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Is time up for claims against valuers?

Published on 29 September 2015

Assessing the point at which a cause of action accrues in a claim against a valuer is a difficult task, not least because of the lack of judicial guidance on the issue.

The case concerned an alleged negligent valuation by Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward Limited of a residential property. The defendant admitted negligence but one of the remaining key issues to be decided by the court was whether the claimant’s claim was time barred.