The resolution of property disputes by arbitration or independent expert determination is an important and valuable service used widely throughout the property industry.
Disputes include the rent payable at rent review; the capital value of property under an option to purchase or for corporate or partnership transaction purposes; and service charge liabilities in multi–tenanted buildings.
These disputes often involve complex valuation and legal issues and require a high degree of expertise from the arbitrator or independent expert.
The advantages of arbitration and expert determination include speed, confidentiality and the ability to have the issue dealt with by an experienced, qualified property professional.
In OKT, these services are provided by Brian Kennedy, one of the founding partners.
In addition to being a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Brian has been awarded a Certificate in Property Law from Queen’s University, Belfast and was the first Chartered Valuation Surveyor from Northern Ireland to be admitted to Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Brian is one of Northern Ireland’s most experienced arbitrators and independent experts and is regularly appointed to deal with property disputes by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Law Society, solicitors and property professionals.