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Important Questions to Ask on Any House Visit

When you're thinking of buying a house, one of the most key stages is the visit. It isn't always ...

When you’re thinking of buying a house, one of the most key stages is the visit. It isn’t always easy to know what to look for or what questions to ask. Here’s a guide to inform you on what important questions to ask on any house visit to ensure you end up with the home of your dreams.

The House

Upon viewing, there are many things to look out for inside the house. Whilst inspecting, you need to think if the rooms are big enough for your needs, and how much storage space there is available. Ask if the rooms have been redecorated recently, as there may be an underlying problem the previous owner is trying to mask that you wouldn’t have noticed.

Also consider asking if the property needs updating in any way, and how much will that cost? Don’t be afraid to ask why the sellers are moving and always check what’s included in the sale, such as any land, garages, furniture, or fittings.

Take time to properly look around, are the views good enough? Also look for any cracks in the walls and doors. Think a little further and ask if there have been any problems with the boiler recently, and when it was last serviced. What are the cost rates and the average cost of the utility bills? Most importantly, consider if this house feels like it could be your home.

 The Location

You need to make sure the location of the property meets your needs. Look for the garden size, and how close the public transport is from your property. Be sure to check the surrounding area, to see if you’re near any main roads, pubs, clubs, or restaurants, as these could be handy but noisy.

Also gauge if the community feels friendly and consider asking what are the neighbours like? Take time to research and find out about the community you may be moving into. You should also check what the local amenities are like, such as shops, hospitals, and leisure facilities. It’s also advised you to ask if there are any plans of development in the area and if this will affect you.

Be Prepared

When viewing a house, try to take someone with you if possible, someone who has different tastes to you, so they spot things that you may miss. Try to arrange a viewing of the house in daylight as it gives you a clearer view and makes it easier to spot any problems. Take your time upon the viewing, be nosey and don’t feel pressured by the estate agent into making an offer.

If you find that you like the property, arrange for another viewing on a different day and time, as this will give you another perspective on the house. Remember not to view too many properties in one day as this will confuse your judgement.  It’s your hard-earned money you are spending, so don’t be afraid to ask blunt and direct questions.

To find out more about Belvoir Birmingham properties to let, get in contact with a member of our team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Location

You need to make sure the location of the property meets your needs. Look for the garden size, and how close the public transport is from your property. Be sure to check the surrounding area, to see if you’re near any main roads, pubs, clubs, or restaurants, as these could be handy but noisy.

Also gauge if the community feels friendly and consider asking what are the neighbours like? Take time to research and find out about the community you may be moving into. You should also check what the local amenities are like, such as shops, hospitals, and leisure facilities. It’s also advised you to ask if there are any plans of development in the area and if this will affect you.

Be Prepared

When viewing a house, try to take someone with you if possible, someone who has different tastes to you, so they spot things that you may miss. Try to arrange a viewing of the house in daylight as it gives you a clearer view and makes it easier to spot any problems. Take your time upon the viewing, be nosey and don’t feel pressured by the estate agent into making an offer.

If you find that you like the property, arrange for another viewing on a different day and time, as this will give you another perspective on the house. Remember not to view too many properties in one day as this will confuse your judgement.  It’s your hard-earned money you are spending, so don’t be afraid to ask blunt and direct questions.

To find out more about Belvoir Birmingham properties to let, get in contact with a member of our team.

 

 

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