Expert Witness Services / Building Defect Reports

As a homeowner, commercial landlord or tenant, you may experience a number of issues with your property including; leaks, damp, condensation, cracking, movement, as well other potentially unexplained problems which may be causing you or your business disruption and stress. To help, AMC provide inspection and reporting services to help you better understand the causes and the available solutions.

 

Defective or poor-quality building work:

When undertaking building work, there is always a risk that works undertaken may not be completed to the standard you were expecting, or worse yet, fall short of building regulations and other statutory regulations, which can become a health and safety risk and/or could invalidate existing or future building insurance policies.

 

AMC undertake surveys tailored to your particular requirements, providing independent reports and recommendations on how to proceed and the options available to you.

 

We work closely with specialist solicitors and sub-consultants, ensuring you receive the best support to help address your building work matter.

 

New Build Snagging Surveys:

Buying a new build house off plan or a house which has been recently built can be daunting. You are normally provided with a 10-year NHBC guarantee, however, this unfortunately doesn’t prevent issues being experienced such as; use of incorrect finishes, incorrect work undertaken, poor workmanship or defects such as leaks, cracking, damp and movement.

 

AMC undertake a variety of snagging survey’s including identification of any outstanding works, identification of failures in design as well as identification of poor workmanship. From this, we can provide detailed reports, which help our clients better understand their property defects experienced, the causes of these defects and provide advice on how best to address the issue with the developer. Where necessary and possible, we can also provide representation for our clients, liaising directly with the developer on your behalf.

 

When undertaking these types of surveys, we review construction drawings, deeds, purchase agreements and undertake tailored surveys of your property. This enables a better understanding of your property and ensures that if anything that has fallen short of the standards of the property agreed with the developer, are identified.

 

Expert Witness:

AMC understand that not all building work disputes can be negotiated or mediated to a conclusion between the parties involved.

 

In situations where this is the case, or where the Court requires assistance, either an independent expert of jointly appointed expert report may be needed. This is an impartial report based on the experts technical and industry knowledge, as well as experience.

 

 AMC are a firm of project managers and chartered building surveyors, with Expert accreditation held and a proven track record. We can provide Expert witness inspection and report services, as well as court representation to help you through your dispute.

 

Repairs:

Whether building defects or poor workmanship have been identified, AMC can assist in design and specification of suitable repair works, administer building work contracts, as well as provide project management services. Ensuring the repairs needed at your property are correctly identified and implemented under agreed terms and conditions.


 

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