Property viewing tips

When you’re looking for a new home to, making the most of the viewing is crucial. Use our top tips to help.

It’s always a good idea to consider some of the following points when you view a property.

  1. Walk Past

    Often you can make a decision before you walk through the door.
  2. Take someone with you

    Try to avoid going alone it is safer and a second opinion always helps.
  3. Remember what’s important to you

    Try and make a list before you visit and tick these off as you view the property it will help after you have left.
  4. Have a good look outside first

    What does the roof look like, does anything need painting?
  5. Don’t be afraid to look

    Open cupboards if they are fixed you will not be seen as nosy.
  6. Take a torch

    It’s a good idea to have a look at the loft and it may not be lit.
  7. Ask about plumbing

    How long does it take for hot water to come through, how efficient is the boiler?
  8. Ask if any work has been done

    Was the appropriate planning passed are there any guarantees on the work?
  9. Ask about the bills

    It will help to know what to expect.
  10. What will be included

    Find out what fixtures and fittings are included in the sale, eg carpets, cooker, curtain poles.
  11. Keep an eye out for damp patches

    Its better that you know in advance.
  12. Get to know who is selling their home

    The more you know the easier it is to understand what is likely to happen and if there is a good rapport they may consider you favourably.
  13. Go back at different times

    If you go back again go at a different time it will help to see what the traffic is like, the lighting may be different.