Home Buyers Survey Carlisle

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Carlisle is a city and the largest settlement in Cumbria in the far northwest of England. It was originally a Roman settlement, built to serve the forts on Hadrian's Wall and Carlisle Castle was built in 1092. It became an important mill town during the Industrial Revolution.

Housing greatly developed in the end of the 19th century, particularly to the west of the city walls. In the 1920s and 1930s the first council houses were built in the city, many of them in the Raffles suburb to the west of the city, which has been greatly redeveloped in the early 2000s.

The city proper has period survivals from many architectural eras. In the north of Carlisle are the suburbs of Kingstown, Lowry Hill and Moorville, and to their south are Stanwix, Edentown, Etterby, St Ann's Hill and Belah which were added to Carlisle in 1912.

The eastern side of the city centre developed in the 19th century into a more affluent area along the main A69 road. It links with the former village of Botcherby to which a large council estate was added in the mid-20th century and later still Durranhill Housing Estate.

South of the city centre is the Botchergate/St Nicholas area of late Victorian terraced housing similar to that found in Denton Holme and Caldewgate. The Botchergate East area until recently had older slum dwellings.

New build developments include the semi-detached houses in Latrigg Road, where Help to Buy has been available to use for purchase; the detached houses in Lowry Street, Blackwell and the bungalows and apartments in Crindledyke Lane among others.



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Properties in Carlisle which are built in close proximity to the River Eden and the River Caldew, in streets such as Willow Holme Road and Mayor's Drive, are in areas 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).
Many areas around Carlisle have been extensively mined for coal for centuries therefore there are chances that this previous activity can impact nearby properties in terms of ground stability, contamination and other issues.

The coal authority publishes maps which indicate some of the areas affected, such as Hallbankgate and Castle Carrock – click to view Carlisle's coalfield plans

If there is an issue with past coal mining and you are buying with a mortgage, it is highly likely that the standard searches returned will advise you to book an additional coal mining search which you can do through us – call 0333 344 3234 to find out more. Click to learn more about the Coal Mining Search
Noise pollution from railways is at its highest in Carlisle along the line of the main railway, running through the city on a roughly southeast – northwest access and affecting streets nearby such as Regent Street and Manor Place.

Noise pollution from roads is at its highest around the M6 and affects streets nearby such as Brunstock Lane.

CumbriaCumbria is a county in north-west England and came into existence after 1974. Apart from the city of Carlisle, the only city in the county and its county town, the only other major urban area is Barrow-in-Furness.

Cumbria consists of six districts; Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. It is comparatively sparsely populated. It contains the Lake District National Park, an outstanding area of natural beauty and much of the terrain is mountainous. It includes the tallest peak in England - Scafell Pike.

Historic sites include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey and Hadrian's Wall. Adjacent counties include Lancashire, North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland and there are two Scottish council areas - Dumfries & Galloway and Scottish Borders to the north.

The University of Cumbria is based in Carlisle and the city is the transport hub of the county: its rail station offers direct services to London and other major conurbations. The M6 is the only motorway in the county and terminates just over the border, in Scotland (Dumfries and Galloway County), at Gretna junction.

Gretna Green is famous for 'runaway marriages' - English couples who are over 16 but under 18 are still known to go there to get married when they can't get parental consent (they can do so under Scottish law).

The sport of pole vaulting was invented in Cumbria in 1879 - it developed as a technique to cross waterways - and Botchergate in Carlisle is where the first mainland pillar (post) box was sited in mainland Britain, in 1853.

Listed Building Surveyors Carlisle

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

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Carlisle Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Carlisle City Council at Civic Centre Rickergate Carlisle CA3 8QG, telephone 01228 817 200, or you can check for the most recently stored planning applications online here:


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

Home Buyers Survey in and around Carlisle

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Houghton, Ginsdale, Little Orton, Cummersdale, Carleton, Cumwhinton and Parkbroom.

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


Home Buyers Survey Carlisle

Recently completed surveys near you:

  • Newlaithes Ave, Carlisle CA2 6PP
  • 42 Blackwell Rd, Carlisle CA2 4AJ
  • 28 Scotch St, Carlisle CA3 8PX
  • 14 Kingmoor Rd, Carlisle CA3 9PS
  • 25 Wood St, Carlisle CA1 2SF

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Carlisle 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 Carlisle.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS 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 and is highly recommended if you are looking at buying a property in Carlisle.

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 the Home Buyers Survey flags up any of these defects then our Surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved. 
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If you are concerned about your property in Carlisle having any other defects then you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs for repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

If you can identify the defect 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 the surveyor climb onto the roof of the property?

The surveyor carries with them a ladder that allows them access to areas above head height. Due to Health and Safety, a RICS surveyor is not allowed to go higher than 3 meters.

The surveyor will use powerful binoculars to inspect the roof of a property to see signs of damage to the roof, tiles, chimney, soffets and fascias.

Flat roofs can be inspected from opening a window in the property and looking out to view the same.

If there is a need for a closer inspection of the roof, then scaffolding will be required to be obtained to allow safe access to the roof. It is very rare for this type of survey to be completed during the purchase of a property.