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Architect Negligence

Architect Negligence Lawyers in St Helens

If you need to use an architect for a building project you trust that they will conduct the work professionally. However, it sometimes happens that an architect is negligent providing poor service.

Most architects are regulated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Architects Registration Board, appointed by the Government, oversees the work of such professionals within the UK.

Heavy Expenses Due to Architect Negligence Could Be Covered

These regulations are designed to prevent mistakes such as poor standards or late delivery of services but mistakes do happen. If a mistake does happen it can unfortunately leave the client with serious consequences and heavy expenses to correct poor work.

Normally architects are covered by their own independent insurance to cover any professional negligence claims for compensation, which should cover any damages and legal costs.

Common Architect Negligence Examples

Some common examples of architect negligence are:

  • Poor advice by the architect;
  • Inadequate plans or project / preparation work;
  • Negligent building works;
  • Contractual issues and many other issues.

Please be aware that we cannot deal with general complaints of poor service or lack of professionalism. What we can help with is if you have suffered financial losses because of an architect’s negligence.

Time Limitations On Making a Claim

There are strict limitations on the time period that you can bring an architect negligence claim. These limitations could depend on your individual circumstances, so at Hattons Solicitors we can advise you clearly of these limitations and the options available to you.

Normally the limitation period of 6 years starts from the date of the architect’s negligence or the loss but there are exceptions if the claimant can prove they did not know that the professional negligence had taken place.

Hattons Can Advise You On Your Options

Hattons Solicitors can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any professional negligence claim.

We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also be reassured by having access to our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.

If you would like to find out more about Architect Negligence call our expert legal team on 01744 744400, fill out our contact form below or contact our key person:

Contact us about Architect Negligence

David Merrills
Associate Solicitor

Tel: 01744 744428

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