in the sale e.g. garden or garage
  • Failing to carry out all of the relevant property searches required
  • Proceeding to exchange contracts without providing adequate instructions to the client
  • Failure by the Conveyancing Solicitor to properly explain a leasehold/freehold agreement
  • Failing to report a mortgage or charge on the property’s title

How do I find expert help with a conveyancing claim?

If you consider that your Conveyancing Solicitor has ‘let you down’ as a result of a negligent act that has caused you financial loss, then you may have cause to pursue a conveyancing negligence compensation claim. Pursuing this claim with the legal guidance of an expert Negligence Solicitor can help you to gain recognition and recompense for the losses caused by the conveyancing negligence you have suffered.

At this stage, we must be clear that we are not able to assist you if the service which you have been provided is simply poor, unless you have suffered a recognisable financial loss. If this is the case, you may be able to submit a formal complaint, so please refer to our ‘Negligence or just a complaint?’ page for further information.

If you are confident that you have suffered a recognisable financial loss due to the actions of a Conveyancing Solicitor, you should get in touch with us today by phone, or the online claims form on our Contact page. One of the legal team at Been Let Down will be able to discuss your possible conveyancing negligence claim in more detail.

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