Expert Witness

Westview have experienced staff accustomed to presenting and giving oral evidence in Court on matters of housing disrepair.

 

Westview have experienced surveyors who are expert in dealing with landlord and tenant disputes, in particular those relating to various building defects such as damp and condensation.

 

We have detailed understanding of the workings of relevant legislation namely, Section 11 to 17 Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, Environmental Protection Act 1990 in respect of the strict definition of a Statutory nuisance and matters prejudicial to health.

 

Our team keep up to date with important developments in housing disrepair case law and any consequential impact that may result. We are, therefore, ideally placed to represent either landlord or tenant in complex disputes.

 

Westview often work with lawyers to assess and calculate damages and have been involved in case work negotiations, monitoring contractor performance to ensure quality, value for money and completion of building contracts within target dates.

 

We have substantial technical knowledge of buildings to be able to quickly identify and interpret most defects such as condensation dampness, penetrating dampness, building movement, cracks, plumbing and electrical faults and either know how to resolve, or refer to a specialist if so required.

 

With all round people skills and the ability to communicate with a wide cross-section of clientele, we are confident that we can offer advice and assistance to all.

 

Please do get in touch if you feel we may be of assistance.