James joined Peter Barry in June 2014, bringing with him 10 years’ experience in residential property including roles in asset management, valuation, and both building and insurance surveying. He specialises in Party Wall work acting for both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, throughout the London area. In his spare time James is involved in local Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Societies where he can be found working backstage in the technical production department on sound, lighting and stage design.
After 20 years, the Party Wall Act was amended in 2016 to allow for the electronic service of documents. Those of you that are familiar with the Act will know that it has more grey areas than a herd of elephants but that was the one amendment that was made. A year later I think I’ve met 2 other surveyors that have embraced ... Read More >>
The increasingly dire chances for first time buyers to get on the property ladder in London are well documented in the press. Those that hoped the Brexit vote or even the triggering of article 50 would soften prices have not yet seen their hopes realised as the average asking price in London reached £636,777 in April 2017. ... Read More >>
As a company that undertakes a high volume of party wall work we regularly take calls from owners whose neighbours have commenced work falling under the Act without serving notice. They’ve normally called us having been told by the Local Authority that they cannot help so are disappointed to be told that we have no powers of ... Read More >>