Updated: Oct 6, 2021
We have put together a list of things to consider in the inspection process, we hope this helps you and happy house hunting!
Does the area have the local amenities you might need?
Schools and child care
Doctors and hospitals
Food and entertainment
Are there any local council planning changes or planned infrastructure developments in the near future?
How long will it take you to travel to work?
INSIDE THE PROPERTY
Check what is included – carpets, curtains, blinds, light fittings, air conditioning, heating and any appliances
Are there enough bedrooms and bathrooms?
What is the condition of the electrical wiring?
Does the plumbing work?
Are walls, ceilings and floors in good condition?
Is the kitchen in good condition?
Do all the windows and doors open?
Is there enough storage space?
Is there space for your fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer?
OUTSIDE THE PROPERTY
Is there off-street parking?
Is the building structurally sound?
Are there signs of damp around the house (eg bubbling paint, a musty smell)?
What is the condition of paintwork, windows, fences, gardens, roof and guttering?
Is it possible to extend the property in the future?
How much northerly sunlight does it get?
Is there external noise from traffic trains or planes?
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