Why Andrews Eades for Boundary Disputes & Expert Witness Services?
A boundary dispute is a dispute between the owners or occupiers of at least two neighbouring properties or pieces of land. The most common form of a despite relates to the position of a boundary, often with it being argued that a physical feature (such as a wall, fence or hedge) is in the incorrect position, or dispute over which feature defines the boundary (such as a hedge and ditch). The process and timescales of a boundary dispute are influenced by their complexity, the available information relating to the boundary (such as deeds, photographs and plans), and the willingness of each owner to seek a resolution.
Our team are experienced in assisting clients with boundary disputes, with many cases being resolved amicably without the need for professional mediation or court proceedings. However, not all disputes can be resolved in this way and we have acted as court appointed experts to provide detailed knowledge and insight on such cases.
Expert knowledge and insight on boundary matters and principles.
Experienced and skilled in resolving disputes.
Can act as Court appointed experts if required.
Expert Witness Services
An expert witness is a person who has a high level of expertise and knowledge in a specific subject, which qualifies them to present their opinion about the facts during legal proceedings. This can be done via written representation and/or attendance to court, as directed by the court.
Many of the chartered surveyors at Andrews Eades have served as expert witnesses in matters relating to building pathology and boundary disputes. As such our team is experienced in meeting the requirements of being an expert witness, including detailed knowledge of Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules: Experts and Assessors, the Guidance for the Instruction of Experts in Civil Claims, and the Code of Practice for Experts.
Chartered Surveyors with expertise in building pathology and boundary disputes.
Experienced court appointed expert witnesses.
Detailed knowledge of procedures and guidance for experts.
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In essence a HBR and building survey will cover the same elements of a building, however a building survey offers a more comprehensive and detailed level of analysis. Our building surveys are bespoke reports tailored to each property, so they do not follow a set pro-forma report structure like our HBRs, which are based on the RICS HBR report template. Given the varied nature of materials and construction techniques found in pre-1945 properties, we will only offer a building survey on such properties as this is the only way to ensure we have adequate scope to fully cover the building in the report.
What will the survey tell me?Andrews Eades2023-08-24T11:05:32+01:00
All of our property valuations are formed using expert local knowledge of the housing market in combination with comparable evidence of other properties which have recently been sold in the area. Each valuation will also take into account the specific features of the property, with better amenities and setting often resulting in a higher valuation. Every valuation will be completed by a surveyor who is certified as a RICS registered valuer.
What type of survey do I need?Andrews Eades2023-08-24T11:05:16+01:00
A. It depends upon the form of construction and age of the building, together with the level of information you require. The two main surveys we offer are a HomeBuyer Report or a Building Survey. We would be happy to discuss and advise which is best suited to meet your requirements.
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Building Pathology & Defect Inspections
Uncover hidden issues with our Building Pathology services, offering thorough inspections and solutions to address structural defects and deterioration.
Tailored to your businesses and specific requirements, our Commercial Surveys provide valuable insights into property condition, suitability for commercial use and adherence to regulatory requirements.
Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors are a firm of Chartered Surveyors established in Thame, Oxfordshire with it’s origins dating back over 40 years. We have therefore developed a strong presence in the market place built upon our reputation.
Andrews Eades Chartered Surveyors is a practice regulated by the RICS, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.