WHEN you’re scoping out a new property, it’s easy to be dazzled by great first impressions. Edward Brassey of Strutt and Parker, which has an office in Pangbourne, sets out his top 10 tips for getting the most out of your viewing of a potential new property.
You can feel pressured by the presence of others to only have a quick look around. Buying a new property is an important decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly, so why shouldn’t you get the most out of your viewing? It’s your chance to really find out whether or not it’s the right place for you, and gives you an opportunity to spot any potential problems down the road. We’ve put together some tips to help you ensure you’re making the most of your viewings.
Check for Damp
If the house has signs of damp, this can cause significant problems in the future, and lower the overall value of the property. Check for flaky plaster and watermarked walls, especially around ceilings and skirting boards. If a room has been recently repainted, this could be a sign that damp is being covered up.