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.
Back in the middle of 2017, Taylor Wimpey amongst a few others, received blanket bad press for their involvement in the selling of leasehold houses, which included very aggressive ground rents. Headlines such as “£9,000 per year Ground Rent” and “Newlyweds unable to sell home due to legal catch that sees ground rent ... Read More >>
I have previously written about the option of an adjoining owner applying for an injunction where their neighbour has commenced work covered by the Party Wall Act without serving notice. However, the costs of obtaining an injunction can be significant, may not be recoverable in full and such would only be justified where there ... Read More >>
Imagine having a job from which you cannot be dismissed - that must be the dream of many people. Well, that is exactly the position that appointed party wall surveyors find themselves in. Section 10(2) of the Act confirms that 'All appointments and selections made under this section shall be in writing and shall not be ... Read More >>