Tony is a Building Surveyor and has been involved in the construction and property industry since 1971. His particular interests are residential surveys, party wall matters, dilapidations, fire risk assessments. He is also a qualified Domestic and Commercial Energy Assessor. Tony lives close to our Winchmore Hill office and is married with two sons, one of whom is a Chartered Surveyor. His interests outside of work include computers and walking the family’s Jack Russell.
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 >>