Expert Witness Reports
Western Building Consultants are a CIAT & RICS regulated company that can give you expert advice surrounding building and construction disputes.
What is an Expert Witness?
Expert witness reports are often required to analyse where a construction project has gone wrong in some way or another. They can often be relied upon in court proceedings to inform the judge about technical matters relating to a claim.
Why Western Building Consultants?
We have an established background in acting for both clients and contractors and are able are able to offer advice to Clients involved in Building disputes. We have in house up to the minute trained professionals from the architecture, surveying, party wall, health and safety and engineering field meaning we can often advise on most disputes.
We are experienced in the preparation of Expert Witness Reports acting as either Single Joint Expert or a Party’s Expert.
We can often help resolve construction disputes before they reach court and have experience representing our clients in arbitration meetings. By giving you a multidisciplinary approach our reports are often more well rounded than expert reports that are generated from a single professional source and in our experience this can help more fairly attribute the issues at hand and help to resolve matters between parties more easily.
What types of dispute might require an Expert Witness report?
What is an Expert Witness?
An expert witness is anyone who has specialist field of expertise and knowledge of a particular subject. Western Building Consultants have provided expert witness services in relation to a number of construction disputes.
What does an Expert Witness do?
It will usually involve your expert witness carrying out the detailed analysis of any construction information such as plans, a site survey and exploration of any defects including the interview of each party if relevant, this will also include the review of any relevant information submitted by the parties involved. An initial report can then be compiled that is inline with Practice Direction 35 set out in the Civil Procedure Rules. This can be expanded upon a further detailed should it be required to be used as evidence in court.
Our reports are compliant with the latest RICS Practice Statement for Surveyors Acting As Expert Witnesses, if you would like to instruct us please contact us directly or through your appointed legal representative (solicitor).
I have enjoyed working with Western Building Consultants on a complicated project for about 4 years now. During that time they have without fail given me a high level of customer service, being welcoming, responsive and competent.
As a customer I particularly appreciate that WBC are value for money. They also stick to their quotes and don’t add a lot of extras. Help and advice is always forthcoming generally at no extra charge.
Thank you so much for all your advice today. That was so very helpful, not only with the structure of the property but especially with your comments about the whole set up. I can see that we were within a gnat’s whisker of entering a complete can of worms… Thank you so much for saving us from making a stupid mistake.
Thanks to you both your help in this matter – you were both extremely efficient and accommodating (more than I can say about other companies I contacted).
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Thank you for your extremely comprehensive report. It will be of immense help when deciding on the works we would like to carry out on the property. We have decided to take your advice and move into the property and live in it for a while to assess our requirements.
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I just wanted to say thank you very much for your thorough and clear report. It is written in an informative and jargon free way which has made a pretty hefty document ultimately digestible and easy to understand.
Hello Kerry, Many thanks for the report and invoice receipt.
Please pass on my thanks to Paul for the survey. In my working life, I read many stock survey reports – I work with social housing providers to set up their asset management strategies – and this was one of the clearest and most comprehensive I’ve seen.
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your fast response and the detail in your report is very very good and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your efforts.
Many thanks for your swift and thorough return of this report, we so appreciate you getting this back to us on such a tight turn around this week, and on the first read it seems extremely clear and comprehensive.
Hi Kerry / Paul, Thanks for sending the survey across.
I’d also like to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism. I considered many surveyors before choosing to proceed with you and it’s clear that I made the right choice. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to family, friends and colleagues in the future.
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I never expected so much detail, the report was really great and there were things I never even considered, even being in the construction trade
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