Welcome to Peter Barry Chartered Surveyors
We undertake all aspects of residential surveying work throughout the inner M25 area from our 3 London offices. If you would like further information on any of the services outlined below please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8360 7615 or by email.
If you are thinking of buying a property and would like the peace of mind that comes with a survey from a Chartered Surveyor call us for a quote today. We undertake all levels of surveys including RICS Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys.
Party Wall Matters
We are also experienced Party Wall Surveyors. If you are planning to undertake some work on your property which falls within the scope of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 we can advise you on the necessary procedures. Alternatively, you may have been served notice by a neighbour in relation to some proposed works and require a party wall surveyor to act on your behalf. Whichever side you are on we will be happy to advise you.
Leasehold Reform Act
We can provide valuation reports in accordance with the Leasehold Reform Act (as amended) and we have the necessary expertise to serve and respond to notices and undertake negotiations on behalf of Landlord or leasee.
Our experienced team of Chartered Surveyors and CAD Technicians are able to offer a full range of architectural services for both residential and commercial properties.
We can also provide Specific Defect Reports, Matrimonial Valuations, Inheritance Tax and Probate valuations, Reinstatement Cost Valuations, Snagging Lists, and Contract Administation services. You can find more details on our Other surveying services page.
If you would like further information on any of the above services do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8360 7615 or by email.
Latest Blog Posts
A New Way to Resolve Boundary Disputes
You’ve probably read newspaper articles about warring neighbours who’ve spent tens of thousands of pounds going to court over a 6 inch strip of land. Until now boundary disputes have been dealt with by the courts and the lack of a statutory framework means that costs often escalate to level well in excess of the value of the land that is being argued over. Fortunately, that may be about to change. read more...
Lease Extension - The Process after your Valuation
In past blogs I have covered the many issues in regards to extending or acquiring a new lease; however most of these have only taken us as far as the point of valuation. This blog will focus on the statutory process once your surveyor has produced his report and also look to highlight some potential pitfalls... read more...
Party Wall and Other Disputes
In statutory areas like the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, as with many property law related matters, procedures and time limits are important. Failure to comply with procedures, as outlined elsewhere on this blog, can prove to be extremely costly. So, remember to take advice about procedures to avoid falling foul of the law on a technicality... read more...
Loft Conversion Guide - Part 2
A few posts ago now I talked about some of the legal aspects of loft conversions, such as Planning Consents and Building Regulation Approvals. In this post I am going to look at some of the practical aspects of designing and building loft conversions. read more...
Marketing a Property With a Short Lease
So what do you do if you are looking to sell and realise that you need to extend your lease? In my opinion there are 2 options... read more...
Case Study - How Using a Professional can save you Money
We’ve written quite a few posts over the last few months on how the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 works in principle, so we thought it was probably about time to look at a ‘Real World’ example and show how you can benefit from taking professional advice at an early stage... read more...See More