John qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1988 having graduated with a General Practice Surveying degree two years earlier. John has gained a vast knowledge of residential property since then having been based in Marble Arch and Mayfair amongst other London locations. If you require a RICS Homebuyer Report or a Full Building Survey in Central or South West London it is most likely John who will be on hand to assist. John has a keen interest in Rugby and also enjoys a spot of sailing when he gets the chance.
Back in the middle of 2017, Taylor Wimpey amongst a few others, received blanket bad press for their involvement in the selling of leasehold houses, which included very aggressive ground rents. Headlines such as “£9,000 per year Ground Rent” and “Newlyweds unable to sell home due to legal catch that sees ground rent ... Read More >>
I have previously written about the option of an adjoining owner applying for an injunction where their neighbour has commenced work covered by the Party Wall Act without serving notice. However, the costs of obtaining an injunction can be significant, may not be recoverable in full and such would only be justified where there ... Read More >>
Imagine having a job from which you cannot be dismissed - that must be the dream of many people. Well, that is exactly the position that appointed party wall surveyors find themselves in. Section 10(2) of the Act confirms that 'All appointments and selections made under this section shall be in writing and shall not be ... Read More >>