Edward Prentice

Chartered Surveyor and Property Consultant

Phone Number: 01732 355 639

email:: [email protected]

Do you need an RICS Expert Witness?

Edward Prentice has many years of experience in general management, specifically specialising in commercial, industrial and agricultural real estate consultancy and valuation work. With a high level of commitment, communication and interpersonal skills, Mr Prentice is able to deal with all types of property situations to reach the best conclusion. An RICS expert witness is someone who has been trained by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and has great knowledge and experience within their sector. This means they are able to aid the court with disputes involving dilapidations, building surveying, valuations, planning and development.  

Our Services


RICS Expert Witness in Kent

All our given opinions are based on years of experience and factual knowledge. All the reports we write can be used by landlords and insurance companies, and can also be used as evidence in court. The issues we can help you with are:

Property Valuation

Construction

Dilapidations

Boundary Disputes

Building Surveying

Commercial Property

Negligence

Property Management

WHAT IS AN EXPERT WITNESS?

An expert witness is someone who has the experience, training, qualifications and knowledge to give evidence in court. The evidence given by the expert witness is to be reliable and factual.

When are RICS expert witnesses needed?

RICS expert witnesses are needed when the dispute needs to be taken further, and the parties need to go to court after all methods of mediation have been attempted.

What does an RICS expert witness surveyor do?

RICS surveyors can act as expert witnesses during the court process, bringing reliable and factual evidence for both parties in the dispute. You must put the court before the disputing parties, to ensure it gets resolved fairly.

TYPES OF CASES

  • If your property has been damaged due to work that has been done to your neighbour's property
  • If you are in a rented property and fail to maintain it to the specified standards
  • If your property has been misrepresented during the sale

Why would I need an RICS expert witness?

If you or your business is having disputes over a property, and you aren't able to solve it alone, it's important to get professional advice from an expert witness. This advice may include building surveying, valuations or boundary disputes. They are able to give evidence by writing expert witness reports if they feel you should pursue litigation. If you would prefer not to take legal action, there are many ways an expert witness can help resolve your building disputes without having to go through the court process.  

Mediation

Mediation is a process based mainly on communication and negotiation. A third party, who isn't primarily involved in the dispute, tries to find a resolution by using their expertise to come up with a fair conclusion.

Arbitration

Arbitration is all about agreement between both parties involved in the dispute. The parties must agree to submit a dispute to the arbitrators, who will then make an unbiased decision without having to go through the court.

Adjudication

Adjudication is a legal process involving evidence and argument. A judge will review both parties arguments, and a decision will be made based on their legal rights.

Single Joint Expert

In some cases, the court may assign a single joint expert (SJE). The SJE will create a report for the court to use on behalf of the two disputing parties. If the parties still disagree, an expert witness will be appointed.

If you wish to consult an RICS expert witness in the Tonbridge area contact Edward Prentice. We offer Property Asset Management, Commercial Property Valuation and  advice about boundary issues throughout Kent, London and the South of England.

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OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday:
8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday:
10 AM - 3 PM

location

Edward Prentice
Maunsell House
5 Ely Gardens
Tonbridge
Kent
TN10 4NZ