Home Buyers Survey Cowley

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Cowley is a village joined to Uxbridge town in West London on the outskirts of London in the Borough of Hillingdon. Its St Laurence Church dates back at least as far as Norman times. It remained almost entirely rural until after World War 1.

During the 1930s there was a good deal of building, partly by Uxbridge council, which continued until at least 1965.

Two conservation areas are in the village: Cowley Church (St. Laurence), designated in 1988 and Cowley Lock, designated in 1975, which includes all of Old Mill Lane, Cowley Lake, Little Britain and Cowley bridges.

In the High Street, Old Vine Cottage, The Crown, and Maygood's Farm date from before 1700, and there are several detached 18th-century houses there, some of which may incorporate earlier work. At Cowley Peachey are two timber-framed houses: the Old Cottage probably dates from the 15th or early 16th century and is a three-bay house of which the central bay was originally an open hall. Youi can find 1970s detached houses in Moorfield Road and more recent semi-detached houses in Ferndale Crescent.

You can find plenty of early 20th century houses around Rockingham Road and Cowley Mill Road as well as later developments from the 1930s onwards. These are predominantly semi-detached houses.

New build developments include Union Park, which has a variety of different styles of home on the banks of the Grand Union Canal around Packet Boat Lane.

Average property prices in Cowley are .

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Properties in Cowley which are built in close proximity to the River Pinn, the Fray's River and the River Colne, such as in streets like Amberley Way and a section of Hillingdon Road, are in an area where flood warnings and alerts are issued from time to time.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
According to the UK Government's Public Health England, some parts of Cowley, including streets such as Enfield Close and Elthorne Road, are in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

The raised Radon area has a maximum radon potential of 1-3% (the percentage is the chance of a property being built where Radon emissions might measure above the action level).

If you are concerned that a property you are buying is in an area of raised Radon, please click to visit Public Health England's UK Radon Map. Click also to find out more about Radon, Radon property searches and much more.
Solar energy is one of several alternative energy sources; however, the location of a solar farm can be contentious due to its visual impact on the surrounding area.

A recent Environmental Search has shown that a property in Oxford Road, Cowley, Oxford, OX4 2ER, is within 2km of existing or proposed solar farms.

LondonGreater London is an area which contains London, the capital of the United Kingdom (which itself centres on the Cities of London and Westminster) and a number of surrounding boroughs which are administered as London boroughs and which are the overall executive responsibility of the Mayor of London. It contains a large number of constituencies, each represented by an MP and it should be noted that these are not the same as nor even always continguous with the borders of the boroughs.

Many parts of Greater London were originally administered by the counties which surround London and these counties are often called the home counties. Enfield, for example, used to be classed as being part of Middlesex, but is now near the northern border of Greater London. Greater London's borders often coincide with a zone of 'green belt': areas where it has been decided that open spaces, parks, forests and wildlife reserves should act as a buffer against urban sprawl. London has numerous landmarks, anything from Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to Karl Marx's grave in Highgate Cemetery.

Greater London contains more than 9 million inhabitants, a number growing daily, and as this is approximately 1/7 of the population of the UK, it can be seen that Greater Londoners have a large influence on the rest of the country politically and this is enhanced by the concentration of skilled workers gravitating towards the capital.

Listed Building Survey Cowley

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Cowley. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Cowley

Building Survey Cowley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting London Borough of Hillingdon at Civic Centre, High St, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1UW, telephone 01895 250 111, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Cowley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Uxbridge, Denham, West Drayton, Hayes, Hillingdon, Taunton and Yiewsley.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Cowley. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Cowley we'll be able to give you the detailed Cowley HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Cowley

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Micawber Avenue, Cowley, Uxbridge, UB8 3NY
  • 8, Rockingham Parade, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middx UB8 2UW
  • 5 Nursery Waye, Cowley, Uxbridge UB8 2BJ
  • 17 Orchard Drive, Cowley, Uxbridge, UB8 3AE
  • 18 Southfield Close, Cowley, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3JJ

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Cowley to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Cowley.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey identifies many different defects or potential risks that can be found within a property and is an essential part of any home buying process.

The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is completed by a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) registered Surveyor so they are fully trained to provide you with the detail you need to give you the salient facts when you are looking to buy your home in Cowley.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If your Home Buyers Survey highlights concerns relating to any of these defects your surveyor explains what the issue is in detail and provides a recommendation as to what you should do to further investigate. An example of this is if your surveyor spots signs of damp within the property.

Over 5,000 properties a week in the UK have damp proofing laid to combat the issue of rising damp
and home buyers fear seeing mould, peeling wall paper and sodden floors as these are all tell-tale signs of rising damp.

If your property is showing these signs and your surveyor notes using their damp monitor that there is damp internally they'll advise you to get a damp specialist to attend the property, confirm the issue advising whether it is rising damp and quote for the costs in repairing with damp proofing.

If you're looking at buying a home in Cowley which is showing signs of damp, or any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey.

The costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds; however, If you can identify the problem before you purchase then you can get quotes for fixing it and either share the costs with the seller, or, in worst case examples, choose not to proceed.

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Does a RICS surveyor perform asbestos testing?

The Survey is a visual assessment to help identify any potential issues.

The surveyor will inspect the property and if they have any suspicions of subsidence they will recommend that you get an asbestos specialist into the property.

The asbestos specialist will review of all accessible areas of the property to assess for asbestos and provide details of areas asbestos is potentially affecting along with taking samples and confirming if the material is asbestos.

We have asbestos surveyors covering Cowley and they are all qualified to British Occupational Hygiene Society P402 and some to S301 Standards.

All samples are analysed in a UKAS accredited laboratory.

At the end of the process you will know what level of asbestos is present and what it will cost for you or the vendor to remove it.

Read more about asbestos here.