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Disputes are commonplace where property is concerned and we are here to help resolve them.  If you need a safe pair of hands with an impartial and analytical approach then speak to us.
We have a detailed knowledge of the protocols and procedures relating to the dispute process, so if you are in dispute over a construction defect, workmanship or a dilapidations matter we are well placed to offer advice.

We have prepared both independent and joint expert witness reports, attended court and and been called for cross examination. Our reports are clear, detailed and accurate. They have to be.




We are a firm of Chartered Surveyors whom have extensive experience in providing expert evidence in Civil Litigation, particularly relating to Housing Disrepair and Housing Condition disputes. All our Experts are Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and of the Expert Witness Institute (EWI).


With the Introduction of Fitness for Human Habitation Act 2018 (FFHH) applying to all leases from March 2020, landlords have never had broader responsibilities in terms of maintenance of their properties. As an organisation, we have provided almost 5000 CPR 35 (Part 35 of the Civil Procedure Rules) Compliant Expert Witness Reports to date covering Landlord & Tenants Act 1985 Section 9a, 9b, 10 & 11 (LTA 1985 S9a, S9b, S10 & S11), Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (FFHH) and the Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS). So whomever the instructing party, you can be certain of our track record and vast experience in the sector.


As an organisation, we are lead by a chartered surveyor and Fellow of the RICS in Jamie Paterson who is responsible for all Quality Assurance as the RICS Registered Practice Principal. Being an RICS Regulated Firm, an EWI Corporate Partner Firm and holding ISO 9001 accreditation means there is no room for error when it comes to quality and compliance, which is just the way we like it.


Working with Solicitors and Social Landlords nationally we are ideally placed to leverage our significant experience in providing expert witness reports for housing disrepair cases. And whether appointed by the Claimant, the Defendant or Jointly, our reports remain independent and impartial.


We operate nationwide, with experts the length and breadth of England & Wales. In short, wherever the property, Paterson Associates can cover it.



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As a Firm we are always looking to develop, grow and improve. Efficiency, timeliness and consistency are three major pillars of success when it comes to acting as experts in civil litigation.


With that in mind, the technical team at Paterson Associates have worked tirelessly over 12 months with our tech partner GoReport, to develop a bespoke solution to make the data collection, record keeping and ultimately report production, a much more efficient and streamlined process. As of January 2023, all of our expert reports are produced using the GoReport platform.



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