Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor and has been with Peter Barry since 2012. 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.
One of the most common reasons for leaseholders wanting to extend their leases is the need to sell. A property's value decreases along with the lease, with a 70-year lease worth around 90% of a 100-year lease, whilst a 60-year lease is more like 80%. The basic mathematics of the lease extension process means that the cost of ... Read More >>
It has been 100 days since Boris Johnson announced in a televised address, that the UK was to go into lockdown. At the time, Peter Barry Surveyors were quick to act and implement working practices that protected our clients and our staff with the wider scope for desktop studies for lease extensions and freehold acquisitions ... Read More >>
This time last week the UK was forging its own course of action through the COVID-19 crisis leaving many to question whether we were doing enough. Then came Monday 16th and Boris's announcement of mass postponement of sporting events, curtailment of social gatherings and for employees to work from home.Peter Barry, along ... Read More >>