This guidance is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed either by the President of RICS or directly by the parties to a dispute, to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute. It is also intended to assist the parties themselves and those acting for them by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.
This guidance note is based upon the law and practice relating to expert determinations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Independent expert determination is well suited to construction-related matters (e.g. workmanship and completion issues under development agreements or specific technical disputes) and in the area of dilapidations and service charge disputes.
Erratum: In paragraph 6.7, the final sentence incorrectly cross-references 5.10. This should be a cross-reference to 5.9.