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Housing in Preston grew rapidly in the Industrial Revolution era and there are a fair number of Victorian houses still standing and there are even some Georgian buildings on Winckley Square and also St Wilfrid's Catholic Church. Victorian buildings include the Harris Museum and HMP Preston.

Nearly 3,000 council houses were built between 1920 and 1939 and 1,500 private-built houses. These were of relatively standard construction, most commonly terraced and semi-detached properties. The post-war period saw many families being houses from town centre slums to new council houses, although this movement ground to a halt around 1975.

The Guild Hall and Preston Bus Station are examples of more modern architecture. There are also many new build developments under construction.

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The Enquiries of the Local Authority Conveyancing Property Search, which is compulsory if you're buying with a mortgage, provides your property lawyer with invaluable information concerning Planning Permission and Building Regulations compliance and local land charges regarding a property you're looking to buy.

A recent such report for a dwelling in Oaklands Drive, Penwortham, Preston PR1 0XY revealed that planning permission had been complied with for a domestic garage and that a smoke control order was in force and also notice had been given regarding a new towns designation order. Your solicitor can reconcile records such as these against other information for the home in question and use it to form the basis of further enquiries for example, to ensure that you have as accurate information as possible before you choose to exchange contracts.
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 Highgate Avenue, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8LL. This policy generally costs around £20 to buy and normally covers the policy holder for claims to the limit of £1 million.
The Environmental Search, one of the conveyancing property searches which you normally must buy if you're purchasing a home using a mortgage, can provide invaluable information about the land the dwelling is built on, which can affect whether you ultimately choose to go ahead with the purchase or not.

A recent such report for a dwelling in Waterloo Road, Ashton-on-ribble, Preston PR2 1BH revealed that the property was located within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production. This kind of finding might have implications for possible visual and aural pollution and even land contamination occasioning further research before you decide whether to continue with a purchase or not.

LancashireLancashire is a county in the north west of England, whose administrative centre is Preston. Its history dates back to the 12th century and curiously some of its lands were originally treated as being part of Yorkshire in the Domesday Book of 1086. The county borders Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire.

The county particularly came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution with Liverpool and Manchester growing into its major cities, whose economies expanded as a result of the trade from the docks and the cotton mills respectively. By the 1830s a massive 85% of all cotton manufactured worldwide was processed in Lancashire. Cotton mill towns which developed from this economy include Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Colne, Darwen, Manchester, Nelson, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale and Wigan.

The main motorway in the area is the M6 but other motorways, such as the M55, M65, M61 and M66, M62 and M58 also run through it. The county has international airports in Manchester Airport, the third busiest in the UK and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. These cities are also excellent transport hubs in general and their main train stations (Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester Piccadilly) offer fast access to other major British conurbations as well as to a host of other locations.

The county has many universities including for example the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Bolton, the University of Law, the University of Manchester, the University of Salford, UMIST and Preston University.

There are at least four professional orchestras, including the The Hallé, which is the UK's oldest symphony orchestra and is based at the Bridgwater Hall. The Manchester Arena hosts more than 21,000, is the largest indoor arena in Europe and has been voted the most popular venue in the world. Landmarks include the Blackpool Tower, the Ashton Memorial, Rivington Pike and King Street Mill. Other attractions include Morecambe Bay, the Ribble Steam Railway, Blackpool Zoo and Camelot Theme Park. Lancashire has given many gems to cuisine such as Eccles Cakes, Ormskirk ginger bread, Faggot, black peas and bury black pudding. It would take many more words to detail how important the county has been musically, whether regarding folk music (for example the number of ballads emanating from the county, take 'The Ballad of Chevy Chase) or contemporary music (the Beatles and many more).

Listed Building Surveyors Preston

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

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Preston Planning Application Search

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Preston City Council at Town Hall, Lancaster Rd, Preston PR1 2RL, telephone 01772 906 900, 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.

Local Building Survey in Preston

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Wigan, Southport, Lancaster, Rochdale, Bolton, Blackburn and Blackpool.

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


Home Buyers Survey Preston

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Mosley Street, PR1 5PD
  • Christ Church Street, PR1 8PH
  • Fishwick Parade PR1 4XR
  • Studholme Avenue PR1 9PA
  • Watling Street Road PR2 6UA

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Preston 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 Preston.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Preston and the surrounding garden. The aim of the survey, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report, is to identify potential risks or defects that you may not know are there such as cracks or damage to the structure of the property, subsidence, damp and infestations.

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 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. 

If you are concerned about your property in Preston has subsidence, or 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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How long does it take to compile a survey report?

On the day of the inspection the surveyor will attend the property and complete your chosen survey; either a HomeBuyer Report or Building Survey. Once they are back in the office the same evening they will give you a call to run through any major issues found during the inspection (some surveyors don't offer this service however with us this comes as standard).

The surveyor will then email the report to you five working days after the survey has taken place. If the surveyor feels the report is going to take him longer to type up due to the detail included then they’ll advise you of when the survey report will be made available.