Private expert report
Commissioned reports by a party
Expert reports that are commissioned outside of a court of law for other clients are called expert reports for a party or an individual. Commissioning a private appraisal by a person or company who is involved in construction:
- Checking the preparation of a construction site
- Supervising of the building execution
- Monitoring construction defects and damages
- Examining and assessing damages covered by insurance
- Checking the condition of premises, apartments and buildings, before they are bought/sold
- Out-of-court settlement of disputes
- And so forth
The professional training and the experience of an expert reflects in the quality of the report. A profound and wide-ranged knowledge will be mirrored in the expert opinion.
The expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung® offers commissioned reports for any kinds of building damages and defects. A solid training in craftmanship, master crafts school as well as the university degree as an engineer and more than 20 years experience of reporting creates the base of our office. We are always updating and broadening our knowledge so that we can guarantee you advice at the highest standards.
An expert opinion is a report ordered by a court.
Court reports have to fulfill special requirements concerning the written form and also a high degree of comprehensibility for the contracting authorities is demanded. Basically the expert has to follow the appraiser regulations (Sachverständigenordnung) published by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. According to these regulations it is prohibited for the expert to accept any instructions whatsoever, which could influence the result of his examinations. The expert is bound through these regulations to carry out his examination faithful, unbiased and independent.
A court opinion functions in the same way as other expert opinions opinions to the conservation of evidence, procedures of taking evidence, such as Beweissicherungsgutachten, Beweisverfahren, damage reports and so forth.
The expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung® delivers expert opinions as under consideration of appraiser regulations published by the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. As independent and private, but accredited and certified experts our office delivers court opinions to building defects and damages as well.
All expert reports of our office can be used in court. We secure independence, competence and neutrality as well we strictly uphold our obligation of secrecy and keep the results confidential.
Insurance expert report
Insurance expert report are reports, which are provided either by an insurance or by a policy holder concerning damages relevant to the insurance. Mostly these are property or liability damages, caused by negligence, accidents of all kinds, weather damages such as storm, hail and flood as well as other possible damage causes.
Providing an insurance report implements that the expert has to examine and lay down by writing the following aspects:
- Determining the damage cause, the damage sequence as well as the occurrence of damage.
- Executing a complete photographic preservation of evidence if necessary with the professional dimensioning.
- Determination of the prospective extent of the damage for professional repair costs and/or equivalent replacement.
- Determination of estimated new value as well as the current value.
- Identifying options of damage repair also under consideration of equivalent replacement.
- Recommending temporary replacement (for instance in case of destroyed housing)
- The hearing of witnesses and/or the investigation of the circumstances of the accident
In case of serious weather-related damages or other damages, which claim immediate acting in the sense of mitigation measures, the expert has to provide in-depth advice.
The damaged/injured party has basically free choice to commission an expert. An insurance -mandated biased expert can be rejected and an unbiased expert can be mandated.
In case of insurance-relevant damages and the mandated insurance report the expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung® is taking care of the complete expert operational process including the contacting of the insurance clearing the requested form of the report. Our clients can take thoroughness in the photographical documentation to preserve evidence for granted. We check rentability and all options for repair, restructuring and restoration. If requested we take care of the construction site safety through cooperating specialized companies.
Due to several assignments in weather catastrophes like storm, tornado and flood etc.
we have experience and routine, which is immediately available.
Unless damage circumstances are not doubtlessly described we are able to simulate situations before and while the damaging processes and check them.
An arbitral expert report serves an out-of-court settlement of a controversial case between two or more parties.
The preconditions for an arbitral expert report is, that the involved parties agree upon one expert, who shall act as an arbitration consultant. After choosing the arbitratror the arbitration decisions are settled, in which lay down, that all decisions between the parties are mandatory for all parties. In case the requested out-of-court settlement is not achieved there is still the possibility of a lawsuit.
Arbitrator expert reports can be produced from all kinds of experts. To serve the clients successfully the arbitrator expert should not only be totally unbiased but also possess a deep and wide knowledge and the necessary competence. The expert should have a personality which allows him to stay calm and sovereign in conflict situations in order to be able to act as an mediator.
The expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung® offers arbitrator´s awards for conflicts covering all segments of building construction, conflicts between landlords and tenants, between lesser and lessee as well as between seller and buyer of a property.
The costs depend on the necessary performance.