Property viewings can be both exciting and nerve-wracking – especially if you’re buying for the first time. However, most of us don’t spend long enough checking out the potential property and end up regretting it later on down the line. Take a look at what homeowners wish they’d checked before buying.
Doors and windows
Make sure that the locks on doors and windows are up to insurance standards. If not, be prepared to budget for the cost of new locks. Test all windows, ensuring they are able to open properly and that all door locks are working.
Many homeowners wish they had tested the pressure of the water before they made an offer. Flush the toilet to make sure it not only has a powerful flush, but that it drains away sufficiently. Turn on the faucets to ensure the flow of water and pressure is adequate. When the tap is turned off, look to see if it continues to drip.
It’s rare to get a handle on the roof when you’re viewing the property for the first time, but step back and take a good look at it. Missing tiles could be an indication that it needs some work, and blocked and broken guttering could suggest bigger issues at hand.
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