Building appraisals or appraisals themselves can be flawed, which can result from a variety of causes. in many cases it is advisable to involve an additional neutral expert during the assessment by an expert commissioned by the counterparty or the court, who accompanies the assessment and its investigations in a controlling manner.
Defects in on-site assessments or in written reports can arise, for example, for the following reasons:
- lack of expertise / expertise
- missing but necessary information in expert reports
- inadequacies in the appraisal or expert opinion
- incorrectly used measuring instruments
- lack of care
- heterosuggestion or autosuggestion
- logic error
- lack of neutrality
- lack of independence
- perception error / distortion
- contrast error
- faulty preservation of evidence
- overload of the construction expert
- outdated state of the art and outdated specifications
- antipathy to current regulations, requirements or the state of the art
- tendency error (severity of the defect and its effects)
- forgetfulness and other cognitive problems / mistakes
- incorrect billing
- falsehoods and deliberate falsifications
- the expert is too old and the problems associated with it
The following results can occur:
- unnecessary number of examination appointments (costs)
- the opinion is not recognized / considered by the court.
- courtesy report
- incomplete report
- missing a topic
- uncertainties in the report
- unnecessary involvement of other experts
The often-advertised sovereignty of a construction expert, regardless of whether it is a freelance expert or a publicly appointed and sworn colleague, is not always as high as it appears. We are already aware of cases in which the examining expert commissioned by the court made derogatory, even insulting, statements against those present during the assessment. Even cases in which the assessor judged completely outside of the trade and without any specialist knowledge are no longer uncommon. As well as the lack of care that can often be found in examinations or unnecessary additional work, which results in high costs. The fact that publicly appointed colleagues are of better quality than private appraisers has long since become an outdated thesis and is no longer possible due to the considerable competitive situation on the free expert market. Errors directly in assessments or in the expert report subsequently created are almost ubiquitous and also not always of a deliberate nature. Therefore, an accompanying, neutral check is always sensible.
The expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung®, as a completely neutral and independent expert office, has been examining building appraisals for construction defects and damage to buildings for 20 years and is also available as an expert to monitor and assist you if an appraiser reports any damage to yourecords and evaluates.As a neutral building inspector, we point out inadequate performance on site and record the appointment (discussion and action log) to secure evidence. Of course, we are also available as a witness in court.
The costs for the expert services of the expert office Holzmann-Bauberatung® in relation to the monitoring support during appraisal appointments or the review of a written report depend on the desired and / or necessary scope of the services and thus associated effort.