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Is this negligence?

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  • Is this negligence?

    Hi all - apologies for the long post in advance:

    Recently my mum has purchased a house and all was well and good for the first few weeks. My mum had a home buyers report carried out and she didn't fully understand it, but after reviewing the survey the solicitor advised that there were no reasons for not going ahead with the purchase. After a few weeks damp problems started occurring and after a damp proofing specialist reviewed the survey he believed that the solicitor should have most definitely highlighted this to my mum.

    My mum is now waiting on the EXTREMELY slow complaints process between solicitor and the independent complaints body. I was wondering whether it is the solicitors responsibility to pick up on any issues highlighted in a survey or whether the responsibility lies with my mother.
    I am convinced that this was negligence on the solicitors part but can't find any literature to back this up.

    Any thoughts, advice or links would be hugely appreciated.

    Thanks v. much

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    How did your mother get on in the end? Hopefully everything went ok!