Our team of specialist party wall surveyors have been advising owners in Hackey for decades. Whether we are dealing with an extension that incorporates a wall at the boundary or a loft conversion with a rear dormer, our focus is on finding a fair balance between the building owner’s desire to complete their works as quickly as possible and the need to minimise risk and inconvenience to adjoining owners.
The process starts with the owner who is proposing to undertake work falling within the scope of the Act notifying any affected adjoining owners. Owners can prepare their own notices, but as they must include certain specific information and be served in a particular way, we’re often asked to do that for them.
Below you will find links to the hundreds of positive reviews we’ve received from both building owners and adjoining owners in and around Hackey. Call today to take advantage of our expertise.
An owner of a long neglected 4 storey Victorian townhouse to the north of London Fields devised a scheme of works intending to restore the property to its former glory. The works consisted of back to brick renovation and alterations to a neglected rear extension.
Party wall notices were served and both adjoining owners, being unfamiliar with the building owner who had recently acquired the property, appointed Peter Barry Surveyors to produce written and photographic condition surveys of their property prior to the works proceeding. This gave them peace of mind that they could resolve any damage with the building owner, in the unlikely event this was sustained to their property.
Both condition surveys were produced in time for the works to commence on schedule. The building owner commented that she found our assistant surveyor Callum Escott to be ‘very helpful and efficient’ and that he had provided a great service.Read the full review
There are some works which most people would assume are covered by the Act but are not. A good example of this is where the owner of a top floor flat within a converted terraced house is undertaking works that affect the party walls. Because the party walls being affected do not divide the building owner’s property from the flats below, the owners of those flats do not need to be notified.
This situation arose on a recent job close to Haggerston in E8 where the building owner’s surveyor had erroneously served notice on the owners of the flat below who subsequently approached us to act for them. Our surveyor, Justin Burns, explained to the building owner’s surveyor that the notice was invalid and, as a compromise, the building owner agreed to cover the cost of Justin scheduling the condition of the flat below. The building owner was pleased with the outcome as the cost of preparing the schedule was considerably less than it would have been if an award had been required.
You can read further reviews from owners in and around Hackey on our Google Business page
The retail centre of the area is Mare Street where you’ll find many familiar high street names as well as Mare Street Market which opened in 2018 and quickly became a favourite with East London folk. Located in what was previously a council office block, the market covers an area of 10,000 square feet and houses several restaurants as well as a record shop, florist, bakery and a delicatessen. Mare Street is also where you’ll find Hackney Empire, the area’s famous Edwardian theatre, which puts on the capital’s best pantomime every Christmas.
Hackney falls into Zone 2 of London’s transport network and although it does not have an underground station it is well-connected with the Overground, trains and buses. The Overground connects to the Victoria Line at Highbury & Islington and the Central and Jubilee Lines at Stratford.
We have a team of surveyors specialising in party wall matters so you can be sure that your appointed surveyor is an expert in the field.
Our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution Chartered Surveyors (RICS) so you can rely on their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
Peter Barry Surveyors are Regulated by the RICS ensuring that you have a free to use method of redress should anything go wrong.
Our team have a duty to keep up to date with the latest party wall case law and this will be reflected in the advice that you receive.
The team are also members of party wall specific governing bodies the Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors or the Pyramus & Thisbe Society.