OFFICE: Chatsworth House | 29 Broadway | Maidenhead | Berkshire | SL6 1LY T: 01628 771221

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Professional CV for Michael W J Carr Position


Qualifications Specialisms

Chartered Building Surveyor Building Surveying


• Professional services including Dilapidations, Party Wall and Expert Witness work

• Defect Analysis, Pre-Acquisition, Technical Due Diligence and Surveys

• Schedules of Condition • Development monitoring for bank/investor funding • Historic building, conservation and general technical building advice


After graduation and professional training in Hampshire, Michael joined A C Frost and Partners at Slough in April 1982 based at their centralised professional department covering the Thames Valley and Chilterns. He opened a surveying department

in Uxbridge in 1983. He re-joined Pearsons in Hampshire in 1985. Both firms were then acquired by Prudential in April 1986.

In May 1986, Michael co-founded Kempton Carr. Initially operating from Maidenhead, he opened a new office in Gerrards Cross in May 1991 and was based there from January 1992 until 2005, when he returned to the Maidenhead head office to expand the firm’s activities. Kempton Carr incorporated in 2006 and following acquisition of another firm, began trading as Kempton Carr Croft in September 2007.

Michael has for the last 40 years provided a wide range of professional services throughout mainly the Thames Valley, London and Chilterns, but nationally when required.

Experience and Expertise

Throughout his 40 year career, Michael has worked in private practice. Michael's principal activity is the surveying and valuation of commercial and residential property. However, he provides a range of ancillary professional Building Surveying and related Dispute Services. Michael has built up considerable experience as an advisor and Expert Witness relating to Valuation, Landlord & Tenant, Construction, Boundary, Party Wall and similar disputes as well as dealing with reports upon issues of professional negligence. He has considerable experience in Leasehold Enfranchisement valuation and procedure; Party Wall Act matters and Dilapidation protocols and dispute resolution.

His keen interest in dispute resolution was nurtured in the mid 1980's when first instructed to act an Expert Witness. Since then, he has continued to do so on a regular basis; accepting between 35 and 50 appointments a year. Many appointments are restricted to the preparation of Expert Reports and/or the provision of initial advice to parties. A small proportion have reached court / tribunal and Michael has given oral evidence to the High Court, County Court, Lands Tribunal, Arbitration and similar Tribunals and has prepared written reports for Arbitrations, County and High Court hearings and the Lands Tribunal.

Michael Carr's most recent court attendances were in the County Court in August 2017, regarding a boundary dispute; in February 2015, regarding a negligence case; but previously in the Crown court in the summer of 2012 connected with

Kempton Carr Croft is the business name of Kempton Carr (Maidenhead) Ltd. registered in England & Wales. Registration Number 05578213 Registered office: Chatsworth House | 29 Broadway | Maidenhead | Berkshire | SL6 1LY


Contact Michael E: T: 01628 771221 M: 07768 294954

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