Re: Buying a property with land very close to sea level
- If the price of the land is cheap, that definitely means SOMEONE most certainly knows the true answer to that one, and is hoping nobody else figures it out until after the papers are signed.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, richardandmarina@... wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Just wondered if anyone had any advice about buying a property with land
> which is on the levels - i.e goes down to sea level.
> The actual house is about 5 metres above sea level but the land goes right
> down to sea level. It can get marshy, particularly in winter but a railway
> line goes across the back and would possibly delay any sea level rise.
> The land is around 5 acres in all with only about half an acre above the
> A few questions:
> Do you think land this low is a bad investment in the light of climate
> change (silly question really - I think I know the answer - and currently
> flooding comes almost right up to the property according to the Environment
> Agency maps) - not sure if any houses on the road have been flooded before.
> What sort of plants would do well on this land? - we would like to plant a
> woodland (willow is an option), orchard and of course grow vegetables.
> Would you touch it with a barge pole? - bearing in mind we live in the
> South East and there are few options in our area for property with land, plus
> it is reasonably priced and a new build.
> Many thanks.
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