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    • suered
    • By suered 25th Feb 08, 12:43 PM
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    daft question - "cornish unit construction"
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    daft question - "cornish unit construction" 25th Feb 08 at 12:43 PM
    Is that estate agent speak for "possibly has mundic but no tests carried out"?

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    • By LandyAndy 25th Feb 08, 12:48 PM
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    http://www.wills-co.co.uk/13.html
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    Mundic can be in ordinary looking properties.
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    My googling isn't what it used to be - thanks, Landyandy.
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    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".

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    • Richard Webster
    • By Richard Webster 25th Feb 08, 3:46 PM
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    and they are not normally mortgageable unless they have been repaired under an approved scheme...
    RICHARD WEBSTER

    As a retired 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 for it.
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    • 25th Feb 08, 4:34 PM
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    • 25th Feb 08, 4:34 PM
    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.
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