Peter Barry’s dedicated party walls team are on hand to assist with your Snaresbrook 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 Snaresbrook 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.
Our surveyor Shaun Blake undertook a survey of house in Greenheys Drive, South Woodford to the north of Snaresbrook. The house was built in about 1910, extended with both a single storey rear addition and a conservatory.
Our client opted for the more comprehensive Level 3 Building Survey report format. A variety of condition issues were identified during the detailed site inspection. Defects reported included failed glazing seals to double glazed windows; disrepair to the brickwork of the chimney stack; a failed flat roof covering needing renewal; a dying tree presenting a health and safety risk; and the need to address inadequate fire safety provision with improved fire separation from the garage in the form of a fire rated partition and self closing door, together with the installation of a fully interlinked fire detection and alarm system.
Our client was grateful for the service provided, commenting that the report was: ‘easy to understand yet very detailed.’Read the full review
Our clients commissioned a Level 3 Building Survey of this 1930’s three bedroom semi-detached house that they were proposing to purchase in Woodford Green. The survey was handled by our senior surveyor, Shaun Blake, BSc(Hons) MRICS.
Problems identified as part of the survey included the need to repair a defective and unsafe staircase, the need to improve fire safety and various external repairs including a defective door and window. The report was commissioned to include an estimate of costs for the more significant and serious items. Being the most detailed survey option, supplemented by costings, we were able to provide detailed information allowing our client to fully consider their proposed purchase and to support a renegotiation of the purchase price.
Our client was also particularly pleased to receive regular updates and a conversation with Shaun to help provide further perspective.
The client came to Peter Barry in need of an RICS Red Book Valuation in order to pay back a Government Help to Buy Loan for a flat in South Woodford, just moments from our office. Her property was under offer but a report would be required to verify that the achieved price was correct.
Our Associate Director and Senior Valuer Matthew Price was instructed (assisted by his colleague James Daniels) and an inspection promptly arranged. Local comparable sales evidence of similar purpose-built flats supported the under offer price as being reasonable and the client was very happy with the service.
“Couldn’t have ask for a better service. James came round to measure up and was extremely professional and also such an a lovely person. Matthew was able to get my report back to me really quickly and I am extremely grateful”.
Having previously commissioned a survey of a property through Peter Barry, a client recently returned to us for further assistance for a second property, a purpose built flat in a block built in about 1938 located close to the border between South Woodford and Snaresbrook. Our senior surveyor Shaun Blake undertook the inspection and produced a Level 2 Home Survey.
Being one of 102 flats in the development it was important to include an assessment of the block and site as a whole, which raised issues about the quality and condition of the hard landscaping around the site, the safety of a number of mature trees and the condition of the roof coverings, with part of the site having recently been re-covered, but a significant proportion retaining original coverings.
Within the flat, the report raised a number of issues in relation to the services installations, with clear advice upon the due diligence needed to follow up with the vendor on service history and testing. Our client was again very pleased with the service, commenting ‘service as ever was excellent. The time from us having our offer accepted to the survey being completed was within the week and the report received a very few days later.’
We were contacted by a client in the E18 area who was worried about a crack in the flank wall of her house. One of our senior surveyors, William Weaver, visited to prepare Specific Defect Report which would identify the cause of the defect and recommend possible remedies.
The property was an end of terrace house built in the 1930’s and separated from the next terrace of houses by a small alleyway. The crack was a long vertical crack no more than 1mm wide on the outside face of the wall and not visible internally. There was an identical crack in the neighbour’s flank wall in the same position.
The crack was easily identifiable as a thermal movement, caused by sunshine heating up the brickwork making it expand and contract, which over the years had caused the cracks in both properties. The visit was very quick and it put the client’s mind at rest.
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Snaresbrook is located in the London Borough of Redbridge to the north-west of Wanstead and bordering Walthamstow to the west.
The building which currently houses Snaresbrook Crown Court is one of the more interesting in the area. It was designed in the Jacobean gothic style by George Gilbert Scott and William Bonython Moffatt and completed in 1843. It was built at the behest of the philanthropist Andrew Reed and its original use was an orphanage. The foundation stone was laid by Albert, Prince Consort in 1841.
The area is well served for green space with Leyton Flats, at the foot of Epping Forest, located at the top of the High Street. As you enter the park the first thing you see is Eagle Pond which is one of the locations used by Swan Rescue for the release of swans cared for after injury. Fishing the lake is no longer permitted.
Snaresbrook Station, located on the High Street, sits on the Central Line between Leytonstone and South Woodford and connects with the City in around half an hour.
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