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.
The recently published RICS Residential Market Survey has found that the Conservative's December election victory is now translating into positive effects. In its report, 17% of RICS members reported rises as opposed to falls in buyer enquiries. In addition to this, 31% of members expected transactions to rise over the next ... Read More >>
Selling your house typically involves placing it on the open market with an Estate Agent where there are thousands of potential buyers. But what if you are not offering your property up to all these buyers? What if you are selling privately to another individual, perhaps even someone you who or a family member. Estate Agent or ... Read More >>
One common type of enquiry we receive at Peter Barry, involves a leaseholder who's freeholder also resides in a property in the same building. The leaseholder wants to extend their lease. As the two parties are neighbours, is it possible to grant this but it will still depend on particular circumstances. Leaseholder owns ... Read More >>