Independent Expert Reports
Expert Reports are often prepared for:
Disputes with builders and other contractors
Where a person does not have capacity and is under the protection of the courts.
Bankruptcy and insolvency
Lease renewal and other landlord and tenant disputes.
Negligent mortgage valuations and surveys.
Steve Butler has experiecne of preparing reports for the above purposes and has appeared in court both as an expert witness, and unusualy for a Chartered Surevyor as an advocate before the Land Registration Property Chamber in the Dawson v Smith (2013) Right of Way case.
CPR Part 35 (Civil Procedure Rules):
Expert Reports for County Court are prepared in a special format ensuring that the Surveyor has for filled his duty to act impartially on behalf of the court. They also ensure that matters that the Surveyor has decided for him self, matters of fact and opinion and information received from other parties are all clearly explained to the court.
Steve Butler can also attend the Court to give evidence if the circumstances of the case require.
Steve Butler always charges a fixed fee rather than an hourly rate so that the client knows exactly what they can expect to pay.