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Architect negligence

An architect can be held liable for negligence towards a customer, especially if it has caused significant financial loss.  We have helped customers who have employed architects to project manage a self-build project which has been delayed or has cost a lot more than expected to complete, due to the failings of the architect. We have been able to successful pursue such claims thanks to our dedicated experienced legal team, who act on behalf of the customer to put a case together for professional negligence.

If you feel like you have been let down by an architect in a personal or business capacity, please contact us to discuss your situation so that we can let you know whether you have a viable professional negligence claim against your architect. Call us on 01616 966 229.

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Professional negligence claims against architects

Examples of architect negligence may include a failure to obtain planning permission for a particular aspect of your building project or a failure to draw up plans correctly, resulting in poor design and build. We have worked on cases where architects have failed to inspect or responsibly oversee a project, or where they have stated a building is complete when it was not.

Obviously, the effects of these mistakes can have a catastrophic effect on your cash flow and building project.  In certain situations, the local planning control could order you to demolish the building if the required planning permission has not been obtained.

Badly designed projects can also result in further costs down the line, should it transpire that remedial works are required to prevent further damage such as a lack of ventilation causing damp problems.

Architect negligence claims will normally be dealt with by the architect’s professional indemnity insurance.

You may also register a complaint with RIBA.

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