Shaun joined us in 2015 and is an experienced Chartered Building Surveyor, working across our residential surveys, commercial surveys, party wall, architectural and contract administration services. Shaun qualified with a degree in Building Surveying at London’s South Bank Polytechnic and became a Chartered Surveyor in 1993. Outside of work he spends most of his energy with his young family, but when he finds time, his interests include live music and playing bass guitar in a band.
Being legal documents, party wall notices must be ‘served’ and the acceptable methods of service are set out is section 15 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Service by Hand Sometimes our clients prefer to hand deliver their party wall notices as it gives them an opportunity to add a personal touch to the legal ... Read More >>
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 >>
I have previously written about the option of an adjoining owner applying for an injunction where their neighbour has commenced work covered by the Party Wall Act without serving notice. However, the costs of obtaining an injunction can be significant, may not be recoverable in full and such would only be justified where there ... Read More >>