As Chartered Building Surveyors we are experienced in providing clients with impartial professional expert witness reports and opinions, prepared in strict accordance with the requirements of the Court, Civil Procedure Rules and RICS Practice Directions. We typically are asked to review documentation, inspect properties and confirm impartial professional opinions on contractual disputes; quality of workmanship; landlord & tenant disputes; defects and disrepair and dilapidations.
- Court appointed expert witness reports and opinion
- Mediation and ADR
- Construction disputes
- Service Charge disputes
- Dilapidations disputes
- Building Pathology – Repairs and Maintenance
CORREN PROPERTIES LIMITED v. DECCA MUSIC GROUP LIMITED - Claim No: HT-2015-000426 - 2016
LAINDON HOLDINGS LIMITED v SOUTH ESSEX MENTAL HEALTH AND COMMUNITY CARE NHS TRUST - Claim No. HT13-213 - 2016
Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment on a £522,000 claim at the end of a 10 years lease on a 12,000 sq ft office building on the outskirts of Basildon.
The case came to court in 2014 ( 2014 Judgement ) and the appeal was heard in 2016 (See PDF of judgement here)
The tenant’s appeal was allowed and the tenant’s claim was settled below their initial P36 offer (at around the figure originally offered to the Landlord in 2011) and the landlord payed both sides costs. Written and oral evidence
'David has such a wealth of experience to deliver genuine advice that goes hand in hand with high quality reporting and tenacious negotiating skills. He is my first choice every time'
Quentin Thompson MRICS, Managing Director, Michael Rogers Property Management Limited
'David is the best in the business bar none on dilapidations'
Simon Glenn, Partner, DOWLEY TURNER REAL ESTATE LLP
'On our behalf, Blackmore BC have been very diligent in negotiating dilapidation claims, undertaking pre-acquisition surveys and helped deliver some excellent fit out projects'
David Wilford, Wilson Bowden Developments Ltd, A subsidiary of Barratt Developments PLC
‘David has worked with us providing dilapidations consultancy. His thoughtful, systematic and practical approach has helped us shortcut drawn-out processes and save us significant amounts of money’
Jerome Thomas, Director, Metro Safety
'David is an expert in his field and a pleasure to work with. Over a number of years we have engaged his services on the negation of dilapidation claims for several properties and in every case he has been able to achieve very substantial savings for our clients'
Geoff Meadows, Director, FMS Facilities Management Services Ltd
'David was recommended to me by a former colleague and I can’t speak highly enough about him. He took all the stress out of handling our dilapidations claim and helped get us a great result!'
Nina El-Imad, Director, Simpson Booth
'James has successfully acted for me on numerous projects and due diligence investigations over the last 10 years. His attention to detail and commercial approach are commendable'
Chris Price, Director