Home Buyers Survey Burnley

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Burnley has some excellent architectural survivals from earlier periods and has a total of 191 listed buildings. Gawthorpe Hall originated as a strong tower fortification in the 14th century. Towneley Hall originated from around 1200 and the hall not only contains the 15th-century Whalley Abbey vestments, but also has its own chapel – with a finely carved altarpiece made in Antwerp around 1525. St Peter's Church, around which Burnley's town developed, dates back to the 15th or 16th century.

Heasanford House dates back to the early 16th century, it is thought, and is made of sandstone with roofs of stone-slate and Welsh slate. The building has a U-shaped plan, with two storeys, attics and cellars, and a main range of three bays, now stuccoed.

The present Green Hill Bowling Club building was originally a farmhouse, remodelled in the 19th century. It is in painted sandstone with a stone-slate roof with two storeys and a four-bay front. Its second bay is a two-storey gabled projecting porch with a Tudor arched doorway. Its windows are mullioned.

There are still a number of classic Victorian terraces and many relatively standardly constructed houses were built in various decades of the 20th century including, for example, the Stoops and Hargher Clough council estates which are located in the south west of the town. The 1980s and 1990s saw massive expansion of Ightenhill and Whittlefield. Large housing developers built sprawling housing estates, predominantly on greenfield land. There has been a fair number of new build developments constructed up to recent times.

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To give you an idea of how useful the Environmental Search Report can be, we had a client purchase one for a property in Grey Street in Burnley BB10 1BZ which revealed that there was a flooding risk from surface water flooding within 250m of the property. This sort of finding may well have implication for your buildings insurance.

Additionally, the property conveyancing search – you're expected to buy one if you're buying using a mortgage – revealed that the dwelling was located within 4km of an area licensed for onshore energy exploration and production. If this exploration and production went ahead, there might be pollution and contamination issues down the line which might not only affect the buyer's enjoyment of their property but might also lower the potential selling price of the house.

Finally, the report revealed that the home was within 25m of a coal mining affected area. This means that at the very least a coal mining search would also need to be bought to find out if there are any issues such as contamination and ground instability.
You're expected to get a Regulated Drainage & Water Search as standard when you're looking to buy a property using a mortgage. However a brief look at the contents of such a report, such as one bought by a client for a property in Garnett Street, BB3 3DT in the Blackburn area, shows how important the findings in the report are.

For example, the report revealed that, should any building which is or forms part of the property be at risk of internal flooding due to overloaded public sewers, then insurance is in place to cover any damages and provide compensation. Additionally, the report revealed that should the property suffer from low water pressure or flow, insurance was also in place. People underestimate how important having decent pressure in the water supply to a home can be – but you'd want to know that insurance is in place for this eventuality because the displeasure caused by low water pressure in terms of how taps and particularly baths function is considerable, to say the very least!
You'll generally only be expected to buy a coal mining search – an additional conveyancing property search – either if your environmental search report says you should get one or if it is known that the area you're looking to buy a property in is known to be in an area where such mining has either taken place in the past or is going on at the present time or if there are future plans to carry out such activity.

A recent such search was required to be bought by a client buying a property in Duke Street, BB8 0SU, in the area of Burnley. The report stated, happily, that the property was 'acceptably free from coal mining related risk' and that no further action was required with regards to past coal mining. This not only provides peace of mind to a buyer but also to the lender and the conveyancing solicitor involved can also feel reasonably certain that further enquiries about the matter are not needed.

Listed Building Survey Burnley

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Grey Street, Burnley BB10 1BZ
  • Lydgate, Burnley BB10 2DU
  • Heath Street, Burnley BB10 3BL
  • Casterton Avenue, Burnley BB10 2PQ
  • Loxley Gardens, Burnley BB12 6PW

Building Survey Burnley Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Burnley Borough Council at Town Hall, Manchester Rd, Burnley BB11 9SA, telephone 01282 425 011, or you can check the local authority website.

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

Local Building Survey Burnley

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Halifax, Bradford, Rochdale, Bolton, Blackburn, Huddersfield and Keighley.

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



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 Burnley 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.

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Level 2 HomeBuyer Report with a Valuation

A HomeBuyer Report, also known as a Home Buyers Survey, is generally suitable for:

  • Bungalows
  • Flats
  • Standard construction houses

The majority of Burnley's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.