Mark Smith

Mark Smith BSc (Hons) MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer

Director – Valuation Advisory

Mark has established himself as a respected expert valuation professional throughout the UK. Mark has been providing valuation advice for purposes to include Development, Secured Lending, Acquisition & Disposal, Pension Fund & Company Accounting, Probate, Diminution in value, Litigation and recovery.

As well as private entities, Mark acts for Charities, Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

Mark acts as Expert Witness for legal proceedings concerning valuation matters to include Single Joint Expert & Party Appointed Expert. Mark has been awarded the Advanced Professional Award in Expert Witness Evidence which is the only Masters level qualification for expert witnesses in the UK and Internationally.

Recent Experience

Overage

  • Advised a local authority upon Overage payments on a number of sites where a planning gain had occurred on leisure sites when residential planning consent had been gained.

Viability

  • Appraised Development sites to ascertain Section 106 liabilities. Performed viability studies and negotiated these liabilities with the local authority and District Valuer saving the developer 85% of their S.106 liabilities as originally requested by the local authority.

Nuisance & Annoyance (Diminution in Value)

  • Following instructions from a developer of a power generation plant in Merseyside, reported upon the diminution of value of a neighbouring site in accordance with a restrictive title covenant. Complex and unique instruction analysing and interpreting a number of professional reports concerning the impact of noise, contamination, ecology, rights to light and usability.

Section 18 (Diminution in Value)

  • Reduced a tenants dilapidation liability on an office in Lancashire via an in depth Section 18 diminution in valuation report as a result of a claim the landlord brought over an alleged failure to adhere to the lease repairing obligation.

Payment Dispute

  • Acted as Single Joint expert to ascertain the value of a development site of large executive houses in one of the north wests most sought after residential areas. This was a complex instruction as the Land owner & developer couldn’t agree upon the purchase price after expiration of option agreement and unique instructions from which to value from.

Portfolios

  • Secured Lending Valuations of a number of large portfolios to include 106 units, 59 units and 29 units.

Contact Details

Services

  • Valuation

  • Expert Witness

  • Development Appraisal

  • Monitoring Surveying

  • Mediation

Sectors

  • Business Space

  • Residential

  • Healthcare

  • Industrial / Offices

  • Regeneration & Development

  • Retail