Collier Stevens has provided expert witness services to hundreds of clients over the years. As an expert witness we attend court and provide evidence on behalf of our clients to support their case. We have seen many different kinds of property-related disputes, usually landlord and tenant disputes, but also party walls, building works and building project disputes too. Here we share some articles that might help you consider whether you need to take a dispute with a neighbour, builder, tenant or landlord further.
That’s what we got asked this morning. So we scratched our heads and had to agree that we didn’t know much at all about chancel repair liability except that it can result in rather nasty surprise bills. We then did … Find out more
The First Tier Property Tribunal (FTPT) exists to settle leasehold disputes between landlords and residential leaseholders. Commonly these disputes are about service charges being levied unfairly, maintenance works being carried out to a poor standard (or not at all) and … Find out more
We have dealt with several instructions to assess the reasonableness of service charges presented by local authority landlords to private leaseholders – the service charge demand can be very high indeed and it was interesting to see that this was … Find out more
As surveyors providing expert witness advice in housing disrepair cases, we are often asked to advise on condensation issues. We recently helped a client who was having problems with a tenant complaining of condensation with damp walls and mould growth. … Find out more
The Party Wall etc Act grants a building owner wishing to undertake building works a number of rights including a right to build on the line of junction, raise, repair and otherwise work upon a party wall or party structure … Find out more