new to UK buildings pls help


Postby alirus » Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:09 pm

We're thinking of buying a detached 1930s property built on a slope. It has an unconverted cellar where you can see steel beams as well as a no of brick pillars. Are steel beams a normal foundation or do they indicate previous problems with subsidence?
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Postby LCL » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:30 pm

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the conveyancing process you will be going through should indicate any previous subsidence problems.

You most certainly should commisison an independent survey, preferably a building survey with the details you have provided. Contact the RICS . org for a surveyor in your area.

Hope this helps.

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