James joined Peter Barry in June 2014, bringing with him 10 years’ experience in residential property including roles in asset management, valuation, and both building and insurance surveying. He specialises in Party Wall work acting for both Building Owners and Adjoining Owners, throughout the London area. In his spare time James is involved in local Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Societies where he can be found working backstage in the technical production department on sound, lighting and stage design.
It’s the phrase that party wall surveyors rely on to reassure adjoining owners that they will not incur costs as a result of their neighbours’ works i.e. “In all normal circumstances, the fees of all/any appointed surveyors will be paid by the building owner”. The inquisitive adjoining owner will ask for ... Read More >>
The process of preparing a Reinstatement Cost Assessment involves a site visit to inspect the property, take measurements and site notes detailing the type and quality of the accommodation, a calculation of the likely reinstatement cost of the property based on the information gathered during the inspection, and the recording ... Read More >>
If badly handled, party wall procedures can add many thousands of pounds to the costs of your building project but there are plenty of things you (and your surveyor) can do to keep costs to a minimum. Speak to your neighbours before serving notice This isn't always possible, if the property is let or the ... Read More >>