Appraisals or valuations done for certain purposes, such as litigation support, expropriation, or when surface rights become evidence before a court or tribunal. In such a situation, the appraiser or author of the report may be required to appear before the court or tribunal to present their evidence.
Reports prepared by Weleschuk Associates Ltd. have been accepted as evidence before many courts and tribunals. Reports prepared for such purposes must be well written, containing sufficient detail to allow the readers to understand the assignment, data used, and how the analysis supports the value conclusion. Ivan Weleschuk has been accepted as an expert witness and presented evidence before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in: