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Property Expert Witness Experience & Methodology

Over the years instructions to act in as an Expert Witness have been taken for the following situations:

FOR THE CLAIMANT / APPLICANT

Arbitration: Instructed by solicitors, London W1 Acting for the landlord in a complicated rent review situation going to Arbitrator appointed by the President RICS, concerning a number of commercial mews garages in London SW7. Settled by Arbitrator's award. In 2011 asked to act in rent review for new owners.

High Court: Instructed by solicitors, London EC3 Valuation evidence over alleged professional negligence by environmental consultants over asbestos survey of industrial building in Redhill, Surrey. Settled by parties after delivery of Expert Report.

High Court: Instructed by solicitors, London EC3 Diminution in value following a fire of a major chemical works in Merseyside. Settled by parties after delivery of Expert Report.

County Court: Instructed by Solicitors, Hastings, East Sussex Professional negligence against Kent solicitors over the acquisition of property. Settled by parties after delivery of Expert Report.

High Court: Instructed by solicitors, Exeter, Devon Valuation evidence in a professional negligence case against Kent solicitors over a residential property development in county. Negotiated settlement after delivery of Expert Report.

County Court: Instructed by solicitors, Brighton, East Sussex Professional negligence against Kent solicitors over a residential property in East Sussex. Settled after delivery of Expert Report.

County Court: Instructed by solicitors, Basingstoke, Hants Professional negligence against Northampton solicitors over a residential property in Hampshire. Settled after experts joint report.

County Court: Instructed by Solicitors, Tunbridge Wells, Kent Professional negligence against Kent solicitors over a planning appeal regarding a commercial garden centre and nursery property in South East London.

High Court, London Instructed by Solicitors, London Advice on normal estate agency fee rates in acquisition cases in London.

FOR THE DEFENDANT / OBJECTOR

Lands Tribunal: Instructed by solicitors Rye, Sussex Application for a discharge of a 1957 restrictive covenant against building houses on a field at Rye, East Sussex. The matter was settled by the parties during the first day of the Hearing.

County Court: Instructed by Solicitors Tunbridge Wells, Kent Professional negligence claim against solicitors regarding a lease of an industrial property in Kent. The matter was settled by the parties following meeting of surveyors and preparation of joint statement.

High Court: Instructed by Solicitors, Leeds Valuation of hotel destroyed by fire, West Midlands and potential residential development site. Engagement concerned possible indemnity insurance claim. Settled by parties after delivery of Expert Report.

County Court: Instructed by Solicitors, Cardiff Boundary Dispute, Kent

SINGLE JOINT EXPERT

County Court: Appointed by Judge. Originally instructed by solicitors, Hemel Hempstead, Herts Case involved access over a track by one party owned by another party with three additional parties involved in West Midlands. Settled by parties after delivery of Expert Report.

County Court: Appointed by parties Case involves alleged poor construction of a tree house in Kent. Settled after evidence given at court hearing.

Preliminary enquiries have been received for a number of other potential Expert Witness instructions concerning a variety of properties in different locations.

Expert Witness Reports are prepared in accordance with:

  • the Academy of Experts Model Form of Expert Report as set out by the Judicial Committee of the Academy and modified to meet the requirements of the Civil Procedure Rules 1999 for the purposes defined at the date of reporting
  • the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Notes for Surveyors Acting as Expert Witnesses
 
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