Looking at properties that you might consider ?….
1st March 2017
…….But there are a few things to check before rushing in to book a viewing
Things that the Rightmove and Estate Agents conveniently forget to mention.
1. Insurance Grouping by Post Code
www.carinsuranceexplained.com › Car Insurance Explained
Designed by Fleets insurance.com
F = High Risk
Insurance Companies risk based on crime and claim statistics
Especially important for motorcycles which must be garaged in a locked and secured building.
2. Radon Gas
A very detailed website explaining the levels or not of Radon Gas in the earth
“Every building contains radon but the levels are usually low. The chances of a higher level depend on the type of ground. Public Health England has published a map showing where high levels are more likely.
The darker the colour the greater the chance of a higher level. The chance is less than one home in a hundred in the white areas and greater than one in three in the darkest areas.”
This site will tell you all you need to know about the cancer risks to living in a Radon Gas area
3. Flooding Risk Area
Flood Map for Planning (Rivers and Sea) – Environment Agency …
Worth checking as you don’t want to get your feet wet.
There are a few other helpful suggestions
When you key into Rightmove – look for “House Prices” at the top of the page.
Once you know the full postcode of the property you are interested in enter that and see when it was last on the market and what it sold for. Its’s quite revealing !
Or School or Petrol Station etc..
Just add the post code and the supermarket of choice and click directions and you will see it is further or nearer than you want.
Finally although the Government conveniently fails to appreciate, it costs more to live the further North you travel as the further North the nearer ton the North Pole and the colder it gets.And just in case that was not enough – the East is dryer and colder andv the west warmer and wetter. So you must take you pick.
There are tricks. For example in Lincoln there is often insufficient rain to water the vegetable and fruit garden so to collect all water from the roof gutters saves by not being charged a surface water charge by the water company.
On the other hand ….. Lincoln area has other problems.…..