Home Buyers Survey Nuneaton

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Nuneaton has a reasonably long history as a settlement – it was listed as containing 169 houses in 1543 – and there are therefore examples of buildings from various architectural periods surviving since the 16th century at least.

That said, the expansion in the number of properties was considerable when the railway arrived in 1847, in the mid-Victorian period and the growth in the brick and tile making industries in the area added further fuel to building in the late 19th century.

Some 380 houses were destroyed and more than 10,000 damaged during the Second World War and in the early postwar years the need arose for low cost housing, and in response to this around 2,500 council houses were built during the 1950s. The largest such development was at Camp Hill, where 1,400 new houses were built by 1956, while around 1,100 new council houses were built at new estates at Hill Top, Caldwell and Marston Lane by 1958. Following this, Nuneaton's expansion was largely driven by private developments at Weddington, St Nicolas Park, Whitestone and Stockingford.

During the 1960s much of the town centre was redeveloped, partly due to the bomb damage which had been sustained in the war. In recent decades, the town has continued to flourish and expand, meaning that there are a fair number of new build developments of relatively standard construction.

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Some locations in the vicinity of Nuneaton are in areas where coal has been previously mined might be affected adversely by these activities in terms of, for example, subsidence and contamination. If a property you're looking to buy is regarded as being in one of these areas and you're buying with a mortgage, your lender might well require you to buy a Coal Mining Report conveyancing search as well as the more usual conveyancing property searches.

A recent such report was bought regarding a property in Buchan Close, Galley Common, Nuneaton CV10 9RR, and while it revealed that the dwelling was in a surface area that could be affected by mining in 4 seams of coal, it also stated reassuringly that any movement in the ground should have stopped, that no present underground mining was in the area, that there were no known mining entries within 20 metres of the property and that there were no future plans to mine coal or any known geological faults or weaknesses which might affect the property.
Parish church claims on parishioners for chancel repair, where these occur, can be fairly costly, with individual households possibly being legally required to pay £1,000s.

Buying a chancel repair indemnity insurance policy for a property you're looking to buy is an easy and efficient way of protecting yourself against this possible eventuality and among many others, one such policy was taken out for a property in New Road, Ash Green, CV7 9AS. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
When you're looking to buy a property, you'll want to know that the previous owners have correctly applied for any relevant planning permission and/or have received appropriate clearance from Building Control from the local authority for any works carried out on the property which require either or both of these.

The Local Authority Property Search lists these and is therefore invaluable to your conveyancing solicitor who can reconcile the material published in it against any other evidence. In the case of one such report, taken out for a property in Brownshill Green Road CV6 2DT, there were entries for a FENSA certificate (windows), the installation of a gas boiler, a cooker dwelling house ring and main/supplementary equipotential bonding for a new consumer unit (electrics).

West Midlands The West Midlands is a metropolitan county located in western central England and is the second most populous county with an estimated population of over 2.8 million (2014). It came into existence as a metropolitan county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972, formed from parts of Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire. The county consists of seven metropolitan boroughs: the City of Birmingham, the City of Coventry, and the City of Wolverhampton, as well as Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, and Walsall.

The county is landlocked and one of the most heavily urbanised areas in the UK. It has a number of Sites of Special Scientific Interest, including Sutton Park, which has a number of different habitats, including wetlands, woodlands, marshes and heathlands, and has also been designated a National Nature Reserve.

There are five universities in the county; the University of Warwick, The University of Birmingham, Aston University, Keele University, Harper Adams University. The county also hosts numerous notable football clubs, including Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Coventry City, West Bromwich Albion, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Walsall. Warwickshire County Cricket Club's home ground is Edgbaston in Birmingham. Birmingham, incidentally, has more canals than Venice and more trees than Paris!

Listed Building Survey Nuneaton

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

Building Survey Nuneaton Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council at Town Hall, Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5AA, telephone 0247 637 6376, or you can check the local authority website.

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Local Building Survey Nuneaton

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Coventry, Hinckley, Rugby, Solihull, Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield and Leicester.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Nuneaton. 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 Nuneaton we'll be able to give you the detailed Nuneaton HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.

Home Buyers Survey Nuneaton

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Ptarmigan Place, Nuneaton CV11 6RX
  • Peverill Close, Nuneaton CV11 4TN
  • Orchard Close, Nuneaton CV10 0NE
  • St. Michaels Way, Nuneaton CV10 8RB
  • Greenmoor Road, Nuneaton CV10 7EN

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Nuneaton 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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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 Nuneaton.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is non-intrusive.

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.

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If they find any issues during the inspection of your property in Nuneaton, our surveyor will flag them up in the Home Buyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them. An example of this is where the surveyor finds evidence of woodworm infestation. 

If you are concerned about any other defects with the property you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Why can’t I have a Building Survey on a flat?

As a rule, flats/maisonettes/post 1950s standard construction properties are best suited to HomeBuyer Reports.

The surveyor has substantially less to check and remark upon when surveying these types of property, additionally more modern buildings benefit from better construction techniques in the main.

To carry out a full Building Survey on a property such as this would be overkill, whereas a Homebuyer Report is designed for and is more than adequate for completing the task and, most importantly, for reporting any signs or suspicions of defects.