Tips for buyers viewing houses for sale in Sheffield!
1. Don’t view it alone
The more pairs of eyes you have looking around a property the better. So even if you will be living alone, take a friend or relative to view the property with you as they may spot something you miss.
2. View outside and inside
It is easy to get caught up examining the inside of a property and forget to take a thorough look at the outside.
Checking the exterior walls and the roof as well as the pipes and drainage is essential.
3. Give yourself plenty of time
The last thing you want is to have to rush around the property because you have another appointment or viewing booked.
4. View in daylight
Make sure to view the property at least once in daylight so that you can see it in its entirety. If you have to attend a first viewing when it’s dark and like the house or flat, try and arrange a second viewing during the day before putting in an offer.
5. Book multiple viewings
Making sure you go back to view a property after the first look can help make sure that you don’t miss any potential issues and ensures that your know exactly what you’re getting for your money.
6. Test the property
When you are looking around a flat or house, don’t be afraid to test the fittings and fixtures.
Check that the windows open easily and that there is suitable water pressure throughout the property by testing the showers and taps.
7. Think space
An empty flat or house will always look bigger than a fully furnished property, so you need to check that there really is enough room. Check what the property offers in terms of storage space. For instance, are there built in wardrobes in the bedrooms, or would you need to have space for a wardrobe in each room?
8. Ask Questions!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions, whether you are looking to rent or buy you will be parting with a significant sum of money and you should have plenty of questions to ask to help make sure the property is right for you. A few possible questions could be:
Why is the property available?
How long has it been on the market?
How long did you/the previous tenants live here?
Is the property on a water meter?
How old is the roof?
How old is the wiring and central heating?
When was the last time the boiler was serviced?
What’s the council tax band?
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