Poor advice on purchase of holiday flat
We were instructed by the claimant who had bought a flat in a Yorkshire seaside town as an investment property and with the intention of letting it to holiday makers.
The solicitor who dealt with the purchase of the flat had failed to notice or advise our client that there was a covenant in the title to the flat which prevented the flat from being let to holiday makers. Other residents in the building complained when holiday makers used the claimant’s flat and alerted the claimant to the covenant in the deeds. We were able to recover damages to compensate our client for lost income and for the wasted costs of buying and then re-selling the flat.