June 21, 2021
Proposed changes to Local Property Tax
The Minister for Finance announced proposed changes to the Local Property Tax (“LPT”) recently. All homes will be re-evaluated under the new regime. The rate is being cut, however the...
Architect, Engineer and Surveyor Negligence claims
Whether you’re building a house, making home improvements or carrying out necessary property surveys before you purchase a property, you rely heavily on the expertise and attention-to-detail of the architects, engineers and surveyors you work with. When a mistake is made on the part of the professional person or team you’re working with, it can result in financial loss, missed structural issues, incorrect valuations or even health and safety hazards
For example, when it comes to buildings, defective design or construction can lead to a right of action by an owner against the professional team that acted on your behalf. The same can be said for the professionals carrying out home or building improvements and those carrying out surveys or valuations on any property.
All professionals should carry appropriate indemnity insurance for errors they’ve made in the course of their profession. If you believe that your property has been inappropriately surveyed, designed, constructed or renovated, you may have a right of action against one or more of the professional team involved in providing the building – be it the architects, engineers or surveyors.
If you feel you have experienced professional negligence on behalf of an architect, engineer or surveyor you’re working with, contact our award-winning professional negligence team for more advice.
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