Peter Roberts

FRICS CEnv RICS Registered Valuer & RICS Registered Expert Witness
Partner - Valuation
020 7489 4835

Peter has in excess of 32 years’ professional experience in both the public and private property sectors and is a RICS Registered Valuer.

He was previously a Partner and Head of Valuation, Compensation & Litigation at Rapleys LLP following 11 years with the Valuation Office Agency before joining DWD in January 2018.

In addition to his private sector work, he is a fee paid Valuer Chairman of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).

Peter has a particular specialism in providing Expert valuation advice in respect of contentious matters concerning the application of statutory principles and negotiating settlements. He also provides professional valuation, site assembly and strategic advice to corporate and individual clients throughout the UK on development opportunities, including the delivery of high profile complex residential/mixed use development and regeneration schemes.

Peter has extensive experience in providing detailed compulsory purchase and compensation advice dealing with all aspects of the process from scheme inception, including the negotiation of Development/Indemnity Agreements, through to the settlement of compensation claims or presentation of evidence to the Lands Chamber or arbitration proceedings. As part of this Peter also presents expert evidence to CPO Public Inquiries, Parliamentary Select Committees and DCO examinations.

He also provides expert evidence to the County Court and High Court and as part of mediation and adjudication proceedings in respect of professional negligence and disputes concerning Option Agreements, Overage provisions, utility easements/wayleaves, s18 (1) LTA diminution/covenant breaches, and Rights of Light profit assessments. In addition, Peter advises in respect of s84 LPA covenant modification/discharge applications to the Lands Chamber.

Peter also provides viability advice as well as presenting expert valuation and viability evidence in support of planning appeals and Inquiries, along with supporting the planning consultant team.

Peter is regularly appointed by the RICS and accepts appointments, by the agreement of the parties to act as an Independent Expert in respect of “non rent” valuation disputes typically concerning development disputes.


Affordable Housing Viability

Compulsory Purchase and compensation

Expert evidence

Mixed use and residential development

Section 18 diminution

Site Assembly



Access issues

Affordable housing and viability

Compulsory purchase advice and compensation

Covenant restrictions

Marriage value

Overage and option development agreements

Professional negligence and regulatory matters

Residential and mixed/commercial use development

RICS Independent Expert - valuation disputes

S18 dilapidations

Site assembly

Utility and telecoms wayleaves/easements Relocation

Written and oral Expert evidence



Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC

Accor Hotels UK and Ireland

Network Rail

Petrogas Group Ltd

Ramac Group Limited

Rontec Ltd

Palatial Leisure Limited

Krung Thai Bank PLC

Huntingdonshire District Council

Imperial Tobacco Limited

Kerio Ltd


Crest Strategic Projects

Countryside Properties plc

Sahaviriya Steel Industries PCL

North Hertfordshire District Council

SSE plc

Wales & West Utilities

Tradewinds Management (Gibraltar) Company Limited

Related Projects


Chichester District Council & Countryside Properties – Land Assembly

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Infrastructure & Energy

Sahaviriya Steel Industries – compulsory purchase

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Frontier – restrictive covenants

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Affordable Housing Viability, Valuation

Listed Laboratory, Welwyn Garden City

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