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Inter-war Coventry home fully endorsed by Property Survey in Coventry


Home Buyers Survey in Coventry returns flawless report

A two-bedroom home has been subjected to a thorough investigation during a Property Survey in Coventry. The Home Buyers Survey reported the former council house to be in outstanding condition.  

Convenient location in 1930s Coventry boom suburb

The home was less than ten minutes’ drive from the centre of Coventry. Coventry is the second largest city in the English Midlands. It is serviced by the Universities of Coventry and Warwick, both of which are renowned within certain academic disciplines.

The district of Coventry, in which this Home Buyers Survey occurred, was close to shops, doctors’ surgeries, churches and a stone’s throw from Finham Park School – making it an appealing location for a young family.

Home Buyers Survey in Coventry assesses home from a period synonymous with building excellence

The home was constructed between 1934 and 1939. The city’s first council house was commissioned in 1917. This preceded a boom in which the Coventry population grew apace with the city’s industrial sector. It was in one of these boom town council housing estates that the property in question was situated.

The inter-war period was synonymous with solid building techniques and long lasting public architecture. Often buildings of this era are fitted with a slate damp-proof course (DPC). This can cause rising damp issues. However, this Coventry Home Buyers Survey reported that a DPC of dense brickwork was doing an ample job.

The other common Property Survey issue in inter-war buildings is blocked sub-floor ventilation. The Building Survey in Coventry noted adequate airbricks supplying the under-floor space with air flow. Ventilation is essential for preventing condensation and rot beneath flooring.

It is rare that a home of this age returns a report with no defects or repairs in a Property Survey. The home buyer would have been thrilled by the results of this Home Buyers Survey in Coventry and could proceed to sale with full confidence.  


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