Based at our offices in Kensington, our team of RICS Regulated surveyors can arrange a survey or provide party wall advice relating to homes in the Central London area.
Whether you’re buying a mews property, a flat over a shop or a stylish apartment in one of Central London’s high-rise blocks, we have the necessary experience and expertise to assist. We offer both RICS Level 2 (Homebuyer) Reports and Level 3 Building surveys and will be happy to provide a competitive quote and advice relating to either.
If there’s an issue with a property that you already own, our surveyors can prepare a bespoke report and advise on the best repair method. Our reports will provide all the information you need to approach potential contractors with confidence.
We also have a dedicated team of party wall surveyors who are ready to advise whether you are preparing for a building project or have been notified of building works by your neighbours.
Other specialist areas include valuations for lease extensions and freehold enfranchisement, project management and matters relating to access such as scaffold and hoarding licences.
Preparing party wall notices and agreeing party wall awards is a particular area of expertise.
If you’re planning to extend or alter your property we can review the plans, identify the relevant adjoining owners and prepare the necessary party wall notices. Where a ‘dispute’ arises, we will act on your behalf and agree a party wall award to allow the work to progress.
Our team are experienced in dealing with all works falling within the scope of the party wall act including extensions, loft conversions, underpinning and the removal of chimney breasts from a party wall.
Conversely, if you have been served notice by your neighbour and are concerned about the impact of the works, one of our surveyors will put an award in place that ensures matters progress with the minimum degree of risk and without causing you unnecessary inconvenience. The preparation of a detailed schedule of condition covering the parts of your property which are at risk from the works is an important part of the process and one that our team are well versed in.
Our team of Chartered Surveyors have many years’ experience of inspecting properties. Whatever the style or type of property you’re buying you’ll feel more confident armed with one of our survey reports.
Whether you’re thinking of extending your lease or enfranchising the freehold of your building we are at hand to offer the advice you require. We have the necessary experience to accurately value properties and enter in to negotiations on your behalf.
Our experienced team of party wall surveyors are on hand to assist whether you’re planning additions or alterations to your property that fall within the scope of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 or you’ve received a notice informing you of a neighbour’s proposed works.
Our Project Management team provide bespoke professional services in assisting our clients to manage the process of design, planning, procuring and overseeing construction works for a variety of types of building.
We cover all aspects of residential survey work including Specific Defect Reports, Snagging Lists and Reinstatement Cost Assessments. We have several Registered Valuers on the team offering valuations for a range of purposes including tax planning and matrimonial proceedings.
The owner of a basement flat within a row of four storey Victorian townhouses in the centre of Notting Hill Gate contacted Peter Barry Surveyors for assistance in relation to the preparation and service of party wall notices. One of our Assistant Surveyors, Callum Escott, ran day-to-day matters on the file.
As the works taking place fell within the scope of Section 6 of the Act in respect of the excavation and casting of piled foundations, coupled with the fact that the neighbouring premises had been divided into several flats, multiple adjoining owners had to be notified.
Upon receipt of the notices, a number of adjoining owners opted to appoint their own surveyor. Callum worked with the numerous parties extensively to ensure that the works commenced on time, whilst also keeping the associated fees to a minimum by anticipating the issues that would come up.
Upon conclusion of the party wall awards, the building owner expressed his satisfaction with Callum’s input online stating that he “could not have better things to say”.READ THE FULL REVIEW
Imagine stepping out of your front door and having a choice of literally hundreds of bars and restaurants all within walking distance; just one of the luxuries of living in Central London. Add in the West End’s theatres and you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
“Central London” is not specifically defined but is generally thought to extend from Marble Arch in the west across to Aldgate in the east and from Kings Cross down to Vauxhall. Some of the more residential parts are to the south of the City in areas like Southwark, Pimlico, Borough, South Bank and Shad Thames.
If you’ve decided that Central London is the place to live and found the perfect property to buy, our team of Chartered Surveyors will be happy to help you with that important next step.
We cover Central London from our offices in Kensington including the areas noted below.