Harrow Property Surveying Service Types
The London Borough of Harrow nestles North West of Greater London within Middlesex, near the well known area of Wembley. Harrow borough consists of North Harrow, East Harrow, West Harrow, South Harrow, Harrow Weald, and Harrow on the Hill. Harrow itself is a large culturally diverse suburban area with tube and rail links to Central London and the Home Counties.
Harrow developed initially as a village called Greenhill, surrounded by farmland. With the coming of the Metropolitan Line in 1880 and the Great Central Railway in 1899, Victorian and Edwardian housing grew at the foot of the town at Harrow on the Hill. The station changed it's name from Harrow to Harrow on the Hill for marketing purposes. The location of the railway station attracted commercial development and substantial residential development on land owned by the Metropolitan Railway company, through to the 1930s.
As the older housing stock degenerates, infill modern housing, mainly in the form of purpose built blocks of flats, is interspersed throughout the London Borough of Harrow.
The area is currently adopting The Harrow & Wealdstone Intensification Area is a London Plan (2011). Designation which has been adopted by the London Borough of Harrow covering an area comprising Harrow town centre (Metropolitan centre), Wealdstone district centre, land to the east/north/west of the district centre (including the former Kodak site) and Station Road. The Intensification Area is tasked by Harrow's Core Strategy to deliver 2,800 new homes and at least 3,000 new jobs by 2026. The Council is preparing an Area Action Plan to help co-ordinate development within the Area and it is expected that the Plan will be in place by the end of 2012. The new influx of housing will stimulate and rejuvenate the property market in this area.
There is a heavy mix of Victorian and Edwardian constructions, mainly built using brick work and timber, as well as post war constructions. A survey will determine if any deleterious materials have been used such as asbestos, as well as identifying any movement throughout the structure.
Failed coursing beams
Cracking around bay windows
Ageing electrical services
Poorly replaced roof coverings
Pooling in flat roofs
Structural cracks from extensions and conversions
Chimneys not correctly capped and ventilated
Subsidence from clay soil
These are but some defects that may be encountered. Surveys from Woodward Chartered Surveyors will provide professional advice to deal with problems you may encounter.
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