Peter Barry’s dedicated party walls team are on hand to assist with your Croydon building project. If you’re planning works that fall within the scope of the Act, you’re welcome to call us for some free advice and a fee quote. Equally, if you’ve received a notice and are deciding how to respond we’ll be happy to talk you through the pros and cons of the different options.
Another specialist area is lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement. If you are planning to extend the lease of your Croydon flat or collectively purchase the freehold we can advise on how to instigate proceedings and calculate the compensation that is likley to be due to the freeholder.
Sometimes life events must take priority over work! When each of the owners in a party wall dispute appoint their own surveyor, part of the process is for both surveyors to visit the adjoining owners’ property and prepare a schedule of condition report. This report is attached to the party wall award and can be reviewed to either confirm or refute a claim of damage. The usual protocol is for both surveyors to visit the property at the same time with the adjoining owners’ surveyor witnessing the notes taken by the building owner’s surveyor.
Our residential surveyor, James Merewether, recently acted for some adjoining owners in Croydon and booked in the joint inspection. On the morning it was due to take place, our appointing owners went into early labour. After a couple of calls, it was agreed that the other surveyor would carry out the inspection on his own and that James would visit the property to check the report after the husband’s paternity leave but before the Award was served.
Everything went ahead in accordance with the new plan and the works commenced on schedule (unlike the labour!).
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Croydon, a bustling borough nestled in Greater London, finds itself flanked by the neighbouring areas of Sutton and Wimbledon. This prime location offers a fusion of vibrant city life and the serene suburban charm that defines the area.
Transport links in Croydon are exceptionally well-developed, ensuring seamless connectivity for residents and visitors alike. The borough benefits from its extensive tram network, efficient railway stations, and a comprehensive bus network, allowing for effortless travel within Croydon and beyond.
Croydon is adorned with a plethora of significant buildings and landmarks that reflect its rich history and architectural diversity. The iconic Croydon Clocktower stands tall as a cultural centre, housing the town’s library, museum, and art galleries. The striking 50-storey Nestlé Tower, known as the Croydon Tower, dominates the skyline and symbolises the area’s modern development.
Additionally, Croydon holds a special connection to the world of music through Kirsty MacColl, the acclaimed singer-songwriter. MacColl, a former resident of the borough and daughter of folk singer Ewan MacColl, drew inspiration from the vibrant atmosphere of Croydon and crafted timeless melodies that resonated with audiences worldwide. Fairytale of New York, the greatest Christmas song of all time, just would not have been the same without her unique vocal contribution.
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