Buying a property is a long process, especially when viewing multiple properties to find that perfect house. However, being excited and impatient can cause you to miss things when viewing a property.
Here are some things to consider before buying a property in Hersham
The Buildings Structure
You are mainly looking for cracks, these are usually hairline cracks around extension joins, end of terrace walls, windows etc. once you’ve looked for these issues, you can talk to the homeowner and estate agent about it. You could then get a chartered surveyor, they have years of experience and can spot things you wouldn’t have noticed.
How old is the roof? Does it need an inspection? If you don’t check the roof you could be moving into a property that could get easily damaged from leakages.
Leaks and Dampness
Is there a mouldy smell? Flaking walls and water marks on walls or ceilings? If you look closely at the ceiling and around skirting boards you’ll be able to spot anything suspicious. Also if the rooms have been repainted, that could be a sign as well.
How Much Storage is There?
Having plenty of storage space that suits your lifestyle is extremely important, especially for a family home. You’ll need a utility cupboard, can you get fitted wardrobes or shelves? New builds especially can be scarce in storage so keep a lookout for potential space.
How Big Are The Rooms?
Are the rooms the right size for you? Will the rooms be spacious enough for you to live and be comfortable in? If this is a long term home having the right amount of space could be vital.
Are The Electrics and Plumbing Up To Date?
Make sure to check the pressure of the water and if you’ve got proper central heating. Also is the wiring throughout the house okay? Do you have enough plug points? This is a massive selling point at the moment.
How’s the location? Do you like where the property is? Do you have everything you need within a certain distance? For example if you have children you may want to live closer to a school or a park. Do you have easy access to transport? Do you have enough parking? You need to keep in mind where your local shopping centre and supermarket is.
The above are just a few things to consider before buying a property in Hersham. If you have any questions or need some advice get in touch with Rochills today.