Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor and has been with Peter Barry since 2012 and was made an Associate Director in 2021. He has built his reputation as a valuation specialist, in particular lease extension and freehold enfranchisement matters. He has successfully negotiated numerous matters for both leaseholders and freeholders and has represented clients in the First Tier Tribunal. He also has a key interest in party wall work. Outside of work Matthew is a keen golfer and is trying to get his handicap back down to that of his heyday teenage years.
Despite the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Michael Gove, stating in January 2023 that he wished to "abolish the feudal leasehold system" it is reported today that this will be significantly scaled back as "there is not enough time before the next General Election". Leaseholders across the Country have been hopeful that ... Read More >>
For surveyors who undertake this form of work day in day out, it can be easy to assume that there is good general understanding as to what a party wall award includes and entails. That assumption is regularly proven wrong when our team is speaking to potential clients and detailing the 3 response options to the notices. These ... Read More >>
The Party Wall Act is a slightly complicated piece of legislation, and the industry is essentially self-regulating. This intends that surveyors tend to decide their fees as said by their situation in the market, the type of scheme, and the geographical region among other factors. Several surveyors will charge on an hourly ... Read More >>