Mr Howard Jenkins

TAE Accreditations

  • Expert Witness

Qualifications

  • Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS (1981)
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors FRICS (1987)

Expert Witness Snapshot

My career started in 1973 as a trainee surveyor in Winchester and then in London. I have 39 years post qualification experience as a Chartered Building Surveyor (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – RICS) and 33 years experience as a Fellow of the Institution. I am an RICS Registered Expert Witness and an RICS Expert Witness Registration Scheme Assessor. I am a Member of the RICS Dispute Resolution Working Group. I am a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators, a member of the Society of Construction Law and the Pyramus and Thisbe Club (a learned society for party wall surveyors). Previously, I have been a member of the Academy of Experts Committee and Governing Council. I am experienced in the procurement process, building construction, building failures and defects, repairs and improvements, building conservation, appropriateness of and compliance with specifications, quality of workmanship, compliance with contracts and leases, dilapidations, party wall matters and professional performance. I provide consultancy advice in property and construction. For circa 20 years I have acted as both expert advisor and expert witness. During this period, I have worked on residential and commercial property disputes from circa £5,000.00 – £100,000,000.00* in value. I have worked throughout the South of England, London, the Midlands, Southern Ireland and Scotland. *estimated Clients include private individuals, partnerships, SMEs, PLCs and international companies, property investment and management companies, builders, contractors, developers, retailers, nursing homes, charities and trusts. Instructions are frequently received from local, regional and national firms of solicitors. I have acted as expert advisor, party appointed and single joint expert in more than 120 construction and property disputes. I am thorough, competent and direct. I am told that I explain complex matters clearly and by doing so, I bring reality and practicality to disputes and by so doing, assist solicitors instructing me, clients and ultimately, the Court. I have attended meditations, joint meetings of experts and given oral evidence. I am pleased to state that most disputes with which I have been involved have settled without court attendance.

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