Property Disputes

As a firm of Chartered Building Surveyors and RICS Registered Valuers Record Associates regularly provide advice on a range of property disputes including:

  • Professional negligence disputes
  • Boundary and rights of way disputes
  • Dilapidations disputes
  • Service charge disputes
  • Housing disrepair disputes

Often a client will approach us with a grievance or issue, and we will help them to assess their position in a full, honest and non-partisan manner so as to determine the best course of action.

Having seen the corrosive effect which dispute have on parties we always encourage our clients to communicate as much as possible.  Poor communication is often the reason for disputes to arise in the first place and turning back the clock once a dispute has arisen can be hard for the parties to accept so we encourage parties to agree to the appointment of a single joint expert to assess the issue and avoiding expensive and stressful legal action.

Acting in a non-partisan manner is a critical factor to all the advice we provide as, despite best endeavours, disputes may still need to be settled by a court or tribunal so need to be in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), the RICS Practice Statement, “Surveyors acting as expert witnesses”  and any other RICS practice statements or pre-action protocols.

All advice will be led by our Julian Record, a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Project Manager with over 20 years experience within the property and construction industry.  Julian has completed the RICS accredited Legal Experience Training Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence and has prepared several CPR compliant RICS Expert Witness reports either for one party to the dispute or, both parties as a Single Joint Expert.

If you would like to discuss your situation on a confidential basis please contact our Julian Record and he would be delighted to assist.