Home Buyers Survey Market Harborough

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The steeple of St Dionysius' Church in Market Harborough rises directly from the street, as there is no churchyard. It was constructed in grey stone in 1300 with the church itself a later building of about 1470. Next to the church stands the Old Grammar School, a small timber building dating from 1614. The ground floor is open, creating a covered market area and there is a single room on the first floor. It has become a symbol of the town. The upper end of the High Street is wide and contains mostly unspoiled Georgian buildings.

In 1883 a new system of sewers were laid and piped water supplied from wells at Husbands Bosworth. Additional residential areas were developed – the New Harborough estate off Coventry Road and the Northampton Road estate between Nithsdale Avenue and Caxton Street.

In 1919 there was an identified need for 300 new houses. Land to the north of the town was selected and a scheme for 98 homes for rent developed as the Bowden Fields Estate. Following the introduction of mortgage subsidy, over 100 private homes were built and a further development of 72 rented homes took place. By 1928 about 400 houses had been built since 1918, 164 by the Council. A major improvement took place from 1930 with the acquisition of land between Northampton Road and Farndon Road. This enabled the construction of Welland Park Road (which enabled east west traffic to bypass the town centre), provision of 100 homes for rent along Welland Park Road and 52 in Walcot Road to rehouse occupants of the old yard houses, plots for private housing, the layout of Welland Park and the construction of Welland Park School.

In the post-war period, the council developed a 100 dwelling extension to the Bowden Fields Estate and completed this in 1949. Around 150 dwellings were then built for rent with the remaining plots available for private building. The final phase of development occurred in the 1980s.

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A Local Authority Search provides information about local planning charges, among other matters, which might affect your enjoyment of a property you're thinking of buying. A recent one bought for a property in Shepherd's Reach, Scraptoft LE7 9XQ revealed not only that the property was situated in an area defined as 'an area of special control for the display of advertisements but more recently that various planning applications had been lodged and approvals granted for the siting and building of 178 new houses with all the associated services required for this.
Some parts of Market Harborough are in areas where there is an elevated radon potential, with the highest being 3-5% above the action level. Streets such as Middledale Road and Stablegate Way are in this area. The Environmental Search provides details about the presence of radon in the area where a property you're looking to buy. Radon is a poisonous gas that can cause lung cancer and if the probability of finding it in an area is much higher than average, you are advised to carry out further investigations and your lender might insist up on it.
Noise pollution from roads in and around Market Harborough's area is most pronounced in dwellings in close proximity to the paths of the A6 and the A304, particularly affecting streets between the two roads, such as Fernfield Crescent and Meadowvale Road.

Noise pollution from railways is most raised along the path of the route passing through Market Harborough Station and is likely to be more of a factor in dwellings in close proximity to the tracks including for properties in streets such as Bellfields Lane and Braybrooke Road.

LeicestershireLeicestershire is in the East Midlands and Leicester is its traditional administrative centre, even though the City of Leicester itself is a unitary authority and administered separately. The county is bordered by Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Derbyshire.

Leicestershire has 2 motorways running through it - the M1 and the M69. The county has 3 universities; the University of Leicester, Loughborough University and De Montfort University.

The county hosts the East Midlands Airport a hub airport for domestic, EU and international flights, which is located at Castle Donington. Castle Donington is also the location of Donington Park, which has many uses, ranging from motor racing to hosting large music concerts and festivals.

Other than Leicester, other large towns in the county include Loughborough, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough and Melton Mowbray.

Food associated with the county includes Red Leicester, Long Clawson and Stilton cheeses and pork pies, particularly Melton Mowbray Pork Pies.

For random facts, the original Hansom Cab - i.e. with a mechanical meter - was invented in Hinckley in the county (by Joseph Hansom) in 1834 and Thomas Cook organised the world's first package tour from Leicester in 1841.

Worth a paragraph on its own, the phrase 'painting the town red' originates from revelry which accompanied some loutish aristocratic hunters celebrating a good day's hunting in 1837 in Melton Mowbray: they daubed red paint on houses, pub signs and a toll-bar and apparently, some of the paint still remains on some of the older houses in the High Street.

Listed Building Survey Market Harborough

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

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Building Survey Market Harborough Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Harborough District Council at The Symington Building Adam and Eve Street Market Harborough Leicestershire LE16 7AG, telephone 01858 828 282, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Market Harborough

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Corby, Leicester, Kettering, Northampton, Rugby, Coventry and Peterborough.

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


Home Buyers Survey Market Harborough

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough.

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 Market Harborough.

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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Should any issues be flagged up in the Home Buyers Survey, our surveyor will tell you what you need to do to get more in-depth advice on the extent and seriousness of the issue and what needs to be done to remedy it. 

If you are worried about a crack or cracks or indeed any other defects that you think your property in Market Harborough has, we strongly recommend you get a Home Buyers Survey as the cost of remedying the problem might snowball into many thousands of pounds further down the line. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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How long do I have to wait for my survey?

When you instruct Sam Conveyancing to complete a survey on a property you will receive an email from us stating all the information that you need to know about your survey.

Once our surveyor has completed the survey at the property they will call you when they are back in their office between 4pm-6pm on the same the day to inform you if they found any defects at the property.

The surveyor will then type up the report and email it directly to you 5 working days later. However, If following the survey the surveyor feels the report is going to take longer to produce than the normal time frame, due to the amount of detail required, then they’ll advise you of when the survey report will be made available to you.