RICS Dispute Resolution Service offers the EWAS Referral Service, which provides reassurance to parties who instruct RICS accredited expert witnesses that they are appropriately qualified and able to discharge the role they are instructed to undertake. The referral service is part of the Expert Witness Accreditation Service (EWAS), which sets universal standards for expert witnesses across the property and built environment sector.
By using the EWAS referral service, you can be confident that the appointed expert:
We charge an administration fee of £425 inclusive of VAT to make a nomination of Expert Witness. To use this service, please complete and return the DRS2 application form.
You are also able to source an RICS Accredited Expert Witness using the EWAS referral service. This will not give you a formal nomination of an Expert Witness, but a recommendation of Expert Witnesses who you may be able to appoint yourself. There is no application fee for this service, however costs will be recouped from the Expert Witness should you chose to appoint them. To access this service, please complete and return the EWAS Referral Service application form.