Landlord & Tenant - Arbitration & Expert Witness
Although lease renewals and rent reviews can cause disputes between landlords and tenants, with the former seeking the highest increase at rent review and the latter the lowest. Most disagreements are settled amicably through negotiation between the respective surveyors.
If an amicable agreement is not possible, the dispute will usually be referred to a third party independent surveyor, who will act either as an arbitrator or as an independent expert, or Court Appointed Expert.
Where disputes occur we are very experienced in preparing expert witness reports to Arbitrators, Independent Experts and in the case of lease renewal, the Courts.
In addition, Peter Layer is a long established and experienced Arbitrator and Independent Expert who is regularly appointed by the President of the RICS to resolve a diverse range of rental and valuation disputes across the commercial property sector.
To discuss this valuable service in greater detail, please contact Peter Layer in the first instance.