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
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OXFORD CITY COUNCIL v STEFAN PIECHNIK - Claim no: D70OX028 - 2019

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment in connection with a overcladding related  service charge dispute.. Written evidence

19 Feb 2016 (7)
Benherst Finance Limited & Chestone Industry Holding v Elie Takouk and Pierre Colliac - Case Ref: CRI 704 - 2019

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment in connection with a Construction Dispute. Written evidence

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BIZSPACE LIMITED V NHS PROPERTY SERVICES LIMITED - Claim number: BL-2018-000221 - 2019

Building Surveying Expert evidence in connection with a terminal dilapidations dispute. Written evidence

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BURDON V SAGER HOUSE (ALMEIDA) LIMITED - Claim C01CL270 - 2018

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment in connection with a neighbourly matters dispute. Written evidence.

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CORREN PROPERTIES LIMITED v. DECCA MUSIC GROUP LIMITED - Claim No: HT-2015-000426 - 2016

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment on a £2.37 m (£88.46 sq ft) claim at the end of  25 years lease on a 27,000 sqft, FRI , air conditioned, mid 1980’s office building. Written evidence and oral evidence 

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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

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C&UCO PROPERTIES v COAL PENSION PROPERTIES  - 2011

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment in connection with a £325,000 dilapidations claim. Written evidence and oral evidence.

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EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENTS LTD v EASTBOURNE BOROUGH COUNCIL - Claim no. 1BS40918 - 2011

Building Surveying Expert Witness appointment on a £605,000 claim at the end of  25 years lease on a 21,320 sq ft, FRIoffice building. Written evidence 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