Tom is passionate, hardworking and understands the importance of a high customer service. Before starting with Peter Barry Tom had previous experience in the property sector working as a Lettings Negotiator and a Property Investment Advisor. It was here Tom realised he wanted to follow a career path to become a chartered surveyor. Tom has since achieved a degree at Nottingham Trent University and is due to sit his RICS professional within the next year. Out of work Tom is a qualified tennis coach, enjoys playing the guitar and popping down the pub for “one beer”.
Of all taxes, Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) is one of the more debatable (and liked) as it significantly slows the pace at which the housing market can operate. It is particularly restrictive on first-time buyers who make a significant contribution to a functioning market. Less first time buyers, less second-time buyers to buy ... Read More >>
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 >>