SSJ Chartered Surveyors

Expert Witness Representation


Expert Witness Representation

Where disputes have arisen between homeowners and neighbours or contractors, it’s not always possible to settle these issues quickly and amicably. With litigation on the rise, having a qualified property expert on hand is essential for providing professional, in-depth advice on the matter of contention.

At Silk Sharples Jennings, our experience as independent Chartered Building Surveyors and Chartered Valuation Surveyors allows us to frequently provide expert advice for specialist assessments and reports in Shrewsbury.

Should you require a professional opinion on disputed matters and an expert witness statement for a case that has escalated to Court, our team are happy to provide representation. We deliver expert witness assessments for a wide range of building matters, including:

  • Incomplete or unsatisfactory building works
  • Landlord and tenant disputes
  • Party wall matters, boundary disputes,
  • Freehold valuations and leasehold reforms
  • Building surveys and costs
  • Valuations for residential or commercial property, for all purposes
  • Dilapidations

We work closely with our partners in the legal profession to ensure that in every client case, all the necessary paperwork and appropriate documents have been completed and prepared for Court.

Expert Witness Reports

At Silk Sharples Jennings, we regularly receive enquiries for expert witness representation for a wide variety of property related disputes. We can work either on behalf of one of the parties in dispute, or as a single, joint-witness surveyor. Our team has wide-ranging experience of working with other legal experts, and prepares expert witness reports under the Civil Procedures Rules (CPR).

Expert witness reports or expert surveyor reports are often used in instances where specific professional knowledge and experience is required to understand specialist matters. They are independently compiled for use in Court and at tribunals, arbitrations or other dispute resolution processes. Expert reports are intended to facilitate the legal process to enable parties to come to an agreement without escalating the matter further.

Contact

If you are concerned about a property dispute and would like a professional opinion and expert witness support, please contact our team. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have in regards to Silk Sharples Jennings acting as expert witnesses.

To discuss your particular circumstances in confidence, please send an enquiry here, or call directly on 01743 461 777 and ask for Colin Silk, our Director who specialises in expert witness representation.