Home Buyers Survey Oswestry

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Architecture in Oswestry is highly varied with examples from many eras and styles. Oswestry Castle, for example, which is mainly just remains, dates back to the 12th century whereas Llwyd Mansion, which is timber framed and has casement windows in the top floor, was built in the mid-to-late 15th century.

11 and 13 Albion Hill, which was a house and later became 2 shops, is timber framed and refronted in rendered brick with a modillion eaves cornice and a slate roof; it was built in the 17th century.

12 and 14 Lower Brook Street, a pair of brick houses with a slate roof with sash windows and 2 gabled dormers, was built in the mid-Georgian period (1741).

There are any number of Victorian-era buildings, such as the Kingswell Community Centre and the Willow Tree Inn.

There are numerous standard construction properties from the 20th century (terraced, semi-detached and detached) and some large modern houses, examples of which can be found in Bentley Drive.

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According to the UK Government's Public Health England, much of Oswestry, particularly to the town's west, including streets such as Lower Hafod and Oerley Way, is in a raised radon area, with properties built there having a higher probability than average of experiencing ground Radon emissions.

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.
Some properties in Oswestry may be located in an area which is subject to a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a planning charge, introduced by the Planning Act 2008 as a tool for local authorities in England and Wales to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. It came into force on 6 April 2010 through the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010. Development may be liable for a charge under the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), if your local planning authority has chosen to set a charge in its area.

Click to find out more about the Community Infrastructure Levy(CIL)
Some properties in Oswestry may be affected by previous Coal Mining activity. The Coal Authority map shows there is a large coal mining affected area within 4km of the town.

Click to for information on coal mining searches.

ShropshireShropshire is a county in England in the West Midlands region. Its county town is Shrewsbury, close to the county’s centre. Other major towns in the county include Telford, Wellington, Dawley, Madeley, Oswestry, Bridgnorth and Ludlow. It has many market towns and remains one of England’s most rural and sparsely populated counties.

Telford is Shropshire’s most populated town with around 138,000 people, which accounts for almost 1/3 of the county’s populace. Adjacent counties include Powys, Wrexham, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire. The Harper Adams University is Shropshire's one university; it offers agricultural courses. Also, the Universities of Chester and Wolverhampton have campuses in the county.

Major roads in the county include the M54 and the A5. Other trunk roads include the A53, A49 and A41. Telford, Shropshire and Wellington offer direct trains to London. The nearest international airports are in Birmingham and Manchester.

The Ironbridge Gorge area is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the county and has many particularly interesting exhibits linked to England’s Industrial Revolution period.

The Shropshire Hills is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and covers about a quarter of the county, mainly in the south.

You can also attend the yearly Sheep Grand National steeplechase at Hoo Farm or alternatively marvel at Ditherington Flax Mill, just outside of Shrewsbury, which, it is claimed is the world’s first skyscraper, built in 1797.

Listed Building Survey Oswestry

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

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Building Survey Oswestry Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Shropshire Council at The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND, telephone 0345 678 9000, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Oswestry

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Bronygarth, Gobowen, Babbinswood, Grimpo, Llynclys, Hindford and Welsh Frankton.

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


Home Buyers Survey Oswestry

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Hardwick on the Hill, Welsh Frankton, Shropshire SY11 4NX
  • Lord Street, Oswestry SY11 1LE
  • Moors Bank, Oswestry SY10 7BG
  • Westmoreland Mews,Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 2RH
  • Moors Bank, Oswestry, Shropshire SY10 7BG

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Oswestry 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 Oswestry.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, non-intrusively inspects both the external and internal structure of a property for matters which include these, among others; damp, subsidence, infestations, cracks and damage.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Oswestry, it is vitally important to book a Home Buyers Survey for your peace of mind.

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 HomeBuyers Survey flags up any of these defects in your property in Oswestry then our surveyor explains what you need to do to get further advice on how to investigate them and get It resolved.

If you are concerned about your property has subsidence, or any other defects then you MUST get a HomeBuyers 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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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

When you purchase a home in Oswestry using a mortgage your Mortgage Lender will require you to get a mortgage valuation to assess how much your property is actually worth. You have to pay for this survey and often you may assume this is also a structural assessment to identify defects. Unfortunately the mortgage valuation is just for the mortgage lender which means you need to get your own independent survey of the property to make sure there aren't any defects.

There is some confusion as the mortgage valuation is often referred to as a survey and so many buyers assume this is what is meant by 'have you done your survey?' It is important that when buying a property in Oswestry you arrange your own HomeBuyers Survey that reports on defects or potential issues with the property. The two types of HomeBuyers Survey to choose from are the HomeBuyers Report or the Building Survey. Buying without a survey could leave you exposed to any repair costs or defects that you didn't spot. The costs of underpinning a property due to subsidence run into the £10,000s so it is important to get a survey to check for this type of defect particularly.