Real estate agents do not enjoy an unblemished reputation. However, this does not mean that each one is incompetent, misleading or negligent. In fact, most provide a good, honest service, but some do make mistakes, and whether a mistake has been made through incompetence or malpractice, if a buyer, seller or landlord suffers financial loss as a result, a suitably qualified professional negligence solicitor may be able to help the client claim compensation. Healys are experts in claims against estate agents, so contact us today.
We have been working with people like you for over 30 years and we understand that sometimes an apology is not enough. At Healys we are here to help you recover any losses (financial or otherwise) that you have suffered and get the answers you deserve.
Our team has a wealth of experience in professional negligence and we have developed relations with leading chambers in the industry. We are recognized in the field by a leading industry directory, the Legal 500. We are also members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
Where appropriate a complaint about the activities of an estate agent may be registered with one of the following organisations, the National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Proving professional negligence against an estate agent can be a complex process and is likely to require the advice of a solicitor with specialist knowledge and experience of seeking claims.
For a case to succeed, the claimant must establish that the estate agent owed him or her a duty of care and that there was a breach of that duty which resulted in financial loss.
Misleading information, misrepresentation and over- or under- valuations are some of the most common reasons clients prove with negligence claims against estate agents.
31st January 2017
Our client, a property developer was in the process of obtaining a property. The case involved two law firms that acted for the buyer & seller. After the transaction was complete, the client discovered that the seller had committed identity fraud and lost a considerable amount of money. Issues included breach of warranty of authority and breach of trust on the part of the solicitors who acted on behalf of the fraudster; the scope of the duty of care of the firm acting on behalf of our clients and whether the clients’ consequential loss of profit was recoverable at law. Continue reading »
Our client divorced with his wife and asked his former solicitors to take on his case. After completing procedures, he realised that the law firm had not protected his interests & assets. Continue reading »
Our client’s claim arose out of the failings of her former solicitors to deal with her divorce. This included the dissipation of assets held by the husband in Hong Kong by way of freezing orders. The claim focused on conflicting evidence between the client and husbands solicitor. Continue reading »
Our client had a previous claim with another law firm in relation to his property being undervalued when sold. Unfortunately our client received poor advice from the previous law firm which resulted in him loosing the initial claim against the mortgagee and valuer. Continue reading »
1st January 2017
Our client needed advice regarding an Under-Lease, and so they approached a firm about their issue. However, our client soon realised that the firm had given incorrect advice. He decided to contact Healys in order to make a claim against the law firm for failure to advise properly in relation to the purchase of an under-lease, the terms of that under lease, the status of the head lessee and rental payment terms. Continue reading »
25th January 2018
David Bailey, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, discusses the question in the Times Newspaper.
Mediation is generally a cost-effective alternative way to secure dispute resolution. These days, typically in commercial cases, parties arrive legally tooled up with a full set of solicitors, barristers and experts, much as they would for a trial, and act accordingly. Continue reading »