Home Buyers Survey Market Harborough

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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.

Top tips for a Market Harborough Home Buyers Survey

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.

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

We have completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Shepherds Reach LE7 9XQ
  • Charter Court NN14 6GS
  • Kings Street NN6 7RP
  • Manor Road NN6 0DU
  • Madeline Close LE16 7HX

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 work with specialist 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 - What does it cover?

A Home Buyers Survey is completed by a qualified RICS surveyor and delivers a visual inspection of the property in Market Harborough 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 Market Harborough's leasehold flats require only a RICS HomeBuyer Report but for any Victorian conversions, a Building Survey may well be required.