Peter has in excess of 32 years’ professional experience in both the public and private property sectors and is a RICS Registered Valuer.
He was previously a Partner and Head of Valuation, Compensation & Litigation at Rapleys LLP following 11 years with the Valuation Office Agency before joining DWD in January 2018.
In addition to his private sector work, he is a fee paid Valuer Chairman of the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber).
Peter has a particular specialism in providing Expert valuation advice in respect of contentious matters concerning the application of statutory principles and negotiating settlements. He also provides professional valuation, site assembly and strategic advice to corporate and individual clients throughout the UK on development opportunities, including the delivery of high profile complex residential/mixed use development and regeneration schemes.
Peter has extensive experience in providing detailed compulsory purchase and compensation advice dealing with all aspects of the process from scheme inception, including the negotiation of Development/Indemnity Agreements, through to the settlement of compensation claims or presentation of evidence to the Lands Chamber or arbitration proceedings. As part of this Peter also presents expert evidence to CPO Public Inquiries, Parliamentary Select Committees and DCO examinations.
He also provides expert evidence to the County Court and High Court and as part of mediation and adjudication proceedings in respect of professional negligence and disputes concerning Option Agreements, Overage provisions, utility easements/wayleaves, s18 (1) LTA diminution/covenant breaches, and Rights of Light profit assessments. In addition, Peter advises in respect of s84 LPA covenant modification/discharge applications to the Lands Chamber.
Peter also provides viability advice as well as presenting expert valuation and viability evidence in support of planning appeals and Inquiries, along with supporting the planning consultant team.
Peter is regularly appointed by the RICS and accepts appointments, by the agreement of the parties to act as an Independent Expert in respect of “non rent” valuation disputes typically concerning development disputes.
Affordable Housing Viability
Compulsory Purchase and compensation
Mixed use and residential development
Section 18 diminution
Affordable housing and viability
Compulsory purchase advice and compensation
Overage and option development agreements
Professional negligence and regulatory matters
Residential and mixed/commercial use development
RICS Independent Expert - valuation disputes
Utility and telecoms wayleaves/easements Relocation
Written and oral Expert evidence
Wm Morrisons Supermarkets PLC
Accor Hotels UK and Ireland
Petrogas Group Ltd
Ramac Group Limited
Palatial Leisure Limited
Krung Thai Bank PLC
Huntingdonshire District Council
Imperial Tobacco Limited
Crest Strategic Projects
Countryside Properties plc
Sahaviriya Steel Industries PCL
North Hertfordshire District Council
Wales & West Utilities
Tradewinds Management (Gibraltar) Company Limited