Our team of specialist party wall surveyors have been advising owners in Leytonstone 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 Leytonstone. Call today to take advantage of our expertise.
A property situated within a row of Victorian houses to the west of Leytonstone High Road station was purchased by an owner who wished to undertake extension works to maximise living space.
Our surveyor, Matthew Price, was appointed by the owner undertaking the works to prepare and serve the necessary notices on the adjoining owners. The building owner had emphasised the fact that the works were due to start imminently and the project was time sensitive.
Upon receipt of the notices, both adjoining owners contacted us to discuss the proposals and how they would be affected. Both agreed to Matthew acting as “agreed surveyor”. The works were therefore able to proceed without any delay.
The owner of the property kindly left the following review on our South Woodford office Google page “we were under a bit of time pressure and the surveyor expedited the process to make sure things worked out. Thank you!”.Read the full review
The owner of an Edwardian property immediately to the south of Whipps Cross Hospital, which had been held in the family for generations, wished to increase the habitable space on account of an expanding family. The planned works included a loft conversion.
Loft conversions involve exposing the party wall and the insertion of steel work into the party wall. Matthew Price, the appointed surveyor, advised the building owner that the works were notifiable under section 3 of the Act.
The adjoining owner concurred in the appointment of Matthew as the agreed surveyor as they were keen for the condition of their property to be scheduled prior to the works and for Matthew to undertake a final inspection to confirm no damage had been caused by the works.
The project has now been completed and the final inspection recently undertaken. No damage was reported and both sets of owners kindly left positive reviews on our South Woodford office Google page commenting on our helpfulness and good communication throughout the process. “Excellent service from start to finish. Good communication and [Peter Barry] kept me informed at all stages. Would highly recommend.”
You can read further reviews from owners in and around Leytonstone on our Google Business page
The area is well served with green space including Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats; the latter being part of the vast Epping Forest and great venue for sports, picnics or just enjoying nature. Less well known is the area’s connection to Alfred Hitchcock who was born above his father’s grocery shop on the High Road in 1899. The connection is celebrated in a set of mosaics on display in Leytonstone Station.
A feature of Leytonstone’s nightlife is Luna Lounge, an independent venue with live music most evenings including open night and jam sessions, located to the north of the area on Church Lane. The venue also run the occasional comedy nights.
Transport links are excellent with Leytonstone Central line Underground Station connecting to both the City and West End supplemented by two Overground stations – Leytonstone High Road and Leyton Midland Road.
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.