Property and land disputes
What do we do?
Our surveyors act as Expert Witnesses for litigation, arbitration, mediation and general dispute cases relating to property and land.
We can act for either side of the dispute party or as a ‘Joint Sole’ witness, and will work with you to understand your case before advising the most appropriate path of dispute resolution.
Well-honed negotiation skills and trusted expertise can often avoid the need for expensive arbitration or litigation proceedings and our involvment can help to find common ground that both parties can agree on to reach a resolution.
When disputes do esculate, our impartial knowledge and expertise, combined with a thorough understanding of the legal proceedings we operate in, deliver a fact based report with conclusions that aid the legal process of reaching a satisfactory outcome in dispute resolution.
To ensure the best possible outcome for all involved, when it becomes apparent that there is a matter relating to property which is, or is likely to become a dispute it is important to call a surveyor to discuss the options available to you as soon as possible.
We act and advise on disputes relating to
- Building defects and dilapidation claims
- Party wall matters
- General property matters
- Building contract or quality
- Professional negligence claims
- Valuation – commercial and residential including matrimonial
- Insurance claims
- Landlord and tenant issues – rent reviews, lease renewals & service charges
- Restrictive covenants
Please note that Kempton Carr Croft is no longer able to offer advice, nor Expert Witness services in connection with boundary identification, determination or disputes with neighbours directly to the public. Please consult your solicitor in the first instance who will be able to instruct us to act on your behalf and for an good overview on the topic of boundary disputes, please see our guide ‘Property disputes – Considerations for determining boundary lines’ for our expert insight into this matter.
Why work with us?
Our recognised and recommended regional firm has a multi-disciplined team that takes pride in its work and in delivering the highest standard of service by building strong working partnerships based on trust, efficiency and excellent communication.
- Experienced and accredited
- Personal and comprehensive
- Established and growing
Find out more about our values, experience and accreditations on our about us page
Which dispute resolution method is right?
Courts often expect litigants to have considered alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options before proceeding with court action, and in majority of cases, property disputes can be resolved in this way, making litigation a last resort.
Find our more about our role as experts in mediation, arbitration and litigation cases.
We encourage you to read through our supporting documents on the complex area of property disputes to aid your understanding of the factors involved.
These can be found in the ‘more info’ section to the right of this page and our advice listed in our frequently asked questions page.