Whether you are a Landlord seeking to let your property or a tenant
seeking to take a leaseExpert Witness
While going to
Court should be the last resort, it may be necessary. Property matters may be
heard in different courts or quasi-judicial settings for example County Court,
High Court, Agricultural Land Tribunal, Lands Tribunal, Valuation Tribunal, Rent
Assessment Committee, Compulsory Purchase or Planning Inquiry. It would be wrong
to say "bValued will be pleased to act on your behalf" in any of these
circumstances, but where you have a good case and despite the weight of evidence
on your side and all efforts to negotiate a settlement, progressing to Court or
Tribunal may be unavoidable. In such circumstances bValued’s primary duty is to
the Court or Tribunal and where bValued feel merit is on your side we can act on
your behalf usually as expert witness or occasionally also as advocate.
Such work will
be done to the standard set out in the RICS Guidance Notes "Surveyors Acting as
Expert Witnesses" "Chartered Surveyors Acting as Advocates".
a thorough and convincing expert witness statement normally takes much time.
Arthur is a
member of the Expert Witness Institute.
Press EWI to go to their website.
Arthur has passed the course for the Cardiff
University Bond Solon Expert Witness Certificate, see
Case Studies – work done by Arthur Bletchly.
The landlord’s agent served a rent review notice to substantially increase the rent. Despite negotiations common sense did not prevail. The landlord referred the matter to an independent expert valuer. bValued acting on behalf of the tenant submitted Expert Witness Statements: the increase was contained within a realistic level. Our client made a significant saving.