VALUATION LITIGATION: THE ROLE OF ESTATE SURVEYOR AND VALUER AS EXPERT WITNESS

BELLO, Nurudeen Akinsola ; AGBATO, Samson Efuwape (2005-08)

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Estate Surveyors and Valuers as the core professional in property valuation are required to give expert opinion of value in any property valuation litigation. But, many of them seem not to understand their role in this regard. The aim of this paper therefore is to enlighten and educate Estate surveyors and Valuers of the role expected of them before and during litigation bordering on property valuation. In this regard, actions and responses expected of Estate Surveyors and Valuers at every stage of the trial proceedings in valuation litigation were highlighted. It is the ultimate wish of these authors that this work would contribute to the knowledge of and give good orientation to Estate Surveyors and Valuers in matter relating to valuation litigation.

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