Building Survey

Expert Witness Report (Disrepair)

Disputes are to be avoided, but it is often necessary to obtain an expert’s report when a matter becomes litigious. Oval Surveyors provides expert witness services for both landlord and tenant with accurate & professional advice on housing disrepair matters across London and the Home Counties. If you need expert advice and evidence, we can help you resolve your dispute efficiently and reach an amicable agreement.
Building Survey

what is it?

The Expert Witness Survey includes:
  • A detailed inspection of the building, its services and the grounds
  • Concealed areas normally opened or used by the occupiers are inspected if it is safe to do so
  • A detailed report noting any defects or areas of concern and the most probable cause(s) of the defects
  • The report recommends any appropriate remedial work and an estimate of costs
  • A Schedule of works and photo schedule are included

More information

The service is in accordance to:
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Housing Conditions Claims (England)
  • The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) guidance documents
  • Part 36 of The Civil Procedures Rules
  • Section 11 of The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Implied or express terms from the tenancy agreement or lease
  • Section 4 of the The Defective Premises Act 1972
  • The Environmental Protection Act 1990
  • The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018


How long will it take for the report to arrive?

At Oval Surveyors we strive to provide the report within 7 working days from inspection

what people are saying

Damien Huang

Oval Surveyors are amazing. Aftar was extremely attentive to my needs as a client and their customer service was top class. Would highly recommend!

Luciana Reid

They are honestly fantastic…professional, timely and genuinely kind people. Alleviated a lot of the stress that comes with buying!! Special thanks to Shanaz who handled my case perfectly.

Sami Suleiman

If you are looking for surveyors that make things easy and simple, Oval are for you. As a seasoned property investor, I’ve had my fair share of bad experiences with other companies. Super impressed.


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Covent Garden, London,

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Covent Garden, London,

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