John has recently joined Peter Barry and over the last 20 years has been an Office / Administration Manager for a number of companies including John Lewis, OPAL and H4 Aerospace to name a few. John felt ready for a change and said yes without hesitation when offered a position at Peter Barry and is very much looking forward to a rewarding role with new learning opportunities. When not at work, John very much enjoys spending time with his family and each September is one of the co-organisers of the St Albans Beer Festival which attracts over 10,000 people to the city and has recently featured on Channel 4 news and the BBC’s Apprentice series.
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 >>