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Portsmouth is Britain’s only island city and although its population is just roughly 200,000, it is the most densely populated city in the British Isles. Portsmouth was considered to be the ‘greatest port in the world’ during the period of Pax Britannia and much of its attractions today centre around its naval past. Victorian era forts built to defend Portsmouth’s strategic port have since become popular places of interest – particular examples include Fort Nelson, which houses the National Armoury Museum, and Southsea Castle. Many historically famous ships also reside on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, the most famous of which is Horacio Nelson’s flagship, the HMS Victory. The city also has many museums and galleries to explore, including the Royal Marines Museum and the Charles Dickins Birthplace Museum. With so much going on in and around Portsmouth, it is unsurprising that the city is a popular place to live and in the last year reallymoving.com and our professional conveyancers have helped almost 500 people relocate to the city.
Portsmouth is coastal and mostly low lying and therefore parts of the city are at risk of flooding. Currently 47% of the city’s land is within Flood Zones 2 and 3. Although there are plans to improve Portsmouth’s coastal defences, rising sea levels could still pose a threat to some of the city’s residential areas. This is one reason reallymoving.com highly recommends the services our professional conveyancing solicitors as they will be able to comprehensively advise you on flood risk in Portsmouth. Flooding predictions are part of the environmental search carried out by your conveyancing solicitor; this search also considers issues like contaminated land, ground stability issues and radon gas hazards.
At reallymoving.com you can compare up to four conveyancers to ensure you get the best possible deal on the legal advice. This will ensure your move to your new Portsmouth home will be as cheap and risk free as possible.