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.
I often tell adjoining owners that have suffered damage as a result of party wall work not to, under any circumstances, enter into discussions directly with their neighbours’ builder. By giving such advice, I’m not trying to make life difficult for building owners but rather making the point that under the Act it is the ... Read More >>
Right of first refusal (RFR) is invoked when the freeholder (landlord) wants to sell their interest in a building that is subject to RFR legislation and they are required under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (the “1987 Act”) to offer this interest to the leaseholders first.This can be the entire freehold, part of the ... Read More >>
There are a number of hoops to jump through when negotiating the purchase of a home, particularly when purchasing a new build property.To add to this burgeoning ‘to do’ list, it would seem that a worrying trend of poor quality control is developing in the new build property sector, even amongst so called ... Read More >>