Architect & Property Negligence
Architects are highly skilled construction professionals, they provide advice relating to the design or alteration of a buildings. They will prepare drawings, provide cost estimates with the supervision of a quantity surveyor and enter into a contract to supervise and manage a building project.
If the architect designed the building and that building work is undertaken by a building contractor, the architect may be responsible for the works being acceptable in accordance with the standard building regulations and architect plans.
Like all professional people an Architect must act with reasonable skill, care and diligence to be expected of an ordinary competent and skilled member in his/her profession. Standard of care is usually established by reference to the general practice of the profession in question.
In most building projects there will be a contract between yourself and the architect which will set out the duties and responsibilities of both parties. It will also impose certain obligations and professional standards.
Have you been let down by an Architect?
Errors and/or omissions can and will occur and architect negligence claims are more common than you think. When problems do occur they can have serious consequences to the purpose of the building design or structure. The financial implications to remedy the defect may be significant. If you consider your Architect has been negligent in the supervision, management or design of your building project and you have suffered a financial loss you may have a negligence claim for damages.
Common Architects negligence
- Inadequate plans / drawings
- Negligent design advice
- Negligent building supervision
- Poor project management resulting in financial loss
- Inadequate budget planning (grossly under valued)
- Contractual disputes with other building professionals which result in your financial loss to you
If you consider that you have suffered a financial loss due to the negligence of an Architect, we may be able to assist you to pursue a claim for damages.
We must be clear that we are not able to assist you if the service which you have been provided is simply poor unless you have suffered a financial loss. If this is the case you may be able to submit a formal complaint, please refer to our ‘Negligence or just a complaint’ page for further information.