When a buyer instructs a surveyor to inspect a property they are planning to buy, they expect that the Surveyor will highlight any problems.
However, sometimes surveyors fail to identify important defects. This could be because a seller has covered up a problem or because the Surveyor has been negligent.
Surveyors have different levels of responsibilities depending upon the type of survey the Buyer has requested. There are different types of surveys, including mortgage valuation surveys, homebuyers reports, and full structural surveys. With every type of survey, a surveyor has a duty to carry out the survey with care and skill.
If your surveyor has missed something on a property you have bought, it can have practical and financial consequences. Our specialist housing dispute solicitors can advise you about your options so you can decide what action to take.