An appraiser is also known as an expert. He is a natural person who has acquired extensive knowledge in a certain area. Therefore, this person is also awarded the necessary expertise in this field. The terms appraiser and expert are often used, but the term expert has established itself in courts and authorities. This is due to the fact that courts and authorities often refer to legal texts, where the name of the expert can predominantly be found. However, the designation of the expert has prevailed among private individuals. Appraisers and experts therefore also have the same tasks. It’s the same job title. Only different names are used.
An appraiser or expert has the task of creating a qualified report. An expert opinion is always required when a matter has to be clearly clarified. Not only courts and authorities can request an expert opinion, but also private individuals.
The term appraiser or expert is not legally protected. Everyone can therefore call themselves an expert or appraiser. For example, there is the freelance appraiser who has appointed himself an expert. Then there are EU-certified, state-recognized experts. Which expert you need for your individual case depends on the individual case. For example, if a car is to be checked, then of course you need a vehicle appraiser. If the quality of manual activities is to be assessed, then you need a master craftsman who is also an appraiser. In the event of criminal proceedings, you should appoint an expert who has also completed a relevant degree in this area and can correctly assess the entire matter.
An appraiser does not only have to have the necessary knowledge in the relevant subject. He must also be able to correctly draw up an expert opinion. The expert opinion must be created in such a way that it can, under certain circumstances, be defended orally at a later date. This means that the reviewer must be able to assess facts correctly and also be able to write them in such a way that even laypeople understand what the review is all about. It is also important that every report that is prepared meets these conditions. If these conditions cannot be met, the report is worthless and does not have to be paid for.