Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Market Valuations, Homebuyer Reports and Building Surveys. As Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Registered Valuers we have carried out Market Valuations, Building Surveys (formerly known as a Structural Survey) and RICS Homebuyer Surveys (commonly referred to as a Homebuyer Report) in Leicester and Leicestershire for over 25 years.
The largest population centre is the city of Leicester, followed by the town of Loughborough and Oakham. Other large towns include Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oadby, Wigston and Lutterworth. Some of the larger villages are Burbage, Birstall, Broughton Astley, Castle Donington, Kibworth Beauchamp (along with Kibworth Harcourt), Great Glen, Ibstock, Countesthorpe and Kegworth
Since 1800 Leicester has grown rapidly. Houses were built outside Belgrave Gate in the 1820s. At the same time houses were built south of the town. Northampton Street, Conduit Street and Prebend Street were built around 1830. Between 1835 and 1860 St Margarets parish became built up. Houses were also built along the roads leading to the villages of Belgrave and Humberstone. Leicester Council began building houses in 1914 when they built an estate in North Evington. Council house building continued in the 1920s and 1930s. Many new council houses were built at Braunstone in the 1930s. At the same time slum clearance began and many slums were demolished in St Margarets parish.
Then after 1945 slum clearance continued and large areas of Leicester were redeveloped. Existing council estates like Braunstone were also enlarged. In the 1970s a new development of mixed council housing and private houses was built at Beaumont Leys.
A more recent boom in house building has occurred more recently. This has taken place mainly between Leicester and Loughborough with villages such as Quorn, Rothley, Montsorrel, Sileby and Syston growing rapidly. In addition, towns such as Loughborough, Coalville, Hinckley and Earl Shilton have also been expanded.
The housing stock is made up of a full range of housing from the Victorian period to present day. Leicester does have some system built houses. System built houses were intended to quickly satisfy the shortage of housing immediately after the Second World War which ended in 1945. Consequently, system build houses were introduced firstly, for speed of erection, they were prefabricated and erected quickly on site and secondly because of the shortage of traditional building materials. Examples include the Laing Easiform concrete built house prevalent throughout Leicester in estates such as Eyres Monsell, Netherhall, Thurnby Lodge, Mowmacre Hill and New Parks. The BISF steel house was also built on the New Parks estate. There are also a small number of Cornish Unit built houses at Glenfield and Anstey.
Homesurv covers all LE post codes. These include:
• LE1 Central Leicester
• LE2 Oadby and Aylestone
• LE3 Braunstone, Glenfield and Leicester Forest East
• LE4 Beaumont Leys and Birstall, Belgrave
• LE5 Thurnby Lodge and Evington
• LE6 Ratby and Groby
• LE7 Scraptoft, Rothley, Syston, Anstey and Tilton on the Hill
• LE8 Blaby, Great Glen, Kibworth and Whetstone.
• LE9 Kirby Muxloe, Cosby, Broughton Astley and Sapcote
• LE10 Hinckley
• LE11 Loughborough
• LE12 Barrow on Soar, Quorn, Mountsorrel and Shepshed
• LE13 Melton Mowbray
• LE14 Rotherby, Hickling and Waltham on the Wolds
• LE15 Oakham
• LE16 Market Harborough
• LE17 Lutterworth
• LE18 Wigston
• LE19 Narborough and Enderby
• LE65 Ashby-De-La-Zouch
• LE67 Coalville and Markfield