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Radon gas and pylons at equinox new site in Penylan, should I buy a house there?

Asked on Dec 29 2010, House Prices in Cardiff | Report content

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  • I don't beleive radon is a problem locally but as always you should get a survey done before purchasing, new properties here have been very expensive. Attached link refers.

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    Answered on Dec 30 2010, Report content
  • Phew....thanks Arthur my survey has just come back and it has stated radon gas is above the appropriate level????? And pylons in area will devalue the property feel so sorry for all the people who have purchased there . ....the electromagnetic waves can cause leukemia and lung cancer so glad I didn't take my son to live there!!!

    Answered on Dec 30 2010, Report content
  • Well radon isn't usually that difficult to sort out. It certainly shouldn't prevent you considering a property because even if there are high levels a sump will usually sort it and if they're just above the action or target levels, positive input ventilation will usually bring levels down. Costs vary but usually under £1000 and your solicitor will generally try to negotiate a radon bond with the vendor's. Pylons are a different matter and really the jury is still out as to whether they are a problem. Some scientists believe they are dangerous, others don't. For my money, it would be the pylons that put me off a property. Denis Henshaw at Bristol Uni has done a lot of work on this (http://www.electric-fields.bris.ac.uk/d_henshaw.html) and there are facts about radon at www.paradon.co.uk Good luck in your house search Dave

    Answered on Jan 2 2011, Report content

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