Independent expert determination

Published December 2016
Effective from December 2016
Reissued December 2023

This document is designed primarily to assist those who are appointed either by the President of RICS or directly by the parties to a dispute to act as an independent expert to determine their dispute. It is also intended to assist the parties themselves and those acting for them by making them aware of the procedures likely to be followed.

This professional standard is based on the law and practice relating to expert determinations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Independent expert determination is well suited to construction-related matters (e.g. workmanship and completion issues under development agreements or specific technical disputes) and in the area of dilapidations and service charge disputes.

This document was reissued in December 2023 as a professional standard. It had previously been published in December 2016 as a guidance note. No material changes have been made to the document.