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Building Expert Witness Reports for Litigation (NCAT or Court)

For Building Claims or Litigation in (NCAT tribunal or Court).

You will need a Building Expert Witness Report if you intend on making a claim in the court or tribunal for litigation (NCAT), whether you are a builder, tenant or an owner in a dispute.

Craig Nisbett is the Senior Consultant for Sydney Building Reports and has been completing Expert Witness Reports for owners and builders in relation to Building Defects, Incomplete Building Works and Non Compliant works for many years. In NSW, Builders are required to complete building contracts in accordance with the Home Building Act 1989 (HBA), Building Code of Australia (BCA) now known as National Construction Code (NCC) and all relevant Australian Standards (AS).

Craig Nisbett has over 40 years experience in the building and construction industry for residential and commercial buildings. In the last 10 years as a Building Consultant he has been working with lawyers, builders and owners on residential and commercial matters.

The Expert Witness Report includes all relevant evidence, methods of rectification and cost estimates to rectify defects and incomplete works.  In the majority of matters a 'Scott Schedule' is also required to summarise the Report and cost claim.  We are also fully aware of the requirements of NCAT and Court in the set out of an Expert Report and adhere to the relevant Code of Conduct and requirement of submitting our Curriculum Vitae of our building expertise and technical knowledge for these reports.

Many disputes can also arise from variations to the contract. We are experienced in assessing variation claims against the original contract documents and can include these in an Expert Report.

We are also experienced in conclave meetings and giving evidence in relation to our reports in court or NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). Additionally, we are familiar and comply with all the Court and NCAT Codes of Conduct.

Sydney Building Reports has qualified Building Consultants that can liaise with you and carry out your Building Expert Witness Report for Litigation.

Freecall us now on 1300 885 179.

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