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Expert Witness Services

With a team full of skilled and experienced professionals, we regularly act as Expert Witness on property issues across the country.

With a team full of skilled and experienced professionals, we regularly act as Expert Witness on property issues across the country.

Surveyors are often instructed to give a professional opinion on a case, based on their experience, knowledge and expertise. Our experts provide clear, impartial and independent advice on disputes across land and property.

This includes Expert Witness reports and Joint Statements, in accordance with Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules. We also comply with the RICS Combined Practice Statements and Guidance Notes for Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses.

Partners in the firm regularly take appointments from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and other professional bodies to act as sole arbitrators and independent experts in rent review and lease renewal matters.

What is an expert witness?

An expert witness is an individual who provides opinion based evidence as evidence of fact due to their specialised knowledge in a particular field or discipline. The Expert Witness's main role is to provide the Court or tribunal an impartial opinion on aspects of matters within his / her expertise that are in dispute.

What is an expert witness?

An expert witness is an individual who provides opinion based evidence as evidence of fact due to their specialised knowledge in a particular field or discipline. The Expert Witness's main role is to provide the Court or tribunal an impartial opinion on aspects of matters within his / her expertise that are in dispute.

Our Expertise

With over 90 Chartered Surveyors located across our office network, our Expert Witness services include:

  • Boundaries and Party Walls
  • Building Surveying
  • Landlord and Tenant Rent Reviews and Lease Renewals
  • Professional Arbitration On Court Terms (Pact)
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Construction Disputes
  • Dilapidations
  • Estate Agency and Professional Practice
  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Planning and Development
  • Professional Negligence
  • Rating
  • Valuations For Loan Security
  • Valuations For Solicitors/Surveyors Insurance Claims
  • Valuations For Section 18(1) Dilapidations
  • Valuations For Divorce/Partnership Dissolution
  • Valuations For Taxation
  • Valuations For Loss Of Opportunity Resulting From Personal Injury

We also undertake advocacy work (as distinct from acting as an expert with a duty to the court) in respect of landlord and tenant rent reviews and lease renewals.

Case studies

    Expert witness evidence provided on behalf of Great Yarmouth Port Authority

    Following our instruction by independent law firm, Burges Salmon we provided expert witness evidence on behalf of Great Yarmouth Port Authority for the second round of a £15 million claim by Bourne Leisure in relation to the alleged loss of value to a caravan park. 

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