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.
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 >>
The Leasehold Reform and Urban Development Act, 1993, establishes the valuation basis and legal framework for leaseholders to extend their lease (as well as enfranchise). The most common way to enact the Act, is to serve a Section 42 notice with the help of a specialist solicitor, but this does come with a raft of stipulations ... Read More >>
We have recently added a tool to our website that allows you to get an idea as to the cost of your lease extension. Around half of the phone calls we receive on this subject involve the client asking for such, so it made sense for this information to be available to the public to use. There are four inputs to the Leasehold ... Read More >>