Hello Scott my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Did you instruct the surveyor please?
Ok then you cant sue the surveyor. You have no contract, therefore there is no locus for you to sue.
You can't claim negligence because there is no duty of care to you.
So sadly Scott you can't sue.I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Not necessarily - that would be defamation which is covered by the 2013 Act. Even then you would have to issue High Court proceedings and show you have suffered serious harm
The cost of going to trial would be circa £30,000. Being wrong and being defamed are entirely different.
Does that clarify?
Sadly not. There is no Ombudman for surveyors. I am sorry.
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