We’ve been resolving party wall disputes in Wapping since 2007. Whether we are dealing with the removal of a chimney breast that backs on to a party wall or a double storey basement extension, 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.
If you are about to buy your first Wapping property you can also take advantage the experience of our team of Chartered Surveyors can offer. We can provide a range of pre-purchase surveys but the best way to decide which one best suits your needs is to call us on the number above for an initial consultation.
Peter Barry were approached to undertake a Probate Valuation a client’s father’s flat in Tamarind Yard, Wapping E1W. The matter was handled by one of our experienced Valuers, Matthew Price. The owner having passed in 1999, this would be classed as a retrospective valuation. You would typically not expect to gain access to the property after 23 years had passed but on this occasion our client had continued to rent it. An inspection was conducted in the usual way but given that the valuation needed to be as of 1999, it had to be assumed to be in the condition it was in at that date.
We were informed that the kitchen and bathroom had been upgraded but the flooring and decoration remained much the same. One challenge is obtaining good comparable evidence close to the 1999 valuation date, but on this occasion we managed to find 2 sales, one in 1998 and one in 1999 of flats that were of similar size.
The final report was used by the client to establish their inheritance tax liability which was one for their solicitor as opposed to our surveyor.
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Wapping is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, where it hugs the north bank of the River Thames. It is south of Whitechapel and Shadwell and east of Tower Bridge.
Wapping is an ancient area of London that is steeped in history. It has suffered mixed fortunes over the years and went into decline following the Second World War. More recently, it has become a very desirable residential location, due to a huge regeneration project and the construction of a number of luxury riverside developments. Its close proximity to both the City and Canary Wharf has also helped to ensure that property prices are a premium. Some small gardens provide pleasant and surprising diversions to the river frontage and there is an olde worlde feel to the whole area.
Wapping Station is part of the London Overground. Alternatively, Tower Hill underground is to the west of Wapping. This is in zone 1 and is on the District and Circle lines. Limehouse is to the east and this is in zone 2, on the DLR.
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