Based at our offices in Kensington, our team of RICS Regulated Surveyors can arrange a survey or provide party wall advice relating to homes in the West London area.
Whether you are in the process of buying a property in the most expensive streets of Kensington and Chelsea or the more affordable Hanwell and Southall, our surveyors are on hand to give you peace of mind and the confidence to proceed with your purchase.
We can provide both RICS Level 2 (Homebuyer) Reports and Level 3 Building Surveys and are happy to advise on which best suits your needs. Optional extras include a valuation, ballpark repair costs, the reinstatement cost (for insurance purposes) or a feasibility study if you are planning to extend.
Extensions in West London will generally give rise to party wall considerations and that’s another of our areas of expertise. Whether you just need a surveyor to prepare a notice pack or have to make a formal appointment because a dispute has arisen, our team of experienced party wall surveyors are ready to assist.
The Party Wall Act provides a statutory framework to give homeowners the rights they need to extend or alter their property while ensuring that neighbouring properties and their owners are protected during the works. Rights provided by the Act include cutting into a party wall and increasing its height as well as associated access.
Where proposed works fall within the scope of the Act, affected adjoining owners must be formally notified and our team of party wall surveyors can get the proceedings off on the right track by preparing that notice pack for you. Adjoining owners are more likely to consent when they can see that the plans have been reviewed and the notice prepared by an experienced surveyor.
If there is a dissent to a notice, either explicit or due to a lack of response, both parties must appoint a surveyor so that a party wall award can be prepared to authorise the works while ensuring that the risk of damage to adjoining structures is minimised. The two owners can appoint a joint surveyor and that’s a common option on residential projects.
Our team of Chartered Surveyors have many years’ experience of inspecting properties. Whatever the style or type of property you’re buying you’ll feel more confident armed with one of our survey reports.
Whether you’re thinking of extending your lease or enfranchising the freehold of your building we are at hand to offer the advice you require. We have the necessary experience to accurately value properties and enter in to negotiations on your behalf.
Our 7 strong team of party wall surveyors are on hand to assist whether you’re planning additions or alterations to your property that fall within the scope of The Party Wall etc. Act 1996 or you’ve received a notice informing you of a neighbour’s proposed works.
Our Project Management team provide bespoke professional services in assisting our clients to manage the process of design, planning, procuring and overseeing construction works for a variety of types of building.
We cover all aspects of residential survey work including Specific Defect Reports, Snagging Lists, the preparation of Lease Plans and Reinstatement Cost Assessments. We have 4 RICS Registered Valuers on the team offering valuations for a range or purposes.
The owner of a basement flat within a row of four storey Victorian townhouses in the centre of Notting Hill Gate contacted Peter Barry Surveyors for assistance in relation to the preparation and service of party wall notices. One of our Assistant Surveyors, Callum Escott, ran day-to-day matters on the file.
As the works taking place fell within the scope of Section 6 of the Act in respect of the excavation and casting of piled foundations, coupled with the fact that the neighbouring premises had been divided into several flats, multiple adjoining owners had to be notified.
Upon receipt of the notices, a number of adjoining owners opted to appoint their own surveyor. Callum worked with the numerous parties extensively to ensure that the works commenced on time, whilst also keeping the associated fees to a minimum by anticipating the issues that would come up.
Upon conclusion of the party wall awards, the building owner expressed his satisfaction with Callum’s input online stating that he “could not have better things to say”.READ THE FULL REVIEW
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West London is served by seven out of the 12 London Underground lines and the proximity to Heathrow Airport simplifies international travel.
Once you have pinpointed your perfect property in West London, the team at Peter Barry Surveyors are here to help you with that important next step.
We cover the west of London from our office at Vicarage House, 58-60 Kensington Church Street, London W8 including the areas noted below.