"Cannot get the list schema property from the SharePoint list."
This issue will not occur if the user has MS Office 2007, but for any user who does not have MS Office 2007 here is the solution.
1. Modify the Date/Time field to Single Line of Text
2. Then Modify it again to Date/Time field
This has to be done for all the date and time fields except for the default date and time fields(Created, Modified etc)