Latent Defects

Latent Defects

Latent defects are ultimately deficiencies in the construction or planning of a building. The defects aren’t detectable to the untrained eye until many years after the building is first constructed. If they are noticed within two years of the construction then the contractor may be obliged to restore any damage and fix any defects. The main causes of these defects are design flaws, poor preparation in design and construction, poor workmanship and incorrect materials. If these defects are left long enough and if the problems worsen, it can leave your home being unsafe to live in.

When the first signs of latent defects show, the faster the claim submission the better. When you claim through your insurer, which can be a long and problematic procedure, your appointing a loss adjuster that isn’t working on your behalf. The loss adjuster that the insurer sends is working on behalf of the insurer and the insurer only, fighting for the insurers cause and not yours. By appointing Property Defects to handle your claim, you will receive a visit to survey, if the damage is a result of insured liability, property defects will arrange for one of their preferred surveyors to inspect your property further.  A claim to your insurer will then be submitted. Our experts will fight your cause tirelessly till you receive the settlement you deserve.

Property Defects work on a no-win-no-fee basis, so no matter what, until you receive a settlement you’re satisfied with with we won’t charge you a penny. If you have noticed any signs of subsidence; may it be; cracking in interior walls, cracking in exterior walls, sticking of doors, damp or any other of the many signs of latent defects, your property may be compromised. To find out more, visit www.propertydefects.co.uk


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