If you are paying over $1000 for an expert mould report would you expect it can be used for litigation? Most people would!
Check the disclaimer and conditions of so-called “expert reports“. It has come to our attention recently that it is common to see clauses like below in expert reports that make them invalid for litigation purposes
- ” …this report provides first-round advice that does not meet evidentiary standards required by Expert Witness Codes of Conduct. It is therefore not suitable for litigation purposes.”
- “…this report and all its contents is prepared for scoping works … may not necessarily be suitable for presentation in litigation and other Court or Tribunal actions..”
NCAT (NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal ) recently only accepted the SAN-AIR report from 3 expert reports, as the other two reports by their own written admissions were not acceptable.
Before proceeding with any home inspections for mould make sure to see a sample report from the provider and review all the Disclaimer and Conditions clauses to ensure the report is acceptable in litigation.
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