Buying a new house is an important decision and not one to be made hastily.
When inspecting a property with Move Revolution we won’t rush you through your viewing because we know this could become your new home. If you want to see the property multiple times before making a decision, we’d be happy to show you around as often as you like.
It’s essential you’re sure you can find happiness in your new home, so we’ve created a handy checklist of things to look out for when viewing a house.
Tips for Viewing a House
Is there damp?
Check the windows for water running down or pools at the base, as well as the walls and ceilings for patches or peeling paint. Watch out for growth in the back of cupboards and use your nose too, does the property smell musty? If so, it could be worth investigating further.
Is the water pressure and heat OK?
Don’t be afraid to turn on taps and showers in the house as you view it to check the pressure and heat.
Are the rooms big enough?
What are your minimum needs when it comes to room size? Does the property meet these? If you have children, pets, or large items of furniture, be realistic about whether this house will suit your requirements.
Is there enough storage space?
As well as room space, scout the house for cupboards, loft space and any outdoor storage. Try to picture your belongings here; is there enough room?
Are there plenty of power points?
Particularly in rooms where you might have more appliances, such as the kitchen. Locate the power points, whether there are enough of them, and don’t forget to check the condition of them.
What does the area sound like?
If there is music or a television on in the property when viewing, turn it off. Listen to the sounds of the house and area; are there any noises that could cause a problem for you?
Which way is the garden facing?
View the property during the day to get a feel for the garden and whether you’ll benefit from the sunlight and warmth during the right time of the day.
Does the local area meet your needs?
Do your research on the area. Does it have everything you need in terms of entertainment, commuter links and schools? Is the property itself within a suitable distance to the areas you need to reach?