Claim against an estate agent | Professional Negligence solicitors in Leeds, Harrogate, Wakefield, Bradford and London

If you believe that an estate agent has caused you loss, then you may have a professional negligence claim against an estate agent.
There are different scenarios that may lead to a claim against an estate agent, which can include:

  • Marketing the property at too low an offer price, causing the seller financial loss
  • Misrepresenting or misleading a buyer, causing financial loss
  • Failure to market the property appropriately or adequately
  • Marketing the property at too high an offer price, either preventing or delaying a sale
  • Providing advice that he is not qualified to give (for example, legal or financial advice)

It is important to remember that every property will have a range of values which could be a reasonable sale price. Negligence will tend only to have occurred where the property is substantially over or under that reasonable range.

In some cases, for example, where an estate agent has misled a buyer, the buyer may bring a claim against the seller, and it will be for the seller to bring a further claim against the estate agent. In other cases, a seller may have a straightforward claim for the difference in value of what he could have achieved had the estate agent performed competently. This is also known as ‘diminution in value’. Finally, you may also be able to claim for reimbursement of your estate agent’s fees.

If you have suffered financial loss (which we can help identify) as a result of your estate agent, get in touch for a FREE, no obligation chat. If we accept your case and you are happy with us, we can discuss a full range of funding options* with you. Call our professional negligence team now on 0800 988 7756 or submit an enquiry.

With solicitors in Leeds (central and north), WakefieldBradford, Harrogate and London, we can bring our experience and knowledge to your claim, no matter where you are.

*Please note that we do not offer “no win no fee” agreements.

Expert Advice

Steven Newdall


T. 0113 297 3152

Steven has 25 years’ experience in professional negligence claims and is a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants, and has a particular speciality in claims against solicitors.

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