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.
Since introducing the service almost 10 years ago, our surveyors at Peter Barry have valued hundreds of loft spaces on behalf of leaseholders, freeholders and sometimes both when there is a share of freehold or they get along. We have probably clocked up over a thousand party wall awards covering loft extensions and have ... Read More >>
Of all the types of property extension the conversion of a loft space is one of the more affordable in comparison to side and/or rear extensions and they do of course, see you gain additional bedroom(s). So, what are the various types, are what do they typically cost? Simple Dormer Extension This is the most common and most ... Read More >>
It is over a month since the Housing Secretary's announcement on Leasehold Reform. We wrote are response shortly after and have been advising numerous clients, new and existing on what this means for them. Our pithy answer is "there is great opportunity but it all depend on your personal circumstances". The vast majority of ... Read More >>