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Reading is a town in the South of England, situated 42 miles West of London. Despite its close proximity to the capital, it has a net inflow of commuters which is indicative of the towns thriving economy and desirability as a place of residence. Reading is historically famous for its places of Christian worship and Reading Minster was founded around the 7th century. The remains of Reading Abbey is also an interesting to explore and in the medieval period it was a prominent pilgrimage site and housed over 230 relics, including the hand of St James. Reading is also famous for its half marathon which has run since 1983 and attracts over 16,000 runners annually. These are only a few of Reading’s unique attractions and with so much going on it is unsurprising that reallymoving.com and our RICS regulated Chartered Surveyors have helped almost 2000 people relocate to the town in the last year alone.
In the 20th century many construction companies in Reading – as with other parts of the country – built with asbestos. Asbestos use was completely banned in 1999 as fibres from damaged asbestos cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. Although it was outlawed, some properties still contain asbestos and this is one reason reallymoving.com highly recommends the services of our Chartered Surveyors as they will provide you with a Building Survey which will inform you on the presence of asbestos amongst others, in your prospective home.
Our Chartered Surveyors all have good knowledge of common housing problems in the local area and with their help, you can be sure that your move to Reading will be as cheap and safe as possible.
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