John qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1988 having graduated with a General Practice Surveying degree two years earlier. John has gained a vast knowledge of residential property since then having been based in Marble Arch and Mayfair amongst other London locations. If you require a RICS Homebuyer Report or a Full Building Survey in Central or South West London it is most likely John who will be on hand to assist. John has a keen interest in Rugby and also enjoys a spot of sailing when he gets the chance.
With house prices in some areas of London having risen 10-fold over the last 20 years it is becoming increasingly more difficult for young people to get their foot on the property ladder. Initiatives that have increased in popularity since they were first introduced in 2013 are the Help to Buy and Shared Ownership ... Read More >>
Leasehold properties: What you need to know before you purchase Written By Matthew Price of Peter Barry Surveyors & Matthew Barrett of Thirsk Winton LLP There are many things to consider when deciding whether to purchase leasehold property. Such properties are, by necessity, burdened by greater legal and valuation ... Read More >>
Despite evidence of falling values in some areas on London, house prices in the capital remain amongst the most expensive in the world. If Stamp Duty is factored in, £20,000 would be payable on a £600,000 zone 4 mid-terraced 3 bedroom house, it is no surprise that many people choose to extend their property rather than move. ... Read More >>