Professional Negligence and Liability
SURVEYORS, VALUERS AND ESTATE AGENTS
1. Surveyors and valuers
This chapter deals with the professional responsibilities of those whose work involves the inspection, appraisal and marketing of land and buildings, often including a report to a client on their condition and/or value. It is not concerned with certain other persons who may also be called “surveyors” or “valuers” but whose expertise relates to other kinds of property, such as ships, shares or chattels.1 Although the professional duties of such persons might well be regarded as similar to those involving land and buildings, there has been little or no attempt in the case law to draw potentially useful analogies.2
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