Expert Witness Testimony in Florida & Nevada
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NELSON BOSWELL, LLC is fully qualified and licensed in Real Estate Appraisal, Construction Contracting (Residential & Commercial) and Real Estate Brokerage. We specialize in litigation support and expert witness services in matters of real estate appraisal and construction cost estimation and remediation cost estimation. Nelson Boswell, SRA, Cert.Gen.Contractor, is a qualified expert witness in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco County, Florida, and a qualified expert witness in the US District Courts of the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida & the Middle District of Florida Bankruptcy Court. He has extensive experience and skill in court testimony and depositions.
Attorney Clients and their clients who have used our expert testimony services include cases involving complex real estate appraisal, construction and reconstruction cost estimation, construction defects, adverse conditions (internal and external to the property), first party insurance, governmental issues, tax issues, and issues in financing and financial institutions, including USPAP Appraisal Regulations per FIRREA Title XI & Dodd-Frank Title XIV Appraisal Independence. Pertinent to the current climate, retrospective valuations in the distant past are becoming more prevalent. It takes a very experienced expert to handle these one of a kind assignments. Each are very unique and made complex in their own right due to the amount of time that has passed, regardless of the complexity of the property type. In many cases, our independent, supportable analysis has allowed clients to settle cases without going to court.
Nelson Boswell, SRA, Certified Class A General Contractor FL, State Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser in Florida is highly proficient in the latest version of the Xactimate Cost Estimation Software for attorneys specializing in representing insureds in claims disputes, such as sinkhole litigation, defective drywall litigation, hurricane or storm damage, water or fire damage, etc.. He has been classroom trained by Xactware, the software designer, in the newest version of Xactimate. Utilizing all the many capabilities of the software, he is able to provide clear, detailed, well documented, defensible cost reports enabling the reader to understand the methodology and come to the same logical conclusion as the writer.
Also specializing in Homeowners Insurance Appraisal Clause Appraisal. This does not pertain to real estate market valuation, but instead pertaining to the invocation of the appraisal clause by the insured and/or the carrier in the settlement of loss award. A major aspect of a loss reward is often accurate remediation and repair of structure estimation. We specialize in sinkhole, wind, water and fire loss appraisal.
Attorneys especially appreciate working with an expert who can provide clear, enlightening testimony that is technically accurate and scientifically supportable.
EXAMPLES OF APPRAISAL ASSIGNMENTS & COST ESTIMATION ASSIGNMENTS
Valuation as of a past date (Retrospective)
Appraisal Review - USPAP / Dodd-Frank Compliance
Remediation Cost Estimation in Construction Defects
Remediation Cost Estimation in First Party Homeowners Insurance Claims
Cost Estimation from Plans, Specifications, and Blueprints.
New Construction Progress Inspection
New Construction Draw Inspection
Commercial Real Estate Cost Estimation
Cost Approach - Cost New less Accrued Depreciation plus Land Value Estimation
Cost Estimation of Sinkhole Remediation
Accrued Depreciation Analysis
Actual Cash Value Analysis (ACV) pertaining to Insurance Claims
Federal Bankruptcy Court
Complex Hypothetical Condition
Complex Extraordinary Assumption
Complex Residential Valuation and Cost Estimation
Appraisal Review - USPAP Compliance
Professional Liability Cases
Cost Analysis of Unique and One of a Kind property.
Trial Preparation & Consultation Assignments
Seminars & Presentations for Attorneys on Dodd-Frank & Appraisal Law.
Seminars & Presentations for Real Estate Professionals on Valuation Topics.
Nelson Boswell, SRA, CGC1518338, St.Cert.Res.Real Estate Appraiser FL, has most recently completed courses and seminars in:
Appraising the Appraisal
USPAP Update Every Two Years
Xactimate Cost Estimation
Defining the Hidden Cost When Estimating & Bidding a Project
Reading Commercial Blue Prints
Florida Appraisal Law update
Appraisal Institute Business Practices and Ethics
Cam-Tech Construction Law and Technical Applications
Property Tax Assessment
Litigation Appraisal Specialized Topics and Applications
Private Appraisal Assignments
Mortgage Fraud – Protect Yourself
Lead in Construction
Energy Efficient Roofs
Daylighting for Energy Efficiency
Building for Energy Efficiency
Advanced Florida Code Permits and Applications
Active Solar Energy Systems
Appraising the Odd Ball
Appraising FHA Today
Solving Tough Appraisal Problems
Residential Marshall Swift
Elements of Heating and Air Conditioning
Appraisal Institute – www.appraisalinstitute.org
Hillsborough County Bar Association - www.hillsbar.com
Greater Tampa Association of Realtors – www.gtar.org
Carrollwood Community Bar Association - www.carrollwoodbar.com
Mr. Boswell's experience and proven track record enables him to take on any type of residential appraisal, appraisal review, or cost estimation assignment (residential and commercial). His reports and testimony stand up under the most severe scrutiny.
Mr. Boswell has an excellent command of real estate, appraisal and construction terminology, as well as poise in the techniques of expert witness testimony.