To help gain the most from your viewing here are a few suggestions that may help you.
- Drive or walk past a property before you view. This will help to give you an idea of the location and whether the property has “kerb side appeal”.
- If you are keen on a property go back at different times of the day or evening to see how noisy/busy it gets.
- Take measurements of your favourite furniture to see how it might fit in.
- Have the electrics and gas checks been done recently?
- Are there any signs of damp? If so, are there are any guarantees.
- Is the building in a conservation area or listed building as this might restrict any further alterations to the building?
- If viewing a flat does the building look well maintained?
- Ask about council tax, maintenance charges, ground rent and any other outgoings.
- How long has the property been on the market and how quickly would the vendor like to sell?
- What fixtures and fittings are included?
- Try to speak to neighbours about the area
- Check to see where the local shops and schools are
We would like to remind all potential purchasers that viewings are undertaken at your own risk. In some cases properties may be in poor condition, particularly those being sold by Auction.