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Filling in the short form below will instantly give you a set of contact details for experienced Chartered Building Surveyors who can help you with an Expert Witness requirement (mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution, negligence investigation). You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Filling in the short form above will instantly give you a set of contact details for experienced Chartered Building Surveyors who can help you with an Expert Witness requirement (mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution, negligence investigation). You will be provided with their full contact details, all within less than a second and you will then be able to contact them directly to discuss what level of service you require. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

What is an Expert Witness?

An Expert Witness is a Chartered Building Surveyor who has experience in all areas of property or construction disputes. Disagreements can arise where there is a difference of opinion and often a technical expert will be needed to help the parties involved reach a resolution. Sometimes the disputes will end up in Court but involvement of an Expert Witness early on will help reduce the chance of this happening and the parties involved may be able to reach a satisfactory outcome through arbitration or mediation instead.

When would it be advisable to use an Expert Witness?

There are many occasions when you may find the services of an Expert Witness useful. Below are a few examples;

Building surveying – A new bathroom has been installed that does not meet current standards and the owner wishes to claim against the installer.

For a planning authority when unauthorised alterations have taken place in a property which have not received the necessary statutory consents

Commercial property – Property portfolios, development / refurbishment of entertainment venues,  offices, shops, factories and warehouses are just some examples of commercial properties. An Expert Witness can be used for a whole host of issues where technical evidence is needed for any dispute or claim. These can include capital and rental valuations, assessment of losses within estate and farm businesses, compensation claims, landlord and tenant disputes, professional negligence claims, or boundary disputes.

Compulsory land purchase orders – In England and Wales, certain bodies have the right to purchase land without the consent of the owner where the development proposed is for the benefit of the public. A Chartered Building Surveyor as an Expert Witness can work on behalf of either the purchasing authority giving strategy advice at Public Inquires and Select Committees or on behalf of the owner providing expert witness advice throughout an inquest.

Construction disputes – An Expert Witness can help building owners and legal advisors assess poor project performance and look at strategies for getting the project back on track. They can also provide technical advice and guidance for rent review appraisals and insurance evaluations.

Dilapidations – An Expert Witness can defend tenants when they disagree with the landlord about the claim being made against them. They will examine the facts and advise if the landlord's proposed works truly reflect a breach of the tenant's repairing covenant.  For the landlord they can help prepare a schedule of dilapidations and dilapidations forecasts.

Planning and development – Sometimes the expansion of an existing development or a new development can raise contentious planning issues. An Expert Witness can provide evidence in support of a development for a public enquiry or an appeal, Consent Appeals for urban design and heritage evidence for Planning, Listed Building and Conservation Area Consent.  Other issues an Expert Witness may become involved with are Enforcement and Call In Inquiries, CPO and Highway/Footpath Order Inquiries, Harbour Revision, Transport and Works Act.  

Valuation – An Expert Witness provides initial reports giving valuations for specific purposes for example in matrimonial or partnership disputes or fixed assets. They will also represent specific interests of clients at court or negotiate on behalf of clients. They have good working knowledge of litigation and Court proceedings.

Before appointing an Expert Witness you should check your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance, to provide the level of service that you need. A Charted Building Surveyor who is an Expert Witness must be a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and they will  have MRICS or FRICS after their name.

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If you are a Chartered Surveyor and you would like to find out about being listed on this website for Expert Witness Services, please click here.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some Customer Feedback on our website, and on any of the Suppliers listed on the website that they chose to use:

The website worked well. I placed an order with Building Design Services and am satisfied with the resulting work.
Joseph, Blackheath, London SE3
Very good site – “it did what it said on the tin” – I currently live in France and have been away from the UK for 9 years but am returning now and in that time I have lost track of how things work etc. Your site was fabulous, and also very easy to use. I used Nash & Co in Dereham. The work was carried out within 2 days of giving the go-ahead via email from France. I was very impressed by Chris Nash personally, he was very effective in his role, very efficient, did what he said he would and when he would do it, and he subsequently found an issue with the house that we are buying which has after negotiation with the vendor, resulted in a price reduction of £2000 ! So who would not be happy and satisfied?
A W, Stradsett, Norfolk
The website worked well. I followed up with Stamford Wing Surveyors. I am satisfied with their work - very fast and efficient.
N Downing, Stalybridge, Greater Manchester
Following a telephone conversation I used Richard Cruise for a homebuyers survey at a reduced price. He was fast and efficient and I received a brief survey report promptly.
H G, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire
Yes I found the website and the contacts that it found me very satisfactory. I rang three of the surveyors in the end to find out a bit more information. In the end I asked Andy Tew, 360 surveying, to carry out a buildings survey. He was very helpful, responded very quickly to any of my queries and I have been very happy with the service he provided.
Cheryl, Nailsea, Somerset

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