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Can the Valuer be asked to serve as an “Expert Witness” during court proceedings?

Valuers can sometimes be called upon to serve as an “Expert Witness” during court proceedings, where they might be asked to explain how they reached their conclusion about a property’s value under cross examination. This can often be a stressful experience; and it is critical that Valuers exercise every care and caution when undertaking Family Court work to ensure that every criterion set by the Court is met and ensuring there would be no cause to dispute their findings. Valuers experienced in this specialist field will know the importance of maintaining a calm and fair disposition while communicating with all relevant parties, ensuring that everyone remains fully informed throughout the process.