An expert witness can help in any disputes concerning property, including but not limited to: land and development, valuation, business rates, lease advisory, building consultancy and compulsory purchase. You may be unsure as to what an expert witness can do for you, and what field it would be applicable to. Here are some of the most popular examples for when expert witness services are useful:
A land and development team can help you in regards to preparing and providing evidence relating to assessing the value of land and securing a potential construction site. Their expertise can guide you in many concerns that can arise during the land acquisition process. For example: establishing a case in relation to the development viability and how it could work for you, affordable housing, and meeting all necessary regulations before you embark on any construction work.
In cases where business rate appeals are not settled, an expert witness can help. They will help with a range of issues, such as; challenge excessive assessments and secure reductions and provide you with representation at valuation tribunal hearings. They can also identify and secure reliefs and exemptions you may be eligible for, ensuring the best possible outcome.
When it comes to construction, there are many unexpected issues and disagreements that can arise. Advisors can prepare reports on a variety of construction issues; including boundary disputes and any property related matters concerning the building. They can also prepare and submit planning permission applications on your behalf to help ease your busy schedule.
Where matters of leasing cannot be resolved, an expert witness can give professional representation if the matter is referred to court. They can act on behalf of both the landlord and tenants with the aim of achieving the best result for all parties.
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There are countless ways an expert witness can provide you with their knowledge and experience in their field, taking some of the stress away from you. Whether your issue is to do with contractual disputes or land acquisition, expert witnesses can provide you with support every step of the way. Get in touch with us here or contact us on 0161 817 3399 for more information.