Expert Report

When filing a building dispute, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) will require you to submit an expert report. Also known as an expert witness report in Australia, this is a document that is created by an expert in the field who is chosen by the parties to provide an unbiased view on the building issue at hand.

What is an Expert Report

Expert reports will include an overview of the building dispute. It also includes an objective analysis of the available evidence and a conclusion and recommendations based on the expert’s findings. Expert reports are often used as part of formal dispute resolution processes such as those administered by VCAT.
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Why you need Expert Witness Reports

It can be very frustrating to see defects, incomplete works, or unsatisfactory workmanship in your new home. In order to get your builder to perform the repairs needed, you must present compelling evidence during your VCAT tribunal hearing.

The use of an expert report can be beneficial to both parties in a dispute, as it can help to clarify the issues and provide a neutral perspective. It can also be used to support or refute a claim made by either party.

For an expert report to be accepted during your hearing, it must contain a professional and impartial opinion. Even if an expert is hired by one party, they are still expected to provide an unbiased professional witness statement.

Here are some compelling reasons for expert witness reports:

An expert report is a valuable resource for those involved in a dispute, as it can help to clarify the issues and provide an objective assessment of the situation.
Expert reports can be used to bolster a party’s position in the case or to refute claims made by the other party.
Expert witnesses provide unbiased and professional opinions, free from bias or personal opinion.
With the right preparation and research, the expert report can be an effective tool for resolving legal disputes and achieving a favourable outcome.​
An expert report presents all the evidence in a concise and well-organized manner that is easy to understand.

Our Expert Witness Report contains

Altez Building Inspections is a leading expert witness in Australia. Our team of experts is committed to providing the highest quality reports to help you obtain a favorable outcome at VCAT. With our extensive experience in the building and construction industry, we can provide you with an expert witness report that is fair, objective, and unbiased. It is also formatted to comply with VCAT standards. When writing expert reports, we also make sure to provide clarity on the issues at hand so that there are no questions left unanswered.

Our comprehensive expert report includes

Building Defect Issues

After a thorough inspection of your property, we will be able to identify any building defects that may be present. We will also provide you with our expert opinion on how these defects have arisen and how they may potentially impact the value of your property.

Scott Schedules

We also provide Scott Schedules, which focus on building defects and their severity, so that you receive the most accurate appraisal of your property.

Professional Recommendations

Our team of qualified experts is well-versed when it comes to industry standards so you can be confident in our recommendations. We will provide our expert opinion on what needs to be done to rectify the defect issues identified.

Rectification Cost Estimates

You will also see cost estimates for rectification works so that what is required and any potential financial implications are clearly addressed. We will also specify compensation that you may be entitled to collect from the relevant parties.

Professional Witness Statement

During the hearing, we can serve as your expert witness. We will discuss all the relevant evidence to ensure that the right decisions are made. We will also offer advice based on our professional findings, and make sure that everything is fair and just.
When it comes to our expert reports, we are always detailed and thorough. We make sure to present our findings in a way that will be easily understood by all parties involved.

Why choose our expert witness for your litigation needs

Building disputes can be very tedious and time-consuming, especially for homeowners who are not familiar with the legal system. With our professional services, you can rest assured that your case will be handled effectively and expertly.

We are committed to helping you throughout the entire VCAT process. We utilise our vast knowledge and experience to ensure that you are as prepared as possible during your VCAT hearing. Our team can also help you with reviewing and responding to documents prior to the hearing and preparing you for mediation proceedings.

We know time is of the essence and that is why we have a fast turnaround time for our expert reports. Rest assured, your witness statements and expert reports will be ready in time for your tribunal hearing.

At Altez Building Inspections, we are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive and accurate reports possible. We always adhere to the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. You will be sure that the report contains all the evidence and information you need for your hearing.

Best of all, our premium services are offered at competitive prices. Client satisfaction is our number one priority. That’s why at Altez Building Inspections, our experts will always make sure to provide you with services tailored to your specific needs.


Get help from an expert witness from Altez today

Altez Building Inspections has a team of highly-skilled and experienced experts that can provide you with an expert witness report right in time for your VCAT tribunal hearing! Get in touch with us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you. You may call us at 0499 899 890 or email us at!