From our base in Winchmore Hill, N21 our team of RICS regulated surveyors are ideally situated to provide advice on party wall matters or arrange a property survey on any home in the North London area.
Despite advice to the contrary from consumer magazine ‘Which?’, many buyers still rely solely on the lender’s valuation. It is important to realise that the lender’s valuation is not a survey and is only designed to check that the property is worth at least the amount that is being loaned. To ensure that you know exactly what you are taking on, you should ask a Chartered Surveyor to prepare either a Level 2 RICS (Homebuyer) Report or a Level 3 Building Survey. We can advise on which report is most appropriate.
If you are in the process of buying a home, whether your property search centres on fashionable inner-city Islington or Crouch End’s more sedate village life, Peter Barry’s surveyors are on hand to give you peace of mind and the confidence to proceed with your most important purchase.
If you or a neighbour is proposing to carry out work on a property which falls under the scope of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, our team of experienced party wall surveyors are here to guide you through the procedures.
We can serve the necessary notice(s) and will be happy to provide a competitive quote should it become necessary to appoint a surveyor to settle a dispute. We are equally at home acting for building owners, adjoining owners or as agreed surveyor. Disputes are settled by appointed surveyors preparing a document referred to as a “party wall award”. The purpose of the award is to allow the works to be undertaken but in a way that minimises risk and avoids unnecessary inconvenience to the occupiers of the adjoining property. It’s a difficult balance but one that our team of surveyors have fine-tuned over many years.
The process should always include the preparation of a written schedule of condition so that any damage reported during the works can be quickly checked and attributed.
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.
A loft conversion to a property to the South-East of whetstone included works falling within the scope of section 2 of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 including temporary exposure of the party wall at high level and the insertion of structural support to the party wall in the form of steel work. The building owner, unaware of the above until a couple of weeks prior to their start date, was concerned that the process would delay their start date which would have incurred them significant expense and inconvenience.
He contacted us and, having advised both owners that the most efficient and cost effective way to put a party wall award in place quickly would be for a local surveyor to act in the capacity of “Agreed Surveyor”. Matthew Price of Peter Barry was appointed by both owners. Matthew dealt with matters in his usual efficient manner and the awards were served in time for the works to commence uninterrupted. Both owners endorsed our work with positive reviews online citing our professionalism and efficiency.READ THE FULL REVIEW
North London’s cosmopolitan air sets it apart from the rest of the capital and its character and thriving multicultural environment are giving it a reputation as a highly sought-after residential destination.
While North London may not have the best shopping and leisure facilities in the capital, it has plenty to offer in the way of eating out, open spaces and sporting venues.
Public transport remains the easiest and quickest way to travel around the district as road links tend to be heavily congested. There are multiple tube stations on the Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines as well as the Great Anglia and London Overground lines.
Once you have pinpointed your perfect property in the right area of North London for you, the team at Peter Barry Surveyors are here to help you with that important next step.
We cover North London from our office at 946 Green Lanes N21 including the areas noted below.