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Exactly where are the areas to avoid when buying in Camposol

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:20pm
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Maggie C

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Hi 

I'm new to the site and would like any information/advice on the areas of Camposol that could be considered areas to avoid when buying ie the areas of subsidence and the rambla area people keep referring to in posts.

I have been visiting different areas of Spain over the past couple of years (at different times of the year) with a view to buying a small affordable home to retire to in 2 years time.  I had viewings October 2017 in both Puerto de Mazarron and Camposol with Mercers who did show me the areas effected by the subsidence on Camposol - which didn't seem to extreme to me but I'm no structural expert - but mislaid a batch of notes at the airport so can't now identify the streets I was shown as effected.

I quite liked the vibe I got from Camposol and am looking to visit again this year - hopefully renting a place for 2 or 3 weeks actually on Camposol to explore the various sectors in more depth.

Any info or advice much appreciated

Cheers


AnitaR

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:48pm

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Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:48pm

we are in the process of moving in Camposol and personally I won't contemplate anything on C15/16 Calles Quesada, Silas and Martos, those roads seems to be most affected by the subsidence - feel for the owners of some beautiful places, but unfortunately if the approach road is not good - !!

Ivor99

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04pm

This question is asked nearly every week ,try the Old posts in the forums ,I think that they will answer all  your questions .my advice use common sence ,and don't believe what a sales person tells you.

Maggie C

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15pm

AnitaR wrote on Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:48pm:

we are in the process of moving in Camposol and personally I won't contemplate anything on C15/16 Calles Quesada, Silas and Martos, those roads seems to be most affected by the subsidence - feel for the owners of some beautiful places, but unfortunately if the approach road is not good - !!

Hi Anita

Thank you for your reply much appreciated - easier to visualise when I have exact area locations.

Cheers

Maggie C

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33pm

Ivor99 wrote on Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:04pm:

This question is asked nearly every week ,try the Old posts in the forums ,I think that they will answer all  your questions .my advice use common sence ,and don't believe what a sales person tells you.

Thank you for your reply much appreciated.

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Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:32am

Maggie C wrote on Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:20pm:

Hi 

I'm new to the site and would like any information/advice on the areas of Camposol that could be considered areas to avoid when buying ie the areas of subsidence and the rambla area people keep referring to in posts.

I have been visiting different areas of Spain over the past couple of years (at different times of the year) with a view to buying a small affordable home to retire to in 2 years time.  I had viewings October 2017 in both Puerto de Mazarron and Camposol with Mercers who did show me the areas effected by the subsidence on Camposol - which didn't seem to extreme to me but I'm no structural expert - but mislaid a batch of notes at the airport so can't now identify the streets I was shown as effected.

I quite liked the vibe I got from Camposol and am looking to visit again this year - hopefully renting a place for 2 or 3 weeks actually on Camposol to explore the various sectors in more depth.

Any info or advice much appreciated

Cheers


Hi... we are in exactly the same position and would also like to avoid these areas. 

Does anyone know what sectors were built over the Rambla that was affected by the floods of 2014 ?

Thanks 

Carl & Carolyn. 

CFC1905

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33am

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33am

My understanding has always been the sector C was most hit by the subsidence. With regard to the flooding, which has not happened for years BTW, this seems to have impacted on a few streets on Sector C and D

My suggestion is simply to derive around and you can clearly see the damage to the roads pavements and for me, these are areas to avoid

I would also suggest a reputable estate agent, we used Mercers, as they should be able to adivise accordingly and should not knowlingly sell any property likely to cause problems later and that includes ensuring all the correct documentation is in place

We bought nearly 3 years ago as a holiday home with a view to retire and to date can honestly say this is the best move we made and we appreciate the more English community as we are not ones who want to mix in a totally Spanish environment

Tiberius

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:21am

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:21am

We have a Classico on Calle Quesada and while the road may be a bit rough in places (we often have that here in the UK too) the properties themselves are structurally sound having foundations that go many metres deep - far deeper than the road. You can tell the areas to avoid as these are the ones when the actual property is damaged or subsiding (there are some at the end of Upper C overlooking the golf club). Having said that there are also some in the same area that are perfectly OK and have been for 12 years, so I think you need to take each property on it's own merits.

Maggie C

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:16pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:16pm

CFC1905 wrote on Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:33am:

My understanding has always been the sector C was most hit by the subsidence. With regard to the flooding, which has not happened for years BTW, this seems to have impacted on a few streets on Sector C and D

My suggestion is simply to derive around and you can clearly see the damage to the roads pavements and for me, these are areas to avoid...

...

I would also suggest a reputable estate agent, we used Mercers, as they should be able to adivise accordingly and should not knowlingly sell any property likely to cause problems later and that includes ensuring all the correct documentation is in place

We bought nearly 3 years ago as a holiday home with a view to retire and to date can honestly say this is the best move we made and we appreciate the more English community as we are not ones who want to mix in a totally Spanish environment

Hi

Thank you for your response and I will certainly be having a good look round later this year.

I plan to stay actually on Camppsol rather than just view a few properties - incidently the viewings were with Cristina from Mercers who was very helpful and not out for sale at any cost.  She showed me the roads largely effected and I made notes for future use but lost quite a few of my notes not just from Camposol but Mazzaron and Torreveja also so have to recoup information.

I did like the relaxed and friendly atmosphere whilst we were out and about viewing and although I am trying to learn Spanish I’m at an age when I don’t seem to absorb and retain info like I used to lol - so being in an area not wholly Spanish will prove beneficial.

Cheers

Maggie C

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22pm

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:22pm

Tiberius wrote on Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:21am:

We have a Classico on Calle Quesada and while the road may be a bit rough in places (we often have that here in the UK too) the properties themselves are structurally sound having foundations that go many metres deep - far deeper than the road. You can tell the areas to avoid as these are the one...

...s when the actual property is damaged or subsiding (there are some at the end of Upper C overlooking the golf club). Having said that there are also some in the same area that are perfectly OK and have been for 12 years, so I think you need to take each property on it's own merits.

Hi Tiberius 

Thank you for your response and I will be over during the summer months for a couple of weeks to have a good look around all the sectors and as you say take each house on it’s merits. Also to check out if the summer months are bearable heat wise.

When I was there last year with Mercers viewing a couple of properties Cristina did show me the area effected and to be honest didn’t appear outwardly too severe.

Cheers

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