Building Disputes

It is not uncommon for property owners to find themselves in dispute with a contractor or other party, due to the quality of building work, timelines of construction or contractual compliance. Building contracts are incredibly detailed and even seemingly minor disagreements can escalate into substantial disputes.

At Silk Sharples Jennings, we have experience in helping private and commercial clients to resolve a wide range of building disputes, using our expertise in building regulations, structural defects, building design, and construction, to help resolve matters fairly and swiftly.

Expert reports

Acting as expert witnesses, our Chartered Surveyors will examine the building(s) in question to prepare a written report appropriate to the dispute. Having worked in the property industry for over 20 years, our team fully understand good building practice and can quickly identify defective or inadequate work, providing clients with written documentation of the issue. Once the report is complete, we offer expert advice about how a dispute may be best resolved for speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

We provide expert reports for any kind of building dispute, working directly with individuals or their professional advisers. In addition to investigating the dispute and preparing a detailed report to record our findings, we will provide any required documentation for Court presentation to represent our client.

Dispute Resolution

After assessing the objectives with a member of your team, Silk Sharples Jennings will provide an expert report and professional advice regarding the best steps for dispute resolution. In our experience, many conflicts are able to be resolved following the presentation of an expert report, meaning that Court proceedings and their associated expenses can typically be avoided.

However, should the dispute fail to be resolved and the matter does end up in court, our team will use our property expertise and experience in building litigation to put forward a professional and effective case.

Why choose us?

Our team at Silk Sharples Jennings is highly experienced in representing clients in building disputes. The extensive expertise we have acquired through several decades in the property industry allow us to offer a thorough and knowledgeable building assessment and report preparation for every dispute, and we will always strive to achieve a quick resolution to keep the matter out of court and prevent unnecessary legal fees. Where your case cannot be resolved, we will provide impartial advice on the best action to move forward.

With Silk Sharples Jennings behind you, you can be sure your dispute will be handled with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

Contact SSJ Surveyors

If you are engaged in a building dispute, it’s best to appoint an expert as quickly as possible to be sure the matter is handled effectively. Please contact our expert team for advice by calling us now on 01743 461777 or emailing

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