Main site > MoneySavingExpert.com Forums > Essential Money > House Buying, Renting & Selling > daft question - "cornish unit construction&q... (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
daft question - "cornish unit construction"
Closed Thread
Views: 6,447
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
suered
Old 25-02-2008, 12:43 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 312
Default daft question - "cornish unit construction"

Is that estate agent speak for "possibly has mundic but no tests carried out"?

Thanks
suered is offline
Report Post
# 2
LandyAndy
Old 25-02-2008, 12:48 PM
Deliciously Dedicated Diehard MoneySaving Devotee
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Fordingbridge, Hampshire
Posts: 22,663
Default

http://www.wills-co.co.uk/13.html
LandyAndy is offline
Report Post
The Following User Says Thank You to LandyAndy For This Useful Post: Show me >>
# 3
Kez100
Old 25-02-2008, 12:54 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,176
Default

Mundic can be in ordinary looking properties.
Kez100 is offline
Report Post
# 4
suered
Old 25-02-2008, 12:54 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 312
Default

My googling isn't what it used to be - thanks, Landyandy.
suered is offline
Report Post
# 5
suered
Old 25-02-2008, 1:01 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 312
Default

Kez, I was just wondering because of the concrete - I didn't realise (obviously not paying enough attention) that CUC properties had a distinctive "look".

I would press your thanks button - but it's not there
suered is offline
Report Post
# 6
Richard Webster
Old 25-02-2008, 3:46 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 6,997
Default

and they are not normally mortgageable unless they have been repaired under an approved scheme...
RICHARD WEBSTER

As a conveyancing solicitor I believe the information given in the post to be useful assuming any properties concerned are in England/Wales but I accept no liability except to fee-paying clients.
Richard Webster is offline
Report Post
# 7
unclebuck
Old 25-02-2008, 4:34 PM
MoneySaving Convert
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 21
Default

Cornish unit construction is a concrete pre-fabricated property, not mundic. They were made after the war to help with the home shortage. Unless it has had structual remedial work its going to be hard to get a mortgage on it. The main reason is over time the steel within the concrete gets weaker and needs repair. Most of this structual work was completed by local councils as they owned the property.
unclebuck is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread

Bookmarks
 
 




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - MoneySavingExpert.com - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 5:24 PM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 01 October 2014

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed

profile

Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

TuneChecker Top Albums

  • ED SHEERANX (DELUXE EDITION)
  • ALT-JTHIS IS ALL YOURS
  • SAM SMITHIN THE LONELY HOUR (DELUXE EDITION)

MSE's Twitter Feed

profile
Always remember anyone can post on the MSE forums, so it can be very different from our opinion.
We use Skimlinks and other affiliated links in some of our boards, for some of our users.