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”.
The common stereotype is that architects ‘draw pretty pictures’ of buildings. That may be true – the presentation of information is important, but it only scratches the surface of our role.Our output includes both drawn and written information. The drawings are in reality diagrams that record a complex and many ... Read More >>
It used to be common for party wall awards to include an obligation for the building owner to ‘maintain or cause contractor(s) to maintain adequate insurance against such risks and provide evidence of this upon demand by the adjoining owner’s surveyor contractor’ and this was generally interpreted as the relatively ... Read More >>
I often tell adjoining owners that have suffered damage as a result of party wall work not to, under any circumstances, enter into discussions directly with their neighbours’ builder. By giving such advice, I’m not trying to make life difficult for building owners but rather making the point that under the Act it is the ... Read More >>