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Thank you for your quick reply; I do have some further questions.
What would be the usual process for making a claim against the solicitor? From your answer above it would appear I should be asking for evidence of enquiries made with the Sellers, searches relating to building control approvals and communication of the findings with myself. If none of these occurred, is this a matter to pursue through the courts or is there a complaints process I should follow? The solicitor in question is a member of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme if this makes any difference.
If I then make a claim, what costs should I be seeking to be reimbursed for? I’d assume it would be reasonable to claim for costs to bring each of the three points mentioned on the survey up to the standard required for current building regulation approval i.e. the standard that I believed the property was in at the time of purchase. Is there anything else that would be usual to ask for in a case such as this?