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When it comes to helping people who have suffered financial losses due to the negligence of their architect, we know exactly what legal assistance you need to help you to make a claim against your architect. Our teams of professional negligence solicitors have more than 30 years' experience representing clients who have suffered losses as a result of their architect’s professional negligence.
Using the services of a professional architect should be a great way to get your home or your business premises designed or altered to your individual needs. In England and Wales, architects undergo lengthy training to gain the skills required to allow them to translate their clients’ wishes and ideas into workable and practical buildings. After all, having your home or business premises custom built can be a substantial undertaking, so it is only fair that your architect provides you with a high standard of professional service and an end result that meets your requirements. However, as our professional negligence solicitors have seen, sometimes things don’t go as expected and it becomes necessary to look at your options for pursuing a claim against architects for their negligence.
We’ve put together a brief guide for people considering claims against architects for professional negligence here on this part of the Canter Levin & Berg site. For a more detailed discussion about making a claim if you have suffered a financial loss as a result of the negligence of your architect, you can contact our professional negligence solicitor Sean Carty. Call Sean directly on 0844 355 2918 or complete the free online enquiry form on this site and one of our professional negligence team will be in touch to discuss your case.
Suing An Architect
If you’ve been let down by your architect and the poor standard of their work has caused you to suffer a financial loss, then it may be possible to sue your architect for professional negligence. A professional negligence claim can help you to recover some of the financial costs that you may have suffered as a result of the negligent actions of an architect you employed. When suing an architect it is important that you have the professional support of a specialist professional negligence lawyer to advise you throughout your claim. Here at Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors our solicitors can help you when it comes to suing an architect.
When pursuing a claim for professional negligence against an architect it is vital to distinguish between an architect whose behaviour has actually been negligent and an architect who has provided an inadequate service. There is often an overlap between these concepts and problems such as delays on a project are a common cause for complaints made by people who have employed an architect. Unfortunately in many cases these delays are either beyond the control of your architect or they simply amount to inadequate service. In some circumstances it is possible to sue an architect where a serious delay has caused you to suffer a financial loss, for example if the delay has meant having to hire contractors for longer than expected. If your architect has caused you to suffer a financial loss as a result of his or her negligent actions then Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors can offer you a free assessment of your case to see whether you have grounds for suing an architect.
Architects' negligence can come in many forms, whether it is poor design, badly drawn plans, recommendations to use inappropriate materials or inadequate project management, including the control of costs and expenses. At best, architects’ negligence can lead to significant extra costs and inconvenience to you as you attempt to sort out the problems they have created. In more severe cases, architects’ negligence can pose a serious risk to your health and safety, if your home or the building you commissioned has be constructed in an unsafe or hazardous manner.
If you think your architect has behaved in a professionally negligent way our team of specialist professional negligence solicitors will assess the merits of your claim for architect negligence. We will provide you with advice and guidance on legal liability, causation and loss. Our architect negligence solicitors are also able to discuss the possible funding arrangements available to you when making a professional negligence claim, such as funding your claim on a no win no fee basis.