RICS Expert Witness

RICS Expert Witness

As a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors, Chartered Project Managers and RICS Registered Valuers. Record Associates regularly provide advice and RICS Expert Witness reports on a range of property and construction disputes including:

  • Building & construction contract disputes
  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Building defects disputes
  • Incomplete or unsatisfactory building works disputes
  • Defective workmanship disputes
  • Boundary and right of way disputes
  • Party wall disputes
  • Dilapidations disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Housing disrepair disputes
  • Matrimonial & probate valuations

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Led by our Julian Record, a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Manager with over 25 years experience within the property and construction industry, we are proud of our strong reputation for our fair, thorough and reliable approach to determining our opinion of liability in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) and RICS Practice Statement, “Surveyors acting as expert witnesses”.

Julian has completed the RICS accredited Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence and has prepared numerous CPR compliant RICS Expert Witness reports either for one party to the dispute or, as is becoming increasingly common (due to the costs involved with legal proceedings), for both parties as a Single Joint Expert.

Instructing solicitors include Terry Jones, Linder Myers, Clarkes, Trowers & Hamlins, Irwin Mitchell, CMS Cameron McKenna, Weightmans, DAS, DLG and DWF.

Julian is a member of The Academy of Experts.  Members have been rigorously accredited by The Academy on the grounds of qualification in their profession; Understanding the role and duties of the expert witness and their ability to put this into practice.

Where a dispute arises, it is best to be resolved quickly and at a cost which is proportionate to the dispute itself and the sums involved.

Record Associates can provide a service where we will assess the relevant details and if required, prepare a preliminary report either directly with our client or their instructing solicitor.  Our preliminary report will enable our client to decide the best strategy and, if necessary, avoid embarking on expensive and lengthy court action.

If you would like to discuss your situation on a confidential basis please contact our Julian Record and he would be delighted to assist.


Recent Projects

Miscellaneous Instructions | Expert Witness

All our expert witness instructions are undertaken by Julian Record, a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Manager with over 20 years’ experience in project management and general building consultancy across the public and private sectors.

Wesley House | Construction Project Management & Architectural Design

Record Associates were appointed by Via Property Development Ltd to provide Architectural Design and Construction Project Management services in connection with the conversion of this former Methodist Chapel into 12 apartments extending to approximately 780 sq.m.

Aberclay Finance | Development Monitoring and Due Diligence

Record Associates have been appointed to monitor three housing developments on behalf of the funder, Aberclay Finance. The developments comprise 13 units in North Shropshire, 20 units in Worcestershire and the conversion of 5 listed barns in Oxfordshire

I’d like to thank you for all your hard work and commitment facilitating our move to Baskerville House which, given the complicated structuring of the leases and phasing of the works to accommodate the changes to our organisation, was by no means straight forward. Overall we are extremely pleased with the end result, which was achieved at great value for money and with excellent client service.

Tim Manson | Director of Operations Marketing Birmingham TESTIMONIALS

Thankyou for the Schedule of Condition you produced which was extremely comprehensive, well laid out and flagged more issues than we were aware. It will certainly protect us from having to address these issues ourselves at lease termination!

We were particularly pleased with your advice on the fit out of the space and how the layout should be changed to suit the growing needs of our business, provide better space utilisation, ventilation and natural light.

Julian Smout | Managing Director, Verve Graphic Design and Marketing TESTIMONIALS

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