Whether you’re buying or renting, the process of viewing a house can be quite overwhelming. In a relatively short amount of time, there are so many things to consider. Read on to find out some our key viewing advice.
See The Property Before Hand
Everyone knows when you’re going to view a property the owners or agents will probably have done everything to ensure it is in perfect condition, however, you want to see it in its natural state too. Before your official viewing, walk or drive past to see the exterior. It will give you the opportunity to see it before it’s all tidy and perfect.
It can be difficult to think of questions on the spot and remember everything along the way, so make a list beforehand and if any questions are answered along the way make a note of them. If you still have questions left at the end of the viewing, don’t hesitate to ask, as this is the perfect opportunity if you need more clarity on anything.
Check the Windows, Doors, Lights etc.
This is particularly important if you’re looking to purchase the property. Check that all the windows and doors open and close properly, if they have locks ensure they are secure and in full working condition. It is also a good idea to check that all the light switches work too!
Is There Enough Space?
Although it is unlikely you’ll view a property that doesn’t have quite the amount of space you need, it is possible the right amount of rooms aren’t as spacious as you need. Look out for spaces with versatile options, so rooms can be altered and repurposed to suit your needs over time. Also, if you plan to take your existing furniture with you, make sure to check it will fit.
Use Your Senses
Throughout your viewing, use your senses to your advantage! Damp is a key thing to look out for and even if it can’t be seen you can smell it too. Keep an eye out for any cracks in the walls or ceilings as they’re good indicators of movement.
Don’t Go Alone
Purchasing or renting a property is quite an investment, therefore, even if you plan to live alone, it is a good idea to take someone with you. This will help you make key decisions and they may catch anything you’ve missed.
If you’re looking for any property services in the Nuneaton or Bedworth area, contact our friendly and expert team at Carters for all your professional and expert advice. Call us on 02476 388 863, alternatively, use our online contact form and we’ll be in touch.